Who We Help
Our Mission is to Enhance the Lives of Others through Philanthropic Activities and Volunteer Service.
During the more than 90 years of its existence, the Naples Woman’s Club has raised over $3,500,000 to support local charities and scholarship funds. Each year we conduct fundraisers and receive generous donations from our members and sponsors, in order to continue to be supportive of those in need in Collier County and beyond. Most decisions for the donations and scholarships occur in the spring of each year, after careful consideration and research.
We also perform direct volunteer service to charities and organizations in need, as needed. Each member of the organization makes a commitment to participate in the NWC Mission by serving on committees, volunteering for service, and providing financial support.
We thank our members and the community at large for helping us achieve our Mission each year.
Help Us Make a Difference
Since its inception in 1932, the Naples Woman’s Club has helped support non-profit organizations that address the issues facing our community and its residents in need. Each year, our Philanthropy Committee researches organizations, exclusively soliciting grant applications in areas that the Club has selected for support. Grants are normally presented, annually, from January through April, and generally range from $2,000 to $10,000.
Organizations must be non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations, listed in Guidestar and the Non-Profit Directory of Collier County. NWC does not accept unsolicited grant applications.
The Naples Woman’s Club awards numerous scholarships each year for college and technical education. In addition, we offer awards for community service and the arts, with varying qualification criteria. NWC supports high school seniors, technical school students, college students, educators, and mature women who want to improve their level of education or technical abilities.
For information about our scholarships and our criteria, students should access the Collier Community Foundation’s Scholarship Connector at www.swflscholarships.org. Applications should only be submitted online through the CCF; properly registered candidates will be reviewed, interviewed, and selected by members of the Naples Woman’s Club.
Community Volunteer Service
Members of the Naples Woman’s Club are active volunteers in the community. Our Community Service Programs coordinate most of the activity by our volunteers, and we support efforts at numerous non-profit organizations in the area. NWC members are also involved in collecting needed supplies for service organizations and their clients.
Examples of organizations where volunteer service continues to be provided by the Naples Woman’s Club members are:
- Baby Basics
- Cup of Joe
- Hunger and Homeless Coalition
- Laces of Love
- Local Schools
- Meals of Hope
- Providence House
- Neighborhood Health Clinic
- Shelter for Abused Woman and Children
- Wings of Shelter
- Wounded Warriors of Collier County