Nonprofit


2020-2021 Collier County Nonprofit Guide

KEY:* Nonprofit has received a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the highest ranking offered by the organization, which means it scored 90 or above on a 100-point scale in a combined score of financial health and accountability/transparency. Charity Navigator describes a 4-star nonprofit as one that “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” Due to tax status, length of operation, source of revenue and other criteria, not all organizations are rated. For more information, visit charitynavigator.org.

A

AAUW Greater Naples Branch

A public charity that promotes equity, education and development of opportunities for local women and girls to enable them to reach their full potential.

President: Catherine E. Hackney, Ph.D.

(239) 919-8869
P.O. Box 9742
Naples, FL 34101

aauwgnb.org

 

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

theableacademy.org

 

Action for Life

A 100% nonprofit advocacy group staffed by volunteers dedicated to protecting the dignity and respect of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

President: Bill Oppenheimer

(239) 262-5433
2663 Airport Rd. S., Suite 109
Naples, FL 34112

actionforlife.net

 

Additional Needs, Inc.

Provides a user-friendly and time-saving website with current and comprehensive information of available resources and tools to assist children and adults with additional needs and their families in finding appropriate services. ANI shares their insights through personal articles on how to reach one’s full potential.

Founder and executive director: Douglas Sharpe

(239) 298-1499
P.O. Box 110124
Naples, FL 34108

additionalneeds.info

 

Agents For Change International Inc.

Agents For Change International is initiating global transformation that impacts the world through training and empowering individuals to become active agents who will lead change in society.

Executive director: Trista Kragh

(239) 465-0409
975 6th Ave S., Ste 200
Naples, FL 34102

agentsforchangeintl.org

 

Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL

The mission is to provide free, monthly period products to financially challenged women and girls so they may participate fully in daily life.

President: Dusti Beaubien

(239) 877-2528
PO Box 413005-65
Naples, FL 34101

allianceforperiodsupplies.org

 

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

support.network

 

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
2338 Immokalee Road, Suite 342
Naples, FL 34110

ambersantibodies.com

 

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

cancer.org

 

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.

Senior development manager, distinguished events: Ali Levine

(239) 330-3091
5020 Tamiami Trail, Suite 108
Naples, FL 34103

cancer.org

 

Animal Compassion Project

Promote alternatives to euthanasia/TNR for cats; spay/neuter/pet food assistance; advocate for animal rights; educational resources; operate sanctuary for feral, community, unadoptable, special needs cats.

President: Michele Antonia

(239) 825-4093
7620 Rookery Lane
Naples, FL 34120

animalcompassionproject.org

 

Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities

The Archangel Fund through its Art of Giving event promotes the understanding that generosity to those less fortunate nourishes the human spirit and transforms our community.

Executive director: The Rev. Edward Gleason

(239) 262-6581
553 Galleon Drive
Naples, FL 34102

artofgivingnaples.org

 

Artis—Naples *

As the home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, Artis—Naples is 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

artisnaples.org

 

Asian Professionals Association of Southwest Florida

The Asian Professionals Association of SWFL, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides leadership in connecting Asian professionals and the broader community for economic, social, intellectual and cultural enrichment.

Executive director: Pearl S. Cruz

(239) 771-9911
13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Suite 202-328
Fort Myers, FL 33912

apaswfl.org

 

Audubon of Southwest Florida

The mission of Audubon of Southwest Florida is to protect plants, animals and their habitats and to promote environmental education and a greater community involvement with the natural world.

President: Dan VanNorman

audubonswfl.org

 

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

audubonwe.org

 

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 remaining in North America. A 2.25-mile boardwalk provides visitors the unique opportunity to explore this important wildlife corridor and essential watershed for our state and community.

Executive director: Lisa Korte

(239) 348-9151
375 Sanctuary Road
Naples, FL 34120

corkscrew.audubon.org

 

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

avemarialaw.edu

 

Ave Maria University

A Catholic liberal arts institution located in Southwest Florida offering 31 undergraduate majors, 28 minors and masters and doctorate degrees.

President: Christopher P. Ice

(239) 280-2511
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142

avemaria.edu

 

Avow Hospice

Avow is a nonprofit provider of hospice, palliative and grief support. The organization delivers compassionate care for patients of all ages in Collier County through some of life’s most challenging transitions.

Executive director: Annalise Smith

(239) 261-4404
1095 Whippoorwill Lane
Naples, FL 34105

avowcares.org

 

B

Baby Basics of Collier County

The only organization in SWFL that provides free diapers on a consistent basis to low-income working families. These families depend on Baby Basics and are so grateful for the help. At distribution sites, they tell volunteers about how the money they would normally spend on diapers goes to buy food, pay rent or purchase medicine for their babies. The entire family feels the impact as the team also provides a supportive atmosphere and community for these struggling families. It is a simple program, but one that is so needed.

Executive director: Jean Ann Lynch

(239) 776-2583
P.O. Box 413005
Naples, FL 34101

babybasicscollier.org

 

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.

Administrator (Naples): Anthony Garand

(239) 659-3986
3880 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34103

bascompalmer.org

 

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Naples Lodge No. 2010

Nationally, the order spends more than $80 million every year for benevolent, educational and community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting special needs children, sponsoring Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans’ works, a national “Hoop Shoot” free-throw contest involving more than three million children, physical and occupational therapy programs.

Lodge No. 2010 Exalted Ruler: Paul Martella

(239) 643-4368
11250 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL  34113

elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=2010

 

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

evergladesseafoodfestival.org

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast–Collier

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has been matching youth with meaningful, enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships with adult volunteers who defend their potential and help them achieve their biggest possible futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and improved relationships. This past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has served more than 1,800 youth across a 10-county footprint.

President and CEO: Joy Mahler

(239) 331-7133
1016 Collier Center Way, Suite 100
Naples, FL 34110

bbbssun.org

 

Bikes for Tykes

In operation since 1987, the volunteer-staffed Bikes for Tykes recycles discarded bikes into usable transportation for citizens of Southwest Florida. 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

bikesfortykes.org

 

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

blindsailingunlimited.org

 

Books for Collier Kids

Books for Collier Kids, founded in 2005, provides brand-new, top-quality books throughout the school year to more than 8,000 disadvantaged Collier students in pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade.

Board chair: Sallie Williams

(239) 394-4062
P.O. Box 10811
Naples, FL 34101

booksforcollierkids.org

 

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

bbbcsi.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County *

Nonprofit, youth development organization annually serving 3,500 of the most at-risk children and teens at our Nichols Club in Naples and our Bolch Club in Immokalee.

Executive director: Megan McCarthy-Beauvais

(239) 325-1700
7500 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104

bgccc.com

 

C

Cancer Alliance of Naples

CAN provides needs-based financial assistance for nonmedical 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

cancerallianceofnaples.org

 

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.

President: Bill Drackett

(239) 775-2800
3425 Radio Road, Suite 214
Naples, FL 34104

capacenter.org

 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice *

A social service agency throughout the region 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.

(239) 455-2655
2210 Santa Barbara Blvd.
Naples, FL 34116

catholiccharitiesdov.org

 

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

center2000.org

 

Champions For Learning *

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

President: Susan McManus

(239) 643-4755
3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150
Naples, FL 34104

championsforlearning.org

 

Charity for Change

Charity for Change teaches character and generosity through an academic program and video series for elementary school children. The program prevents bullying and violence by instilling empathy, compassion and a giving spirit.

President, CEO and founder: Karen Conley

(239) 592-6787
10681 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite 23
Naples, FL 34109

charityforchange.org

 

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County *

Improving the lives of abused and neglected children through intervention, advocacy, treatment and counseling to minimize the child’s trauma and enhance the family’s capabilities to provide a safe environment.

CEO: Jackie Stephens

(239) 263-8383
1034 Sixth Ave. N.
Naples, FL 34102

caccollier.org

 

Child’s Path

Child’s Path provides partial scholarships for high-quality early education and childcare to the children of low-income, working families. They help at-risk children become “kindergarten ready” and prepared for lifelong success.

(239) 643-3908
2335 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 504
Naples, FL 34103

childspath.org

 

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: Barbara Franks

(410) 207-3431
P.O. Box 770179
Naples, FL 34107

christchildnaples.org

 

Classic Chamber Concerts

Celebrates its 25th anniversary season presenting 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

naplesccc.org

 

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a human rights organization, located in the rural community of Immokalee, part of Collier County. The CIW’s Fair Food Program was named one of the top 15 “most important impact stories of the past century” by the Harvard Business Review.

Director of operations: Marley Monacello

(239) 657-8311
110 S. Second St.
Immokalee, FL 34142

ciw-online.org

 

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

collierharvest.org

 

Collier-Lee Honor Flight

Collier County Honor Flight’s mission is to transport local Veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

President: Debi Lux

(239) 777-9295
P.O. Box 8001
Naples, FL 34101

collierhonorflight.org

 

Collier Resource Center

Mission is to empower the people of Collier County through information, referrals, advocacy and case management.

Co-founder: Nina Gray

(239) 434-2030
P.O. Box 1110905
Naples, FL 34108

collierresourcecenter.org

 

Collier Senior Resources

Collier Senior Resources operates Golden Gate Senior Center serving 1,470 low-income seniors with daily hot lunch, food pantry, emergency financial assistance and dozens of engaging activities at no charge to members.

Senior Center director: Tatiana Fortune

(239) 252-4541
4898 Coronado Parkway
Naples, FL 34116

collierseniorresources.org

 

Community Foundation of Collier County

The Community Foundation connects donors to community needs, oversees more than 750 funds, manages more than $200 million in assets and has distributed more than $183 million in grants.

Executive director: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000
1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34108

cfcollier.org

 

Community Pregnancy Clinics

Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc. was founded in 1974 with the mission of saving babies, taking care of moms and creating a culture of life in the communities that we serve.

CEO: Gary Ingold

(239) 262-6381
940 Fifth Ave. N.
Naples, FL 34102

community4life.com

 

Community School of Naples

Community School of Naples, an independent, pre-K-12 college preparatory day school, is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and shaped by a spirit of community and collaboration.

Executive director: Dr. David Watson

(239) 597-7575
13275 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109

communityschoolnaples.org

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida *

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is an environmental protection organization with more than 55 years of history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of the five-county region.

President and CEO: Rob Moher

(239) 262-0304
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102

conservancy.org

 

Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF)

CHEF’s mission is to provide scholarship funds for deserving Lee County and Collier County students to pursue their degrees and careers in the culinary arts and hospitality industries; and to provide grants to accredited secondary educational institutions for purposes of scholarships to be awarded to students enrolled in these institutions who are residents of Lee or Collier counties in Southwest Florida.

President, board of directors: Taryn Cafiero

Patrick Neale & Associates

Attn: Patrick Neale
5470 Bryson Court, Suite 103
Naples, FL 34109

chefswfl.org

 

D

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health

David Lawrence Centers is a nonprofit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. DLC serves children and adults with mental health and substance use challenges.

President and CEO: Scott Burgess

(239) 445-8500
6075 Bathey Lane
Naples, FL 34116

davidlawrencecenter.org

 

E

Easterseals Florida—Naples

The Easterseals LEAP (Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Advocacy and Participation) program is an Adult Day Training program in Naples for adults with development disabilities ages 18 and up. LEAP participants will have individualized experiences in the areas of life, employment and community skills.

Executive director: Sue Ventura

(239) 403-0366
8793 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 111
Naples, FL 34113

easterseals.com/florida

 

Empty Bowls Naples

A small donation provides guests the opportunity to select from thousands of handcrafted bowls created throughout the year by local artists, educators, students and volunteers. These keepsakes are reminders of the empty bowls of all of those who go hungry in our community. In addition to the popular silent auction, potters, boutique shopping and painting, more than 50 local restaurants and chefs will provide tastings of their most popular soups. The grant program, awards charities that directly provide for those who are food insecure.

Executive director: Betsy Y. Dawson

(239) 591-8848
2221 Corporation Blvd.
Naples, FL 34109

emptybowlsnaples.com

 

English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch

Celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and goodwill 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

esuus.org/naples

 

The Everglades Foundation *

Through leadership, advocacy and science-based solutions, dedicated to protecting and restoring the Everglades ecosystem, which supplies water for over eight million Floridians as a major driver of Florida’s economy.

CEO: Eric Eikenberg

(305) 251-0001
1020 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 6
Naples, FL 34102

evergladesfoundation.org

 

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

e-clubhouse.org/sites/everglades/index.php

 

Everglades Society for Historic Preservation

Strives to preserve historic sites, structures, documents, artifacts and memories within the Everglades area. Operates the Everglades Area Visitor Center at 207 West Broadway, Everglades City.

President: Kathleen Brock

(239) 232-0473
P.O. Box 46
Everglades City, FL 34139

evergladeshistorical.org

 

F

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
P.O. Box 9857
Naples, FL 34101

thefallenofficers.com

 

Farm City BBQ of Collier County

Is committed to bringing the community together and supporting future leaders through the Collier 4H Association, Youth Leadership Collier, Collier County Junior Deputies, Kiwanis and Rotary.

Executive director: Cyndee Woolley

(239) 571-3174

farmcitybbq.com

 

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) 243-2226
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

fifthavenuesouth.com

 

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 seven to 17.

Executive director: Cindy Darland

(239) 825-4851
1370 Creekside Blvd.
Naples, FL 34108

thefirstteenaplescollier.org

 

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation

Helps provide patients statewide with nonmedical, 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

fcsf.org

 

Florida Dreamcatchers

Engages underserved students in Immokalee to help build aspirations by surrounding them with a multilayered support system of caring mentors that stretches over nine years of their adolescence and beyond. The Dreamcatchers model focuses on mentoring, social and emotional development, outdoor/experiential education and college/career readiness.

Vice President of Community Engagement: Sinclaire Williams

(239) 238-3094
1400 N. 15th St., Suite A
Immokalee, FL 34142

floridadreamcatchers.org

 

For the Love of Cats

Mission to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation. Programs include working with the community to sterilize free-roaming cats through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), assisting cats with low-income families in need with low-cost spay/neuter, wellness and emergency veterinary care, along with other support programs to help people to keep their pets. Presents at the Marco Island Farmers Market October through April.

Executive director: Jan Rich

(239) 642-8674
P.O. Box 1777
Marco Island, FL 34146

fortheloveofcatsfl.com

 

Foundation of Collier County Medical Society

The Foundation of CCMS harnesses the dedication of physicians and our partners to promote community health programs, support health education and outreach and help groom future local medical professionals.

Executive director: April Donahue

(239) 435-7727
88 12th St. N., Unit 200
Naples, FL 34102

ccmsfoundation.org

 

Foundation Fighting Blindness

FFB is a nonprofit agency established in 1971 to raise funds to drive the research that would lead to preventions, treatments and vision restoration for degenerative retinal diseases. Locally there is an active chapter in Naples.

Naples chapter chair: Bobbie Ramsey

(440) 785-2656
8946 Lely Island Circle
Naples, FL 34113

fightingblindness.org

 

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.

Director: Stacy Lee-Williams

(239) 593-0124
707 Gulf Park Drive
Naples, FL 34108

thefoundersfundinc.org

 

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

freedomwatersfoundation.org

 

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

freshsttartfund.org

 

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 34112

foccm.com

 

Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

The mission is to promote community awareness, use and enjoyment of the park. To offer educational experiences and opportunities for volunteers and visitors to learn about the native environment of this park. To assist the park staff with maintenance, resource management, recycling, programs and special projects. Through fundraising and volunteer activities to improve park facilities by providing amenities.

President: Kathy Foster

(239) ) 821-1618
11135 Gulf Shore Drive N.
Naples, FL 34108

delnorwiggins.org

 

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

orchidswamp.org

 

Friends of Foster Children Forever

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

Executive director: Ann Hughes

(239) 262-1808
2675 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 402
Naples, FL 34104

friendsoffosterchildren.net

 

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.

Manager of Operations: Marlene Kern

(239) 262-8135
650 Central Ave.
Naples, FL 34102

collier-friends.org

 

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: Jaye Brunner

(239) 252-5026
P.O. Box 677
Everglades City, FL 34139

evergladesmuseum.org

 

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) 719-0020
P.O. Box 5031
Everglades City, FL 34139

evergladesrogg.org

 

Friends of Rookery Bay

Friends of Rookery Bay connects people with Southwest Florida’s dynamic coastal environment in support of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is 110,000 acres stretching from Keewaydin to the Western Everglades, encompassing 40% of Collier’s coastline.                                                                Executive director: Athan Barkoukis

(239) 530-5972
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113

rookerybay.org

 

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

funtimeacademy.org

 

G

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

thegateproject.org

 

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, five adventure scholarships are awarded to Collier County high school students.

President: Jody Russell

(239) 398-5219
P.O. Box 7225
Naples, FL 34101

genedoyle.org

 

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) 276-7296
3173 Horseshoe Drive S.
Naples, FL 34104

goldenpaws.org

 

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

A brain-building powerhouse fueled by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities and experiences. Invites families and children to learn, play and dream.

Executive director: Karysia Demarest

(239) 514-0084
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109

cmon.org

 

Grace Center Foundation

In Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, founded and directed by native of Naples, Marcie Erickson, Grace Center serves the poor through day care, sponsorship, feeding program, medical clinic and many other programs.

Executive director: Marcie Erickson

(239) 465-6435
P.O. Box 112692
Naples, FL 34108

gracecenterfoundation.org

 

Grace Place for Children and Families *

Grace Place is a nonprofit organization committed to ending generational poverty through an innovative education model, including a nationally recognized family literacy program, school age and adult education programs.

Interim CEO: Jim Bosscher

(239) 255-7200
4300 21st Ave. SW
Naples, FL 34116

graceplacenaples.org

 

Greater Naples YMCA

The Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the Naples community for more than 50 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in our community.

(239) 597-3148
5450 YMCA Road
Naples, FL 34109

greaternaplesymca.org

 

Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive SWFL

A regional climate initiative of the Community Foundation of Collier County, Community Foundation of Southwest Florida, FGCU and Conservancy of SWFL that builds climate awareness, protects natural assets and supports climate solutions.

Regional director: Dr. Ana Puszkin-Chevlin

(239) 776-1910
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102

www.growingclimatesolutions.org

 

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

guadalupecenter.org

 

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 works to improve them.

Executive director: Jerry Sanford

(239) 289-6952
15920 Old 41, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34110

gulfcoastvf.org

 

Gulfshore Opera

Serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties, Gulfshore Opera presents the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances and creates positive social impact through a youth development choral program.

Executive director: Steffanie Pearce

(239) 343-5553
3281 Golden Gate Blvd. W.
Naples, FL 34120

gulfshoreopera.org

 

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples’ premier professional theater 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

gulfshoreplayhouse.org

 

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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: Rev. Lisa Lefkow

(239) 775-0036
11145 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34113

habitatcollier.org

 

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 approximately 50,000 patients through multiple practices in Collier County.

President and CEO: Dr. Emily Ptaszek

(239) 658-3000
1454 Madison Ave. W.
Immokalee, FL 34142

healthcareswfl.org

 

Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS

Provides education to individuals afflicted with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers, the community and health care providers.

Executive director: Dr. Debbie Heil

(239) 595-7179
11623 Useppa Court
Naples, FL 34110

empowermenteducation.org

 

Help a Diabetic Child

Purchases diabetes glucose testing supplies and insulin and pays for 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

helpadiabeticchild.org

 

Hodges University

A private institution that prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional and civic endeavors.

President: Dr. John Meyer

(239) 513-1122
2647 Professional Circle
Naples, FL 34119

hodges.edu

 

The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center

Teaches the lessons of the Holocaust to inspire action against bigotry, hatred and violence.

President and CEO: Susan L. Suarez

(239) 263-9200
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108
Naples, FL 34110

holocaustmuseumswfl.org

 

Hope for Haiti *

For more than 30 years, Hope for Haiti has worked to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children, through education, health care, water and economic development programs. CEO: Skyler Badenoch

(239) 434-7183
1021 Fifth Ave. N.
Naples, FL 34102

hopeforhaiti.com

 

HR Collier

As an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Collier is a vibrant group of more than 200 human resource professionals who come together to discuss issues related to human resource management and to find ways to better serve their employers and employees. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. HR Collier provides monthly meetings with speakers, educational programs, Tri-County Conference and numerous opportunities to network with human resource professionals. As a reminder, all memberships are individual-based (not company-based) in accordance with SHRM guidelines.

President: Dena Rader

P.O. Box 110593
Naples, FL 34108

hrcollier.org

 

Humane Society Naples *

Since 1960, Humane Society Naples’s mission has been sheltering animals in times of need, locating life-long homes and advocating for responsible pet ownership. In addition to two shelters, veterinary clinic, boarding facility and adoption functions, HSN provides numerous outreach programs at schools and businesses to promote responsible pet ownership.

Executive director: Sarah Baeckler Davis

(239) 643-1555
370 Airport-Pulling Road N.
Naples, FL 34104

hsnaples.org

 

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: Michael Overway

(239) 263-9363
P.O. Box 9202
Naples, FL 34101

collierhomelesscoalition.org

 

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Imagine Solutions Conference

Presents big ideas from world-class experts on cutting-edge issues. 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

imaginesolutionsconference.com

 

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

immokaleefoundation.org

 

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JDRF South Gulf Coast

The leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes research and improving lives by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Executive director: Kathy Cleeland

(239) 591-2825
3369 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 202
Naples, FL 34109

jdrf.org

 

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

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

jewishnaples.org

 

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 local Jewish history.

Executive director: Marina Berkovich

(833) 547-7935
8805 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 255
Naples, FL 34108

jhsswf.org

 

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Kowiachobee Animal Preserve

Dedicated to the preservation and conservation of all animals, exotic and domestic, serves to educate the community on the needs of animals and the responsibility of sharing this planet with so many species.

Executive directors: John and Grace Slaby

(239) 352-5387
2861 Fourth Ave. SE
Naples, FL 34117

kowiachobee.org

 

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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 and co-founder: Jeanne Nealon

(239) 821-7560
1976 Bethany Place
Naples, FL 34109

lacesoflove.org

 

Latchkey League

Supports and provides educational, cultural and recreational services to children in the greater Collier 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

latchkeyleague.org

 

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.

President and CEO: Michael Dalby

(239) 784-0933
2390 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 210
Naples, FL 34103

napleschamber.org/leadership.html

 

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: Maria Lane Arends

(239) 353-3100
5051 Castello Drive, Suite 240
Naples, FL 34103

leagueclub.org

 

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.

Co-Presidents: Patricia Ford Plummer and Janet Hoffman

(239) 263-4656
P.O. Box 9883
Naples, FL 34101

lwvcolliercounty.org

 

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

collierlegalaid.org

 

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.

Chief Executive Officer: Scott Flagel

(239) 430-3934
2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 211
Naples, FL 34104

lighthouseofcollier.org

 

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

The Mission of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County is to enhance the lives of students and their families by improving their English skills.

Executive director: Susan Spry

(239) 262-4448
8833 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34113

collierliteracyvolunteers.org

 

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 subtropical climate in outdoor aviaries where they are part of a flock and all their needs are met.

Executive director: Ethel Buchbinder

(239) 348-1991
P.O. Box 110334
Naples, FL 34108

luckyparrot.org

 

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Marco Island Center for the Arts

Founded in 1969 by a dedicated group of artists and patrons, the nonprofit art center has developed into a place to gather, to learn and to be inspired. The program offerings include classes and workshops for adults and children. The center brings a wide variety of arts to the community, including visual, music, literature and special presentations. It is a showcase for local, national and international artists in many disciplines.

Executive director: Hyla Crane

(239) 394-4221
1010 Winterberry Drive
Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoislandart.org

 

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

themihs.org

 

Marco Island Shell Club

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

President: Cindy Wesolowski

P.O. Box 630
Marco Island, FL 34145

marcoshellclub.com

 

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

marcoislandwriters.com

 

Meals of Hope

With the mission of “Communities coming together to end hunger,” Meals of Hope believes its job is to feed people. As the largest food pantry provider in SWFL, Meals of Hope operates more than nine food pantries, giving out frozen meat, fresh produce and canned goods to approximately 3,000 families each week. It also distribute breakfast and lunches to at-risk children in the summer. The meal-packing program works with a priority of keeping the food within the United States.

Executive director: Stephen Popper

(239) 537-7775
2221 Corporation Blvd.
Naples, FL 34109

mealsofhope.org

 

MicroGrants

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

microgrants.net

 

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

miraclesamongus.org

 

Miracles in Action

Empowers Guatemalans in extreme poverty to help themselves through sustainable projects that improve education, nutrition and vocational skills and create jobs. They sell “Beyond Fair Trade” jewelry and handicrafts wholesales to local gift shops, at country club luncheons/presentations, and 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: Irene Burns

President/Founder: Penny Rambacher

(239) 348-0815
3559 Kent Drive
Naples, FL 34112

miraclesinaction.org

 

Music Foundation of Greater Naples

The Music Foundation of Greater Naples is the oldest organization in the Naples area devoted to music education.  The scholarship program supports hundreds of students, and other outreach ensures students with financial needs have access to music education.

President: Beth Smith

(317) 809-1705
P.O. Box 112383
Naples, FL 34108

musicfoundationnaples.org

 

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NAMI Collier County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness 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

namicollier.org

 

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

naplesart.org

 

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) 249-1977
P.O. Box 111455
Naples, FL 34108

naplesartdistrict.com

 

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

naplesbigband.com

 

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. The garden provides arts, culture, youth and adult education, conservation, wellness and volunteer programs onsite and online that contribute to the quality of life in Southwest Florida

President & CEO: Donna McGinnis

(239) 643-7275
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112

naplesgarden.org

 

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, Unit 141
Naples, FL 34116

naplescatalliance.org

 

Naples Children & Education Foundation

Over the last 21 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
2590 Goodlette-Frank Road North
Naples, FL 34105

napleswinefestival.com

 

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

P.O. Box 9542
Naples, FL 34101

naplescommunityorchestra.org

 

Naples Concert Band

Now in its 49th season, the Naples Concert Band is dedicated to entertaining the community with a variety of live musical performances at the Naples Cambier Park.

President: Dave Drewek

(239) 270-1221
P.O. Box 31
Naples, FL 34106

naplesconcertband.org

 

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: Sally Lutz

(239) 262-1272
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112

naplesgardenclub.org

 

Naples Historical Society

As the central voice of Naples history, the society is dedicated to preserving Naples past for the community and future generations to enjoy. Historic Palm Cottage™ is Naples’ oldest house (1895) and the portal to Naples history.

President & CEO: Elaine L. Reed

(239) 261-8164
137 12th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34106

napleshistoricalsociety.org

 

Naples Junior Woman’s Club

Promotes empowerment of people, provides access to education and enhances the lives of others through volunteer service locally and in conjunction with the projects of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and The GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs.

President: Emily Sumpmann

P.O. Box 388
Naples, FL 34106

naplesjuniors.com

 

Naples Lions Club

Committed to helping those who cannot afford eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and eye surgery to obtain the health service. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Executive director: Howard Freedman, M.D.

(239) 353-4800
P.O. Box 110474
Naples, FL 34108

napleslionsclub.com

 

Naples Pathways Coalition

The coalition is working to create a safe, bikeable, walkable Collier. The key project is the Paradise Coast Trail: an incredible 70+-mile, multi-use pathway system.

Executive director: Catherine Faerber

(239) 777-7718
300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, No. 464
Naples, FL 34102

naplespathway.org

 

The Naples Players

The mission of The Naples Players is to enrich, educate and entertain our community through a superior theater experience.

Executive artistic director and CEO: Bryce Alexander

(239) 434-7340
701 Fifth Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102

naplesplayers.org

 

Naples Senior Center

Provides critical services addressing the emotional, physical and social needs of seniors in Collier and southern Lee counties— by licensed and credentialed professionals.

Executive director: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer

(239) 325-4444
5052 Castello Drive, Suite 101
Naples, FL 34103

naplesseniorcenter.org

 

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center

Exists to improve the lives of children and adults with physical, social and mental health needs through therapeutic riding and  equine-related programs.

Executive director: Missy Lamont

(239) 596-2988
206 Ridge Drive
Naples, FL 34108

naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

 

Naples Woman’s Club

Naples Woman’s Club enhances the lives of others through philanthropic activities, education, and volunteer service. Living the volunteer spirit with a community of dedicated women giving to the less fortunate.

President: Valerie White

(239) 262-6331
570 Park St.
Naples, FL 34102

napleswomansclub.org

 

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Nationally accredited as both zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo creates truly memorable experiences through diverse educational presentations, guided cruises, special animal encounters and more.

Executive director: Jack Mulvena

(239) 262-5409
1590 Goodlette Rd.
Naples, FL 34102

napleszoo.org

 

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.

Chief Development Officer: Jim Mahon, PhD.

(239) 624-2000
350 Seventh St. N.
Naples, FL 34102

nchmd.org/philanthropy

 

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

safehealthychildren.org

 

Neighborhood Health Clinic *

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

CEO: Leslie Lascheid

(239) 261-6600
88 12th St. N., Suite 100
Naples, FL 34102

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 

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: Linda M. Cunning

(239) 948-4146
P.O. Box 111833
Naples, FL 34108

newhorizonsofswfl.org

 

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Opera Naples

Opera Naples is firmly established as Naples’ premier opera company. With a 15-year history, it focuses on presenting quality opera, musical performances, education and community engagement programs. Accomplishes its mission by producing three grand operas and one chamber work, while offering an extensive education program throughout our community.

Executive director: Sondra Quinn

(239) 963-9050
2408 Linwood Ave.
Naples, FL 34112

operanaples.org

 

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Pace Center for Girls—Collier

Pace provides 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

pacecenter.org/collier

 

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, their families and care partners, as well as to increase the awareness and understanding in the communities in which they live.

Executive director: Linda Goldfield

(239) 417-3465
2575 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Building 300, Suite 301
Naples, FL 34119

parkinsonassociationswfl.org

 

Path2Freedom

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

President and founder: Ana Stevenson

(239) 603-2357
1200 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Suite 9916
Naples, FL 34101

path2freedom.org

 

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee is a nationally accredited early education center, providing extraordinary education for 56 years. With literacy-based programs, Pathways helps students overcome initial developmental delays to be kindergarten-ready.

Executive director: Beth Hatch

(239) 261-1774
4060 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 1
Naples, FL 34103

pathwaysearlyeducation.org

 

PFLAG Naples

Mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ+ people. PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families and allies.

President: David Goldstein

(239) 455-2004
P.O. Box 990433
Naples, FL 34116

pflagnaples.org

 

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 Road S., Suite 202
Naples, FL 34112

plancc.org

 

Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation

A volunteer organization serving the community with humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational programs focusing on brain injury prevention and diseases through puppet presentations, “play safe and play smart” bike safety rodeos, fairs and helmet fitting events.

President: Suzanne Lester

(239) 289-8268
P.O. Box 8674
Naples, FL 34101

pilotclubofnaples.org

 

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida *

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida provides affordable access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care and accurate health information through patient care, education and advocacy.

President and CEO: Stephanie Fraim

(239) 687-2910
1425 Creech Road
Naples, FL 34103

myplannedparenthood.org

 

Project Help, Inc.

Works to provide our community, regardless of age, financial status, ethnicity and identity to our 24-hour Crisis and Sexual Assault HELPline, Sexual Assault Response Services, Crime Victim Advocacy, Sudden Death Response and Crisis Intervention Services.

Executive director: Eileen Wesley

(239) 649-1404
3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 280
Naples, FL 34104

projecthelpnaples.org

 

Providence House

To provide a faith-based, transitional housing and self-sufficiency program for motivated women with young children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Director of operations: Carol Hollander

(239) 692-8779
P.O. Box 128
Naples, FL 34106

providencehousenaples.org

 

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Redlands Christian Migrant Association

RCMA operates child development centers and charter schools to support farm worker communities in rural areas of 21 Florida counties, including Collier.

Executive director: Isabel Garcia

(239) 658-3560
402 W. Main St.
Immokalee, FL 34142

rcma.org

 

Residential Options of Florida (ROOF)

ROOF’s mission is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain affordable and inclusive housing of their choice.

Executive director: Sheryl Soukup

(239) 234-5596
3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 285
Naples, FL 34104

flroof.org

 

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

rickykingfund.org

 

The Rotary Club of Naples

Local leaders unite to take action in bettering the world through humanitarian service.

President: Tony Mendes

(239) 272-5186
P.O. Box 990206
Naples, FL 34116

rotarynaples.org

 

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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

stann.net

 

Saint Ann School Foundation

The Saint Ann School Foundation is an independent nonprofit foundation dedicated to ensuring a faith-based education remains accessible to all families desiring it for their children, regardless of income.

Executive director: Pamela Macia

(239) 262-4110
475 Ninth Ave. S.
Naples, FL 34102

stann.net/foundation

 

The Salvation Army Naples

Multiprogram agency providing a variety of social services. Child Development Center, after school programs and programs for seniors. Operates annual Christmas Toy Shop.

Executive director: Capt. Ben Bridges

(239) 775-9447
3180 Estey Ave.
Naples, FL 34104

salvationarmyflorida.org/naples

 

SCORE Naples 0573

Established in 1964 as a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE is America’s premier source of free, confidential small business advice. In Collier County, SCORE Naples actively stewards the vital role of small business in our local community.

Chair: Ron Wilson

(239) 430-0081
900 Goodlette-Frank Road N.
Naples, FL 34102

scorenaples.org

 

Searching for Solutions (SFSI)

SFSI is a nonprofit foundation founded in 2008 that operates the Imagine Solutions Conference, a renowned thought leadership forum held annually in Naples, and the Imagine Solutions Seminars.

Founder and CEO: Randy Antik

(214) 215-6000
29130 Brendisi Way, Suite 202
Naples, FL 34110

imaginesolutionsconference.com

 

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children *

The Shelter collaborates with the community to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking. All services are provided free of charge and include two 60-bed emergency shelters; nine transitional living cottages, school-based prevention programs, outreach services and community education, with offices in Naples and Immokalee. Share our vision of a community free from domestic violence and human trafficking, where individuals and families can live in safety and peace.

CEO: Linda Oberhaus

(239) 775-3862
P.O. Box 10102
Naples, FL 34101

naplesshelter.org

 

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

Heals minds and spirits through rescue, sanctuary and education. Reconnects people and animals through education. Rescues captive-bred exotic and unreleasable wild animals and shares their stories to promote healing and conservation.

Executive director: Deanna Deppen

(239) 290-9867
P.O. 3032, Naples, FL 34106

shywolfsanctuary.org

 

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

southfloridaparks.org

 

Special Olympics Florida *

Mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents.

Southwest regional director: Ken Roop

(239) 775-1991
P.O. Box 2646
Bonita Springs, FL 34133

specialolympicscollier.org

 

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 and physical and creative activities.

President: Lane Beatty

(239) 566-2582
3275 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109

sportsclubnaples.org

 

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

sjnceltics.org

 

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

(239) 597-9518
14700 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34110

stjohnsshoppe.com

 

St. Matthew’s House *

St. Matthew’s House provides innovative solutions to fight hunger, homelessness

and addiction in Southwest Florida. What began as a modest soup kitchen more than 30 years ago has grown into a comprehensive continuum of care designed to empower struggling individuals for a life of self-sufficiency.

Executive director: Vann Ellison

(239) 774-0500
2001 Airport-Pulling Road S.
Naples, FL 34112

stmatthewshouse.org

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Naples District

Privately funded, SVdP-Naples provides Meals on Wheels to low-income, homebound seniors and disabled citizens, and temporary financial, food and other assistance to Collier County families facing economic hardships.

Executive director: Kim Schul

(239) 775-2907
4451 Mercantile Ave.
Naples, FL 34104

svdpnaples.org

 

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

starability.org

 

Stroke Recovery Foundation

Stroke Recovery Foundation’s mission is YOUR stroke success. The focus is on prevention of stroke, awareness of stroke risk factors and assisting stroke survivors maximize their stroke recoveries.

Executive director: Bob Mandell

(239) 254-8266
5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 211E
Naples, FL 34110

strokerecoveryfoundation.org

 

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: Carmen Cisneros

(239) 352-0251
P.O. Box 9194
Naples, FL 34101

sunlighthome.org

 

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

sunrisegroup.org

 

Sunshine Kids Foundation

The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are meant to do … have fun and celebrate life!

Executive director: Janet Yon

(239) 919-8867
5137 Castello Drive, Suite 1
Naples, FL 34103

sunshinekids.org

 

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Taste of Immokalee

Taste of Immokalee is a benefit corporation with a mission to provide students with hands-on experience in all aspects of business, with a focus on social entrepreneurship to give back to the community of Immokalee.

Executive director: Marie Capita

(239) 297-6814
P.O. Box 1286
Immokalee, Inc.

www.tasteofimmokalee.com

 

TheatreZone

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.

Director of operations: Ellen Elleman

(888) 966-3352, ext.1
(Mail) 2430 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 108-167
Naples, FL 34109

theatre.zone

 

Track to Trail

Animal welfare organization focused on horse rescue, rehab and rehoming. They primarily take on injured ex-racehorses and run kids’ educational programming.

Executive director: Cynthia Gilbert

(239) 963-7296
3847 Second Ave. SE
Naples, FL 34117

www.tracktotrailthoroughbreds.org

 

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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

uaccollier.org

 

United Way of Collier and the Keys

The United Way of Collier and the Keys is committed to improving lives and strengthening our community so all individuals and families have an opportunity to thrive and achieve their full potential. As a local volunteer-driven organization, UWCK advocates for Asset Limited Income Constrained and Employed residents in our communities looking for a hand-up by providing them information and referral and supportive tools and resources.This is accomplished through improving education, economic stability and health, as well as providing access to food and critical safety net services for all Collier and Monroe County residents.

Executive director: Steven L. Sanderson

(239) 777-9113
9015 Strada Stell Court, Suite 204
Naples, FL 34109

uwcollier.org

 

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The Village School of Naples

The Village School is the educational leader in cultivating diverse and innovative students who discover their individual passions and purpose in a faith-based environment to reach their fullest potential.

Head of School: Dennis Chapman

(239) 593-7686
6000 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples, FL 34109

villageschoolnaples.org

 

Voices of Naples

Seasonal community chorus; repertoire ranges from classical to jazz, comic to pop. Proceeds are used to fund a scholarship program designed to assist SWFL graduating seniors with interests in continued music education.

Executive director: Mariellen LeMasters

(239) 643-0980
2249 Clipper Way
Naples, FL 34104

voicesofnaples.org

 

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

vsarescue.org

 

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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: Brooke Spencer

(239) 529-0366
2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 175
Naples, FL 34109

wellfitgirls.org

 

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

trinitybythecove.com

 

Women’s Foundation of Collier County

Mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls in Collier County through grantmaking, advocacy and education.

Executive director: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000
1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34108

wfcollier.org

 

Wounded Warriors of Collier County

WWCC’s mission is to assist with the needs of veterans and their families, with a focus on education, housing and mental health and to see that “No Veteran is Left Behind” in our county.

President: Dale A. Mullin

(239) 596-3019
411 Saddlebrook Lane
Naples, FL 34110

wwcollier.org

 

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Youth Haven *

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment, or who are homeless.

Executive director: Jinx Liggett

(239) 774-2904
5867 Whitaker Road
Naples, FL 34112

youthhavenswfl.org

  

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Zonta Foundation of Naples

Through their Foundation, the Zonta Club of Naples, since 1973, continually works to ensure a positive impact on marginalized women and girls through service and advocacy.

President: Linda Pearson

(239) 860-4955
P.O. Box 10911
Naples, FL 34101

zonta-naples.org