Social Register

Social Register: The Nonprofits

More than 320 causes to support throughout Southwest Florida.

BY September 1, 2021
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Philanthropy makes the world go round. If you need proof, just consider the past year where donors played a large role in funding research, medical care and services for those affected by the pandemic. The abundance of generosity and effective nonprofits in our community constantly work to make Southwest Florida a better place for all. In this guide, you’ll find information for hundreds of nonprofits, where you can enact transformative change in Collier and Lee Counties. We recommend you check with the organizations for the latest information. All phone numbers are area code (239) unless otherwise noted.






ABLE Academy

Helps students, ages 2 through 22, who have varying degrees of intellectual or developmental disabilities, reach their maximum potential through applied behavior analysis, education and parent training.

Executive Director: Colleen Cornwall

Phone: 352-7600

5860 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 341116

Action for Life

An advocacy group dedicated to protecting the dignity and respect of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

President: Bill Oppenheimer

Phone: 262-5433

2663 Airport Road S., Suite 109, Naples, FL 34112

Additional Needs Inc.

Provides a user-friendly, time-saving website to help families, children and adults with additional needs (such as developmental, physical, learning, behavioral or sensory conditions) locate appropriate services.

Founder: Douglas Sharpe

Phone: 298-1499

P.O. Box 110124, Naples, FL 34108

Agents For Change International Inc.

The organization aims to initiate global transformation by training and empowering people to become true agents of societal change.

Executive Director: Trista Kragh

Phone: 465-0409

P.O. Box 363, Naples, FL 34106

Alcanzando Inc.

Alcanzando promotes awareness and understanding of Autism, and more importantly brings quality research-based direct services to Spanish-speaking families.

Director and Chief Executive Officer: Mapy Chavez Askins, PhD

Phone: 961-3322

4324 Butterfly Orchid Lane, Naples, FL 34119

Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL Inc.

Serving the one-in-four, low-income women who struggle to purchase personal hygiene products every month, APS’ goal is to end period poverty by providing needed supplies.

President: Dusti Beaubien

Phone: 877-2528

P.O. Box 413005-65, Naples, FL 34101

Alzheimer’s Support Network

Since 1982, the network has served 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

Phone: 262-8388

1421 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34109

American Cancer Society, Marco Island

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

Senior Development Manager: Sue Olszak

Phone: 642-6217

P.O. Box 17127, Tampa, FL 33682

American Cancer Society, Naples

The goal is to save and celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Senior Development Manager: Chanel McGregor

Phone: 259-4242

P.O. Box 17127, Tampa, FL 33682

Animal Compassion Project Inc.

Offers a sanctuary for feral, community and special-needs cats; advocates for animal rights and trap-neuter-return as an alternative to euthanasia; provides educational resources; and offers spay, neuter and pet-food assistance.

President: Michele Antonia

Phone: 825-4093

7620 Rookery Lane, Naples, FL 34120

Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities

Through its Art of Giving event, the fund promotes the understanding that generosity to those less fortunate nourishes the human spirit and transforms our community.

Executive Director:  Rev. Edward Gleason

Phone: 262-6581

Trinity Episcopal Church

553 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102


As the home of The Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic, it’s the premier organization for the visual and performing arts of Southwest Florida, providing a range of world-class programs, including music, film, dance, comedy, lectures and exhibitions.

CEO: Kathleen van Bergen

Phone: 597-1111

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34108

Organizations like Artis—Naples, Gulfshore Playhouse, Florida Repertory Theatre and The Naples Players ensure we have a vibrant arts community. (Getty Image)

Audubon Western Everglades

Protecting Southwest Florida’s natural resources and wildlife through advocacy and community education, including wetlands preservation, water availability and quality, inland and coastal wildlife habitats, wildlife and research for winter shorebirds in Marco Island and the Naples area.

Executive Director: Tod Rodman

Phone: 643-7822

12250 Tamiami Trail E., Suite. 331, Naples, FL 34113

Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Founded in 1954, the sanctuary now 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 with a unique opportunity to explore this important wildlife corridor and essential watershed for our state and community.

Executive Director: Lisa Korte

Phone: 348-9151

375 Sanctuary Road, Naples, FL 34120

Ave Maria School of Law

A law school that offers a Catholic education that’s been ranked a Princeton Review Best Law School, a national Military Friendly school, Most Diverse Law School and the nation’s Most Devout Catholic Law School.

Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer: Donna Heiser

Phone: 687-5405

1025 Commons Circle, Naples, FL 34119

Ave Maria University Inc.

A Catholic liberal arts university that offers 30 undergraduate majors, 28 minors and master’s and doctorate degrees.

President: Christopher P. Ice

Phone: 280-2511

5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142

Avow Foundation Inc.

Provides compassionate care and support by soliciting, receiving and administering grants, gifts, loans and donations to benefit Avow Hospice.

CEO: Jaysen Roa

Phone: 261-4404

1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, 34105

Avow Kids

Provides support and companionship to children, ages 5-17, who are grieving over any type of loss, including deaths, homicides and deportation.

Director of Supportive Services: Patricia Childress

Phone: 261-4404

1301 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105

Baby Basics of Collier County Inc.

Provides diapers and kindness to low-income working families in Southwest Florida, with 10 million diapers donated as of 2020.

President: Jean Ann Lynch

Phone: 617-510-4468

PMB132 – P.O. Box 413005, Naples, FL 34101

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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

Administrator (Naples): Anthony Garand

Phone: 659-3986

3880 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103

Better Together

Provides a volunteer-based alternative to foster care, empowering parents-in-need to help themselves, find employment and provide a loving, safe and supportive foundation for their children.

CEO: Megan Rose Phone: 470-2733

15275 Collier Blvd., Suites 201-284, Naples, FL 34119

Betterment Association of the Everglades Area Inc.

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

Executive Director: Carol Foss

Phone: 695-2277

P.O. Box 5029, Everglades City, FL 34139

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast-Collier

Matches children with an adult volunteer mentor, a Big Brother or Big Sister, to help them achieve educational success, greater confidence, improved relationships and reach their full potential.

CEO: Joy Mahler

Phone: 331-7133 1016 Collier Center Way, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34110

Bikes For Tykes Inc.

Volunteers recycle bicycles to ensure every Collier County child or family has a bicycle to empower them, fight obesity and help the environment. Also offers free repair events.

Founder and CEO: Skip Riffle

Phone: 450-3366

5950 Cope Lane, Naples, FL 34112

Blessings in a Backpack Inc. (Southwest Florida Chapter)

Provides weekend meals to children who are deemed “food insufficient” at Title 1 elementary schools in Collier and Lee Counties.

Executive Director: Cecilia St. Arnold

Phone: 410-9592

P.O. Box 61402, Fort Myers, FL 33906

Blind Sailing Unlimited Inc.

Provides sailing opportunities for people who are visually impaired. Offers recreational and racing programs in Collier and Lee Counties, using a customized teaching approach.

CEO: Kris Scheppe

Phone: 206-3451

4910 42 St. NE, Naples, FL 34120

Books for Collier Kids Inc.

Provides new, age-appropriate books every month to more than 8,000 low-income Collier students in pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grades.

Board Chair: Sallie Williams

Phone: 394-4062

P.O. Box 10811, Naples, FL 34101

Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc.

All-volunteer breast cancer support group that offers financial and emotional support.

President: Joetta D. Abbazio

Phone: 417-4600

P.O. Box 607, Naples, FL 34106

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, FLorida, Inc.

Serves more than 3,000 children, ages 6 to 18, by providing clubs, afterschool and summer programs that offer youth a safe place to grow, learn and develop relationships.

CEO: Megan McCarthy Beauvais

Phone: 325-1700

7500 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104

Cancer Alliance of Naples Inc. (CAN)

CAN provides needs-based financial assistance for nonmedical bills for children and adults battling cancer in Lee and Collier Counties, as well as cancer support groups, nutritional programs, a resource library and a cancer navigator for additional support offerings.

Executive Director: Jodi Bisogno

Phone: 643-4673

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

Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice

Strives to fight poverty, strengthen families and build communities through a variety of programs and services in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

CEO: Philomena Pereira

Phone: 455-2655

2210 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples, FL 34116

Center For Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict

An international, independent organization that’s goal is to provide long-term solutions by educating people and governments about religious-based conflict, its causes, problems and increasing costs to society.

Director: Terry O. Trowbridge

Phone: 821-4850

649 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201, Naples, FL 34102

Champions For Learning

Creates life-changing learning experiences by connecting students with the community to provide a culture of learning, innovation and support for college and career readiness.

President: Susan McManus

Phone: 643-4755

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite. 150, Naples, FL 34104

Charity for Change Inc.

Teaches character and generosity through an academic program and video series for elementary schoolers, and prevents bullying and violence by instilling empathy, compassion and a giving spirit.

CEO and Founder: Karen Conley

Phone: 592-6787

10681 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite 23, Naples, FL 34109

Child’s Path Inc.

Enriches lives of underserved children countywide through high-quality, early childhood education. Roughly 75% of 400 children enrolled annually receive Child’s Path Bright Paths scholarships.

CEO: Heather Singleton

Phone: 643-3908

15275 Collier Blvd., No. 201-359, Naples, FL 34119

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County

Improves the lives of abused children and enhances families’ abilities to provide a safe environment. Also coordinates the investigation, prosecution and healing services for severe cases.

CEO: Jackie Stephens

Phone: 263-8383

1036 6th Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102

Christ Child Society of Naples Inc.

An all-volunteer, multi-denominational organization that improves infant care, provides basic needs, promotes literacy for underserved children and provides four-year college scholarships for teens in Habitat for Humanity homes.

President: Gloria Gaughan

Phone: 404-4410

8805 Tamiami Trail N., No. 202, Naples, FL 34108

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Inc.

CIW is a worker-based, human-rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. Its Fair Food Program was named one of the top 15 “most important impact stories of the past century” by the Harvard Business Review.

President: Ramiro Pina

Phone: 657-8311

110 S. Second St., Immokalee, FL 34142

Collier County Honor Flight Inc.

Transports local veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Director: Dr. Debi Lux

Phone: 777-9295

P.O. Box 8001, Naples, FL 34101

Collier County One Hundred Club Inc.

Financially assists first-responders and their families in times of tragedy by holding events such as the 100 Club’s Annual Dinner.

President: Budd Russell

Phone: 262-0015

P.O. Box 2008, Naples, FL 34106

Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition Inc.

Assists with the planning, delivery and coordination of services to the hungry, homeless and those at risk of homelessness, and provides its data to HUD and DCF.

Executive Director: Michael Overway

Phone: 941-615-7094

P.O. Box 9202, Naples, FL 34101

Collier County Senior Resource Center Inc.

Operates the Golden Gate Senior Center and offers comprehensive services to enhance quality of life by providing a daily hot lunch, a food pantry and activities.

Director: Tatiana Fortune

Phone: 252-4541

4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples, FL 34116

Collier Harvest Foundation

Since 1992, the foundation has provided more than 19 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food to those in need countywide at no cost to the local agencies served.

Executive Director: Connie Preu

Phone: 455-FOOD (3663)

P.O. Box 11143, Naples, FL 34103

Collier Resource Center Inc.

Connects clients with local health and human-service organizations through information, referrals, advocacy and personalized case management, providing free and confidential services.

Chair: Nina Gray

Phone: 434-2030

12655 Collier Blvd., Naples, FL 34116

Collier County Senior Resource Center Inc.

Operates the Golden Gate Senior Center, which serves 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

Phone: 252-4541

4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples, FL 34116

Community Foundation of Collier County Inc.

Improves the quality of life for county residents by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues.

CEO: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

Phone: 649-5000

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

Community Pregnancy Clinics Inc.

Saves babies from abortion by providing women and families with free, life-affirming pregnancy and reproductive healthcare services at its seven clinics statewide.

CEO: Scott Baier

Phone: 262-6381

940 5th Ave N., Naples, FL 34102

Community School of Naples Inc.

An independent, Pre-K-12 college-preparatory day school driven by a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and shaped by its spirit of community and collaboration.

Head of School: David Watson

Phone: 597-7575

13275 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Inc.

Focuses on issues impacting water, land, wildlife and the future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties through experts in environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation; operates a nature center, von Arx Wildlife Hospital and other programs.

CEO: Rob Moher

Phone: 262-0304

1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102

Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida

CHEF’s mission is to provide scholarship funds for deserving Lee County and Collier County students to pursue their degrees and careers in culinary arts and hospitality, and to provide grants to accredited secondary educational institutions so scholarships can be awarded to the students.

Board President: Taryn Cafiero

P.O. Box 9440, Naples, FL 34101

Cypress Cove Landkeepers Inc.

Purchases, preserves and restores ecologically sensitive lands and wildlife corridors in Southwest Florida and its 10-acre Gore Nature Education Center is open to the public for exploration.

President: Shane Duff

Phone: 308-0281

4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

David Lawrence Mental Health Center Inc.

A behavioral-health center and foundation that provides compassionate and advanced mental health, substance-use and integrated healthcare solutions to children, adolescents and adults.

CEO: Scott Burgess

Phone: 455-8500

6075 Bathey Lane, Naples, FL 34116

Domestic Animal Services

An open-admission animal shelter operated by Collier County to ensure compliance with animal-related laws, return strays to their owners, promote the adoption of homeless animals, and work toward ending the local problem of pet overpopulation.

Director: Darcy Andrade

Phone: 252-7387

7610 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104

Easterseals Florida Inc.—Naples

The organization’s LEAP (Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Advocacy and Participation) program is an Adult Day Training program for adults ages 18 and up with developmental disabilities who receive individualized experiences in life, employment and community skills.

Executive Director: Sue Ventura

Phone: 403-0366

8793 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 111, Naples, FL 34113

Educational Pathways Inc. Operates Educational Pathways Academy, a private Christian school that provides innovative programs to strengthen academic, social and emotional learning of students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Director and Founder: Molly Arthur

Phone: 289-3639

1351 Pine St., Naples, FL 34104

Empty Bowls Naples Inc.

Raises money to end hunger through arts, education and projects that build communities. Its annual event in Cambier Park benefits its grant program and features soups donated by restaurants, pottery, a silent auction and a Bowltique.

Event Chair: Betsy Dawson

Phone: 591-8848

2221 Corporation Blvd., Naples, FL 34109

The English-Speaking Union of the United States Inc., Naples Branch

Promotes scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community.

Program Director: Pamela Voss

Phone: 330-2533

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

The Everglades Foundation Inc.

Through leadership, advocacy and science-based solutions, the foundation is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Everglades ecosystem, which supplies water for more than 8 million Floridians as a major driver of the state’s economy.

CEO: Eric Eikenberg

Phone: 305-251-0001

1020 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 6, Naples, FL 34102

Everglades Lions Club Inc.

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

President: Tony Pernas

Phone: 305-815-8849

P.O. Box 189, Everglades City, FL 34139

Everglades Society for Historic Preservation Inc.

Strives to preserve historic sites, structures, documents, artifacts and memories within the Everglades area. Operates the Everglades Area Visitor Center in Everglades City and is currently renovating the old Bank of Everglades Building.

President: Kathleen Brock

Phone: 695-2905

P.O. Box 46, Everglades City, FL 34139

The Fallen Officers Inc.

Honors our fallen heroes, unites local law enforcement officers with the community and helps with the financial burdens for families of officers who are killed, sick, injured or in disability programs.

Executive Director: Rosemary Zore

Phone: 227-9696 P.O. Box 9857, Naples, FL 34101

Farm City BBQ of Collier County Inc.

An annual barbecue designed to bring the community together and support future leaders through the Collier 4H Association, Youth Leadership Collier, Collier County Junior Deputies, Kiwanis and Rotary.

Executive Director: Cyndee Woolley

P.O. Box 111304, Naples, FL 34108

Phone: 571-3174

Feral Felines Inc.

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

President: Barbara Lewinski

Phone: 243-2226

P.O. Box 564, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Inc.

Represents the interests of BID property owners and businesses in growing and sustaining a healthy, vibrant Fifth Avenue South district by promoting the BID to residents and visitors as the destination of choice to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Executive Director: Bruce Barone, Jr.

Phone: 692-8436

649 5th Ave. S., Suite 204, Naples, FL 34102

First Tee of Naples/Collier

A youth development organization that integrates golf with a life-skills curriculum and creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can apply to everything they do.

Executive Director: Cindy Darland

Phone: 825-4851

1370 Creekside Blvd., Naples, FL 34108

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Inc.

FCS helps provide patients statewide with non-medical, financial assistance while they undergo treatment to allow them to focus on fighting cancer.

Executive Director: Lynn Rasys

Phone: 941-677-7181

681 Fourth Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102

Florida Dreamcatchers Inc.

Accepts 20 underserved students a year into its program, starting in 6th grade, and provides mentors for nine years to help with social and emotional development, outdoor/experiential education and college/career readiness.

Interim Executive Director: Sinclaire Williams

Phone: 207-837-7765

1400 N. 15th St., Suite A, Immokalee, FL 34142

For the Love of Cats Inc.

An animal-welfare group that saves lives through a community cat trap-neuter-return program, and assistance programs that help low-income families keep their pets.

President and Founder: Jan Rich

Phone: 642-8674

P.O. Box 1777, Marco Island, FL 34146

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Inc.

Raises funds for research that leads to prevention, treatments, cures and vision restoration for degenerative retinal diseases.

Naples Chapter President: Bobbie Ramsey

Phone: 440-785-2656

8946 Lely Island Circle, Naples, FL 34113

Foundation of Collier County Medical Society

Provides support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education, including scholarships for future healthcare professionals and funding for local healthcare programs in need.

Executive Director: April Donahue

Phone: 435-7727

88 12th St. N., Unit 200, Naples, FL 34102

The Founders Fund Inc.

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

Fund Administrator: Stacy Lee-Williams

Phone: 593-0124

707 Gulf Park Drive, Naples, FL 34108

Freedom Waters Foundation

Improves the lives of veterans, children and other individuals with special needs, including cancer and mental illness, with therapeutic boat rides and marine-related experiences on South Florida waters.

Director of Development: Amy Chancy

Phone: 825-5279

895 10th St., Suite 302-F, Naples, FL 34102

Fresh Start for Survivors of Abuse Fund

A fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County Inc. that helps residents who have left violent homes, to become economically independent through financial grants.

Chair: Elizabeth Weiss

Phone: 649-5000

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

Friends of the Collier County Museums

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

Chair: William “Bill” Dwight

Phone: 315-2843

3331 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34112

Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Promotes park awareness, use and enjoyment by offering educational experiences and opportunities for volunteers and visitors to learn about the park’s native environment. Assists staff with maintenance, management, recycling, programs, projects, fundraising and activities.

President: Kathy Foster

Phone: 821-1618

11135 Gulf Shore Drive N., Naples, FL 34108

Friends of Fakahatchee Inc.

Provides financial and volunteer support to preserve the unique ecology and cultural heritage of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve, Florida’s largest state park.

Executive Director: Francine Stevens

Phone: 695-1023

P.O. Box 35, Everglades City, FL 34139

At Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Florida’s largest state park, Friends of Fakahatchee work to keep the ecosystem healthy. (Getty Image)

Friends of Foster Children Forever

Assists with the unmet needs of children who enter, or are at risk of entering, the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow them to fulfill their potential.

Executive Director: Ann Hughes

Phone: 262-1808

2675 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 402, Naples, FL 34104

Friends of the Library of Collier County Inc.

Supports the 10-branch public library by funding educational and informative programs, the genealogy database, providing gifts for the summer reading program and branch enhancements not publicly funded.

Operations and Events Manager: Marlene Kern Haywood

Phone: 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 museum, which was founded in 1998 by Friends of the Museum after the group renovated the Everglades Laundry building.

President: Jaye Brunner

Phone: 695-2905

P.O. Box 677, Everglades City, FL 34139

Friends of the River of Grass Greenway

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

President: Patricia A. Huff

Phone: 719-0020

P.O. Box 5031, Everglades City, FL 34139

Friends of Rookery Bay Inc.

Connects people with southwest Florida’s dynamic coastal environment in support of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, and provides vital financial and in-kind support for programs and operations.

Executive Director: Athan Barkoukis

Phone: 530-5972

300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy Inc.

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

Executive Director: Jessica Campbell

Phone: 261-8284

102 12th St. N., Naples, FL 34102

Gargiulo Education Center

In partnership with the Naples Children & Education Foundation and Collier County Public Schools, the center provides resources to Naples’ migrant community by providing academic programming that complements the public-school curriculum, as well as a variety of enriching out-of-school activities.

Executive Director: Mary Asta

Phone: 596-1975

1414 Rail Head Blvd., Naples, FL 34110

Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

Holds an annual backcountry fishing tournament to fund scholarships, which are given annually to three deserving Collier County high school juniors, seniors or college freshmen so they can go on the adventure of their dreams.

Director: Robert E. Doyle Jr.

P.O. Box 7225, Naples, FL 34101

George DeMarco Foundation Inc.

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

Phone: 643-4077

3527 Domestic Ave., Naples, FL 34104

Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs Inc.

Helps combat-wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities to become more independent by partnering them with skilled assistance dogs.

Founder and CEO: Jeannie Bates

Phone: 775-1660

3173 Horseshoe Drive S., Naples, FL 34104

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)

Celebrates children’s natural curiosity and serves as a safe space that encourages children to play, learn and dream. With more than 30,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, the museum provides innovative, child-centered educational opportunities to spark a passion for learning.

Executive Director: Dena Rae Hancock

Phone: 514-0084

15080 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

Grace Center Foundation Inc.

Serves the poorest babies, children and adults in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, by finding long-term solutions to help families become self-sufficient.

Founder and Executive Director: Marcia Erickson

Phone: 465-6435

431 Lagoon Ave., Naples, FL 34108

Grace Place for Children and Families Inc.

A family literacy center that provides a pathway out of poverty by offering education for children and families in Golden Gate City and operating a food pantry that serves 350 families weekly.

CEO: Lära Fisher

Phone: 255-7200

4300 21st Ave. SW, Naples, FL 34116

Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation Inc.

Supports the American Association of University Women’s local branch to promote equity, education and development of opportunities for local women and girls.

President: Catherine Eggleston Hackney

Phone: 330-620-4700

6235 Wilshire Pines Circle, No. 1405, Naples, FL 34109

Greater Naples YMCA Inc.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit, ‘the Y’ is committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, building a healthy spirit, mind, body and social responsibility.

CEO: Cindy Love-Abounader

Phone: 597-3148

5450 YMCA Road, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34109

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: Ana Puszkin-Chevlin

Phone: 776-1910

1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102

Guadalupe Center Inc.

Offers programs that break the cycle of poverty in Immokalee with early-childhood education and tutoring.

President: Dawn Montecalvo

Phone: 657-7711

509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142

Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends Inc.

Provides support, mentoring and fostering of relationships between local veterans and the community. The group also identifies and fills gaps in current veteran resources.

Executive Director: Jerry Sanford

Phone: 289-6952

15920 Old 41, Suite 300, Naples, FL 34110

Gulf Coast Big Band Inc.

A 17-piece, volunteer jazz band directed by well-known trumpeter Dan Miller that performs outdoor concerts. To encourage high school students musically, it awards scholarships for summer band camps and private lessons.

President: Tim Hains

Phone: 877-6090

6953 Burnt Sienna Circle, Naples, FL 34109

Gulfshore Opera Inc.

Presents accessible, high-quality vocal music performances with classically trained artists and fosters a sense of belonging within Southwest Florida’s diverse community through social engagement activities.

General Director: Steffanie Pearce

Phone: 529-3925

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

Gulfshore Playhouse Inc.

A professional regional theater company committed to enriching the cultural landscape through world-class productions and education programs that are inspiring, uplifting and thought-provoking.

Founder and CEO: Kristen Coury

Phone: 261-7529

2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 211, Naples, FL 34105

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County Inc.

Makes homeownership a reality for critical workers who don’t qualify for a conventional mortgage due to low wages. Together, Habitat, homeowners and material donors build homes, communities and hope through sweat equity.

CEO: Rev. Lisa Lefkow

Phone: 775-0036

11145 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34113

Hadassah (Collier/Lee Chapter)

Supports global healing, teaching and research, helps at-risk youth and advocates for women’s health through more than 300,000 volunteer members nationwide.

President: Joyce Toub

Phone: 518-330-1559

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 319, Naples, FL 34119

Healthcare Network

Provides medical, dental and behavioral health care to approximately 50,000 patients patients (of all ages), regardless of their ability to pay.

CEO: Dr. Emily Ptaszek

Phone: 658-3000

1454 Madison Ave. W., Immokalee, FL 34142

Heil Luthringer Foundation Inc.

Provides multiple-sclerosis education to afflicted people and their families, adult survivors of MS, children of parents with MS, caregivers, the community and healthcare professionals.

President: Dr. Debbie Heil

Phone: 595-7179

11623 Useppa Court, Naples, FL 34110

Help A Diabetic Child Inc.

A foundation that provides underprivileged diabetic children with blood-glucose testing supplies and insulin.

President: Tami Balavage

Phone: 821-5051

P.O. Box 110161, Naples,FL 34108

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center Inc.

The museum and Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center share the important lessons of the Holocaust and respect for others through educational partnerships with Southwest Florida communities, teachers and students.

CEO: Susan L. Suarez

Phone: 263-9200

975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, Naples, FL 34110

Hope for Haiti Inc,

Works to improve the lives of people living in Haiti—particularly children­—by helping community leaders in rural areas improve education, healthcare, infrastructure, access to clean water and economic opportunity.

CEO: Skyler Badenoch

Phone: 434-7183

1021 5th Ave. N., Naples, FL 34102

Humane Society Naples Inc.

As Southwest Florida’s premier animal welfare organization, its mission is to shelter animals in times of need, locate life-long homes and advocate for responsible pet ownership.

Executive Director: Sarah Baeckler Davis

Phone: 643-1555

370 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples, FL 34104

The Immokalee Foundation Inc.

Provides a range of educational programs that build pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring, tutoring and life-skill development that leads to economic independence.

CEO: Noemi Y. Perez

Phone: 430-9122

2375 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 308, Naples, FL 34103


As the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s goal is to improve lives by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D.

Southern Florida Executive Director: Kathy Cleeland

Phone: 591-2825

3369 Pine Ridge Road, No. 202, Naples, FL 34109

Jewish Federation of Greater Naples Inc.

Enhances the quality of 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.

CEO: Jeffrey Feld

Phone: 263-4205

2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 2201, Naples, FL 34109

Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida Inc.

Promotes awareness of the impact Jewish people made in every sphere of Southwest Florida through educational events, eyewitness testimonies, documentary films and The Virtual Museum of Southwest Florida Jewish History.

President: Marina Berkovich

Phone: 833-547-7935

8805 Tamiami Trail N., No. 255, Naples, FL 34108

Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples Inc.

A volunteer organization known for its community service within the district’s schools, where it provides leadership and volunteer opportunities—K-Kids, Builders Clubs, Key Clubs—and CKI for college students. Also provides scholarships.

President 2020-2021: Peter Mollo

Phone: 213-8623

P.O. Box 770060, Naples, FL 34107

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve Inc.

A wildlife education facility with more than 100 animals that allows visitors by reservation only. Educates the community, often in a hands-on, interactive way about global and local animal welfare and conservation.

CEO: John Slaby

Phone: 352-5387

2861 4th Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

Laces of Love Charitable Foundation Inc.

Provides new shoes to low-income and disadvantaged children, primarily in Collier and Lee Counties, through schools and nonprofits that serve Laces kids.

Director: Jeanne Nealon

Phone: 591-1172

1900 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Unit 402, Naples, FL 34102

Leadership Collier Foundation

As the nonprofit arm of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the group builds a network of community leaders who enhance their leadership skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement.

President: Michael Dalby

Phone: 298-7935

2390 Tamiami Tr. N., No. 210, Naples, FL 34103

The League Club Inc.

A women’s organization that strengthens communities through fellowship, education and philanthropy. It’s open to women who have been or are still active members of any Junior League that’s a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International.

President: Melissa McClayton

Phone: 353-3100

5051 Castello Drive, No. 240, Naples, FL 34103

League of Women Voters of Collier County Inc.

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, Janet Hoffman

Phone: 263-4656

P.O. Box 9883, Naples, FL 34101

Legal Aid Service of Collier County Inc.

A law firm offering free civil legal services to residents who face life-changing matters.

Managing Attorney: Carol O’Callaghan

Phone: 775-4555

4436 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34112

Lighthouse of Collier Inc.

Fosters independence and enhances the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired and their caregivers.

CEO: Scott Flagel

Phone: 430-3934

2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 211, Naples, FL 34104

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County Inc.

Provides literacy services for children and adults to enhance the lives of students and their families by improving their English skills.

Executive Director: Susan Spry

Phone: 262-4448

8833 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34113

Lucky Parrot Refuge & Sanctuary Inc.

Provides a natural, subtropical four-acre haven for homeless, abused and/or unwanted parrots, allotting them outdoor aviaries—where all of their needs are cared for and they are part of a flock.

Executive Director: Ethel Buchbinder

Phone: 348-1991

P.O. Box 110334, Naples, FL 34108

MADD Southwest Florida

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is dedicated to safe, sober streets in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry Counties. Its vision is for a community with no more victims of impaired driving.

Executive Director: Lori Burke

Phone: 791-7560

13130 Westlinks Terrace, Suite 8, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Marco Island Center for the Arts

A place to gather, learn and get inspired through programs including virtual and on-site classes, workshops for adults and children and special presentations that showcase local, national and international artists.

Executive Director: Hyla Crane

Phone: 394-4221

1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145

Marco Island Historical Society Inc.

The society and historical museum present 10,000 years of Marco Island’s prehistory and history, from its ancient people to its pioneering settlers and trailblazers.

CEO: Pat Rutledge

Phone: 389-6447

180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145

Marco Island Shell Club Inc.

Promotes the study, conservation, history and science of seashells and mollusks; encourages collecting and shell art; offers weekly art workshops during season; and underwrites scholarships and grants for students studying marine biology or environmental science.

President: Cindy Wesolowski

Phone: 410-299-8882

P.O. Box 633, Marco Island, FL 34146

Marco Island Writers Inc.

Gathers writers of all genres and skill levels to help each other improve their craft by sharing information and inspiration, whether writing for fun or profit.

President: Joanne Tailele

Phone: 784-2637

1346 Mainsail Drive, Suite 1323, Marco Island, FL 34145

Meals of Hope Inc.

As Southwest Florida’s largest food pantry provider, it feeds about 3,500 families weekly at 12-plus pantries; volunteers make and distribute more than 10,000 hot meals and breakfasts monthly to out-of-school programs; and it offers a weekend backpack program.

President: Stephen Popper

Phone: 537-7775

2221 Corporation Blvd., Naples, FL 34109

Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida Inc.

Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance-use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

Director: Petra Jones

Phone: 261-5405

2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 404, Naples, FL 34103

MicroGrants of Collier County

Invests in low-income people of potential with $500-$1,500 grants through partner agencies, improving the beneficiaries’ long-term ability to increase income through education, business development and stable employment.

Manager: Charles ‘Chuck’ Garrity

Phone: 261-6360

1540 Ixora Drive, Naples, FL 34102

Miracles Among Us Inc.

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

Executive Director: Suzan Berg

Phone: 529-5284

P.O. Box 110992, Naples, FL 34108

Miracles in Action Inc.

Empowers impoverished Guatemalans through sustainable projects that create jobs and improve education, nutrition and vocational skills, by enabling them to sell jewelry and handicrafts wholesale to gift shops, at country club luncheons and presentations, the Marco Island Farmers Market and Naples’ St. Paul’s Farmers Market.

President and Founder: Penny Rambacher

Phone: 348-0815

3559 Kent Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Music Foundation of Greater Naples (Naples Music Club Inc.)

The oldest organization in the area devoted to music education, providing scholarships, outreach efforts and financial support for hundreds of local music students.

President: Beth Smith

Phone: 317-809-1705

P.O. Box 112383, Naples, FL 34108

Music For Minors Foundation Inc.

Raises money to provide quality instruments, private lesson and college music scholarships to deserving students in Collier and Lee Counties.

President: Don Rhynard

Phone: 273-2250

P.O. Box 1503, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

NAMI Collier County Inc.

Provides support, education and advocacy to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness.

Executive Director: Pamela J. Baker

Phone: 260-7300

6216 Trail Blvd., Building C, Naples, FL 34108

Naples Art Association Inc.

Enlightens, engages, educates and enriches the community by building on its history and leadership position as a hub of visual contemporary art with a local and global footprint.

Executive Director and Chief Curator: Frank Verpoorten

Phone: 262-6517

585 Park St., Naples, FL 34102

Naples Art District Inc.

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

President: Paula Broady

Phone: 249-1977

P.O. Box 111455, Naples, FL 34108

Naples Big Band (Music Makers Show Band Inc.)

Professional musicians promoting, preserving and performing American big band music, and financially supporting local music education.

President: Brad Cassity

Phone: 777-0416

2280 Outrigger Lane, Naples, FL 34104

Naples Botanical Garden Inc.

A 170-acre, world-class garden paradise featuring plants from around the world, with a mission to develop and conserve collections and habitats representative of the flora and cultures between the 26th latitudes. It provides arts, culture, education, conservation, wellness and volunteer programs onsite and online.

CEO: Donna McGinnis

Phone: 643-7275

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Naples Cat Alliance Inc.

Rescues cats 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

Phone: 424-835-1523

5555 Golden Gate Parkway, Unit 141, Naples, FL 34116

Naples Children & Education Foundation Inc.

As the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, the foundation helps improve the education, emotional and health outcomes of Collier County’s at-risk children.

CEO: Maria Jimenez-Lara

Phone: 514-2239

2590 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples, FL 34103

Naples Classical Academy

A charter school that’s part of the Optima Foundation family of schools and which receives academic support from Hillsdale College through its Barney Charter School Initiative. CEO: Erika Donalds

Phone: 449-8599

10270 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34120

Naples Community Orchestra Inc.

Brings 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: Ann Frand Wilson

P.O. Box 9542, Naples, FL 34101

Naples Concert Band Inc.

Dedicated to entertaining the community with a variety of musical concerts at Cambier Park during season.

President: Dave Drewek

Phone: 270-1221

P.O. Box 31, Naples, FL 34106

Naples Garden Club Inc.

Provides opportunities for sharing and learning about horticulture, floral design and the environment in a congenial, supportive atmosphere.

President: Sally Lutz

Phone: 262-1272

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Naples Historical Society Inc.

Preserves Naples’ history and heritage and educates about the society’s projects, tours, events and plans. Naples’ oldest house, Historic Palm Cottage, built in 1895, is its Educational Headquarters and a museum.

CEO: Elaine L. Reed

Phone: 261-8164

137 12th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

Naples Jazz Society Inc.

Sponsor of Dixieland Jazz Bands that perform free Sunday concerts at Cambier Park during season and at Norris and River Park Community Centers during the year.

President: Lois Kehoe

Phone: 612-327-3835

3836 Jungle Plum Dr. E., Naples, FL 34114

(GFWC) Naples Junior Woman’s Club Inc.

Promotes empowerment, 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: Stephanie Marie Pavlik

570 Park St., Naples, FL 34102

Naples Lions Club Foundation Inc.

Assists families without health insurance with needed treatment and screens children for vision and hearing disorders.

President: Dr. Howard Freedman

Phone: 353-4800

P.O. Box 110474, Naples, FL 34108

Naples Pathways Coalition Inc.

Dedicated to improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and equal access for vulnerable road users. Its keystone project, the more than 70-mile, paved Paradise Coast Trail, will connect Naples to Collier County and beyond.

Executive Director: Michelle Avola-Brown

Phone: 777-7718

300 5th Ave. S., Suite 101, No. 464, Naples, FL 34102

The Naples Players Inc.

A theater company that seeks to enrich, educate and entertain the community and inspire passion for the performing arts through access to the process, experience and conversations surrounding the artistic community.

CEO and Artistic Director: Bryce Alexander

Phone: 434-7340

701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

Naples Senior Center at JFCS Inc.

Enriches the lives of people 60 and older with comprehensive programs and services that support and strengthen them and their families, often at times of vulnerability and crisis.

CEO: Jaclynn Faffer

Phone: 325-4444

5025 Castello Drive, Naples, FL 34103

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.

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

CEO: Missy Lamont

Phone: 596-2988

206 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34102

Naples Woman’s Club

Members are dedicated to enhancing the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. Also hosts educational and charitable events to promote friendship.

President: Valerie White

Phone: 262-6331

570 Park St., Naples, FL 34102

Naples Zoo Inc.

Aims to inspire children and adults to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world.

CEO: Jack Mulvena

Phone: 262-5409

1590 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34102

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Helping people with MS live their best lives through more connections to information, resources and others with shared experiences; pushing to accelerate research breakthroughs; and enabling MS voices to be heard to drive change.

Mid-South Florida Chapter President: Robin Nunley Phone: 772-260-6701

16980 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34110

NCH Healthcare Systems Inc.

Helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives by striving to become a world-class leader of healthcare and by providing excellence in every patient experience.

CEO: Paul Hiltz

Phone: 624-2000

350 7th St. N., Naples, FL 34102

Neighborhood Health Clinic Inc.

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

Phone: 261-6600

88 12th St. N., Suite 100, Naples, FL 34102

New Horizons of Southwest Florida Inc.

Changes the lives of low-resourced students by providing tutoring, mentoring and character-building programs at its neighborhood clubs.

CEO: Linda M. Cunning

Phone: 948-4146 P.O. Box 111833, Naples, FL 34108

Opera Naples Inc.

Presents productions and concerts featuring internationally renowned artists and is a staunch proponent of community service and education outreach, introducing opera to more than 60,000 children.

Executive Director: Sondra Quinn

Artistic Director: Ramon Tebar

Phone: 963-9050

2408 Linwood Ave., Naples, FL 34112

The Optima Foundation Inc.

Founded to support the establishment and expansion of superior-quality schools of choice, making classical education available to every family.

CEO and President: Erika Donalds

Phone: 449-8599

15275 Collier Blvd., No. 201-299, Naples, FL 34119

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Inc.

Shares the love of God by reducing hunger and building community relationships, offering nourishing food choices, encouragement and hope. Volunteers serve about 1,000 county households weekly.

President: Jo Anne Lundquist

Phone: 259-5188

1450 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145

Pace Center For Girls Inc.

Pace Collier at Immokalee provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Executive Director: Marianne Kearns

Phone: 842-5406

160 N. 1st St., Immokalee, FL 34142

Pan-Florida Challenge Inc.

Funds cancer-prevention research, patient support and provides cancer-fighting food to hungry children statewide.

Executive Director: Jeri Goetz

Phone: 298-1620

2097 Trade Center Way, Naples, FL 34109

Panira Healthcare Clinic Inc.

A primary care and walk-In clinic that offers affordable, high-quality, healthcare to everyone who needs it.

CEO: Lawrence J. Egger

Phone: 529-5580

4975 E. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34113

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides proven and effective programs and services that improve the quality of life, educate, enrich and empower people affected by Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases.

Executive Director: Mary C. Schoeffel

Phone: 417-3465

2575 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Building 300, Suite 301, Naples, FL 34119

Path2Freedom Inc.

Creates hope and healing for child survivors of human trafficking by providing safe environments and long-term programs for recovery.

President and Founder: Ana Stevenson

Phone: 398-9961

1200 Goodlette Road N., No. 9916, Naples, FL 34101

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee Inc.

A nationally accredited early-education center and a leader in NCEF’s Early Learning Initiative that collaborates to implement groundbreaking programs that close education gaps by delivering high-quality, early learning programs.

Executive Director: Beth Hatch

Phone: 261-1774

4060 Tamiami Trail N., Unit 1, Naples, FL 34103

PFLAG Naples Inc.

Envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and everyone is respected, valued and affirmed, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, by educating and building a community of advocates united with LGBTQ+ people.

President: Mike Dias

Phone: 727-755-4099

P.O. Box 990433, Naples, FL 34116

Physician Led Access Network of Collier County

Works to improve the health of the community by providing a safety net and increasing access to quality health care for low-income, uninsured adult residents.

Program Manager: Yvonne Hill

Phone: 776-3016

2671 Airport Road S., Suite 202, Naples, FL 34112

Pilot Club of Naples Inc. and Naples Pilot Foundation Inc.

Focusing on brain safety and brain injury prevention by offering bike helmets and puppet presentations, and supports Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational and research programs.

President: Suzanne Lester

Phone: 289-8268

P.O. Box 8674, Naples, FL 34101

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc.

Offers affordable access to vital sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens based on respect for everyone’s right to make informed, independent decisions.

CEO: Stephanie Fraim

Phone: 262-0301

1425 Creech Road, Naples, FL 34103

Project Help Inc.

Here, a 24-hour crisis and sexual assault help line, assault response services, victim advocacy, sudden death response and crisis intervention services are offered—regardless of age, financial status, ethnicity or identity.

Executive Director: Eileen Wesley

Phone: 649-1404

3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 280, Naples, FL 34104

Providence House Inc.

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

Executive Director: Carol Hollander

Phone: 692-8779

P.O. Box 128, Naples, FL 34106

Redlands Christian Migrant Association Inc.

Provides early childhood care and education to rural, low-income families, most of whom are employed in agriculture and many of whom migrate nationwide. Also provides health care, nutritional resources, immigration assistance, and parenting and literacy classes.

Director: Isabel Garcia

Phone: 658-3560

402 W. Main St., Immokalee, FL 34142

Residential Options of Florida Inc.

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

Executive Director: Berneitha McNair

Phone: 774-7663

3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 285, Naples, FL 34104

Ricky King Foundation Inc.

The foundation’s Ricky King Children’s Fund enriches the lives of Southwest Florida children with disabilities by providing essential medical equipment and services in times of need.

Executive Director: Jennifer Weidenbruch

Phone: 449-0209

625 9th St. N., Suite 203, Naples, FL 34102

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida Inc.

Creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry Counties.

Executive Director: Laura Ragain

Phone: 437-0202

16100 Roserush Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Rotary Club of Naples Inc.

Dedicated to bringing together local leaders, businesses and professionals to take action in bettering the world through humanitarian, volunteer service.

Vice President: Ron Gustason

Phone: 564-8498

P.O. Box 990206, Naples, FL 34116

Royal Palm Academy Inc.

An elementary and middle school-age independent Catholic school committed to providing an extraordinary education for tomorrow’s leaders, with rich academics, strong character formation, spiritual growth and an apostolic focus.

President: Jacqueline Balandra

Phone: 594-9888

16100 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34110

Saint Ann School Foundation Inc.

Dedicated to ensuring a faith-based education remains accessible to all families desiring it for their children, regardless of income.

Executive Director: Pamela Macia

Phone: 262-4110

475 Ninth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102

The Salvation Army of Collier County

An international, evangelical, Christian group whose mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination through its worship center, thrift shops, affordable childcare and other programs.

Executive Director: Capt. Ben Bridges

Phone: 776-0276

3180 Estey Ave., Naples, FL 34104

SCORE Naples

Established in 1964 as a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Service Corps of Retired Executives is America’s premier source of free, confidential small business advice. Chair: Ron Wilson

Phone: 430-0081

900 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples, FL 34102

Seacrest School Inc.

Operates Seacrest Country Day School, a pre-K through 12th grade school committed to fueling intellectual engagement, teaching ownership of the educational experience, cultivating quality of character and inspiring students to lead significant lives.

Head of School: Kevin Aspegren

Phone: 793-1986

7100 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104

Searching for Solutions Institute Inc.

Holds the yearly Imagine Solutions Conference, a national thought-leader conference in Naples that brings 20 of the top experts in the fields of medicine, science, cyberwarfare, education, finance, environment and the economy to speak and meet the audience.

CEO: Randy Antik

Phone: 214-215-6000

29130 Brendisi Way, Suite 130, Naples, FL 34110

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Inc.

Operates the county’s two certified domestic violence centers and provides a safe place where domestic violence and human-trafficking victims and survivors can get support to rebuild their lives through advocacy, empowerment and social change.

CEO: Linda Oberhaus

Phone: 775-3862

P.O. Box 10102, Naples, FL 34101

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education and Experience Center Inc.

Heals hearts and minds through rescue, sanctuary and education. Rescues captive-bred exotic and un-releasable wild animals and shares their lessons of survival and hope.

Director: Deanna Deppen

Phone: 290-9867

1161 27th St. SW, Naples, FL 34117

South Florida National Parks Trust Inc.

Supports four national parks: Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.

Executive Director: Juan Cueto

Phone: 305-665-4769

1390 South Dixie Highway, Suite 2217, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Southwest Florida Music Education Center Inc.

A state-of-the-art center and organization that advances music education and opportunities for neurodiverse young adults.

Vice President: Jennifer Clark

Phone: 205-8258

3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 199, Naples, FL 34105

Special Olympics Florida Inc.

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

Regional Director West Coast: Ken Roop

Phone: 775-1991

P.O. Box 2646, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Sports CLUB

A division of Sports Camp Inc., the club provides children with a safe, after-school, summer camp and youth sports environment through educational, physical and creative activities.

Phone: 566-CLUB (2582)

3275 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109

STARability Foundation Inc.

Transforming the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social, vocational and educational connections to the community, while strengthening awareness and respect for all abilities.

CEO: Karen Govern

Phone: 594-9007

5125 Castello Drive, Naples, FL 34103

St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naples Inc.

Provides families of students in grades PK3 through 8th grade with an academically challenging curriculum integrated with faith-based values, tradition and a strong sense of community.

Principal: Maria Niebuhr

Phone: 455-2262

2730 53rd Terrace SW, Naples, FL 34116

St. John Neumann Catholic High School Inc.

A Catholic college-prep high school that serves students from 9th through 12th grades.

Principal: Sister Patricia Roche

Phone: 455-3044

3000 53rd St. SW, Naples, FL 34116

St. John’s Thrift Shoppe

Accepts donations of women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, furniture, housewares, china and more, and the Outreach Ministry at St. John’s Episcopal Church uses the net proceeds to benefit local charities.

Board Member: Faye Bruso

Phone: 597-9518

14700 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34110

St. Matthew’s House Inc.

Provides innovative solutions to fight hunger, homelessness and addiction that are compassionate and disciplined, giving a hand-up, instead of a hand-out, to everyone it serves. Operates thrift shops, a recovery program, catering service, cafe, car wash and detailing center.

COO: Steve Brooder

Phone: 774-0500

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

St. Vincent de Paul Society, Naples District

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

Phone: 775-2907

4451 Mercantile Ave., Naples, FL 34104

Storytellers Creative Arts Inc.

A faith-based outreach organization that has transformed more than 4,000 lives in Southwest Florida through the arts, reaching underprivileged children and families and people battling addiction through community programs and partnerships.

Executive Director: William S. Barnett

Phone: 287-7331

P.O. Box 111742, Naples, FL 34108

Stroke Recovery Foundation Inc.

Facilitates successful stroke awareness, prevention and maximized stroke recoveries.

Founder: Bob Mandell

Phone: 254-8266

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

Sunlight of Collier County Inc.

Since 1994, Sunlight Home has been the only residential maternity home and program serving Collier County and attempts to break the cycle of poverty and abuse for at-risk pregnant women and teens.

President: Carolyn Norton Bott

Phone: 352-0251

P.O. Box 9194, Naples, FL 34101

Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida Inc.

Offers an adult day program with services designed to give people with developmental disabilities training to improve independent functioning, physical health and development so they can live valued lives in the community.

Director of Operations: Cassandra Beaver

Phone: 643-5338

4227 Exchange Ave., Naples, FL 34104

The Sunshine Kids Foundation Inc.

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.

Senior Program Manager, Eastern Region: Janet Yon

Phone: 919-8867

5137 Castello Drive, Suite 1, Naples, FL 34103

St. Vincent DePaul Society Naples District Council Inc.

SVdP Naples delivers Meals on Wheels to low-income, homebound seniors and provides financial, food and furniture assistance and life-skills classes to Collier County’s low-income, working families.

Executive Director: Kim Schul

Phone: 775-2907

4451 Mercantile Ave, Naples, FL 34104

Taste of Immokalee Inc.

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 Immokalee.

Executive Director: Marie Capita

Phone: 297-6814

1400 North 15th St, Suite 202, Immokalee, FL 34142

TheatreZone Inc.

Presenting professional theatrical productions and educating students of all ages to appreciate and engage in the performing arts.

Founding Artistic Director: Mark Danni

Phone: 888-966-3352

G&L Theatre, The Community School of Naples

13275 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

Founded and run by theatrically trained husband-wife duo Karen and Mark Danni,
TheatreZone is known for its showstopping costumes and dance numbers. (Courtesy TheatreZone)

Track to Trail Inc.

An animal welfare organization focused on horse rescue, rehab and rehoming, primarily taking on injured ex-racehorses, that also offers educational programing for kids.

Executive Director: Cynthia Gilbert

Phone: 963-7296

3847 Second Ave. SE, Naples, FL 34117

United Arts Council of Collier County Inc.

The state-designated Local Arts Agency for Collier County whose mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the community through the power of the arts.

Executive Director: Laura Burns

Phone: 254-8242

340 9th St. N., No. 201, Naples, FL 34102

The United Way of Collier and the Keys Inc.

Committed to improving lives and strengthening the community so everyone has an opportunity to thrive and achieve their full potential. Provides information, referrals, tools, resources, and improves education, economic stability, health and access to food and safety.

Executive Director: Steven L. Sanderson

Phone: 777-9113

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

The Village School of Naples Inc.

An independent, faith-based Pre-K-12 school that provides an environment to empower and inspire students to think and create solutions.

Head of School: Dennis Chapman

Phone: 593-7686

6000 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 34109

Voices of Naples Inc.

A seasonal choral committed to teaching, community outreach, providing an eclectic range of music, from jazz to classical, and providing scholarships to local graduates continuing their music education in college.

President: Maryellen Lemasters

Phone: 643-0980

2249 Clipper Way, Naples, FL 34104

Volunteer Services for Animals Inc.

A rescue organization specializing in neonate kittens that provides health care to underserved dogs and cats and operates a food bank for owners having difficulty feeding their animals.

Executive Director: Phyllis Estes

Phone: 290-6274

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

Wellfit Girls Program SWFL

A comprehensive youth-development model that 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

Phone: 333-9502

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 Episcopal Church for the benefit of many charities and has donated more than $700,000 over the past nine years.

President: Ann Hudon

Phone: 262-6581

553 Galleon Drive, Naples, FL 34102

Women’s Foundation of Collier County

As part of the Community Foundation of Collier County Inc., the foundation acts as a catalyst for change in the lives of Collier County’s women and girls through grantmaking, advocacy and education.

Director: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

Phone: 649-5000

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

Wounded Warriors of Collier County Inc.

Assists with the needs of veterans and their families, with a focus on education, housing and mental health to ensure that no Collier County veteran is left behind.

President: Dale Mullin

Phone: 302-1800

4851 Tamiami Trail N., No. 200, Naples, FL 34103

YMCA of South Collier Inc.

Puts Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body and is committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Marco Y offers sports, fitness, nutrition, aquatics, social and other programs.

CEO: Cindy Love-Abounader

Phone: 394-9622

101 Sand Hill St., Marco Island, FL 34145

Youth Haven Inc.

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

Executive Director: Linda Goldfield

Phone: 774-2904

5867 Whitaker Road, Naples, FL 34112

Zonta Foundation of Naples Inc.

Since 1993, Zonta has worked to have a positive impact on marginalized women and girls through service and advocacy.

President: Linda Pearson

Phone: 860-4955

P.O. Box 10911, Naples, FL 34101




Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc.

Has served victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties for the past 40 years.

Executive Director: Jennifer L. Benton

Phone: 939-2553

P.O. Box 60401, Fort Myers,FL 33906

Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center Inc.

The mission is to achieve caregiver health, strength and resilience by providing education, information, resource referrals, support groups, hope and compassion.

Executive Director: Lynne Thorp

Phone: 437-3007

12468 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Alzheimer’s Association

Works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care for those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Executive Director: Angela D. McAuley

Phone: 727-578-2558

14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 33762

American Cancer Society, Lee County

The mission is to save and celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Executive Director: Shelley Slechta

Phone: 936-3582

4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919

American Heart Association Inc. (Southwest Florida Affiliate)

Its mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives by offering educational opportunities and health support for Southwest Florida.

Executive Director: Kelly Glewa

Phone: 495-4904

9200 Estero Park Commons Blvd., No. 7, Estero, FL 33928

American Red Cross Inc.—Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland

Shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Executive Director: Jill Palmer

Phone: 278-3401

7051 Cypress Terrace, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Animal Refuge Center

As Southwest Florida’s largest no-kill shelter, ARC houses 400 cats and dogs daily, cage free, on 23 acres, relying entirely on private donations.

President: Wayne Leinen Jr.

Phone: 731-3535

18011 Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc.

The agency connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance to live safely with independence and dignity.

CEO: Marianne Lorini

Phone: 652-6900

2830 Winkler Ave., Suite 112, Fort Myers, FL 33916

ArtFest Fort Myers

Southwest Florida’s premier fine-art festival showcases 200 nationally recognized artists in downtown Fort Myers, offering great food, continuous entertainment, children’s art experiences and more.

Executive Director: Sharon McAllister

Phone: 768-3602

1375 Jackson St., Suite 401, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Asian Professionals Association SWFL Inc.

Provides leadership in connecting Asian professionals and the broader community for economic, social, intellectual and cultural enrichment.

President: Pearl Cruz

Phone: 771-9911

13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Suite 202-328, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Audubon of Southwest Florida

Protects plants, animals and their habitats and promotes environmental education and a greater community involvement with the natural world.

President: Gerri Reaves

Box 61041, Fort Myers, FL 33906

Best Buddies International Inc. (Fort Myers Office)

Dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Area Director: Melanie Musick

Phone: 275-2510

5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL 33907

The Betty Allen Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Inc.

Offers free educational workshops to communities, colleges, businesses, religious organizations and women’s groups, as well as a new
symptoms diary mobile app.

Founder and President: Sharie Kearns

Phone: 935-8325

13300-56 S. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907


As part of the Barrier Island Group for the Arts Inc., its vision is to create great arts, entertainment, programs and learning experiences to inspire, enrich and delight in Sanibel and Captiva.

Executive Director: Lee Ellen Harder

Phone: 395-0900

900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Inc.

Matches youth in meaningful, enduring mentorships with adult volunteers who empower help them achieve greater confidence, improved relationships and bright futures.

Regional Director: Kelly Palmer

Phone: 237-2624

8280 College Parkway, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Bishop Verot Catholic High School Inc.

Private college-preparatory Catholic high school offering religious education, a wide-range of electives, honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level courses.

Director of Development: Jeff Brown

Phone: 274-6730

5598 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Blessings in a Backpack Inc. (Southwest Florida Chapter)

Provides weekend meals to children who are deemed food insufficient at Title 1 elementary schools in Lee and Collier Counties.

Executive Director: Cecilia St. Arnold

Phone: 410-9592

P.O. Box 61402, Fort Myers, FL 33906

Bonita Springs Assistance Office

Serves residents who face financial hardship due to an emergency/crisis by providing emergency financial assistance, food and hygiene items.

Executive Director: Teri Lamaine

Phone: 992-3034

25300 Bernwood Drive, Suite 6, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Bonita Springs Historical Society Inc.

Works to preserve, protect and promote the city’s rich heritage and operates the 1915 McSwain Home in the historic downtown area.

President: Bonnie Whittemore

Phone: 992-6997

P.O. Box 3015, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Bonita Springs YMCA (YMCA of Southwest Florida Inc.)

Provides early learning for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, summer camps, after-school programs, sports, aquatics, plus other health and wellness programs for the community.

Executive Director: Angel Cerritos

Phone: 221-7560

27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc.

Cares for more than 300 resident animals, upgrades wildlife enclosures, grows the botanical beauty of the property, provides community education programs and events.

CEO: David Rahahętih Webb

Phone: 992-2591

27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

Serving more than 1,300 youths by offering them a safe place to learn, grow into productive, caring and responsible citizens.

CEO: Denise Gergley

13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 231, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Cafe of Life Inc.

Provides basic human needs to the underserved people in the Bonita Springs area, including daily hot meals, take-home food, clothing, diapers and other essential items.

Executive Director: Jeff Nichols

Phone: 495-9325

P.O. Box 367794, Bonita Springs, FL 34136

Candlelighters of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides free support, education and activities to children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders so families going through similar circumstances can start healing mentally.

Executive Director: Klair M. Snellbaker

Phone: 432-2223

9981 S. Healthpark Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

The Canterbury School Inc.

Provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership and service. Teachers strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding post-secondary institutions and professions.

Associate Head of School: George Pappas

Phone: 481-4323

8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Cape Coral Caring Center Inc.

An emergency food pantry that helps people when they lose their job or have a serious illness, providing needed clothing vouchers, utilities and sanitary products.

Executive Director: Julie Ferguson

Phone: 910-0110

4645 SE 15th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33904

Cape Coral Community Foundation Inc.

Fosters a healthy and dynamic community where people are inspired to support, strengthen and enrich the quality of life through generosity and civic engagement throughout Southwest Florida.

CEO: Michael Chatman

Phone: 542-5594

1405 SE 47th St., Suite 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife Inc.

Preserves and enhances the habitats of protected wildlife species and educates the community about Cape Coral’s wildlife resources.

President: Paul Bonasia

Phone: 980-2593

P.O. Box 152761, Cape Coral, FL 33915

Cape Coral Museum of History

Operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society Inc., the museum shares the city’s history through exhibitions, archives, tours and special events.

Executive Director: Janel Trull

Phone: 772-7037

544 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

Captains For Clean Water Inc.

Fights to restore and protect the area’s water resources by advancing education, awareness and offering science-based solutions for water quality issues.

Co-Founder and Executive Director: Capt. Daniel Andrews

Phone: 866-670-2329

P.O. Box 1653, Ft. Myers, FL 33902

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Inc.

Enriching the diverse community with opportunities for artistic expression, education and appreciation in a supportive and nurturing environment. Offers a range of classes, workshops, lectures, events and virtual lessons.

President: Susan Bridges

Phone: 495-8989

26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Child Care of Southwest Florida Inc.

A nationally accredited early childhood education provider with five learning centers in Lee and Hendry Counties that serve more than 400 children from 6 weeks to 8 years old.

CEO: Chris Hansen

Phone: 278-1002

6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Children’s Advocacy Center of SW Florida Inc.

Provides a coordinated response to child victims of abuse and neglect and improves the lives of at-risk children and their families through prevention services to ensure they’re free from harm, have healthy development and emotional well-being.

Executive Director: Julie Boudreaux

Phone: 939-2808

3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Children’s Network of Southwest Florida LLC

As the region’s lead agency for child welfare services, it coordinates services and works with the community to protect children and preserve families.

CEO: Nadereh Salim

Phone: 226-1524

2232 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Christy’s Cause Inc.

This organization works to eradicate child sex-trafficking and exploitation through education, awareness, restoration projects and justice initiatives.

Executive Director: Christy Ivie

Phone: 209-3833

22100 S. Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33928

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife Inc.

CROW, a wildlife clinic serving the Lee County area’s injured wildlife, offers a visitor education center with interactive exhibits, daily learning experiences with animals, wildlife walks, online learning opportunities and lunchtime talks.

Executive Director: Alison Hussey

Phone: 472-3644

3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957

The Collaboratory Inc.

Works with donors, the nonprofit sector, business, education, government and members of the community to improve quality of life in the region through strategic philanthropy and impact funding.

CEO: Sarah Owen

Phone: 274-5900

2031 Jackson St., Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Community Cooperative Inc.

Strives to alleviate hunger and homelessness in the community by addressing key root causes and collects and distributes resources through its network of community partners.

Executive Director: Tracey Galloway

Phone: 332-7687

3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land And Water Trust Inc. (CREW)

CREW is dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the watershed.

Executive Director: Brenda Brooks

Phone: 657-2253

23998 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society Inc.-Friends of the Refuge

As the nonprofit arm of the refuge, the friends support refuge conservation through events, donations and store operations, with funding going to conservation education, land acquisitions and wildlife and water-quality research.

Manager: Birgie Mille

Phone: 472-1100

P.O. Box 565, Sanibel, FL 33957

Dr. Piper Center for Social Services Inc.

Seeks to enhance the social and economic well-being of seniors 55 and older who live in Southwest Florida and to make a positive impact in the lives of frail elderly, at-risk youth, special-needs children and communities.

CEO: Melissa Bonner

Phone: 332-5346

2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Dress for Success SW Florida

Promotes women’s economic independence by providing professional attire, a support network and development tools to thrive in work and in life. It’s helped more than 3,000 women in Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties.

Executive Director: Nickole Hendra

Phone: 689-4992

12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Ducklings Travel Inc.

Committed to helping children get the medical attention they need by aiding families in need of financial travel assistance for the treatment of debilitating medical conditions.

President: Taylor Bouchard

Phone: 494-0747

P.O. Box 1416, Estero, FL 33929

Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

As one of 30 coalitions in Florida dedicated to ensuring quality early education practices and standards, the coalition operates throughout Glades, Hendry, Collier and Lee Counties.

Executive Director: Susan Block

Phone: 935-6100

2675 Winkler Ave., Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Earn to Learn FL Inc.

Empowers low-to-moderate income Florida students to earn college degrees and professional certifications with little or no debt through matched-savings, personalized financial capability training and success coaching.

CEO and Founder: Brenda Tate

Phone: 908-0301

9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 321, Fort Myers, FL 33905


Equips families worldwide to combat hunger, malnutrition and poverty by promoting sustainable, innovative solutions to agricultural issues.

CEO: David Erickson

Phone: 543-3246

17391 Durrance Road, Entry E – Price Center, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Inc.

Once the winter home of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site features 20 acres of botanical gardens, historical buildings, a laboratory and a 15,000-square-foot museum.

CEO: Michael Flanders

Phone: 334-7419

2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL Florida

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides low or no-cost medical services, prescription medication, case management for uninsured adults with epilepsy, and prevention and education programs.

Executive Director: Kevin Lindberg

Phone: 275-4838

4040 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite D, Fort Myers, FL 33916

The Everglades Foundation Inc.

Works to protect and restore the Everglades through science, advocacy and education.

President: Eric Eikenberg

Phone: 412-606-6836

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Family Initiative Inc.

An organization to improve the lives of children, adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum through community programs, clinical services, education and outreach championing acceptance.

Co-Founders and Presidents: David Brown, Anjali Van Drie

Phone: 910-0712

734 SW 4th St., Cape Coral, FL 33991

Filipino American Association of Southwest Florida Inc.

Both locally and in the Philippines, it fundraises for youth educational and scholarship programs, aids when disaster or tragedy occurs and promotes camaraderie.

President: Jeanne A. Isberto

Phone: 772-5551

4720 SE 15th Ave., Suite 212, Cape Coral, FL 33904

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Inc.

Its mission is to advance students by promoting and securing philanthropic efforts to support the university.

CEO: Katherine ‘Kitty’ Green

Phone: 590-1067

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965

Florida Helps Foundation Inc.

Supports events and product sales to raise funds for Florida’s disabled veterans and first responders, in part through LifeWave health products.

Executive Director: Mike VonPlinsky

Phone: 896-2847

15121 Laguna Drive, Suite 203, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Florida Lions Eye Clinic Inc.

Provides medical and surgical eye care to underserved people in the community.

Clinical Office Manager: Sahira Ramirez

Phone: 498-3937

10322 Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Florida Repertory Theatre Inc.

A regional theater committed to creating, nurturing and developing an ensemble of professionals who develop long-term relationships working on plays; improve the quality of life through the arts; and help make arts accessible to all.

Executive Director: John Martin

Phone: 219-1540

P.O. Box 2483, Fort Myers, FL 33902

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Inc.

The association, art gallery and volunteer organization promotes visual arts through classes, programs, exhibits and studio space.

President: Star Sherwood

Phone: 463-3909

3030 Shell Mound Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers

A premier choral arts organization whose mission is to share significant choral masterworks with the community, provide choral programs for youth and those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Also operates the City of Palms Youth Choir.

President: Jill Janda-Kanner

Phone: 288-2535

6900 Daniels Parkway, Suite 29, No. 193, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Fort Myers YMCA

A nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility with programs for kids and adults, including fitness and aquatic activities, health and wellness, coaching, camps, early learning and after-school programs.

Branch Director: Joey Belanger

Phone: 292-5527

1360 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Foster Care Advisory Services Inc.

Providing support for children in foster care and their caregivers since 1984.

Executive Director: Charles Johnson

Phone: 939-1338

4165 East River Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33916

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Inc.

Enriches the quality of public education through its programs, resources and experiences, which are made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.

CEO: Marshall T. Bower

Phone: 337-0433

2266 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33902

Friends of Lovers Key Inc. (FOLK)

FOLKs is a group of dedicated volunteers who protect, preserve and support Lovers Key State Park by raising funds through functions and events.

President: James Remis

Phone: 463-4588

8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Friends of the Mound House Inc.

Supports the site of a 2,000-year-old shell mound on Estero Bay at Fort Myers Beach, where a museum with artifacts of the extinct Calusa, Cuban rancheros and others who inhabited the property can be found.

President: Ellen Vaughan

Phone: 765-0865

451 Connecticut St., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.

Helps girls prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for, and by, girls. It has a membership of nearly 5,000 girls in grades K-12, and more than 2,500 adult members.

CEO: Mary Anne Servian

Phone: 800-232-4475

4780 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Named a Top Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, Golisano is dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of children in Southwest Florida and keeping families close to home.

Executive Director: Chris Simoneau

Phone: 214-0639

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc.

Serves people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering opportunities to achieve independence through job readiness, small business and digital training, community outreach and its thrift shops. Also operates 16 income-subsidized, disability-accessible housing complexes.

CEO: John Nadeau

Phone: 710-1796

5100 Tice St., Fort Myers, FL 33905

Grand Piano Series Inc.

Presents music literature through a concert series with high-caliber artists who enrich the community through audience education, community outreach and student engagement. The series is now expanding to involve underserved populations and people with disabilities.

Artistic Director: Milana Strezeva

Phone: 646-734-8179

3330 Crossings Court, No. 301, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Guardian ad Litem Foundation-20th Judicial Circuit Inc.

Ensures that abused, neglected or abandoned youth have a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare system through dedicated volunteer advocates, their guardians ad Litem.

Executive Director: Jessica Stanfield

Phone: 533-1435

1700 Monroe St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Gulf Coast Humane Society Inc.

Cares for companion pets in need by offering a safe refuge, providing medical care and facilitating adoptions.

Executive Director: Jennifer Galloway

Phone: 332-0364

2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Contributes to the cultural enrichment of Southwest Florida by producing and performing a variety of performances, events, and offering community and education projects.

Music Director: Andrew M. Kurtz

Phone: 277-1700

6314 Corporate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties Inc.

Partners with families who need affordable housing by helping them build their homes with volunteers, using material donations. Homeowners then contribute toward closing costs and pay an affordable monthly mortgage.

CEO: Becky Lucas

Phone: 652-0434

1288 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Hadassah (Lee and Collier Chapter)

Supports global healing, teaching and research, as well as youth at risk, women’s health and advocacy, through 300,000 volunteer members nationwide.

President: Joyce Toub

Phone: 518-330-1559

6017 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 319, Naples, FL 34119

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida Inc.

As Southwest Florida’s largest hunger-relief organization, it rescues food and offers food-distribution programs, including food pantries, mobile pantries, the Care and Share Senior Feeding Program, school pantries and partner agency programs.

CEO: Richard LeBer

Phone: 334-7007

3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

The Heights Foundation Inc./The Heights Center Inc.

Building strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood at the Heights Center, which promotes family and community development, supports education, health and wellness, and provides the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.

Founder and CEO: Kathryn Kelly

Phone: 482-7706

15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Hodges University Inc.

An accredited university that provides flexible day, evening and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees; also designated as a Hispanic-serving institution. Its foundation accepts donations for scholarships and funding.

Director of University Advancement: Angie Manley

Phone: 938-7728

4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966

Home Base SWFL

A Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, helps veterans, service members and their families with clinical care, wellness, education and research. Also offers a free health and fitness program to residents.

Program Manager: Armando Hernandez

Phone: 887-5164

P.O. Box 422, Estero, FL 33929

Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida Inc.

A community working to help members overcome the effects of mental illness, attain recovery and lead productive, satisfying lives.

CEO: Erin Broussard

Phone: 267-1777

3602 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Hope Healthcare

Improves the quality of life for people experiencing serious illnesses by providing exceptional, comforting care and choices that give hope and meaning to every moment.

CEO: Samira K. Beckwith

Phone: 482-4673

9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Horizon Foundation Inc.

Raises private-sector money to support the efforts of Lee County’s Economic Development Office and the Horizon Council to improve the area’s business climate.

Chief Fundraising Consultant: Dilman Thomas

Phone: 533-6806

2031 Jackson St., Suite 120, Fort Myers, FL 33901

“I Will” Mentorship Foundation Inc.

Empowers youth to make positive life choices through E-STEM-based learning and mentoring programs focused on increasing academic achievement, strengthening community and providing opportunities to improve socioeconomic mobility.

CEO: Jesse Bryson

Phone: 666-8171

3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Unit 2, Fort Myers, FL 33916

IMAG History & Science Center

A hands-on science center and museum, with exhibits that include dinosaurs, fossils, Calusa Indian culture, live native and non-native small animals, aquariums, touch tanks and interactive displays about science and scientific topics.

Executive Director: Matt Johnson

Phone: 243-0043

2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Interfaith Charities of South Lee Inc.

Provides hope and help through a food pantry, financial and tax assistance and other programs to those in need in South Fort Myers, Estero and San Carlos Park.

CEO: Nancy Martin

Phone: 267-3510

17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967

John Entwistle Foundation

Provides animal welfare and music education for underserved children.

Executive Director: Steve Luongo

Phone: 482-6880

13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 56, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc.

Prepares the area’s future leaders and workforce by inspiring students through a diverse group of volunteer role models who teach them how to live, work and prosper in their community.

President and CEO: Angela Fisher

Phone: 225-2590

13241 University Drive, Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Junior League of Fort Myers Inc.

An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

President: Erin Cowan

4600 Summerlin Road, Suite C-2, No.196, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc.

As the county’s largest volunteer-based, community-action and education organization, it forms public-private partnerships and programs to encourage people to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.

Executive Director: Trish Fancher

Phone: 334-3488

1415 Colonial Blvd., No. 2, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Kids’ Minds Matter

Through Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital, it raises awareness and essential funding to enhance pediatric mental and behavioral health programs and services.

Executive Director: Chris Simoneau

Phone: 214-0639

9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers, FL 33908

The Laboratory Theater of Florida Inc.

The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works and takes artistic risks that feature and challenge local performers. Lab Theater also promotes education, community outreach and experimentation.

Founder and Artistic Director: Annette Trossbach

Phone: 218-0481

1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation Inc.

Enhances the beauty and experience of the sprawling park through fundraising, volunteerism and membership.

Executive Director: Erin White

Phone: 533-7575

7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908


Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens serves the needs of individuals and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities by celebrating their abilities and creating opportunities for all remarkable people in the community.

Executive Director: Angela Katz

Phone: 334-6285

2570 Hanson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Lee BIA Builders Care

Provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and disabled homeowners and families who cannot obtain repairs on their own.

Executive Director: Crystal Stouten

Phone: 938-0056

6835 International Center Blvd., Unit 4, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida Inc.

Raising awareness of prevention resources through collaboration, education and inspiration to reduce substance abuse.

Executive Director: Deborah Comella

Phone: 931-9317

3763 Evans Ave., No. 202, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Lee County Alliance for the Arts Inc.

A visual and performing arts center that improves the community through the arts, and provides a creative space with a year-round schedule of events and exhibitions.

Executive Director: Molly Deckart

Phone: 939-2787

10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Lee County Legal Aid Society Inc.

Provides free representation by licensed Florida attorneys in selected Lee County cases involving children, including divorce and child custody cases, child support, adoption and other matters affecting the well-being of children.

CEO: Andrew J. Banyai

Phone: 334-6118

2400 First St., Suite 214, Fort Myers, FL 33901

The Lee County Medical Society Inc.

A voluntary professional organization of doctors who advocate for the preservation and enforcement of fair medical and public health laws. Members have met high-quality standards, including verification of education, background, training and certifications.

Executive Director: Julie Ramirez

Phone: 936-1645

5781 Lee Blvd., Suite 208-104, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Lee Health Foundation

Nurtures generosity for essential funding to enhance the health and well-being of Southwest Florida’s residents and ensure high-quality, comprehensive care.

Chief Foundation and Development Officer: Chris Simoneau

Phone: 343-6052

9800 S. HealthPark Drive, Suite No. 405, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Lifeline Family Center Inc.

A residential rehabilitation program for young women who are pregnant or single moms ages 16 to 25, including education, career training, life skills and character classes.

Executive Director: Meghan DeLuca

Phone: 242-7238

907 SE Fifth Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida Inc.

A vision rehabilitation center that helps adults and children in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties with blindness and major vision loss to achieve independence.

CEO: Dotty St. Amand

Phone: 997-7797

35 West Mariana Ave., North Fort Myers, FL 33903

MADD Southwest Florida

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is dedicated to safe, sober streets in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry Counties. Its vision is for a community with no more victims of impaired driving.

Executive Director: Lori Burke

Phone: 791-7560

13130 Westlinks Terrace, Suite 8, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Madisen’s Match Inc.

An annual tennis charity event that raises funds for pediatric and adult cancer programs with the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation.

President: Duane Chaney

Phone: 201-2424

16451 Healthpark Commons Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida Inc.

Creates and grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

CEO: Norm Wedderburn

Phone: 992-9474

3655 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 3, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

March of Dimes Inc.

Leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies, the organization helps every baby to have the best possible start, regardless of wealth, race or geography.

Development Manager: Emily Clark

Phone: 271-2564

21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 320, PMB 246, Estero, FL 33928

The McGregor Clinic Inc.

A healthcare program that provides an integrated approach to patient care, emphasizing services to people with HIV and AIDS, and supporting their right to make decisions that best fit their needs, lifestyle and families.

CEO: Sharon Murphy

Phone: 334-9555

3487 Broadway Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Midwest Food Bank Florida

A faith-based organization that supports 84 nonprofit partner agencies in Lee County and 38 other counties by providing industry-leading food relief to those in need while feeding them spiritually.

Executive Director: Karl Steidinger

Phone: 690-1722

5601 Division Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida Inc.

Promotes and embraces diversity in Lee County and helps school children of all cultures head to school each year with confidence and pride.

Director: Leonardo Garcia

Phone: 333-5747

P.O. Box 61713, Fort Myers, FL 33906

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides comprehensive care for those affected, and offering social interaction and wellness programs, including exercise classes, art therapy, mental health support and coaching.

Executive Director: Kay Jasso

Phone: 319-0904

3372 Woods Edge Circle, No, 103, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc., South Florida

Fights to free people and their families from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.

Executive Director: Joanne Boigris

Phone: 437-6900

6315 Presidential Court, Suite 140, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Music For Minors Foundation Inc.

Raises money to provide quality instruments, private lesson and college music scholarships to deserving local students.

President: Don Rhynard

Phone: 273-2250

P.O. Box 1503, Bonita Springs, FL 34133

NAMI Lee, Charlotte & Hendry Counties

Raises awareness and provides essential education, advocacy and support group programs at no cost for people living with mental illness and their loved ones, replacing stigma with understanding.

Executive Vice President: Vacharee Howard

Phone: 337-9024

8191 College Parkway, Suite 205, Fort Myers, FL 33919

One Way Out Ministries Inc.

A multi-faceted ministry that’s picking women up out of rough places, brushing them off in love and introducing them to a real life with Christ through home and global missions, networking and creative awareness.

Executive Director: Jeanie Turner

Phone: 628-1774

12873 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907

Operation Open Arms Inc,

Awards servicemen and servicewomen free R&Rs and same-day mental-health counseling upon their return from combat and foreign duty stations worldwide. So far, it has given $18.3 million to 3,994 U.S. troops.

Executive Director: Capt. John ‘GiddyUp’ Bunch

Phone: 822-8888

P.O. Box 1, St. James City, FL 33956

Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides a safe and nurturing environment for young moms and their babies in foster care.

Executive Director: Viodelka ‘V’ Moreira

Phone: 267-4663

7438 Carrier Road, Fort Myers, FL 33967

Pace Center for Girls Inc., Lee County

A nationally recognized, research-based model that gives girls and young women, ages 11-18, a better future by providing education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Executive Director: Meg Geltner

Phone: 425-2366

3800 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Partners for Breast Cancer Care Inc.

Funds breast screening, diagnostic testing, surgery and treatment for uninsured, low-income residents.

Director: Janet Darnell

Phone: 454-8583

9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Pine Manor Improvement Association Inc.

Works with local community partners and county commissioners to promote safe, viable neighborhoods, provide decent housing and encourage economic opportunities for the neighborhood, which commissioners designated as in need of social services.

President: Bob Smith

Phone: 275-5180

5547 Tenth Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907

Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Florida

A network of clinics and education centers providing free services to men and women facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health crisis.

Executive Director: Janet Custer

Phone: 217-4838

26951 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Protected Harbor Inc.

Builds and operates Christian Care group homes for adults living with developmental disabilities to improve their lives.

Executive Director: Loretta Mottram

Phone: 278-0200

4561 Camino Real Way, Fort Myers, FL 33966

Providence Compassion Foundation Inc.

Helps provide funding for equestrian education, training, coaching, competition and travel needs of developing athletes and horses in partnership with Providence Equestrian Center, as well as funding for the rescue and care of horses, farm and companion animals.

President: Heather Cassese

Phone: 948-7669

P.O. Box 368437, Bonita Springs, FL 34136

Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida Inc.

Develops the potential of underserved populations in Southwest Florida by providing after-school, teen leadership and summer camp programs. Operates the Teen Center for Leadership Development.

Executive Director: Abdul’Haq Muhammed

Phone: 334-2797

3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916

Regional Cancer Center

As a part of Lee Health, it offers treatment and support services for nearly every aspect of a patient’s cancer care in one location.

Executive Director: Chris Simoneau

Phone: 214-0639

8931 Colonial Center Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33905

Reiko And Friends

A nine-piece string ensemble, created by former Southwest Florida Symphony concertmaster Reiko Niiya, that performs classical to jazz to pops.

CEO: Reiko Niiya

Phone: 218-02149

15861 Country Court, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Ride Nature Corp.

An action-sports mission organization focused on equipping leaders worldwide with tools and resources to utilize action sports as a tool for outreach, evangelism and discipleship.

President: Mark Koch

Phone: 776-1932

2464 Second St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Rockin’ Christmas Fund Inc.

Awards college scholarships to high-achieving students who suffered an unexpected, sudden loss of a parent. RCF also has established permanent, funded endowments at several major colleges and universities, and raised money for a children’s hospital.

Director: Victoria Wolanin

Phone: 225-6100

P.O. Box 1515, Sanibel, FL 33957

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida Inc.

Creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties.

Executive Director: Laura Ragain

Phone: 437-0202

16100 Roserush Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Rotary Club of Fort Myers Inc.

As the oldest Rotary Club in Southwest Florida, its volunteers work to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio.

Executive Secretary: Patricia Bell

Phone: 332-8158

2101 McGregor Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center Inc.

Empowering deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement. Services include sign-language interpreting, a free telephone equipment loan program, sign-language classes and employment assistance.

Executive Director: Alicia Miller

Phone: 461-0334

1860 Boy Scout Drive, B208, Fort Myers, FL 33907

SalusCare Inc.

Provides behavioral healthcare services for adults and children in outpatient psychiatry and therapy, residential programs, recovery residences, emergency/crisis services, detox and community-based services at multiple locations in Lee County. No one is ever denied access to services due to an inability to pay.

CEO: Stacey Cook

Phone: 275-3222

2789 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33905

SanCap Cares

As a fundraising group for Golisano Children’s Hospital, SanCap Cares is in its 21st year and has raised $16 million for the hospital through fundraising, events and awareness campaigns.

Chair: Valerie Tutor

Phone: 834-8141

P.O. Box 475, Sanibel, FL 33957

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Inc.

Protects the coastal ecosystems through water quality research, policy and advocacy, protecting sea turtles and shorebirds, native landscaping, habitat and wildlife management and environmental education. The foundation also works with children through the Sanibel Sea School.

CEO: Ryan Orgera

Phone: 472-2329

3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

Sanibel Community Association Inc.

The island’s ‘home,’ where friends and residents meet to socialize through education, culture, events and programs. It relies on donations and receives no government funding.

Executive Director: Teresa Riska-Hall

Phone: 472-2155

2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Senior Friendship Centers Inc.

Promotes health, dignity and quality of life through comprehensive services that enrich the lives of older adults and their families, including case-management, nutrition, weekly home-delivered meals, monthly and emergency food bags, electric assistance, visitor and phone programs, food stamps and Medicaid assistance.

Executive Director: Amanda Hinz

Phone: 275-1881

12734 Kenwood Lane, Unit 85, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Dedicated to bringing world-class art events to its restored, state-of-the-art facility, SBDAC presents a wide range of events, including concerts, art exhibitions, galas, lectures and educational arts experiences for children and adults.

CEO: James Griffith

Phone: 333-1933

2301 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Sizzle SWFL FGCU Food & Beverage Scholarship Inc.

Supports high school graduates enrolled in the FGCU Resort & Hospitality Management program, primarily through the bi-annual Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week. Up to one dollar from each meal sold is donated to the scholarship fund from each restaurant.

President: Guy Clarke

Phone: 405-7767

P.O. Box 437, Estero, FL 33929

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of Light Conference

Works to provide emergency assistance to the needy while maintaining their dignity and privacy, regardless of age, sex, religion, race or ethnicity.

President: Wayne Hostinski

Phone: 690-6685

19680 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967

Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society

A 60-year-old professional orchestra that brings world-class music to all ages. The Symphony Society is its volunteer arm, with 250 members organizing fundraising events, activities and other support, such as office and concert assistance.

Executive Director: Amy Ginsburg

Phone: 418-0996

7500 College Parkway, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Special Equestrians Inc.

Through therapeutic horseback riding, carriage driving, hippotherapy and a veteran program, it serves people in Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties.

Executive Director: Jan Fifer

Phone: 226-1221

5121 Staley Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc.

Dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting the region’s growing pediatric health care system through its annual signature fundraiser, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

Executive Director: Heidi Taulman

Phone: 433-4260

2031 Jackson St., Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Swinging With Purpose Inc.

Provides support to grassroot organizations serving the needs of women, girls and children in the community by inviting local golfing communities to play for charity.

Founder and Secretary: Diana Riley

Phone: 301-706-7131

8891 Brighton Lane, Suite 103, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida Inc. (dba Choral Artistry)

After 10 years, the chorus is now named Choral Artistry to reflect the variety of music it performs in addition to symphonic music. It’s the area’s only paid professional, core community chorus and collaborates with other ensembles.

Board President: Patricia Rice

Phone: 560-5695

P.O. Box 07105, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Terrasi Learning Center Inc.

Operates Peace by Piece, a private, year-round school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities that provides comprehensive individualized instruction based on the science of applied-behavior analysis.

Executive Director: Dr. Renee Terrasi

Phone: 245-8301

6714 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Turtle Time Inc.

Dedicated to the conservation and recovery of endangered and threatened sea turtles.

Director: Eve M. Haverfield

Phone: 481-5566

P.O. Box 2621, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33932

The Uncommon Friends Foundation Inc.

Inspires future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation and a sense of purpose by awarding scholarships, recognizing local educators and businesses with high ethical standards.

Executive Director: Heather Fitzenhagen

Phone: 337-9503

2505 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in the community through fundraising, fund distribution, community building, volunteer advancement and United Way 211 information and referral.

CEO: Jeannine Joy

Phone: 433-2000

7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Valerie’s House Inc.

In a home-like setting, the nonprofit helps children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives. The vision is that no child will grieve alone.

Founder and CEO: Angela Melvin

Phone: 204-5804

1762 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901

Visuality. Inc.

Helps the LGBTQ+ community and its allies through activities, support programs and educational events that create community, empower members and provide essential resources, and strives to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual expression.

Vice President: Arlene Goldberg

Phone: 898-6124

P.O. Box 2583, Fort Myers, FL 33902

WGCU Public Media

A member-supported service of Florida Gulf Coast University providing PBS and NPR programming 24 hours daily, serving a dozen counties with five digital TV channels, three radio services and multiple digital media platforms.

General Manager: Corey Lewis

Phone: 590-2300

10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965

Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Inc.

An organization of professional women dedicated to improving the circumstances of women at all stages of life, locally and globally.

President: Shannon Fitch

Phone: 826-1786

P.O. Box 366836, Bonita Springs, FL 34136

Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva Inc./ Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida Inc.

An organization of professional women who improve the circumstances of women at all stages of life, locally and globally. The foundation enhances its ability to raise funds, oversee fund distribution and allow charitable deductions.

Co-Presidents: Jill Janda-Kanner, Elaine Swank

P.O. Box 1244, Sanibel, FL 33957

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