Who We Help
The second Culinary Adventure That Gives Back will be held in January, February and March of 2022. Join us for one or all of three exciting small table luncheons presented by 16+ of Naples best restaurants and chefs. Each luncheon, with no more than 16-20 guests, will feature a three-course meal, wine and special interaction and presentations by the chef, creating a memorable experience for the guests. Guests don’t find out where they are going until they get a personal invitation from the chef for an adventure that promises to fun!
This program was developed as a way to support the many restaurants who make Naples very special and and to provide grants to community agencies that are addressing the serious food insecurity that many Collier County residents are experiencing.
Tickets go on sale in the fall online on our website. Opportunities for sponsorship for this event are still available; contact Stacy Vermylen at email@example.com for details.
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Our Mission is to Enhance the Lives of Others through Philanthropic Activities and Volunteer Service.
Since the Naples Woman’s Club was founded in 1932, the organization has raised over $3,000,000 to support local charities and scholarship funds. Each year we conduct fundraisers and also 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 have a Philanthropy Committee that reviews grant requests and an Education & Libraries Committee that works tirelessly to identify students who can use scholarship assistance for college or vocational education with the support of the Community Foundation of Collier County. We support high school seniors as well as mature women who need to improve their level of education or technical abilities.
Help Us Make a Difference
The Naples Woman’s, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, welcomes donations and support from all members of the community. There are numerous ways to assist the organization. Click below to learn how to help.
We also perform direct service to charities and organizations in need through our Civic Engagement & Outreach Committee throughout the year. Each member of the organization has made a commitment to participate in this mission by serving on committees, volunteering for service, and providing financial support.
We thank all of our members and the community at large for helping us achieve our mission each year.
Over the past 90 years, 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, soliciting grant applications in areas that the Club has selected for support. Grants are normally presented in April/May of each year and generally range from $2000 to $10,000.
Organizations must be non-profit 501(c) (3) and listed in Guidestar. Interested groups should contact our office regarding consideration for support. Click here to see a list of some of the organizations we have supported in the past.
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. We have scholarships for graduating high school students as well as for mature women who are furthering their education.
For information on the scholarships that we award and the criteria, students should access the Collier County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Connector at www.swflscholarships.org. Applications will be submitted online through the Community Foundation, and 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 Outreach Committee coordinates most of the activity by our volunteers, and we have supported efforts at numerous non-profit organizations in the area. Members are also involved in collecting needed supplies for service organizations and their clients.
Examples of organizations where volunteer service has been provided by members are:
- American Cancer Society (walks)
- Baby Basics
- Cup of Joe, Hunger and Homeless Coalition
- Keep Collier Beautiful Great American Cleanup
- Local Nursing Homes
- Local Schools
- March of Dimes
- Meals of Hope
- Laces of Love
- Providence House
- Neighborhood Health Clinic
- Ronald McDonald House
- Shelter for Abused Woman and Children
- Wings of Shelter
- Wounded Warriors of Collier County