“I care.”

What makes our community great? The desire to be a part of something bigger – caring and compassionate people coming together to make a difference. Over the past 20 years, my wife and I have raised a family, built our business and enjoyed our beautiful community. We...

“We care.”

“We care.” Charlotte County is a diverse and unique place to live and work. Many also come to our community to retire in their own little piece of paradise. At Estate and Guardianship Managements Services, Inc., we care about the past, present and future...

“I care.”

Home is where the heart is and Charlotte County is my home. After graduating from the University of Florida, College of Law, I found Charlotte County and immediately fell in love with the area, the people, the community and the genuine kindness of every person I met....

“We care.”

Giving is generational. We must, by example, show our children and grandchildren that giving back to our community is a responsibility. A Donor Advised Fund at Charlotte Community Foundation allows parents and grandparents to designate children and grandchildren as...

“I care.”

Since joining the team of Bayfront Health a little over a year ago, I couldn’t be more proud of the talented caregivers who serve our patients and strengthen our community in so many ways. Here, I am surrounded by many caring and compassionate individuals who are...

“I care.”

Since joining the Fawcett Memorial Hospital family four years ago, it has been an honor to work with a dedicated team who have been delivering compassionate care to the members of our community since 1975. And much like the Charlotte Community Foundation is planning...

CCF Article in Charlotte Sun 12/20/17

Community Foundation — the end is near Oops! What I meant to say was the end of the year is near and we hope that you are thinking about making your end of year donation to the Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF). In mid-October, the Charlotte Sun ran an...

Leadership Charlotte Awards Grants

Did you know the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2007 began a Donor Advised Fund with the Charlotte Community Foundation with $10,000 from their class project?  Since it was started, the classes of 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 have donated an additional $47,000...

“We care.”

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce staff, Board of Directors and membership truly believe in “community.” We are delighted to be associated as a major funder of the CHARLOTTE CARES program and will always continue to raise awareness of this incredible cause that does...

“I care.”

The definition of community is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest, and goals. The Charlotte Community Foundation embodies this definition.  For over 15 years, I have had the honor to be a part of this community, to...

Workshop: Role & Function of the Nonprofit Board

Thursday, November 16 (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.) This workshop will provide instruction for nonprofit board members on their roles and includes fiduciary and legal responsibilities. Attendees should include the Executive Director (or equivalent) and nonprofit Board members....

CEO, Tami Sender’s Q & A in Charlotte Sun “Funding the Community”

We are thankful to Elaine Allen-Emerich and the Charlotte Sun for publishing the featured article with our CEO, Tami Sender.

We are also happy to say that CCF, United Way of Charlotte County and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have joined in partnership and established a fund to respond with relief and recovery efforts left in Hurricane Irma’s wake.

Our K-2 Initiative has wrapped up with the delivery of 167,000 books to the Kindergarten through 2nd Grade classroom libraries in the Charlotte County School System.

“We care.”

As children, our parents, friends, schools and churches formed our core values, the very foundation of being contributing members of our community. On vacations, we traveled around the country, witnessing healthy, financially strong and educated communities seeking...

“I care.”

Since joining the team of Bayfront Health a year ago, I have been proud to team with the talented caregivers who serve our patients and strengthen our community in so many ways. Here, I am surrounded by many caring and compassionate individuals who are dedicated to...

Fundraising for Nonprofits Workshop – July 27, 2017

WHEN July 27, 2017 | 9 to 11 a.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided Cost $25 WHERE Charlotte Community Foundation 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda WHO Nonprofit staff, board members and program volunteers TOPIC How to find major donors, secure corporate...

Upcoming Workshop: Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Workshop 2 Thursdays – June 8 and June 15 (9:00 – noon) This workshop will provide a well-defined and comprehensive process for nonprofits to use when developing their strategic plans. Attendees should include the Executive Director (or equivalent),...

2017 Board and Officers

Charlotte Community Foundation Appoints 2017 Officers & Directors Tami Sender, CEO; Robin Vazquez, Treasurer; Jane Washburn, Secretary; Mary Byrski, Chair; Jill McCrory, Vice Chair Charlotte Community Foundation proudly announces the appointment of the following...

“We care.”

Giving back to our community is one of the most important and valuable things a person can do. We care about Charlotte County, which is why we have chosen to participate in the CHARLOTTE CARES initiative through the Charlotte Community Foundation. The monies raised...

Charlotte Community Foundation Eyes New Donors

Charlotte Community Foundation announces new partnership with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center’s Partners, Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible. Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible were recently honored as “Heroes” level Donors to...

New Workshops in June @ Charlotte Community Foundation

The Role and Function of the Board (6/1/17) Strategic Planning (6/8/17 and 6/15/17)   The Role and Function of the Board (6/1/17) Registration is now open for our June 1 workshop, The Role and Function of the Board (8:00-10:00 a.m.) $15 per participant; includes...

UPDATE: Storytelling with Grant Writing – Grant Writing 101

Due to an overwhelming response and space limitations, registration for this workshop is now closed. We are excited about hosting this session and will be posting new workshops and events as they become available. Thank you for registering. Watch for New Workshops in...

New Director of Marketing & Development

 Charlotte Community Foundation Announces New Director of Marketing & Development Punta Gorda, FL– The Charlotte Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Ashley Maher recently joined the organization as the Director of Marketing & Development....

Apply for a Scholarship

Many scholarships are available for college-bound students thanks to generous donors who have established scholarship funds at Charlotte Community Foundation.  Applications are accepted through March 15, 2017.  In 2016 we awarded $88,000 in Scholarships.

CHARLOTTE CARES a SUCCESS!

The Charlotte Community Foundation appreciates all who donated to our First Annual CHARLOTTE CARES Campaign. With a stretch goal of $100,000, your donations exceeded that target for a total amount raised of $105,042.50, which will allow the Foundation to increase our...

Charlotte Community Foundation Announces $100K Anonymous Donation

Punta Gorda, FL, January 31, 2017 – The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today a $100,000 anonymous donation has been made to the Foundation’s Community Fund. “The Charlotte Community Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of this very generous...

New Year Message From Our CEO

As we reflect on 2016, the Charlotte Community Foundation is proud to have played a part in a number of significant activities that have led to positive results in our community.  Thanks to our generous donors, the Foundation was able to provide more than $827,000 in...

Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Receives Grant for Animal Welfare

The Peace River K9 Search and Rescue has received a $3,399.30 grant from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. This year, Charlotte Community Foundation is thrilled to award this check to Peace River K9 Search and Rescue.  The funds will be used to attach GPS...

Suncoast Humane Society receives Grant for Animal Welfare

Suncoast Humane Society receives $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community...

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity receives $8,297.75 from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund Barbara Haug passed away in March 2007.  Barbara and her husband, Henry’s legacy live on in yearly disbursements from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund held at the Charlotte...

Canine Castaways Receive Funding for Animal Welfare

Canine Castaways receive $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community Foundation. ...

Punta Gorda Lions Foundation

Charlotte Community Foundation Awards Grant to Punta Gorda Lions Foundation The Punta Gorda Lions Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund. The June Fund provides care and services for those with hearing issues to help them achieve...

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County receives a Grant from Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation   Pauline June suffered from long term tinnitus and eventual hearing loss.  Pauline wanted to be able to help individuals and their...

Military Heritage Museum

Military Heritage Museum receives 2016 Disbursement from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation Wallie Spatz passed away in August 2011 and her legacy still lives on in her yearly disbursements from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund held at...

Hurricane Matthew

The Charlotte Community Foundation is now taking monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Matthew which has devastated the east coast of Florida. Eight people have died due to Hurricane Matthew in Florida.  More than 300,000 people are still without power in...

CCF 2016 Grant Awards Celebration

Charlotte Community Foundation Awards $50K in Grants to Nine Nonprofits The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today that $50,000 in grants have been awarded to nine nonprofits located across Charlotte County. An Awards Celebration was held at the Charlotte...

NEW CEO

 Charlotte Community Foundation Taps Seasoned Nonprofit Executive as CEO Punta Gorda, FL, August 17, 2016 – The Charlotte Community Foundation announced today that Tami Sender will join the organization as chief executive officer, effective October 3, 2016. Sender,...

In Memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC

Grant awarded to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC   On June 16, 2016, more than 20 donors and friends attended a check presentation in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC. Dr. Mark and Cindy Hanson are longtime residents...

2016 Board and Officers

Charlotte Community Foundation Appoints 2016 Officers & Directors Mary Byrski, Board Chair  Charlotte Community Foundation proudly announces the appointment of the following Officers to the 2016 Board of Directors: Chair – Mary Byrski, Attorney at Law, Byrski...

Derek Dunn-Rankin

Derek Dunn-Rankin passed away April 17th at age 88. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty, and their children Peter, David (Janie), Jeff (Mary Lou), Debbie and Michael, all of Venice Florida. Derek also has four grandchildren he adored, Sarah, Rachel, Matthew...