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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.