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Our Mission

Naples Children & Education Foundation supports effective, disciplined charitable programs that significantly improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County.
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Make a Profound and Sustaining DIFFERENCE

The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) was established in 2001 with the vision of making a profound and sustaining difference in the lives of children in Collier County. The founders created the Naples Winter Festival in order to meet NCEF’s mission statement to support programs that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children.

In 2005, the Trustees of NCEF commissioned The Study of Child Well-Being, an assessment of the needs of children in Collier County. The study found several significant gaps in basic services that included pediatric oral health, early childhood education, social welfare, pediatric medical services and out of school services. In 2010, a follow up study was conducted indetigying additional gaps including childhood hunger which is now an area of focus for the NCEF.

Over

$146 million

Raised

Since inception, the Festival has raised over $146 million which through annual grants and collaborative strategic initiatives have impacted over forty non-profit agencies and the lives of over 200,000 children.

THE NAPLES CHILDREN & EDUCATION FOUNDATION IS A 501©3 ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICAL RESGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORESEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER CH13065.

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