Grants

Over $5.4 Million in Philanthropic Giving Since 1987

Grants awarded in April 2021 to 23 area nonprofits by The League Club total $352,569.  These grants focus on projects which address basic humanitarian needs such as food, healthcare, education and emergency shelter as a result of the pandemic and massive economic disruption. These grants are separate from The League Club’s decision last May 2020 to disburse a $10,000 emergency fund to Collier Comes Together – Coronavirus Relief Fund and a Member Challenge of $38,444 for Harry Chapin Food Bank and St. Matthew’s Pantry.  These three distributions total $401,013 in 2021.

To view the list of agencies receiving grants, please click here.

To view a 5 min video demonstrating the impact of The League Club’s philanthropy,  please play the video on this page.

2022  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 that:

  • Best serve human service 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 

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

This year, The League Club will continue to address crucial recovery needs due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 crisis.  As life begins to return to some semblance of normalcy, there is strong evidence that the pandemic has created grave mental health issues affecting each of The League Club focus areas: health, education, the arts and our environment.  Therefore, for this grant cycle, special consideration will be given to projects that address mental illness and the emotional hardships this crisis has brought on the most vulnerable of adults, children and the elderly in our community.  All requests will be considered but a  suggested grant request for this cycle is up to $30,000.

For questions about the 2022 Grant Cycle, please email Connie Godley, VP Community, at VPcommunity@leagueclub.org.

2022 Grant Cycle

June 2, 2021  – The League Club solicits Letters of Intent from agencies wishing to submit a grant proposal

June 30, 2021 –  Letters of Intent due via online form

October 2021 – Screening Committee completes review of Letters of Intent and determines which agencies will be invited to submit a Grant Proposal

November 9, 2021, 5 p.m. EST – Grant proposals due via online form

November 2021February 2022 Community Involvement Committee evaluates proposals, visits agencies and makes recommendations to Board and Membership for a vote

February 2022 – TLC Board and Membership Vote

April 8, 2022 – Grant checks awarded at the Briefcase Breakfast Event