Over $6.63 Million in Philanthropic Giving Since 1987

On April 14, 2023, grants totaling $541,822 were awarded to 33 area nonprofits by The League Club.  This year, in addition to the guidelines listed below, consideration was given to the added stress caused both by Hurricane Ian and the rapid inflation of goods and services in our Community.  Focus remained on the areas of Education, Healthcare, Arts, and the Environment.  This year, children will be the major beneficiaries of our grants (78%) with adults and the elderly receiving aid as well.  Nine agencies will be receiving grants from The League Club for the first time.

With these grants, The League Club continues to address the crucial needs of our community.  These gifts will reach at least 30,000 in Collier and Lee counties – individuals and families ranging from newborns to senior citizens.  The help we provide this year includes food, books, bikes, career training, places to sleep, clothing, camp experience, medical services, safe spaces, and emergency needs.   The League Club also supported our community in its recovery efforts after Hurricane Ian with two $27,500 grants, which were awarded to the Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund and the United Way of Lee County. 

The mission of our organization is to strengthen our communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism, and philanthropy.  Our total grant distribution for the year is $596,822.

Please take a moment to view our  video demonstrating the impact of The League Club’s philanthropy.


The League Club provides charitable funding to non-profits serving Collier and Lee counties and classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations, or defined by the IRS as eligible entities that provide charitable services to their community. Each year, The League Club strives to identify agencies which do the following:

  • Serve human services needs of at-risk adults, children, and the elderly
  • Educate and promote conservation of natural resources
  • Provide education and participation in the arts with particular emphasis on providing opportunities for under-served students

The League Club also gives special consideration to projects that include at least one of the following criteria:

  • Address critical needs
  • Include matching gifts, collaborations, or additional funding
  • Are clearly stated with measurable outcomes
  • Create innovative programs and provide volunteer opportunities

All agencies will be treated equally within the framework of these guidelines

For questions about the 2024 Grant Cycle, please email Claire Hopkins, VP Community, at


2024 Grant Cycle

May 23, 2023 – The League Club solicits letters of intent from agencies wishing to submit a grant proposal

June 23, 2023 – 5 p.m. EST – Letters of intent due via online form

October 2023 – Screening Committee completes review of Letters of Intent and determines which agencies will be invited to submit a Grant Proposal

November 2, 2023 – 5 p.m. EST – Grant proposals due via online form

November 2023 – February 2024 Community Involvement Committee evaluates proposals, visits agencies and makes recommendations to Board and Membership for a vote

February 2024 – Board and Membership Vote

April 2024 – Grant checks awarded at the Briefcase Breakfast Event



Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL, Inc.

Amerian Red Cross- FL Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter

AVOW Hospice Inc.

Baby Basics of Collier County, Inc.

Bikes for Tykes

Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida

Books for Collier Kids, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Brighter Bites

Children’s Home Society of Florida

Community Cooperative, Inc.

Dress for Success

Freedom Waters Foundation

Goodwill Industries of Southwest FL, Inc

Grace Place for Children and Families

Guardian ad Litem Foundation – 20th Judicial Circuit, Inc.

Habitat For Humanity of Collier County

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Laces of Love

Lee County Alliance of the Arts

Meals of Hope

Neighborhood Health Clinic

New Horizons of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry Incorporated

Panira Healthcare Clinic, Inc.

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc.

Project HELP, Inc.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association

STARability Foundation

The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida

The Immokalee Foundation

Youth Haven, Inc.

Total Grant Funding….  $541,822

The League Club also supported our community during the aftermath of Hurricane Ian with donations

from our Emergency Fund

Collier Comes Together Hurricane Fund   $27,500

United Way of Lee County   $27,500

2023 TOTAL FUNDING…….  $596,822