Unlike nonprofit organizations focused on a single cause, the Charlotte Community Foundation exists to improve the entire community. We do so by serving our donors, advocating for philanthropy and supporting other nonprofit organizations.
By working across the community, we are able to gain extensive knowledge of Charlotte County and what makes the community tick — including the needs of our residents, the forces of change and the region’s capacity for growth.
Serving Charlotte County since 1995, the Charlotte Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. Through October, 2016 the CCF has awarded $ 817,921.03 in total annual grants and scholarships.
Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for Charlotte County residents by nurturing a community of givers and connecting them to the causes that make a difference. We want to help build an enduring community of philanthropy that addresses community needs now and in the future.
The Charlotte Community Foundation was originally established as a nonprofit foundation designed to support Adventist Hospital. When the hospital was sold and became the Charlotte Regional Medical Center in 1995, the foundation transitioned into a separate nonprofit organization called the Charlotte Community Foundation and took on a wider role in the community. From our initial focus on health and education issues, the Foundation now serves a variety of community needs.
Day-to-day Foundation operations are guided by a Chief Executive Officer with oversight from a volunteer Board of Directors. Our board members are chosen for their strong ties to the community and their local knowledge of the needs of Charlotte County and its residents. Under this guidance, the Charlotte Community Foundation has set a course that strives to encourage public and private philanthropy and support projects that offer unique solutions to community needs so that we may enhance and improve the quality of life for all of our residents.