For Donors

The Community Foundation of Collier County offers a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to individual and corporate philanthropy. Across Collier County, donors (and their professional advisors) choose to work with us to meet their charitable goals while gaining maximum tax advantage for their giving.

How does the Community Foundation help you achieve your philanthropic goals?

  • We want to help you meet your charitable goals and leave a lasting legacy in your community.
  • Establish your own named charitable fund, recognize a loved one, or give anonymously and know that your gift will have a lasting impact on the community.
  • Receive maximum tax benefits for your giving.
  • Choose from a range of assets to fund your gift – cash, stocks, real estate, and more.
  • Participate in recommending how your gift will be used.
  • Learn about organizations and opportunities in your community to make the most impact on the causes and issues you care about.
  • Pass on your philanthropic values to the next generation.
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 individuals or groups for the common good and defines the tradition of giving and sharing that is essential to the quality of life. 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.

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Let us help you devise your charitable giving plan

Our Donor and Corporate Advised Funds Handbook  provides all the information you need to understand the value of establishing a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation and to create that fund.

To learn more, please contact

Meredith Nassif

Director of Donor Services
[email protected]

To learn more, please contact

Julie Van Tongeren

Vice President of Development
[email protected]