NCEF is widely recognized for its impact investing, supporting close to 90 of the most effective Collier County nonprofit organizations.

Through NCEF’s grantmaking activities and coordination services, we have provided over 300,000 children, since our inception, with services they need to excel. In fact, with no public tax-based support from Collier County for children’s social services, NCEF is the largest single source of funding for children’s services, investing nearly $302 million directly back into the community we serve since our first Festival in 2000.

In 2020, the NCEF Board of Directors and Trustees approved the creation of an Endowment and established the necessary policies and procedures to ensure that NCEF’s operations and grantmaking activities will continue in perpetuity to serve the at-risk and underprivileged children in Collier County.

We invite everyone to consider creating a legacy and becoming a part of NCEF’s history and future. You may support NCEF’s Endowment with a current gift or pledge, or by making a planned gift such as a bequest through your will or estate plan.

“Many of the important organizations that serve the youth of Collier County rely on annual support from NCEF. To ensure that such funding is available in the future, we need to supplement the results of the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival with a steady stream of support from the NCEF Endowment. Karen and I want our legacy at NCEF to help create a predictable flow of funds from the Endowment we are helping to build.”

Bob Scott, Emeritus Trustee

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