2019-2020 Collier County Nonprofit Guide

BY September 6, 2019





AAUW Greater Naples Branch 

AAUW advances gender equality for women and girls through research, education and advocacy, with the vision of equality for all and the values of nonpartisan, fact-based, integrity, inclusion and intersectionality.

Executive director:
Laura A. Candris

(239) 919-8869

P.O. Box 9742

Naples, FL 34101


ABLE Academy 

Supports differently “ABLE-d” students ages 2 through 22 who have an intellectual or developmental disability to help them reach their maximum potential through applied behavior analysis, education and parent training.

Executive director:
Dr. Colleen Cornwall

(239) 352-7600

5860 Golden Gate Parkway

Naples, FL 34116


Action for Life 

A nonprofit, nonsectarian volunteer organization dedicated to protecting human life. The council upholds respect for human life without regard to age, race, creed or color; from conception to natural death.

President: William Oppenheimer

(239) 262-5433

P.O. Box 8206

Naples, FL 34101


Additional Needs 

Provides a user-friendly and time-saving website with current and comprehensive information of available resources to assist children and adults with additional needs and their families in finding appropriate services.

Executive director:
Douglas Sharpe

(239) 298-1499

P.O. Box 110124

Naples, FL 34108


Alzheimer’s Support Network 

Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Support Network has been serving families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related neurocognitive condition in Collier County. All services are provided free of charge.

Executive director: Clarke Pollard

(239) 262-8388

660 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 21

Naples, FL 34102


Amber’s Antibodies  

Provides grants to local families who are struggling with the financial tidal wave associated with cancer treatments, travel and medications, as well as funds cancer research and clinical trials for children’s brain cancer.

Executive director: Craig Grider

(239) 248-2802

6191 Spanish Oak Lane

Naples, FL 34119


American Cancer Society, Marco Island

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Executive director: Sue Olszak

(239) 642-6217

583 Tallwood St., Suite 101

Marco Island, FL 34145


American Cancer Society, Naples 

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

(239) 261-0863

5020 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 108

Naples, FL 34103


Animal Compassion Project 

An all-volunteer-powered organization that operates a sanctuary for feral, special-needs and unadoptable cats; practices TNR; serves as educational resource; and provides spay, neuter and pet food assistance, with a focus area of Immokalee and eastern Collier County.

President: Michele Antonia

(239) 825-4093

7620 Rookery Lane

Naples, FL 34120


Artis—Naples * 

As the premier organization for the visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida, Artis—Naples presents a unique range of world-class programs including music, film, dance, comedy, lectures and exhibitions.

CEO and president: Kathleen van Bergen

(239) 597-1111

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108


Audubon Western Everglades 

The oldest grassroots conservation organization in Collier County works to protect Southwest Florida’s natural resources and wildlife through advocacy and education.

Executive director: Ted Rodman

(239) 643-7822

1048 Goodlette-Frank Road N.

Naples, FL 34102


Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary 

Founded in 1954, the Sanctuary today comprises 13,000 acres and is home to the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America, an important wildlife corridor, and an essential watershed for our state and community.

Executive director: Lisa Korte

(239) 348-9151

375 Sanctuary Road

Naples, FL 34120


Ave Maria School of Law 

Celebrating 20 years of training future lawyers with impeccable technical skills, and a firm commitment to moral and ethical values. Named a Princeton Review Best Law School and a national Military Friendly School.

President and dean: Kevin Cieply

(239) 687-5300

1025 Commons Circle

Naples, FL 34119


Ave Maria University

A Catholic liberal arts institution located in Southwest Florida offering 33 undergraduate majors, 28 minors, and masters and doctorate degrees.

President: H. James Towey

(239) 280-2586

5050 Ave Maria Blvd.

Ave Maria, FL 34142


Avow Hospice 

Honoring 35 years serving the terminally ill and those closest to them in need of comfort and care, Avow is Collier County’s original nonprofit hospice. Avow offers palliative care and remains the leading provider of grief support. 

Executive director: Annalise Smith

(239) 261-4404

1095 Whippoorwill Lane

Naples, FL 34105




Baby Basics of Collier County 

A volunteer organization that has provided 9.5 million diapers to 525 babies from hardworking, low-income families who do not receive any federal or state cash assistance.

Executive director: Jean Ann Lynch

(617) 510-4468

8570 Danbury Blvd., Suite 202

Naples, FL 34120


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and works to lessen the burden of blinding diseases by offering compassionate clinical care to patients, conducting forward-thinking research and training the ophthalmologists of the future.

Executive director: Amy Lane

(239) 659-3986

3880 Tamiami Trail N.

Naples, FL 34103


Betterment Association of the Everglades Area  

Operates the famous Everglades Seafood Festival to raise money for the community.

Executive director: Carol Foss

(239) 695-2277

P.O. Box 5029

Everglades City, FL 34139


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast 

Builds and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth, with the vision that all youth achieve their full potential.

President and CEO: Joy Mahler

(239) 331-7133

809 Walkerbilt Road, Suite 3

Naples, FL 34110


Bikes for Tykes 

In operation since 1987, the volunteer-staffed Bikes for Tykes “re-cycles” discarded bikes into usable transportation for citizens of Collier County and southern Lee County. More than 30,000 bikes have been given away at no cost to date.

CEO: Skip Riffle

(239) 450-3366

5950 Cope Lane

Naples, FL 34112


Blind Sailing Unlimited

Provides sailing opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired and offers both recreational and racing programs in Collier and Lee counties using a customized teaching approach.

President and CEO: Kris Scheppe

(239) 206-3451

4910 42 St. NE

Naples, FL 34120


Books for Collier Kids

Provides new, top-quality, age-appropriate books throughout the year to 8,000 disadvantaged Collier pre-K, kindergarten, and first- and second-grade students. Since its founding in 2005, it has distributed more than 1 million books.

Board chair: Sallie Williams

(239) 394-4062

4755 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 139

Naples, FL 34103


Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support 

Breast cancer support organization offering financial and emotional support run solely by volunteers.

President: Joetta D. Abbazio 

(239) 417-4600

P.O. Box 607

Naples, FL 34106


Boys & Girls Club of Collier County *

Youth development organization serving 3,000 at-risk children and teens during out-of-school hours at our Nichols Campus in Naples and Bolch Campus in Immokalee.

Executive director: Heidi Overman

(239) 325-1716

7500 Davis Blvd.

Naples, FL 34104




Cancer Alliance of Naples 

CAN provides needs-based financial assistance for non-medical bills for children and adults battling cancer in Lee and Collier County. CAN also provides cancer support groups, nutritional programs, a resource library and a cancer navigator for additional support.

Executive director: Jodi Bisogno

(239) 643-4673

3384 Woods Edge Circle, Suite 102, Bonita Springs, FL 34134


CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center 

Provides the community affordable cultural, educational and performance opportunities while developing a new arts center to better serve the audiences and artists of Collier County.

Executive director: Bill Drackett

3425 Radio Road, Suite 214, Naples, FL 34104


Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice * 

A social service agency in the 10 counties of Southwest Florida that provides programs and services to people in need, Catholic Charities serves all regardless of race, nationality or creed and lifts people out of poverty and moves them toward self-sufficiency.

District director: Mary Shaughnessy

(239) 455-2655

2210 Santa Barbara Blvd.

Naples, FL 34116


Center for Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict 

Internationally headquartered in Naples, serves to educate people and governments on religious-based conflict, its causes, its problems and its increasing costs. Describes long-term solutions and shows how they can be immediately and realistically implemented.

Executive director: Terry O. Trowbridge

(239) 821-4850

649 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201

Naples, FL 34102


Champions For Learning * 

Creates life-changing learning experiences for every student. With a vision of a community that is 100 percent engaged in support of student success, serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation.

Executive director: Susan McManus

(239) 643-4755

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150

Naples, FL 34104


Charity for Change

Works to develop confident and compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and participate in society as ethical, employable, resilient and self-reliant citizens.

President, CEO and founder: Karen Conley

(239) 592-6787

10681 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite 23

Naples, FL 34109


Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County * 

Works to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in Collier County.

CEO: Jackie Stephens

(239) 263-8383

1034 Sixth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102


Christ Child Society of Naples 

The all-volunteer organization was founded in 1997 to improve infant care, provide basic needs and promote literacy for the underprivileged children of Collier County. Since 2017, the organization has provided scholarships to qualifying students living in Habitat for Humanity homes.

President: Kathleen Clark

(410) 207-3431

P.O. Box 770179

Naples, FL 34107


Classic Chamber Concerts 

Celebrates its 25th anniversary season presenting six classical concerts to educate, encourage and promote the appreciation and enjoyment of classical music.

Artistic director: Michael Finn

(239) 434-8505

P.O. Box 7854

Naples, FL 34101


Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Presents the Fair Food Program, a partnership among farmworkers, Florida growers and food retailers and named “among the most important social impact success stories of the past century” (Harvard Business Review).

Executive director: Lucas Benitez

(239) 657-8311

110 S. Second St.

Immokalee, FL 34142


Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) 

Provides partial tuition assistance for high-quality child care and early education to the children of low-income, working families, whose children are at risk of starting kindergarten behind their peers without early education.

Executive director and CEO: Niccole Howard  

(239) 643-3908

2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 504

Naples, FL 34103


Collier Harvest Foundation

Since 1992, Collier Harvest has provided more than 19 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food to those in need across Collier County at no cost to the agencies served.

Executive director: Connie Preu

(239) 455-3663

P.O. Box 11143

Naples, FL 34103


Collier-Lee Honor Flight 

The 100 percent volunteer organization transports local WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the memorials that were dedicated to their service and sacrifices.

Executive director: Dr. Deborah Lux

(239) 777-9295

P.O. Box 8001

Naples, FL 34101


Collier Resource Center 

Information, referral, advocacy, case management and follow-up services to assist clients with navigating the maze of health and human service organizations.

(239) 434-2030

P.O. Box 1110905

Naples, FL 34108


Collier Senior Resources 

Operates Golden Gate Senior Center and is dedicated to facilitating access to comprehensive resources that enhance the quality of life of older adults and caregivers, empowering them to maintain independent, meaningful lives.

Senior Center director: Tatiana Fortune

(239) 252-4541

4898 Coronado Parkway

Naples, FL 34116


Community Foundation of Collier County

Connects donors to community needs, oversees more than 400 funds, manages more than $197 million in assets and has distributed more than $138 million in grants.

Executive director: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000

1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200

Naples, FL 34108


Community Pregnancy Clinics 

CPCI, founded in 1974, saves babies and helps moms experiencing unplanned pregnancies with life-affirming services at medical clinics in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and our Mobile Medical Clinic.

CEO: Gary Ingold

(239) 262-6381

940 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102


Community School of Naples 

Committed to academic excellence, Community School of Naples inspires and empowers students to realize their own potential as engaged learners and responsible global citizens.

Executive director: Dr. David Watson

(239) 597-7575

13275 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109


The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Florida 

A mutual assistance self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to families suffering the death of a child, sibling or grandchild of any age, due to any circumstance.

Executive director: Linda Wallace

(239) 690-7801

P.O. Box 112524

Naples, FL 34113


Conservancy of Southwest Florida * 

For more than 55 years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been a leading environmental advocacy organization focused on issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of the region through the combined efforts of experts in environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation.

Executive director: Rob Moher

(239) 403-0304

1495 Smith Preserve Way

Naples, FL 34102


Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF) 

Provides scholarship and other educational opportunities for students in Southwest Florida to pursue careers in the culinary and hospitality industries.

President, board of directors: Taryn Cafiero

(239) 287-2840

3001 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 400

Naples, FL 34103




David Lawrence Center 

Provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges.

President and CEO: Scott Burgess

(239) 445-8500

6075 Bathey Lane

Naples, FL 34116




Easterseals Florida—Naples 

Easterseals Florida is a private school for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Easterseals Academy focuses on academics, life skills and transition skills. The Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Advocacy and Participation program (LEAP) is for individuals with developmental disabilities ages 22 and older.

Executive director: Sue Ventura

(239) 403-0366

8793 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 111

Naples, FL 34113


Empty Bowls Naples 

For this event, businesses, residents and nonprofits work to create awareness and raise funds to eliminate hunger locally. Proceeds will finance the third year of the Empty Bowls Naples Inc. Grant Program, which distributes funds to local food or hunger-related agencies.

Executive director: Betsy Dawson

(239) 591-8848

2221 Corporation Blvd.

Naples, FL 34109


English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch

Celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing education and cultural opportunities for students, educators and members.

President: Richard M. Smarg

(239) 330-2533

P.O. Box 413005, PMB 22, Naples, FL 34101


The Everglades Foundation * 

Leads the efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.

VP of development: Deborah Johnson

(239) 206-1685

10681 Airport-Pulling Road N., Suite 24

Naples, FL 34109


Everglades Lions Club

Provides assistance to individuals and programs in the community, including local school programs, disaster assistance, drug rehab and vision services.

President: Tony Pernas

(305) 815-8849

P.O. Box 189

Everglades City, FL 34139


Everglades Society for Historic Preservation 

Strives to preserve historic sites, structures, documents, artifacts and memories within the Everglades area.

President: Kathleen Brock

(239) 695-2905

P.O. Box 46

Everglades City, FL 34139




The Fallen Officers

Serves to provide support to children of the fallen, honor the sacrifice of our heroes and help unite law enforcement with the community once again. Helps families of law enforcement who are killed and helps with financial burdens associated with illness, injury and disability.

Executive director: Rosemary Zore

(800) 712-0831

365 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200, Naples, FL 34102


Farm City BBQ of Collier County 

Hosts events to raise money in support of the next generation of leaders through the Collier 4H Association, Youth Leadership Collier, Collier County Junior Deputies, Kiwanis and Rotary.

Executive director: Cyndee Woolley

(239) 571-3174

2590 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 110

Naples, FL 34105


Feral Felines 

Cares for stray cats in the Everglades area with a neuter/spay/release program and daily feeding follow-up.

Executive director: Barbara Lewinski

(239) 695-3167

P.O. Box 564

Chokoloskee, FL 34138


Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District

Promotes the Avenue through marketing, events and services, establishing Fifth Avenue South as the destination of choice to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Executive director: Bruce Barone Jr.

(239) 692-8436

649 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102


The First Tee of Naples/Collier

A positive youth development organization that impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and life-enhancing values and promotes healthy life choices through the game of golf. For all children age 7 to 17.

Executive director: Cindy Darland

(239) 825-4851

1370 Creekside Blvd.

Naples, FL 34108


Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation 

Helps provide patients statewide with non-medical, financial assistance while undergoing treatment to allow them to focus on fighting cancer.

Executive director: Lynn Rasys

(941) 677-7181

681 Fourth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102


Florida Dreamcatchers

Engages underserved students in Immokalee to help build aspirations by expanding their horizons and surrounding them with a multi-layered support system that stretches over nine years of their adolescence and beyond.

Vice President of Community Engagement: Sinclaire Williams

(239) 238-3094

1400 N. 15th St., Suite A

Immokalee, FL 34142 


For the Love of Cats 

An animal welfare group operating through public donations since 2002, For the Love of Cats offers programs dedicated to saving abandoned cats and kittens throughout Collier County. Presents at the Marco Island Farmers Market October through April.

Executive director: Jan Rich

(239) 682-4503

P.O. Box 1777

Marco Island, FL 34146


Foundation of Collier County Medical Society 

The Foundation, which is the charitable arm of CCMS, was formed to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education.

Executive director: April Donahue

(239) 435-7727

88 12th St. N., Unit 200

Naples, FL 34102


Foundation Fighting Blindness 

Was established in 1971 to drive research that would lead to preventions, treatments and vision restoration for the degenerate retinal diseases that affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more throughout the world.

Naples chapter chair: Bobbie Ramsey 

(440) 785-2656

8946 Lely Island Circle

Naples, FL 34113


The Founders Scholarship Fund 

Provides financial assistance by granting annual scholarships to Collier County high school seniors who are pursuing a post-high school education. 

Fund administrator: Stacy Lee-Williams

(239) 593-0124

707 Gulf Park Drive

Naples, FL 34108


Freedom Waters Foundation 

Enhances the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic boat experiences.

Executive director: Debra Frenkel

(239) 263-2377

895 10th St. S., 

Suite 302-F, 

Naples, FL 34102


Fresh Start Fund for Abused Women and Children 

Supports Collier County women and their children who have left violent homes, helping them to become economically independent through financial grants. In 25 years, the fund has given more than $1 million in grants to help families lead safe and independent lives.

Executive director: Mariana Duncan

(239) 262-8606

2445 Rue du Jardin

Naples, FL 34105


Friends of the Collier County Museums 

Presents activities that support five museums’ educational programs, artists receptions and community events all at no charge to the public. Special lectures, which are free to members and a nominal charge to nonmembers, are also supported.

President: William Dwight

(239) 315-2843

3331 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34114


Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park 

Promotes public awareness, use and enjoyment of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park; assists the park management and staff; and improves park facilities through fundraisers.

(239) 593-2658

11135 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples, FL 34108


Friends of Fakahatchee 

Provides financial and volunteer support to preserve the unique ecology of Fakahatchee Preserve State Park, a haven for endangered wildlife and home to the rare ghost orchid and 47 orchid species.

Executive director: Francine Stevens

(239) 695-1023

P.O. Box 35

Everglades City, FL 34139


Friends of Foster Children Forever 

Focuses on the children in the community in the foster care system, providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential.

Executive director: Ann Hughes

(239) 262-1808

2675 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 402

Naples, FL 34104


Friends of the Library of Collier County 

For more than 60 years, Friends of the Library has supported the 10-branch Collier County Public Library by funding educational and informative programs, databases, staff needs and more.

Executive director: Marlene Kerns

(239) 262-8135

650 Central Ave.

Naples, FL 34102


Friends of the Museum of the Everglades 

Provides financial and volunteer support to keep history alive in the local museum, which was founded in 1998 by the Friends.

President: Vicky Wells

(239) 695-2660

P.O. Box 677

Everglades City, FL 34139


Friends of the River of Grass Greenway 

Establishes the safe use of U.S. 41 across the Everglades between Naples and Miami, focusing on safety and environmental education and stewardship for those hiking, walking and cycling through South Florida and the Everglades. Hosts bike rides from Everglades City’s McLeod Park October through April.

Executive director: Patricia A. Huff

(239) 695-2397

P.O. Box 5031

Everglades City, FL 34139


Friends of Rookery Bay 

Has connected people to Southwest Florida’s dynamic coastal environment in support of Rookery Bay Research Reserve for more than 30 years.

Executive director: Athan Barkoukis

(239) 530-5972

300 Tower Road

Naples, FL 34113


Fun Time Early Childhood Academy * 

Provides safe, quality, affordable education and care for children and parents from low-income working families and prepares the children for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn.

Executive director: Barbara Tyrrell

(239) 261-8284

102 12th St. N.

Naples, FL 34102




The GATE Project  

Empowers bold women leaders from emerging democracies with advanced education and leadership skills to enable greater peace and security worldwide.

President: Suzanne Lesko 

(202) 602-7257

4755 N. Tamiami Trail, PMB 116

Naples, FL 34103


Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation 

Works to keep Gene’s adventurous spirit alive by cultivating and supporting kindred spirits who share his love of life and nature. Each year, three adventure scholarships are awarded to Collier County high school students.

President: Jody Russell

(239) 450-4018

P.O. Box 7225

Naples, FL 34101


George DeMarco Foundation 

Donates money in memory of George DeMarco to children’s programs in Collier County, including ABLE Academy, Guadalupe Center and the three local high school construction academies.

Treasurer: Carla DeMarco

(239) 643-4077

3527 Domestic Ave.

Naples, FL 34104


Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs 

Provides canine-assisted therapy programs throughout the community while raising, training and gifting highly skilled assistance dogs to combat wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities.

Executive director: Jeannie Bates

(239) 775-1660

3173 Horseshoe Drive S.

Naples, FL 34104


Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) 

A brain-building powerhouse fueled by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities and experiences.

Executive director: Karysia Demarest

(239) 514-0084

15080 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109


Grace Center Foundation

Headed by a Naples native and a local board, serves the poor in Ethiopia, helping them to become self-sufficient and even reach out to help others. 

Executive director: Marcie Erickson

(239) 465-6435

P.O. Box 112692

Naples, FL 34108


Grace Place for Children and Families * 

Provides pathways out of poverty by educating children and families, believing that an investment in the education of all members of the family creates long-term achievement and a powerful educational culture in the home.

Executive director: Dr. Tim Ferguson

(239) 234-2400

4300 21st Ave. SW

Naples, FL 34116


Greater Marco Family YMCA 

Shares the national YMCA cause of strengthening communities through nurturing youth development, supporting healthy living and inspiring social responsibility.

Executive director: Cindy Love-Abounader

(239) 285-6785

101 Sandhill St.

Marco Island, FL 34145


Greater Naples YMCA 

Applies Christian principles through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Engages communities with focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Executive director: Mark Hanke

(239) 963-3771

5450 YMCA Road

Naples, FL 34109


Guadalupe Center * 

Works to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.

Executive director: Dawn Montecalvo

(239) 657-7711

509 Hope Circle

Immokalee, FL 34142


Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends 

Provides support as well as mentoring and fostering of relationships between our local veterans and our community. Encourages social interaction and identifies needs and gaps in current veteran resources and work to improve them.

Executive director: Jerry Sanford

(239) 289-6952

2614 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 304

Naples, FL 34103


Gulfshore Opera  

Serves Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties, promising to present the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances while maximizing accessibility for diverse audiences of all ages.

Executive director: Steffanie Pearce

(239) 529-3925

3281 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples, FL 34120


Gulfshore Playhouse 

Naples’ premier professional theater is committed to enriching the cultural landscape of the region by producing world-class productions and providing enriching educational opportunities in a spirit of service, adventure and excitement.

Executive director: Kristen Coury

(239) 261-7529

1010 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 205, Naples, FL 34102




Habitat for Humanity of Collier County * 

Works in partnership with hardworking, low wage-earning families to provide homeownership opportunities, with the vision of a world where everyone has at least a simple, decent place to live.

Executive director: Lisa Lefkow

(239) 775-0036

11145 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113


Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida 

Provides quality primary medical, dental and integrated behavioral health care to patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. Serves 51,000-plus patients through 21 practices in Collier County.

President and CEO: Dr. Emily Ptaszek

(239) 658-3000

1454 Madison Ave. W.

Immokalee, FL 34142


Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS 

Provides education to afflicted individuals, their families and caregivers, the community and health care providers. MS Gal Meetups are the newest volunteer support groups.

Executive director: Dr. Debbie Heil

(239) 595-7179

11623 Useppa Court

Naples, FL 34110


Help a Diabetic Child

Purchases diabetes glucose testing supplies, insulin and doctor visits for children in need of these lifesaving medical supplies and services.

Executive director: Tami Balavage

(239) 821-5051

P.O. Box 110161

Naples, FL 34108


Hodges University 

A private institution that prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional and civic endeavors. In addition, Hodges University will be recognized for excellence in career-focused inclusive education and community engagement.

President: Dr. John Meyer

(239) 513-1122

2647 Professional Circle

Naples, FL 34119


The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Teaches the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence. New location opens summer 2019; Dedication Ceremony takes place Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.

President and CEO: Susan L. Suarez

(239) 263-9200

975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108

Naples, FL 34110


Hope for Haiti * 

Works to improve the quality of life of the Haitian people, particularly children. Implements an integrated model for development that has been proven to reduce poverty.

CEO: Skyler Badenoch

(239) 434-7183

1021 Fifth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102


Humane Society Naples * 

Serves the community by providing care, shelter and placement into loving homes for orphaned animals in the Collier County area through pet adoptions. Humane Society Naples never places a time limit on how long dogs, cats and other pets stay at its shelter.

Executive director: Sarah Baeckler Davis

(239) 643-1555

370 Airport-Pulling Road N.

Naples, FL 34104


Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County 

Supports the planning, delivery and coordination of high-quality services to the hungry, the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in our community.

Executive director: Christine Welton

(239) 263-9363

P.O. Box 9202

Naples, FL 34101




Imagine Solutions Conference  

Presents big ideas from world-class experts on cutting-edge issues! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this nationally recognized thought leader conference also presents an annual series of three deep-dive seminars.

CEO: Randy Antik

(214) 215-6000

29130 Brendisi Way

Naples, FL 34110



The Immokalee Foundation 

Provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence.

Executive director: Noemi Y. Perez

(239) 430-9122

2375 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 308

Naples, FL 34103




JDRF South Gulf Coast  

The leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes research and the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide strives to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Executive director: Kathleen Cleeland

(239) 591-2825

3369 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 202

Naples, FL 34109


Jewish Federation of Greater Naples 

Enhances and enriches the quality of Jewish life by recognizing and supporting the charitable, educational, humanitarian and social service needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas and in the State of Israel.

President and CEO: Jeffrey Feld

(239) 263-4205

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201

Naples, FL 34109


Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida 

Educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions by Jews in Southwest Florida to date and in the future. Dedicated to preserving and protecting Southwest Florida Jewish history.

Executive director: Marina Berkovich

(833) 547-7935

8805 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 255, 

Naples, FL 34108




Kowiachobee Animal Preserve  

Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of all animals, exotic and domestic, serves to educate the community on the needs of animal and the human responsibility that comes with sharing this planet with the many species that call it home.

Executive directors: John and Grace Slaby

(239) 352-5387

2861 Fourth Ave. SE

Naples, FL 34117




LACES of LOVE Charitable Foundation 

Provides new shoes to low-income and disadvantaged children primarily in Collier and Lee counties and educates the public on the needs of these children.

President: Jeanne Nealon

(239) 293-1215

1900 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Unit 402

Naples, FL 34102


Latchkey League 

Supports and provides educational, cultural and recreational services to children in the greater Naples area who need after-school supervision and activities and promotes educational development for their future.

President: Judy Tedder

(239) 254-0843

P.O. Box 413005, No. 221

Naples, FL 34101


Leadership Collier Foundation 

Builds a broad-based network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. 

Executive director: Michael Dalby

(239) 784-0933

2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 210

Naples, FL 34103


The League Club 

An organization of women strengthening communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy. The League Club is open to women who have been or still are active members of a Junior League that is a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International.

President: Gigi Stewart

(239) 353-3100

5051 Castello Drive, Suite 240

Naples, FL 34103


League of Women Voters of Collier County  

A nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

President: Diana Walsh

(239) 263-4656

P.O. Box 9883

Naples, FL 34101


Legal Aid Service of Collier County 

Provides high-impact, free civil legal services to thousands of Collier County residents in need annually to address their safety, health, housing and other basic needs.

Executive director: Anthony Karrat

(239) 775-4555

4436 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34112


Lighthouse of Collier

Lighthouse of Collier, Center for Blindness and Vision Loss works to foster independence and enhance the quality of life for the blind, the visually impaired and their caregivers. There are no charges for services.

Executive director: Scott Flagel

(239) 430-3934

2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 211

Naples, FL 34104


Literacy Volunteers of Collier County 

Helps adults and families learn English so they have an opportunity to improve their lives and be active members of our community.

Executive director: Christopher Nind

(239) 262-4448

8833 Tamiami Trail E.

Naples, FL 34113


Lucky Parrot Sanctuary 

Provides a haven in a natural setting for homeless, abused and/or unwanted parrots. On the four-acre site, the parrots enjoy the sub-tropical climate in outdoor aviaries where they are part of a flock and all their needs are met.

Executive director: Ethel Buchbinder

(239) 348-1991

2121 17th St. SW

Naples, FL 34117




Marco Island Center for the Arts 

Promotes education and appreciation of the arts.

Executive director: Hyla Crane

(239) 394-4221

1010 Winterberry Drive

Marco Island, FL 34145


Marco Island Historical Society 

Preserves and shares the history and heritage of Marco Island and the surrounding communities.

Executive director: Patricia A. Rutledge

(239) 389-6447

180 S. Heathwood Drive

Marco Island, FL 34145


Marco Island Shell Club 

Promotes the study, conservation, science and appreciation of sea shells. Shell art and crafts created in workshops are sold to fund scholarships and grants.

President: Karen Caster

P.O. Box 630

Marco Island, FL 34145


Marco Island Writers  

Gathers writers of all genres and skill levels to help one another improve his or her craft by sharing information and inspiration, whether writing for fun or profit.

President: Joanne Tailele

(239) 784-2637

1346 Mainsail Drive, Suite 1323

Marco Island, FL 34145


The Marco Players  

The Marco Players is the oldest not-for-profit community theater on Marco Island. As a volunteer-driven organization that operates year-round, it delivers live community theater and music and displays the works of local artists to residents and visitors.

Executive director: Beverly Dahlstrom

(239) 642-7270

1089 N. Collier Blvd.

Marco Island, FL 34145


Meals of Hope 

With the mission of “Communities coming together to end hunger,” Meals of Hope believes its job is to feed people. What began as a food-packing organization remains the only food-packing organization with a priority of keeping the food within the United States.

Executive director: Stephen Popper

(239) 537-7775

2221 Corporation Blvd.

Naples, FL 34109



By making investments in the lives of low-income people of potential, MicroGrants helps people who want to improve their long-term ability to increase their income through education, small-business development, and getting and retaining stable employment.

Executive director: Charles (Chuck) Garrity

(239) 261-6360

1540 Ixore Drive

Naples, FL 34102


Miracles Among Us 

Provides support and resources to improve the quality of life for families and survivors of brain injury, including trauma and illness. This includes a support group.

Executive director: Suzan Berg

(239) 529-5284

P.O. Box 110992

Naples, FL 34108


Miracles in Action

Empowers Guatemalans in extreme poverty to help themselves through sustainable projects that improve education, nutrition and vocational skills and create jobs. Presents “beyond fair trade” handicrafts at the Marco Island Farmers Market (mid-November through mid-April) and the St. Paul’s Farmers Market in Naples (December, February, March and April).

Executive director: Penny Rambacher

(239) 348-0815

3559 Kent Drive

Naples, FL 34112


Mother Frances deSales Auxiliary to the Homeless 

Provides funds/services to area homeless organizations, operating with the three pillars of charity to the homeless, dignity for women and purity. The formation process for young ladies is a two-year service commitment ending with a ball.

Executive director: Rebecca Foxhoven

(770) 366-0653

1884 Cascade Court

Marco Island, FL 34145


Music Foundation of Greater Naples 

Supports music education and performance, provides scholarships, and engages in collaborative outreach efforts within Naples and its neighboring communities.

Executive director: Frank Burgeson

(239) 213-8619

P.O. Box 112383

Naples, FL 34108




NAMI Collier County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Collier County helps those affected by mental illnesses by improving the quality of life for more than 16,000 people annually through education, advocacy and support.

Executive director: Pamela J. Baker

(239) 260-7300

6216 Trail Blvd., Building C

Naples, FL 34104


Naples Art Association 

This community art center recognized as a founding arts organization in Collier County is dedicated to connecting, inspiring and enriching our community.

Executive director: Aimee Schlehr

(239) 262-6517

585 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102


Naples Art District  An alliance of 60 local artists offering Art Alive open studio tours (first Wednesdays and third Saturdays), plus classes in various mediums. 

President: Paula Brody

(239) 272-7110

Naples, FL 34109


Naples Big Band (Music Makers Show Band Inc.) 

Comprises 19 professional musicians committed to promoting, preserving and performing American big band music; and to financially supporting music education in area high schools. In addition to public concerts, the band is available for private events.

President: Brad Cassity

(239) 777-0416

24600 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 212, No. 123

Bonita Springs, FL 34134


Naples Botanical Garden  

This 170-acre, world-class garden paradise features plants from around the world, with the mission to develop and conserve collections and habitats representative of the flora and cultures between the 26th latitudes.

Executive director: Donna McGinnis

(239) 643-7275

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112


Naples Cat Alliance 

Rescues cats and kittens off the streets of Collier County and finds them forever homes. Houses 250 cats at a no-kill, free-roaming shelter in Golden Gate City.

Executive director: Megan Sorbara

(424) 835-1523

5555 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 141

Naples, FL 34416


Naples Children & Education Foundation 

Over the last 20 years, NCEF, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has helped improve the education, emotional and health outcomes of at-risk children of Collier County.

CEO: Maria Jimenez-Lara

(239) 514-2239

999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 300

Naples, FL 34108


Naples Community Orchestra 

Brings exceptional classical and popular orchestral performances to local audiences at an affordable cost and provides an opportunity for accomplished community musicians and students to learn, grow and perform together.

President: Barbara Lounsbury

(239) 676-0077

P.O. Box 9542

Naples, FL 34101



Naples Concert Band 

Now in its 48th season, the Naples Concert Band is dedicated to entertaining the community with a variety of musical selections during season at Cambier Park.

President: Dave Drewek

(239) 270-1221

P.O. Box 31

Naples, FL 34106


Naples Garden Club 

A community-oriented charitable and educational organization providing opportunities for sharing and learning about horticulture, floral design and the environment in a congenial, supportive atmosphere.

President: Kathleen Hawryluk

(239) 262-1272

4820 Bayshore Drive

Naples, FL 34112


Naples Historical Society  

This central voice of Naples history and heritage preserves it for the community and future generations to enjoy. Historic Palm Cottage (1895) is Naples’ oldest house and the portal to this history.

Executive director: Elaine L. Reed

(239) 261-8164

P.O. Box 201

Naples, FL 34106


Naples Junior Woman’s Club 

Promotes empowerment of people, providing access to education, and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

President: Emily Sumpmann 

P.O. Box 388

Naples, FL 34106


Naples Lions Club 

Improves community quality of life by providing health screenings for diabetes, hearing and vision. Partnerships with the Florida Lions Eye Clinic in Bonita Springs, the Lighthouse of Collier and the Neighborhood Health Clinic allow referrals for medical care.

(239) 354-4800

P.O. Box 110474

Naples, FL 34108


Naples Pathways Coalition 

Works to create a safe, bikeable and walkable Collier County, envisioning a world-class infrastructure that provides a connected network for walking, biking and running.

Executive director: Michelle Avola

(239) 777-7718

300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, No. 464

Naples, FL 34102


The Naples Players  

Celebrating 66 years as Naples’ oldest and premier theater, The Naples Players seeks to enrich, educate and entertain the community through a superior theater experience while inspiring passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences. 

Executive artistic director and CEO: Bryce Alexander

(239) 434-7340 (admin), (239) 263-7990 (box office)

701 Fifth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102


Naples Senior Center 

Provides critical services addressing the emotional and social needs of area seniors. Since opening its doors in 2014, the organization has seen a surge in the depth and scope of need for comprehensive senior services in Southwest Florida.

Executive director: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer

(239) 325-4444

5052 Castello Drive, Suite 101

Naples, FL 34103


Naples Therapeutic Riding Center  

Exists to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs.

Executive director: Missy Saracino-Lamont

(239) 596-2988

206 Ridge Drive

Naples, FL 34108



Naples Woman’s Club 

The Naples Woman’s Club, founded in 1932, is dedicated to enhancing the Naples/Collier County area through its support of local charities, awarding of scholarship funds and volunteer activities.

President: Stay Vermylen

(239) 262-6331

570 Park St.

Naples, FL 34102


Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens 

Nationally accredited as both zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo hosts more than 370,000 guests a year, creating truly memorable experiences through diverse educational presentations, guided cruises, special animal encounters and more. 

Executive director: Jack Mulvena

(239) 262-5409

Naples, FL 34102


NCH Center for Philanthropy 

NCH Center for Philanthropy is the fundraising arm of the NCH Healthcare System, a nonprofit community hospital. Through charitable donations, the center supports the health system in its mission to help everyone live longer, happier and healthier lives.

Executive director: Troy Munn

(239) 624-2000

350 Seventh St. N.

Naples, FL 34102


NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition 

Facilitates and implements programs to combat childhood obesity,

prevent childhood drowning and reduce sudden unexpected infant death.

Executive director: Paula DiGrigoli

(239) 624-4033

P.O. Box 234

Naples, FL 34106


Neighborhood Health Clinic *  

Delivers quality medical and dental care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults using a professional volunteer staff and funded by private philanthropy.

CEO: Leslie Lascheid

(239) 261-6600

Naples, FL 34102


New Horizons of Southwest Florida 

Provides after-school and summer tutoring and mentoring to 700-plus at-risk students in Lee and Collier counties, with the goal of helping the students graduate from high school with a plan for their lives. The students are in grades K-12, live in poverty and do not speak English at home.

Executive director: Debra Haley

(239) 948-4146

P.O. Box 111833

Naples, FL 34108




One by One Leadership Foundation 

Works to transform Immokalee and other communities by impacting the lives of youth and their families. Through projects based around active engagement, assertiveness, belonging and reflection—such as entrepreneurship and career readiness program Taste of Immokalee—One by One creates opportunities for youth to give back to their community.

Executive director: John Lawson

(239) 297-6814

1390 N. 15th St., Suite 100

Immokalee, FL 34142


Opera Naples 

Firmly established as the city’s opera company and an important part of the cultural life of the region, Opera Naples is proud to have earned local, regional and state government support.

Executive director: Timothy Todd Simmons

(239) 963-9050

2408 Linwood Ave.

Naples, FL 34112




Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee  

Provides young girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Executive director: Marianne Kearns

(239) 842-5406

160 N. First St.

Immokalee, FL 34142


The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida 

Provides quality programs and services to educate, enrich and empower persons impacted by Parkinson’s disease and related neurological conditions, as well as to increase the awareness and understanding in the communities in which they live.

Executive director: Linda Goldfield

(239) 417-3465

5926 Premier Way, Suite 114

Naples, FL 34109



Exists to create hope and healing for child victims of human trafficking by providing safe environments and long-term programs for recovery.

Executive director: Jon Stevenson Jr.

(239) 603-2357

1200 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 9916

Naples, FL 34101


PFLAG Naples 

PFLAG Naples is the local affiliate of PFLAG National, the nation’s first and largest support organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ+) and their parents, families and allies.

President: David Goldstein

(239) 963-4670

P.O. Box 990433

Naples, FL 34116


Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County 

Works to make a significant difference in the health of the community by providing a safety net and increasing access to quality health care for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Collier County.

Program manager: Yvonne Hill

(239) 776-3016

2671 Airport-Pulling Road S., Suite 202

Naples, FL 34112


Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation 

Focuses on brain safety and health with bike helmets and BrainMinders puppet presentations. Supports those who care for others and invites people to further humanitarian efforts through charitable and educational projects. Hosts Pilot Share Night every third Thursday of the month at the Culver’s on Immokalee Road.

President: Suzanne Lester

(239) 289-8268

P.O. Box 8674

Naples, FL 34101


Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida * 

Provides affordable access to the comprehensive reproductive health care that the organization believes everyone deserves. Provides accurate health information, empowering people to make informed decisions about health, sex and family planning.

President and CEO: Stephanie Fraim

(239) 262-0301

1425 Creech Road

Naples, FL 34103


Project Help 

Works with dignity and compassion to ease the pain of those who have been affected by rape, violence, crime or loss of a loved one.

Executive director: Eileen Wesley

(239) 649-1404

3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 280

Naples, FL 34104


Providence House  

This faith-based transition housing program for homeless or at-risk-of-being-homeless women with young children offers the opportunity to overcome the barriers that contribute to homelessness and hinder a woman’s goal of earning a living wage. 

(239) 692-8779

P.O. Box 128

Naples, FL 34106




Reach Out Everglades and C.O.P.S. Association 

Neighborhood charity in the Everglades area that helps families in crisis and operates the local Thrift Shop.

President: Anne Mitchell

(239) 695-2009

P.O. Box 894

Chokoloskee, FL 34138


Redlands Christian Migrant Association 

Opens doors to opportunities for low-income children and their families in rural Florida. In Collier and Lee counties, RCMA has seven child development centers for children from birth to 5 years old and a charter school for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Executive director: Isabel Garc

(239) 658-3560

402 W. Main St.

Immokalee, FL 34142


Ricky King Children’s Fund 

Enriches the lives of children with disabilities in Southwest Florida by providing essential medical equipment and services in times of need.

Executive director: Jennifer Weidenbruch

(239) 449-0209

2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 100

Naples, FL 34103


The Rotary Club of Naples 

Brings together local leaders to take action in bettering the world through humanitarian service.

President: Jeff Galati

(239) 272-5186

P.O. Box 990206

Naples, FL 34116




Saint Ann School 

Located in downtown Naples, Saint Ann School serves students in grades PK3 through 8, providing excellence in education of spirit, mind and body in the Catholic tradition since 1956.

Executive director: Michael Buskirk

(239) 262-4110

542 Eighth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102


Saint Ann School Foundation 

An independent foundation dedicated to providing need-based tuition assistance scholarships to the students of Saint Ann School.

Executive director: Pamela Macia

(239) 262-4110

475 Ninth Ave. S.

Naples, FL 34102


The Salvation Army Naples 

Provides human services and children’s programs.

Executive director: Capt. Ben Bridges

(239) 775-7185

3180 Estey Ave.

Naples, FL 34104


SCORE Naples 

Founded in 1964, SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring to prospective and established small-business owners in the United States. SCORE Naples also provides workshops on essential business topics. 

Chair: Cheryl McDonnell

(678) 595-3359

900 Goodlette-Frank Road N.

Naples, FL 34102


Senior Friendship Health Center 

Provides for the medical and dental needs of underserved Collier County seniors.

Executive director: Erin McLeod

(239) 566-7425

2355 Stanford Court, Unit 701

Naples, FL 34112



The Shelter for Abused Women & Children * 

Leads and collaborates with the community to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment and social change.

CEO: Linda Oberhaus

(239) 775-3862

P.O. Box 10102

Naples, FL 34101


Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center 

Reconnects people and animals through education. Rescues captive-bred and un-releasable wild exotic animal and share their stories to promote healing and conservation.

Executive director: Deanna Deppen

(239) 290-9867

1161 27th St. SW

Naples, FL 34116


South Florida National Parks Trust 

The South Florida National Parks Trust (SFNPT) was established in 2002 to support four national parks: Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.

Executive director: Don Finefrock

(305) 665-4769


Special Olympics Florida * 

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, as well as the largest provider of health care services globally for those with intellectual disabilities. The Florida branch serves more than 51,000 athletes and Unified Partners (more than 3,100 in Collier County). 

Executive director: Justin Copertino

(239) 775-1991

5450 YMCA Road

Naples, FL 34109


Sports CLUB 

Sports CLUB, a division of Sports Camp Inc., has been in operation since 1999, providing children a safe and enriching after-school, summer camp and youth sports environment through education, physical and creative activities.

President: Lane Beatty 

(239) 566-2582

3275 Pine Ridge Road

Naples, FL 34109


St. John Neumann Catholic High School

Provides a rigorous, college preparatory education rooted in Gospel values that prepares each student to positively impact the world.

(239) 455-3044

3000 53rd St. SW

Naples, FL 34116


St. John’s Upscale Thrift Shoppe 

Part of the Outreach Ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s Upscale Thrift Shoppe over 30 years has granted more than $3 million to local charities.

Executive director: Faye Bruso

(301) 751-6354

14700 Tamiami Trail N.

Naples, FL 34110


St. Matthew’s House * 

Works to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, providing housing for the homeless, food for the needy, and comfort for the addicted and suffering.

Executive director: Vann Ellison

(239) 774-0500

2001 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples, FL 34112


St. Vincent de Paul Society, Naples District 

St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay ministry, provides person-to-person service to the needy and suffering, embraces all works of charity and justice, and makes no distinction in those served.

Executive director: Kim Schul

(239) 775-1667

4451 Mercantile Ave.

Naples, FL 34104


STARability Foundation 

Transforms the lives of individuals with disabilities through social, vocational and educational connections to the community, while strengthening awareness and respect for individual abilities.

Executive director: Karen Govern

(239) 594-9007

5125 Castello Drive

Naples, FL 34103


The StayinMay Festival 

Presents shows and performers from near and far in featured venues across Southwest Florida so residents and visitors choose to stay in town and enjoy the arts. The 2020 Festival will take place April 24 through May 3. 

Chairman: Trey Farmer

(239) 390-2788

P.O. Box 771176

Naples, FL 34107


Stroke Recovery Foundation 

Works to achieve your stroke success—prevention, awareness and recovery maximization. The Foundation’s Recovery Fund assists survivors in paying the costs of needed but unaffordable therapy.

Executive director: Bob Mandell

(239) 254-8266

5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 211E, Naples, FL 34110



Sunlight Home 

The only residential maternity home and program serving Collier County since 1994 attempts to break the cycle of poverty and abuse for “at-risk” pregnant women and teens. 

Executive director: Linda Hale

(239) 352-0251

P.O. Box 9194

Naples, FL 34101


Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida 

Provides adult day training and socialization Monday through Friday for individuals with disabilities, as well as provides supported employment and supported living coaches for adult individuals with disabilities in the community.

Executive director: Cassandra Beaver

(239) 643-5338

4227 Exchange Ave.

Naples, FL 34104


Sunshine Kids 

Established in 1982, Sunshine Kids is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients.

Executive director: Janet Yon

(239) 919-8867

5137 Castello Drive, Suite 1, Naples, FL 34103





Enriches the cultural offerings in Southwest Florida by presenting professional theatrical productions and educating students of all ages to appreciate and engage in the performing arts.

Executive director: Ellen Elleman

(239) 451-3266

2430 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 108-167

Naples, FL 34109


Track to Trail 

Animal welfare organization focused on horse rescue, rehab and rehome.

Executive director: Cynthia Gilbert

(239) 963-7296

3847 Second Ave. SE

Naples, FL 34117


Tumaini Fund USA

Helps 25,000 impoverished AIDS orphans in the Kagera region of Northwest Tanzania to survive and become self-sufficient, by prioritizing education and providing the basic necessities of life.

Executive director: Dr. Lou Foley

(239) 216-1816

553 Galleon Drive

Naples, FL 34102




United Arts Council of Collier County 

The state-designated local arts agency for Collier County enriches lives and strengthens the community through the power of the arts.

Executive director: Laura Burns

(239) 254-8242

953 Fourth Ave. N.

Naples, FL 34102


United Way of Collier County *  

The volunteer-driven organization supports programs for local, hard-working families, partnering with hundreds of volunteers and more than 40 charities to provide hundreds of human service programs to more than 100,000 Collier residents.

Executive director: Steven L. Sanderson

(239) 777-9113

9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 204, Naples, FL 34109




Valerie’s House 

Valerie’s House is the first and only organization in Southwest Florida with the sole mission of helping children grieve the loss of a loved one. Our mission is to help children and their families work through loss together and go on to live fulfilling lives. Our vision is that no child will grieve alone.

Founder & CEO:  Angela Melvin, Founder & CEO

(239) 204-5804

819 Myrtle Terrace

Naples, FL 34103


Voices of Naples 

This seasonal community chorus of 80 members performs concerts throughout Lee and Collier counties with a repertoire ranging from classical to jazz, comic to pop. Proceeds fund a scholarship program, aiding graduating seniors going on to study music at the college level.

Executive director: Mariellen LaMasters

(239) 290-8550

2249 Clipper Way

Naples, FL 34104


Volunteer Services for Animals 

An all-volunteer animal rescue organization specializing in neonate kittens that provides health care to underserved dogs and cats, as well as operates a food bank for owners having difficulty feeding their animals.

Executive director: Phyllis Estes

(239) 290-6274

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 330, Naples, FL 34119




Wellfit Girls Program SWFL 

A comprehensive youth development model builds resiliency and deepens relationships through fitness and leadership training, community service, cultural immersion experiences, outdoor adventures and experiential learning opportunities.

Executive director: Colby Robertson

(239) 529-0366

2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 175

Naples, FL 34109


Women of Trinity 

Hosts the Christmas Market and Church Mouse Sales at Trinity by the Cove for the benefit of many charities. Has donated more than $700,000 the past nine years.

Executive director: Sharon Julian

(239) 262-6581

553 Galleon Drive

Naples, FL 34102


Women’s Foundation of Collier County 

Alleviates unmet needs and empowers women and girls in Collier County and has granted more than $500,000 to nonprofit programs that serve those needs.

Executive director: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000

1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34108




Youth Haven *
The only emergency residential shelter for children in Southwest Florida works to create an exceptional experience that has the power to transform the lives of vulnerable children. Since its inception, it has provided a home for thousands of neglected, abused or abandoned children in desperate need of protection. 

Executive director: Jinx Liggett

(239) 774-2904

5867 Whitaker Road

Naples, FL 34112




Zonta Club of Naples

Through service and advocacy, works to ensure women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.

President: Linda Pearson

(239) 293-9786

4875 Pelican Colony Blvd., Suite 801

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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