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Thank you for choosing to support the Charlotte County area!

Your donation will help Charlotte Community Foundation, or one of our agency partners or donor funds, to improve the quality of life in Charlotte County.

If you wish to make a donation to the Charlotte Community Foundation’s Community Fund, which will be used to address the most pressing needs in our community, please select the “Charlotte Community Foundation Community Fund”, click “Donate Now”, fill out the requested information and click “Submit”.

If you would like your donation to be applied to a specific fund, select the appropriate fund box, click “Donate Now”, fill out the requested information and click “Submit”.

CCF Funds

Charlotte Cares Campaign

Fund Description: Allows the Foundation to increase our capacity to provide additional and continued support for nonprofit projects, the development of community initiatives, and to respond to the community’s most critical issues and needs.

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Charlotte Community Foundation Community Fund

Fund Description: A General Fund supporting the community’s most pressing needs.

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Animal Care and Welfare Fund

Fund Description: An Endowed Fund for the support, care, rescue, rehabilitation and welfare of animals in Charlotte County.

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Education Fund

Fund Description: Allows CCF to support education initiatives in Charlotte County.

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Hand-Up Grant

Description: Allows CCF to provide a hand-up, not a hand-out, to individuals and families that have a one-time critical need.

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Veteran's Fund

Fund Description: Allows CCF to support veteran’s initiatives in Charlotte County.

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CCF Agency Partner Funds

Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County

Fund Description: Support for our scholarship program for kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County. The agency fund assists Boys & Girls Club carry out its mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Fund Description: Agency funds received will be used to continually support our ongoing mission of providing safe, decent, affordable homes for families in Charlotte County.  By offering a hand up, not a hand out, Charlotte County Habitat partners with low-income residents by providing an opportunity for a more secure future through our homeownership program.

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Charlotte County Homeless Coalition

Fund Description: The Homeless Coalition has been providing life-saving, life-changing and basic need services in our community since 1989. Supporting the Homeless Coalition helps our community reach the most vulnerable people in need. Your contribution will support our daily work through our Hunger Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter, Getting Ahead Classes, and the Veterans Program as we strive to envision a community free of hunger and homelessness.

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Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Fund Description: Since 2013, the Symphony continues to excel with Raffaele Ponti as Maestro. Under his baton, the Orchestra has flourished and grown in size to over 70 professional musicians drawing audiences from the community and around the world.  Your support will allow the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra to continue to distinguish our identity as a community through symphonic excellence and innovation.

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CHEC Endowment Fund

Fund Description: Support current and future programs and services of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center to carry outs its mission to raise public awareness of the value of our natural and cultural resources by providing environmental education, recreation, research and management of conservation lands and as its role as described by its by-laws.

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Fred Lang Foundation

Fund Description: The Fred Lang Foundation’s mission is to aid individuals find the hope for a brighter tomorrow through effective mental health and substance abuse treatment.  Funds from the Foundation are donated to the non-profit 501(c)(3) Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to underwrite services for low income residents of Charlotte County.  Without the Fred Lang Foundation’s assistance, some children, teens, adults and families might not be able to get the help they need.

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Harry Chapin Food Bank Endowment Fund

Fund Description: Support the programs and services of Harry Chapin Food Bank to carry out its role and mission as described by its by-laws.

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PGICA Endowment Fund

Fund Description: Provide an endowment to meet operational, long-term capital requirements, and future building expansion needs.

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Memorial Funds

Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund

The Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund is established in memory of Karen Wedemeyer, a resident and active supporter of many organizations in Punta Gorda, FL. She believed deeply in improving her community by supporting education and civic institutions. Karen was a resident of Punta Gorda for more than 20 years and was passionate about the area and its residents.

Karen Clline Wedemeyer Memorial FundIn Punta Gorda, Karen realized a life’s dream to build a college preparatory school. Working with the leadership of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Karen launched a K-8 program and led a fundraising effort to construct a new school building in 2006. Karen retired from Good Shepherd Day School in 2008.

Karen was also an active community leader. She was a board member of the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association and she chaired fundraising efforts for Team Punta Gorda and The Tidewell Hospice Cup Regatta. Karen was an active member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and the Mariners Boat Club.

Proceeds from the Karen Cline Wedemeyer Memorial Fund will be used to grant education scholarships to families in need and to support local charities in Charlotte County. Through these grants, Karen’s family hopes to support her vision to create a stronger community.

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Jenny A. Young Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jennifer A. YoungThis fund seeks to award scholarships to students pursuing a career in Education at a 4-year accredited college. Students who show a need for college funding must also show a resume reflecting personal integrity and honor.

Dr. Young (PhD. In Leadership and Public Policy, Ohio State University) spent 30 years in education, first as a math teacher, later retiring as a high school vice-principal in Worthington, Ohio. She dedicated herself to making schools more responsive to students, to helping teachers achieve their maximum potentials and to developing more competent and humane administrators. A resident of Port Charlotte, she had a gentle nature that belied her competitiveness.

If your passion is supporting education and training for future teachers, we invite you to donate to this fund!

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