Where Are We Donating?
Community foundations across the U.S. have been stepping up their response to COVID-19 — creating new funds to support those affected and partnering with local governments and health organizations to help contain its spread. As our community’s philanthropic first responder, the Community Foundation of Collier County has activated its emergency relief funds to collect donations to aid in Coronavirus relief.
The Collier Comes Together Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address the outbreak as effectively as possible. Donations to this fund will help us address urgent needs such as food, medical expenses, rent, and lost income.
Thanks to our donors, together, we are making a difference in meeting the critical needs of our community.
The CCT Fund has already distributed $150,000 in relief by providing:
Pandemic Safety Kits to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, purchased with help from Collier County Emergency Management, which includes the essentials otherwise unavailable to them, such as face masks and hand sanitizers.
A matching challenge grant to NCH Healthcare System for critical resources, equipment, and supplies needed to support our doctors and nurses, including ventilators, protective gear, and mobile units.
A grant to Collier County Public Schools to ensure all of our students have internet access for virtual learning and to feed the staff that has been working round-the-clock to prepare and distribute thousands of laptops and iPads for student use.
Grants to Marco Island and other areas for food and other basic needs.
We know our community is passionate about supporting our area in times of crisis. With the activation of the Collier Comes Together Fund, we can help support our nonprofits who will in turn provide aid to the community.
We want to assure donors that help will reach their intended cause. Too often, crowd source fundraising sites can be scams. As the Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations are tax deductible. 100% of all funds will be distributed for Coronavirus relief with no administrative fees.