Welcome to the greatest community problem-solving initiative in American history.

You can see right off the bat that we’ve changed our name from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to Collaboratory. But we’re up to something much bigger than a name change. We’re actually putting our name on the line for the change we seek to achieve. It’s audacious. We are committed to bringing Southwest Florida together to solve all of our major social problems on an eighteen-year deadline. You read that correctly. All of them. In eighteen years. Not alone, but with everyone. We plan to do this with the entire community working together including people of all ages, colors, abilities, beliefs, and imaginations across all five counties. And we’re committed to building the infrastructure required to coordinate all of this at the scale and in the way NASA coordinated hundreds of thousands of people to get us to the moon in nine years. It will be the greatest community problem-solving initiative in American history.

Our new website’s not big on words. It’s big on action and relationships. Rather than long copy blocks and alluring pictures, it’s a tool to connect you to action.

Right now, we’re in the process of explaining what we’re up to, in-depth, to anyone who’s excited about it. Want to know how you can get involved? Join us for an upcoming Explanation Session. If you’re one of our cherished existing fundholders, our relationships are only going to get better. Our new Givers & Giving Department is ready to talk to you about anything you need at any time. We’re also here to have a Zoom conversation or an email exchange about any of the other things we do, from scholarships to grants to sending you an annual report.

We’re reimagining everything a community foundation can and should be. It’s going to be breathtaking. Come with us. Click on the path on which you’d like to begin: