The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation has made significant gifts to a variety of educational institutions and grantees including:
The Lee County School District
The foundation annually makes grants direct to teachers to support a variety of educational initiatives and programming. These grants support educational initiatives that would be otherwise difficult to obtain funding for. The average grant is $500 and to date we have awarded over 1,000 grants.
Florida Gulf Coast University
The foundation has a endowed scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University. These endowed funds are annually used to provide scholarships to FGCU students pursuing a business-related degree. The foundation also provides provided grants to non-traditional female students at FGCU through the Women in Business Scholarship Fund and their endowment with the university.
Florida SouthWestern State College
The foundation has provided grants to non-traditional female students at FSW through the Women in Business Scholarship Fund.
The Watch D.O.G.S. Program
For several years, the foundation has supported The Watch D.O.G.S. program in a number of Lee County elementary schools. This program is designed to engage fathers in the local elementary school and encourage their volunteerism.