Several not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations crusading for the greater good operate within Collier County. The communities of Collier County and the Eastern Collier Chamber of Commerce work avidly to improve the quality of life of their residents and members. Area businesses, hospitals and more create partnerships with these organizations, infinitely improving Immokalee’s landscape.
THE HENDRY FOUNDATION
The Hendry Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, aims to provide a wildlife refuge in a natural wilderness setting, protect the habitats of endangered animals and provide scholarships to deserving individuals entering fields related to the foundation’s mission. www.thehendryfoundation.com
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY
Established in 1985, the Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public charitable fund whose mission is to increase philanthropy in Collier County. www.cfcollier.org
COLLIER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
The mission of this organization is to serve Collier County’s low-to-moderate income residents, including the senior population, by campaigning for affordable health care and housing, developing retiree volunteer services, maintaining decent housing standards, taking advantage of grants to build quality communities and more. www.colliergov.net
Habitat for Humanity, Immokalee Non-Profit Housing, Southwest Florida Workforce Development and Immokalee Housing & Family Services, just to name a few, also operate in the area. For a more comprehensive list of community organizations in Eastern Collier County, visit the Chamber business directory at www.easterncollierchamber.com.