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West Bay Charitable Foundation board members
West Bay Community Charitable Foundation Board Members shown:  Wayne Smith, Tom Walsh, Jerry Beaubien, Frank Pollard, Dusti Beaubien, Gail Chensoff, Anne Haley, Leslie Gunnels and Kathy Hughes


On April 24, 2017 the WBCCF presented grantstotaling $95,075 to 21 local, non-profit organizations. All residents were invited to attend the Awards Evening. We wish to acknowledge and gratefully thank residents Ellen & Jack Cooney for sponsoring this event.

A special thank you to West Bay from Childcare of Southwest Florida!
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The West Bay family generously shares their time, talent and knowledge by volunteering at local nonprofits including New Horizons of SWFL, Laces of Love, ACT Shelter for Abused Women, Habitat for Humanity, St. Matthew's House, South County Regional Library, Hope Hospice and Café of Life. 

In addition, West Bay supports our own Charitable Foundation. The West Bay Community Charitable Foundation, Inc. (WBCCF) was formed in January, 2015 and is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to strengthening our community by actively fundraising and awarding grants for the benefit of those in need. Fundraising events are held throughout the Season and include the Charity Golf Tournament, a Silent Auction held in conjunction with one of our many community parties, and several other member organized events that vary from year to year.

Proceeds are used to provide grants for local nonprofits, which are nominated by m
embers of West Bay.  The nominated nonprofits receive a Request for Grant Proposal outlining what they need to do in order to be considered as a recipient. All agencies are treated equally within the framework of the following guidelines: providing human service needs for at-risk women, children and the elderly; providing for people who need shelter, food or medical services; and providing educational opportunities for under-served students. Special consideration is given to requests that address critical needs, include matching gifts, collaboration or additional funding, create innovative programs and/or can provide measurable outcomes.

The Foundation also has an endowed scholarship, the West Bay Community Charitable Foundation Scholarship, at FGCU, given each year to a local, first generation student.

2015 grants totaled $44,894 and were given to 10 charities.  Formation of an endowed FGCU scholarship for a first generation student brought total giving for our first year to $56,894.00.

2016 grants totaled $78,783 and were given to 16 local agencies.  

2017 grants totaled $94,075 and were given to 21 local non-profits.  

Thanks to the generosity of West Bay residents grants awarded now total is $229,652!


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