Naples, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
The Community Foundation of Collier County has earned a spot on one of the prestigious CF Insights Community Foundation Top 100 Lists, released in April 2014. This list, with data drawn from 500 foundations in the US – the membership of CF Insights – reflects an assembly of community foundations that serve 50 percent of the US population and represent two-thirds of total community foundation assets.
The Community Foundation of Collier County is on the list of most active grant makers at number 16 out of 100. This ranking reflects the Community Foundation of Collier County’s focus on effectively channeling funds from various sources into the communities with needs and its successful efforts in engaging donor advisors who are active philanthropists.
Community Foundation President & CEO Eileen Connolly-Keesler said, "We know that we live in one of the most generous communities in the nation, a fact that this list supports. This recognition confirms that Collier County citizens have a great deal of heart and care about giving whatever it takes to address the pressing issues that face their community.”
In 2013, The Community Foundation of Collier County awarded 585 grants in excess of $9.5 million to 562 not-for-profit organizations. The Foundation also received nearly 1,600 gifts totaling more than $13 million and created 65 new funds.
The report, "Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size: Top 100 Lists" based on the 2013 Columbus Survey, was released by CF Insights, an association established by consultants to the foundation industry and the Council on Foundations, that compiles and distributes data and information on best practices to community foundations nationwide.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County - The Community Foundation of Collier County has been a force for improving lives and promoting philanthropy since 1985. The Foundation has made more than 12,000 grants totaling over $70 million in support of causes ranging from education to health care, the arts to the environment. Grants are generated by the more than 560 funds that comprise The Foundation's endowment, established and advanced by area individuals and families. The Community Foundation manages more than $75 million in assets.