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Cape Coral Community Foundation’s 2020-2021 Grants Program (US)

Cape Coral Community Foundation’s 2020-2021 Grants Program (US)

Deadline: 30-Sep-20

The Cape Coral Community Foundation has announced the 2020-2021 Grants Program.

The Cape Coral Community Foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting impact in their community and beyond. They build upon philanthropy efforts and strengthen society by encouraging endowments, addressing the public’s needs, and providing community leadership.

Funding Information

Seniors Initiative: This grant initiative will award a total up to $20,000 for new or existing innovative proposals to address senior issues in Lee County.
COVID-19 Relief Grants: Organizations may request up to $25,000. Each grantee will be asked to identify annual goals and to report on progress and challenges for a 12-month period.
Community Impact Initiative: This grant initiative will award up to $5,000.
2020-2021 Grants Initiative

Seniors Initiative: Initiatives that help people in the region age successfully and remain healthy, informed and engaged. To help drive creative new ways to keep seniors productive and connected to their communities, the Cape Coral Community Foundation supports programs designed to help seniors live independently as they age.
COVID-19 Relief Grants: The Cape Foundation COVID-19 Relief grant program is a one-time opportunity to provide nonprofits that have been impacted by COVID-19 with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions.
Community Impact Initiative:
Arts & Culture: Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.
Education: Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organization which provide education-related services to students and schools.
Environment, Recreation & Preservation: Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, human societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services. Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.
Health & Wellness: Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.
Human Services: Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing, and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, firefighting, and police activities, and programs of community centers.
Youth Development: Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop foster youth sports and athletics or any other youth development program.
The Foundation seeks to partner with organizations, projects, and initiatives that:

Meet an important community need in Southwest Florida
Can demonstrate past impact and strong potential of the future impact
Serve residents of, and expend funds fully in Southwest Florida
Be a new program, expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaborative effort of multiple nonprofit organizations
Have a total project budget for the community foundation grant amount.
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible organizations within the Southwest Florida region primarily include Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Organizations in these counties are encouraged to apply.
To qualify for a Community Foundation grant, an applicant must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and designated as such for at least two (2) years.
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