Connecting People Who Care with causes that matter

We are the community’s center for philanthropy, focused exclusively on the current and emerging needs of Charlotte County.

Charlotte Community Foundation Working With CHARLOTTE COUNTY COAD On Emergency Funding Amidst COVID-19

Through CCF’s Hand Up Grant (HUG), we will be providing assistance to those affected by job or income loss.  Thanks to the generosity of the Founder of the Hand Up Grant, Cheryl Berlon, and The Pennoyer Family Trust, $75,000 has been donated in a match-up opportunity, which will allow us to help our neighbors in need with emergency funding.

Contributions from required minimum distributions (RMD) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) is also available. If you are 70 ½ and eligible to receive your RMD, you can gift up to $100,000 to charity. Please contact for more information.

COAD Florida

Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is a group of Charlotte County community organizations, working together during a disaster to provide coordination of services to ensure that unmet needs are addressed, provide financial assistance and supplies, and to share knowledge and resources with Charlotte County residents during a disaster.  COAD members include faith-based, non-profits, volunteer groups, and government agencies
The goal of COAD is to expedite information and assistance between the partnering agencies and those in need of assistance.

We Exist to Improve the Entire Community 

What We Do

Unlike nonprofit organizations focused on a single cause, the Charlotte Community Foundation exists to improve the entire community. We do so by serving our donors, advocating for philanthropy and supporting other nonprofit organizations.

By working across the community, we are able to gain extensive knowledge of Charlotte County and learn what makes the community tick — including the needs of our residents, the forces of change and the region’s capacity for growth.

Serving Charlotte County since 1995, the Charlotte Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. Through December 2019 the CCF has awarded $2 million in total annual grants and scholarships.

Our Goal

The goal of the Charlotte Community Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for Charlotte County residents by nurturing a community of givers and connecting them to the causes that make a difference. We want to help build an enduring community of philanthropy that addresses community needs now and in the future.

Our History

The Charlotte Community Foundation was originally established as a nonprofit foundation designed to support Adventist Hospital. When the hospital was sold and became the Charlotte Regional Medical Center in 1995, the foundation transitioned into a separate nonprofit organization called the Charlotte Community Foundation and took on a wider role in the community.

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Ways to Give

From cash to securities to naming the Charlotte Community Fund as a beneficiary on an insurance policy, there are a wide variety of ways to create your own fund or add to an existing fund. As a charity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service, donating through the Charlotte Community Foundation also allows you to recognize the maximum benefits allowed by law.

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