Charlotte County is much more than where you live. Whether you were born here, returned home or have adopted this community as your own, it's just that - your own. And you care deeply about all it is today and all it can be in the future.
The Charlotte Community Foundation can help you turn that caring into your legacy.
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Like many other Charlotte County individuals and organizations, the Charlotte Community Foundation has been looking for a permanent home ever since Hurricane Charley. As a result of the current real estate market, CCF was able to purchase a piece of prime downtown property at an exceptional price, which will become its permanent home.
Are We There Yet?
by Brian Presley, Chairman
Most road-tripping parents and grandparents recall little voices inquiring "Are we there yet?" from the back seat. You might have just backed out of the driveway and turned the first corner, or perhaps you had left your hometown and were traveling through the country. In either event, the question, "Are we there yet?" represented that wonderful state of anticipation, and not necessarily based on valid premises.
This holiday season is one of anticipation and sharing, and at the Charlotte Community Foundation, it is unusually so for us as we are "oh-so-close" to the completion of the two buildings and courtyard that comprise the new, nonprofit center for the Charlotte Community Foundation. (Read the full article PDF)
Building for the Future
Community foundations, by their very nature, are designed to provide philanthropic opportunities that connect your community and your legacy. Our vision of a permanent campus will allow us to fulfill that mission more effectively. The design of the CCF's permanent home includes two buildings joined by a courtyard. One building will be used for the Foundation's daily operations and the second will be an educational center. The space dedicated to CCF's administrative activities will include private and confidential space to meet with donors and their advisors, a board room that can be used for small meetings of our volunteers and committee members, additional work space for interns and volunteers for large-scale projects and additional space on the second floor for long-term expansion.
An effective and sustainable independent sector is created by facilitating a strong base of knowledge, skills and interaction among leaders to ensure the fabric of services and programs seamlessly supports and uplifts the community. The Charlotte Community Foundation's Nonprofit Network will have the resources to facilitate this reality with our new education center and library. Our new education facilities will create a center for our community's nonprofits to learn, grow, connect and communicate so they can more successfully fulfill their purposes. The new space will create a hub for educational sessions, workshops, conferences and seminars to fully address and bring new approaches to meet the challenges that area nonprofit leaders and we as a community are facing. Our library will offer electronic and print resources, including the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collections. Grant seekers will have free access to online databases and a collection of publications, fundraising information and other funding-related technical assistance. Additionally, nonprofit organizations will have access to information to seek and obtain financial support beyond our county by tapping into new funding sources throughout the nation.
Our new home will open and expand our capacity to strengthen and improve the quality of life in Charlotte County and fulfill our role as a Facilitator of Philanthropy for the entire community. With your help it is all possible. Your involvement at this important time is welcome as we establish our new permanent home in the historic district of Downtown Punta Gorda.
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