Charitable Foundation of the Islands Supports Seven Non-Profits in 2015-16 Grant Cycle

The Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) continues to increase its support of fellow Sanibel and Captiva non-profits in 2015. During its most recent grant cycle, the foundation awarded grants to seven organizations. CFI also provided individual grants to a number of families in need.  


This year’s non-profit grant recipients will include Friends in Service Here (FISH), the Sanibel School, the City of Sanibel, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), the Children’s Education Center of the Islands, the Sanibel Community Association, and Lee Memorial Hospital. The awarded grants will allow each organization to increase its capacity to serve our island community effectively through benefits like staff training, the purchase of new equipment, support for new programs, and more. Additional funds will support island residents and employees who have demonstrated financial need, often due to unexpected emergency circumstances. 

CFI’s mission is to promote philanthropy to help people in need on Sanibel and Captiva, and to strengthen island non-profit organizations that will build a spirit of community for generations to come – through the distribution of annually raised funds and the stewardship of permanently endowed funds. Since 2000, CFI and its predecessor have awarded millions of dollars in grants to those in need on our islands. To learn more, visit