Scholarship Recipient Anna Bonilla

Thank you to the donor who provided my scholarship.My name is Anna Bonilla, and I would like to share my story. In my 20s, I decided to leave my hometown and pursue an education in California. I graduated from California State University with my Bachelors in...

Grants Application Training for Nonprofit Organizations

WHAT Join staff for a 1-hour kick-off designed to assist your organization to submit a successful grant proposal application. Applicants will participate in a review and live-demonstration of the online platform you will utilize for 2019 grants. WHEN June 24, 2019 |...

A Letter from CCF’s Executive Director

Mix & Mingle Dates 20193pm–4:30pmCharlotte Community Foundation227 Sullivan StreetJune 13July 11August 8September 12October 10November 14December 12Nonprofit Visits 2019September 25 & 26October 23 & 24November | Speed GivingDecember | To Be ArrangedFor...

Peace River K9 Search and Rescue – K9 Eli is on the Mend!

Charlotte Community Foundation is thrilled to partner once again with the Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Association, Inc., thanks to the Lillian J. Adams Fund. Ms. Adam’s established this Fund with the intent to support programs involving the use of dogs in the...

CCF HOSTS A NIGHT OF HANDS ON EXPERIENCES AT LAISHLEY PARK

On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Charlotte Community Foundation hosted “Beyond the Looking Glass: A Night of Philanthropy”, presented by Hurricane Charley’s and The Caterer at Laishley Park. The evening was enchanted, and included experiences from local nonprofit...

Nonprofit Workshop: Tools for Writing Effective Grants

WHEN May 13, 2019 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Light refreshments will be provided Cost $20 WHERE Charlotte Community Foundation 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda Learn effective ways to develop and write grants PROMOTE YOUR MISSION Strategic grant writing aligns the needs of...

Workshop: The Art and Science of Winning Presentations

WHEN May 16, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Light refreshments will be provided Cost $25 WHERE Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association 2001 Shreeve Street, Punta Gorda Learn effective ways to develop and write grants DEVELOP The art of PowerPoint storytelling “Tell Your Story”...

CCF Featured in Harbor Style Young Professionals

The Charlotte CommunityFoundation is thriving at the helm of a leadership team made up of local young professionals with a clear and robust focus on enhancing the quality of life in our community. This new era of energetic, passionate and committed individuals is lead...

A Letter from CCF’s Executive Director

SAVE THE DATE!April 20th, 2019Beyond the Looking Glass:A Behind the Scenesevening of PhilanthropyMix & Mingle Dates 20193pm–4:30pmCharlotte Community Foundation227 Sullivan StreetApril 11May 9June 13July 11August 8September 12October 10November 16December...

“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 Executive Director Letter in Harbor Style

Happy New Year!Inspiring philanthropy, creating a positive vision and driving legacies for our community is the heart of our work. We take great pride in convening people in a way that drives community investment and engages the community’s spirit. We do this for the...

“We care.”

Connecting people who care with causes that matter is what we do. We are so fortunate to work with and meet so many kind, caring and generous individuals who share the same passion as we do – passion for our community, a strong desire to enhance and improve the...

Mix & Mingle

Join us at CCF’s Training & Education Center from 3:00-4:30 every 2nd Thursday for the monthly Mix & Mingle to learn more about philanthropic opportunities in Charlotte County.  Each month there will be a different focus and new opportunities to meet...

Workshop: Create Your Case For Support

WHENThursday, January 31, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cost $125 (includes registration for two, lunch, presentation and you will leave that afternoon with a completed Case for Support)WHERECharlotte Community Foundation227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda941.637.0077WHAT:...

CCF Executive Director Letter

As this year comes to a close and we prepare for a new year, I am honored to write this letter as the new Executive Director for the Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF). It seems the only constant for CCF has been change and, while that may seem daunting to some, our...

“I care.”

  We here in the Charlotte Harbor area live in one of the most wonderful places on earth. To live and work in such paradise is pure joy. At Landsberg Bennett, we recognize that with joy comes duty. That’s why we are proud to support CHARLOTTE CARES. This...

“I care.”

  At Florida Community Bank, we view ourselves as more than just a bank; we believe it is our responsibility to work hand in hand with the communities we serve as integral partners. We also believe that by working together we can build stronger communities and...

Scholarship Recipient Sue Zawacki

I received my BSN in 1985 and after 33 years of practicing nursing I made a decision to go back to school to earn a master’s degree in nursing leadership.The scholarship I received from the Charlotte Community Foundation is extremely valuable as it eases the financial...

Hurricane Michael Relief Fund

The Charlotte Community Foundation is accepting contributions for Hurricane Michael victims through CCF’s Hurricane Michael Relief Fund. Hurricane Michael has not only had multiple fatalities and has left numerous Floridians homeless, without food, power and basic...

“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...

#GivingTuesday Workshop at CCF Tuesday 10.9.2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm

You are invited to join other Nonprofit Leaders to learn about #GIVINGTUESDAY, a global movement, which will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. At this workshop you will learn about #GivingTuesday, how your organization can be part of something huge, and how you are...

“We care.”

“We care.” This is our community. One of the wonderful things about a community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. The doctors and staff of Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center live, work...

CCF Names New Executive Director

Charlotte Community Foundation names new Executive Director and Enters Growth Focused Era; Plans Legacy of Collaboration The Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF) Board of Directors is happy to announce Ashley Maher has been named the new Executive Director of the...

Coming Soon to CCF

Give Blood & Give Support to Nonprofit Organizations The Big Red Bus will be at CCF on Friday September 14 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Each donor can vote for one Charlotte County Nonprofit Organization to receive a $1,000 Donation from...

“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...

“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...

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...

“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...