Grants

$7,313,000 has been awarded by The League Club since 1987

In 2024 The League Club has selected and awarded grants to 35 area nonprofit organizations totaling a record amount of $683,000.

The Community Involvement Committee is the steward of The League Club funds which are raised from Naples Tables, Circle of Friends and our sponsors. The committee takes its role very seriously. Each year it undertakes a rigorous process of interviewing and evaluating every agency seeking a grant from TLC.

Our focus remained in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Housing, Arts and Environment. At-risk Children (50%) were the major beneficiaries of our grants with adults and the elderly receiving aid as well.

Our outreach to 360 agencies began in May. We added 80 new agencies by combining CIC’s list of nonprofits with the Community Foundation’s list. 105 Letters of Intent were received and vetted by the CIC screening committee. This resulted in 37 being accepted to be evaluated by the full Community Involvement Committee.

On April 16, 2024, grants totaling a record amount of $683,000 were awarded to 35 area nonprofits by The League Club at the annual Briefcase Breakfast.

2025 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 2025 Grant Cycle, please email Susan Enlow, VP Community, at VPcommunity@leagueclub.org

 

2025 Grant Cycle

May 24, 2024 – The League Club solicits letters of intent from agencies wishing to submit a grant proposal

June 21, 2024 – 5 p.m. EST – Letters of intent due via online form

October 2024 – Screening Committee completes review of Letters of Intent and determines which agencies will be invited to submit a Grant Proposal

November 2024 – Grant proposals due via online form

November 2024 – February 2025 Community Involvement Committee evaluates proposals, visits agencies and makes recommendations to Board and Membership for a vote

February 2025 – Board and Membership Vote

April 23rd 2025 – Grant checks awarded at the Briefcase Breakfast Event

THE LEAGUE CLUB

2024 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Alliance for Period Supplies
A.N.A.’s Friends (formerly Guardian ad Litem)
Arts Bonita
Better Together Strengthening Families
Bikes for Tykes
Blessings in a Backpack
Books for Collier Kids
Charity for Change
Child Care of SWFL
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Inc.
Community Cooperative
Dress for Success
Florida Lion’s Eye Clinic
Fostering Success (Formerly Friends of F.C. Families)
Freedom Waters Foundation
Goodwill Industries
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL
Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance
Laces of Love
Lee County Alliance of the Arts
Lighthouse of Collier County
Lighthouse of South West Florida
Meals of Hope
Naples Lion’s Club Foundation
Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Neighborhood Health Center
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry
Pan Florida Challenge
Partners for Breast Cancer Care
St. Matthews House
The Immokalee Foundation
Warrior Homes of Collier
Wheelchairs 4 Kids
Youth Haven

2024 Total Grant Funding… $683,000

2023 TOTAL grant FUNDING… $541,822