Charity for Change Receives $32,500 in Grants from Collier Community Foundation

Naples, FL (November 14, 2023) – Charity for Change has received $32,500 in grants from the Collier Community Foundation. A $2,500 grant will bolster the charity’s capacity building, while a $30,000 grant helps students build the foundation of resiliency and mental well-being. Specifically, the larger grant supports the production of 20 new educational videos for elementary school-age students.

The grant funds new GiverTV videos, an interactive video component of the Charity for Change curriculum. The educational videos help students practice nine character traits: citizenship, perseverance, kindness, self-control, tolerance, responsibility, integrity, cooperation, and respect.

The videos engage at-risk students as contributing members of their communities. Students will experience how they affect positive change for the benefit of others, building their resiliency and mental well-being.

“We are grateful to the Collier Community Foundation for the generous support of our video initiative which gives children the tools they need to build resiliency and mental well-being,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO of Charity for Change. “Studies consistently demonstrate that nurturing the emotional well-being of young learners not only enhances their academic performance, but also equips them with valuable skills to navigate their emotions and develop positive relationships.”

For information on how to support Charity for Change in creating a world free of hate, violence, bullying and division by teaching children to care about each other and the world around them, visit

About the Collier Community Foundation

The Collier Community Foundation™ is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Collier Community Foundation manages more than 850 funds, works with hundreds of nonprofits, and has granted over $328.1 million to nonprofit organizations, community programs, and scholarships. Informed giving. Powerful results.® Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.

About Charity for Change

Through character education and charitable activities, the organization serves elementary school-age children through its afterschool and summer school programs. Founded in 2008, Charity for Change teaches children to care about each other and the world around them, instilling empathy and a giving spirit. For 16 years, the Charity for Change program has engaged more than 120,000 students by building resiliency, strong life-skill competencies and improving academic performance. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit or call 239-592-6787.
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