The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF)

The founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF), fills a critical void for at-risk and underprivileged children in Collier County as the largest single source of funding for their essential services.

NCEF has united groups into coalitions and collaborates toward common goals that improve child well-being in our community.

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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, Florida.

How We Serve the Children of Collier County
  • Raised over $212 million since 2001 directly funding children’s services in Collier County
  • Provided over 275,000 children with the services and resources they need to excel
  • More than 45 non-profit organizations have benefited from funding
  • Established seven strategic initiatives
  • Commissioned six third-party studies
  • Nearly 40,000 children have received high-quality, early learning services
  • Over 7,000 children are healthier because of medical and healthcare services funding provided by NCEF
  • Approximately 5 million meals have been distributed through the Hunger Initiative to children and families in need through mobile pantry distributions
  • Since inception of NCEF’s “Beautiful Minds” Mental Health Initiative, over 55,232 youth have received mental health services and treatment
  • The NCEF Pediatric Dental Center has had over 135,000 patient visits to date since its opening in December 2008
  • Over 68,000 children have participated in Out of School Time funded programs
  • Through the Vision Initiative, over 102,000 vision screenings have been performed on at-risk and underprivileged children
  • The Vision Initiative has also distributed over 29,000 pairs of glasses to children in need
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