Grants

Over $5 Million in Philanthropic Giving Since 1987

Grants awarded in April 2020 to 44 area nonprofits by The League Club total $415,387 to provide basic humanitarian needs.   In a special Board session, the Board voted to release restrictions usually applied that grant distributions be spent on specific projects.  These grants are separate from The League Club’s decision in late March to disburse a $10,000 emergency fund to Meals of Hope.  These two distributions total $425,387 in 2020.

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2021  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.  All agencies will be treated equally within the framework of the following guidelines.

This year, The League Club grants will address crucial recovery needs due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Nonprofit agencies who serve at-risk women, children, and the elderly will be eligible to apply for grants.

For this grant cycle only, special consideration will be given to projects which address basic humanitarian needs such as food, healthcare, education and emergency shelter as a result of the pandemic and massive economic disruption. A suggested grant request for this cycle is $5000 – $20,000.

For the 2021 grant cycle, The League Club is soliciting Letters of Intent only from nonprofit agencies that have received a grant from TLC in the past and wish to submit a grant proposal.

For questions about the 2021 Grant Cycle, please email Connie Mockenhaupt, VP Community, at VPcommunity@leagueclub.org.

 2021 Grant Cycle

July 7, 2020  – The League Club solicits Letters of Intent from agencies that have received a grant in the past.

July 28, 2020, 5 p.m. EST –  Letters of Intent due via online form .

October 2020 – Screening Committee completes review of Letters of Intent and determines which agencies will be invited to submit a Grant Proposal.

November 9, 2020, 5 p.m. EST – Grant proposals–by invitation only–due via online form.

November 2020 – February 2021 Community Involvement Committee evaluates proposals, visits agencies and makes recommendations to Board and Membership for a vote.

February 2020 – TLC Board and Membership Vote

April 9, 2021 – Grant checks awarded at Briefcase Breakfast Event

Special Thanks From Our Grant Recipients