Nonprofit of the Year Finalists (Small)
Alliance for the Arts
Nestled on a ten-acre campus, Alliance for the Arts is the linchpin of the arts and culture industry in Southwest Florida. Their mission is to connect people to the arts and to each other. They work daily with energetic and dedicated staff, volunteers and members to facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in Southwest Florida.
SWFL Crime Stoppers
The original Crime Stoppers program was founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1976. Today Crime Stopper programs are located worldwide. The program that serves Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties began in 1981. Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is a member of the Florida Association of Crime Stoppers (FACS) and Southeastern Crime Stoppers Association.
Wildcat run cares for kids
Wildcat run cares for kids’ mission is to Give people in the community an opportunity to encourage, support and improve the lives of children in Southwest Florida by providing assistance to other charitable or educational organizations.
Nonprofit of the Year Finalists (Large)
Child Care of Southwest Florida
For over 50 years, Child Care of Southwest Florida (CCSWFL) has been providing services to children, families, and child care professionals in Southwest Florida. They are a non-profit that currently has over 100 employees serving more than 600 children each year at our 6 different child care centers in Hendry and Lee counties.
F.I.S.H is a human services organization, focused for over thirty years on ‘neighbors helping neighbors’. The mission of F.I.S.H. is to lend a helping hand to those who live, work or visit here. The F.I.S.H. vision is to enrich the lives of everyone on Sanibel and Captiva Islands through an array of Food Programs, Island Based Workshops, Social Services and Helping Hands.
The Heights Foundation
The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers, Florida. Their mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The foundation is a grassroots, hands-on organization that celebrates the strength and diversity of the community.