Giving Options

One way to give back to your community is through charitable giving. No matter the size of your gift, you can make a difference! THE NONPROFIT DIRECTORY is designed to help you match your charitable giving goals with the missions and programs of more than 510 local nonprofit agencies.

How do I make a gift to a local nonprofit using a credit card?

  1. First, click here to search for a nonprofit by name or category.
  2. Select the nonprofit you wish to support and click on the red Donate Now button
  3. Complete the required information fields. Click Submit.
  4. You will receive a payment receipt by email.
  5. Your tax receipt will be sent to you separately from the Community Foundation.

How do I make a grant from my donor advised fund?

If you have established a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County and would like to make a grant recommendation from your fund, click here.

If you are interested in learning how to establish a fund at the Community Foundation, please contact Ann Hughes - 239.649.5000 or ahughes@cfcollier.org

The Donor Bill of Rights

This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP),
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP),
Council for Advancement and Support of Education and (CASE)Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

The Donor Bill of Rights supports the premise that philanthropy is a voluntary action taken by indivdiuals or groups for the common good; it defines a tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to the quality of life in any community. Donors and prospective donors should expect the following from the nonprofit organizations that they support:

 

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed about who is serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise good judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured that their gifts will be used for their designated purpose.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is treated confidentially, to the extent required by law.
VII. To expect that relationships with the individuals who represent nonprofit organizations will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed about the role of those seeking donations fopr nonprofits; are they volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors?
IX. To have their names deleted from any mailing lists that an organization intends to share.
X. To be given every opportunity to ask questions when making a donation and to receive a prompt, truthful and forthright response.