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Community Foundation awards $275,000 in grants and scholarships

By Staff | Mar 24, 2017

The Cape Coral Com-munity Foundation has awarded more than $275,000 in grant and scholarship distributions this fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2016 and will end on June 30, 2017.

Reinvesting in the community through grant making is made possible by the generosity of donors who make gifts that are unrestricted or designated for a particular field of interest. After receiving a record number of grant applications, the CCCF Grant Committee, along with the Giving Alliance of Women Grant Committee, was honored to be able to visit, learn about, research, and carefully deliberate the requests from our area’s nonprofits.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 Cape Coral Community Foundation Grant Program, the Giving Alliance of Women Grant Program & Charity of Choice Program, and donor-advised and designated fund distributions.

Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.

Alliance for the Arts

Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center

American Red Cross

Animal Refuge Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Cape Coral Art League

Cape Coral Caring Center

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife

Cape Coral Historical Society Museum

Cape Coral Technical College

Children’s Home Society

Community Cooperative, Inc.

Down Syndrome Supported Living, Inc.

Dr. Piper Center for Social Services

Florida Helps Foundation

Friends of Nursing (Lee Health Foundation)

Friendship Centers

Golisano Children’s Hospital

Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida

Greyhound Pets of America – Daytona Beach Chapter

Guardian ad Litem Foundation (Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida)

Guardian Angels for Special Populations

Gulf Coast Humane Society

Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Heights Center

Hope HeathCare Services

I Will Mentorship Foundation

Learning for Life

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Lifeline Family Center

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Inventors Hall of Fame

PACE Center for Girls Lee County

Partners for Breast Cancer Care

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Saint Andrew Catholic School

The Salvation Army

Samaritan Health & Wellness

United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida

Valerie’s House

William B. Austen Youth Center

Young Artists Awards

Michael Chatman is president & CEO of the Cape Coral Community Foundation, the global center for generosity, and can be reached at michael@capecoralcf.org, on Twitter @michaelchatman. The foundation is located at 1405 SE 47th Terrace, Unit 2, Cape Coral. For information, call 239-542-5594 or go to capecoralcf.org