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.
2024 GRANT GUIDELINES
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 VPcommunity@leagueclub.org
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
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2023 GRANT RECIPIENTS
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
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
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