The Founders Fund, Inc.


707 Gulf Park Drive. Naples, Florida 34108

Endowment Fund

The Founders Fund endowment was formed in 2015 to help create sustainability for the organization. The driving force behind the formation of the Endowment Fund began with a very generous contribution from one donor of $250,000, and an additional contribution of another $250,000 challenge grant that matched dollar-for-dollar contributions. With the help of other donors, plus a commitment by every member of The Founders Fund Board of Trustees to donate to the Endowment, we now have a fund that will help guarantee our mission’s sustainability.

Plans are to grow the Endowment Fund to $1 million so it may be invested in the long-term growth of the Founders Fund. With this growth we, in turn, expect to provide even more deserving students of Collier County the opportunity to continue their pursuit of post high school education including, college degrees or technical training.

The Endowment Fund provides additional options to The Founders Fund, from providing sustainability to offering additional scholarships to deserving students, or increasing the level of scholarship grants to each Founders Fund scholar.

Your donations will help build a stronger future for Collier County, Florida, by helping local deserving students obtain a higher education, gain experience, and become contributing professionals working and living in our community.

If you are considering supporting the mission of the Founders Fund in a permanent, sustainable manner, we would be delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the variety of ways in which this can be accomplished through the Endowment Fund.

You may wish to consider any of the following:

If you are interested in exploring the different gifting mechanisms, we would be delighted to meet with you and your financial or tax advisors to assist you in determining the most advantageous gifting plan best fitting your circumstances.

Please e-mail The Founders Fund at or call the office at 239-593-0124 and advise us of your interest in pursuing a gift to the Endowment Fund. We will reach out to you to begin discussing how best to meet your goals.

The Fund at-a-glance

From the Community Foundation of Collier County – ABOUT Endowments

It’s all about sustainability.

Agency endowment funds provide a long-term, dependable source of operating revenue to nonprofits and are traditionally created by the organization itself. Nonprofits establish their agency funds at the Community Foundation as a simple and efficient way to build an endowment or a reserve—and help create sustainability—for their organization. The CFCC staff can also help organizations develop planned giving programs and assist with investment management and administrative details.