Community House Receives Charitable Foundation Grant

The Charitable Foundation Of The Islands (CFI) recently granted $6,000 to the Sanibel Community Association (SCA) to support operations at the Sanibel Community House. The grant will be used to purchase new computer equipment to enhance customer service, record keeping and administration when the Community House reopens this Fall following renovation.

Commenting on the grant, SCA Executive Director Teresa Riska-Hall said: “This is an exciting year for the Community House as we bring our entire facility up to a new standard,
and this grant from the Charitable Foundation of the Islands will allow us to upgrade the office operations as well. The SCA, along with other island nonprofits, is fortunate to have the support of a community-focused organization like Charitable Foundation of the Islands to help us accomplish our mission of service to the citizens of Sanibel and Captiva.”

The Charitable Foundation Of The Islands provides assistance to island non-profits for capacity building, operating support, program expansion, endowment, scholarships and emergency needs, such as after a disaster. One of CFI’s areas of concentration is helping nonprofits build stronger organizations with technology, strategic planning, marketing, social media resources and staff development. Since 2000, CFI and its predecessor organizations have distributed more than $3 million in grants and scholarships to Island causes.

The Sanibel Community Association is a non-profit 501c3 with a long history of service to the local community. Formed in 1928, SCA is owns and operates the Sanibel Community House whose mission is to enrich community life through educational, cultural and social gatherings in its historic facility. Currently the Community House is undergoing major restoration and renovation work and will reopen to the public in the Fall of 2016. 

Published June 17, 2016 by the Island Sun