St. Matthew’s House receives $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation
St. Matthew’s House
has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County
These funds will help to support St. Matthew’s House in the organization’s COVID-19 response efforts by supplying food for the mobile pantry and soup kitchen, shelter and transitional housing for the homeless, and addiction recovery and job training for at-risk individuals. The Community Foundation of Collier County awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars from the Changing Needs Fund. This fund is made up of donors who believe in the Community Foundation’s ability to identify and grant to the community’s most current needs.
Florida Lions Eye Clinic Receives Grant from United Way Collier and The Keys
The Florida Lions Eye Clinic has received a $10,000 grant from the United Way Collier and The Keys’ Project Alice Grant. Project Alice Grants are awarded to programs that support community members that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed (ALICE) ALICE families earn above the Federal Poverty Level, yet struggle to cover basic needs, including housing, child care, food, transportation, health care, and necessary technology. The grant received will give Collier County individuals and families’ access to critical eye care services that will help them live a better-quality life, a news release states.
Youth Haven receives $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Community Impact Grant pool
has received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County
’s Community Impact Grant pool. The grant pool is made up of donors who put their trust in the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors to use the funds to address current community needs. The funds received will be applied to Youth Haven’s general operating support for residential care for abused, neglected, abandoned and homeless youth. The funds will provide assistance with unexpected expenses that accrued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grace Place for Children and Families receives $75,000 ALICE Grant from United Way of Collier County and the Keys
Grace Place for Children and Families
has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the United Way of Collier County and the Keys to support its Bright Beginnings family literacy program. Grace Place’s Bright Beginnings program combats intergenerational poverty by combining parenting education and literacy training for adults and high-quality early childhood education for preschool students, as well as opportunities for parents and children to practice learning together.