Our Vision: 

  • To improve the lives of people on Sanibel and Captiva while helping to create a thriving community, now and for generations to come.

Why We Exist:

  • We look for opportunities to strengthen the quality of life for those who live or work on Sanibel and Captiva, and make our communities better places to live.

  • We make grants to organizations that impact our communities’ health, education, and well-being.

  • We encourage the generosity of local donors.

  • We serve as community leaders, advocates, and facilitators for local issues and needs.

Why Give Through Us:

  • Our board is made up of people who are very involved in many of the islands’ non-profit organizations. The board understands what the needs are in the community and which organizations require support. 

  • We help non-profits build stronger organizations through capacity building; helping organizations with technology, strategic planning, marketing, social media, staff development, and more.

Focus Areas:

  • Basic human needs  food, housing, healthcare, mental health

  • Arts and education

  • The environment

  • Emergency funds


The financial support provided through the grant we received from Charitable Foundation of the Islands will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our families.
— Richard Johnson, CHR Board President