Naples, FL (July 7, 2020)
Youth Haven is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Community Impact Grant pool. The grant pool is made up of generous donors who put their trust in the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors to use the funds to address current community needs.
The funds received will be applied to Youth Haven’s general operating support for residential care for abused, neglected, abandoned and homeless youth. The funds will provide assistance with unexpected expenses that accrued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Youth Haven is extremely grateful for The Community Foundation of Collier County and its donors that donated to the Community Impact Grant pool, says Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven Executive Director. “It’s amazing how our community has come together to support those in need and we’re so honored to be a recipient of this grant. Our community partners are amazing.”
The Community Foundation of Collier County awards grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars address immediate and long-term needs such as food, medical expenses and supplies, rent, education, technology, and legal assistance.
About Youth Haven
Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit www.youthhavenswfl.org, like our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/YouthHavenShelter, follow us on Twitter, @YouthHavenCS and Instagram @youthhaven.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County, now entering its 35th year, is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $214 million in assets and has distributed over $184 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.