Unbelievable Comeback Story!
Cape Foundation:
The BIGGEST Comeback Story in Southwest Florida
Dotty St. Amanda and Amy Turner of SWFL Lighthouse for the Blind receives $5,000 grant from Carmen Salome (pictured right),
Brand Strategist and Cape Foundation Grants Committee Member
We all love a comeback story. From the Golden State Warriors to a Cinderella romance, we love hearing about people who persevere and overcome difficult times.

Perhaps, the biggest comeback story in Southwest Florida is the Cape Foundation.

Two years ago, Cape Foundation faced an uphill battle. But today, it is a different foundation. The foundation is back on track, earning the trust of many prominent leaders in Southwest Florida.

The recovery process to turnaround an organization is never an easy one to fix. It doesn't happen overnight. In fact, it requires patience and hard work.

Each week the community is seeing visual progress and proven results. The impact of the Cape Foundation gives hope to everyone to know there is power in second chances.
INSIDE CAPE FOUNDATION
Cape Coral Builder Led Search to Hire CEO, Now Leads Board Development
Brian Gomer, Governance Committee Chair
Co-Founder, Premier Cape Construction
About The Cape Foundation
The Cape Coral Community Foundation, also known as Cape Foundation, is a public foundation serving the Southwest Florida region. The foundation is dedicated to working with donors, nonprofit members and affiliated fund partners in meaning and purposeful ways.

The foundation's mission is to stimulate philanthropy that enriches our community and region's quality of life through lasting and meaningful giving.

On May 17, 2018, Cape Foundation board of directors approved a two-year strategic and tactical plan. The plan started implementation on July 1, 2018 and will continue through June 30, 2020.

The decision was made to partner with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, largest community foundation in the world with $13.5 billion in charitable assets , to pivot board leadership from tactical to governance; clarifying roles between staff and board, expanding donor services, increasing staff and forming stronger partnerships with nonprofit leaders.
Strategic Partnership Between Two Innovative Community Foundations
Voted one of America's Best
Small Foundations
$13.5 billion in charitable assets under management
CAPE FOUNDATION IMPACT
3,500 annual participants for community engagement programs
CAPE FOUNDATION GRANTS
$3.86 million
Since Inception, Grants at Work in the Community
Women/Youth/Children
$772,000
Healthcare
$694,800
Human Services
$656,200
Education
$617,000
Hunger
$308,000
Animals
$308,000
Arts & Culture
$231,600
Seniors
$193,000
Housing & Veterans
$77,200
PREMIER SOURCE FOR NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Community Cooperative Joins
Nonprofit Members Program
"We Make Nonprofit Leaders Smile"
Stefanie Ink-Edwards, Director of Marketing & Development at Community Cooperative and 2018 Cape Foundation
 'Fundraising Professional' of the Year
Community Cooperative Sponsored by Kirkwood Electric
Cape Foundation thanks Wayne Kirkwood and staff for supporting the nonprofit members program.
Nonprofit Member Benefits
The Cape Foundation provides a wide array of services to nonprofit businesses and donors. Each nonprofit business participating in the program gains services including:

  • Administrative "Help Desk"
  • "Help Desk" for donors
  • Appointment with donors
  • Annual customized meeting for each nonprofit business
  • Group seminars for donors
  • Monthly networking sessions and educational programs
  • Promotional privileges in Cape Foundation newsletter (10,000 subscribers)
  • Board and volunteer training opportunities
  • Fundraising introductions to donors and foundations

To become a Nonprofit Member, contact Elaine Chobrda at: Elaine@capecoralcf.org
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Luxury Home Builder to be Honored at Power Players Professional Advisor Awards on January 14th, 2019
Don Koogler, Founder
Koogler Homes, Inc.
2019 Power Players Recipient for Real Estate Developer
Voted One of Southwest Florida's
Best Luxury Home Builders
NONPROFIT TRAINING
How to Raise from $10,000 to $100,000 (after expenses)
Planning, Marketing & Promoting Fundraising Events
December 13, 2018
8:30am to 12 noon
Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral
Fundraising events are popular in Southwest Florida and provide an opportunity for nonprofits to secure much-needed revenue but also help to attract new donors, volunteers and board members. Whether a gala dinner, wine festival, golf tournament, benefit concert or celebrity speaker banquet,
this conference is for you!
CAPE FOUNDATION STAFF
For more information about Cape Foundation, contact the staff at (239) 542-5594
Michael Chatman, President & CEO
Bentonne Snay
National Foundation Relations
Beth Rivera, Grants & Operations
Elaine Chrobrda
Administration & Communications
Celebrating 45 years of generosity
239-542-5594
  Cape Coral Community Foundation, based in Cape Coral, Florida, one of Florida's largest cities, is a comprehensive Global Center for Generosity. With visionary leadership, strategic grantmaking and world-class expertise, we partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world.   
Cape Coral Community Foundation · 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone:  239-542-5594
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