Effective April 1, 2020 the Charlotte Community Foundation will be closed to the public, including the Training and Education Center located at 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda.
CCF will still operate remotely during our normal business hours Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm as we are committed to helping our community and donors during this time.
You may also contact us directly by emailing email@example.com or by calling 941-637-0077.
COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grant
The Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF) announces grant cycle in response to the COVID-19 Crisis. This grant cycle will be open for applications July 6 at 10 am through July 24 at 5pm.
“It is with great excitement that the CCF Board of Directors and Staff have announced our plans to adapt to the current needs of our community and help serve the most vulnerable in Charlotte County as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times together. Connecting people who care with causes that matter is the mission of CCF and we are dedicated to support those causes in such a time of need.”, said Justin Brand, Director of Community Engagement.”
Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, CCF has adapted our existing Community Investment Grants process and instituted an interim grant cycle. In order to be eligible for this funding, organizations and programs must be able to demonstrate COVID-19 Crisis impacted need with measurable outcomes.
COVID-19 Crisis Grants are made to Nonprofit 501 (C)(3) charitable organizations OR Governmental Organizations as described in 501(c)(1) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code that have been in existence for at least two years.
Charlotte Community Foundation Working With CHARLOTTE COUNTY COAD On Emergency Fuding Amidst COVID-19
Through CCF’s Hands 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 Hands 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 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.
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.
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.
Making a Difference
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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