FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2013) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across the five-county area it serves the week of March 18, 2013.

The grant workshops are meant to inform nonprofit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through the foundation.

According to the Community Foundation’s Director of Programs, Anne Douglas, the series will address changes to the foundation’s current grant programs and updates on the 3D initiative.

“Grants can be a considerable source of frustration for nonprofits,” said Douglas. “These informational workshops are meant to breakdown the confusion and questions and make the process as simple and pain free as possible so that we are able to get funds into the hands of the community organizations that need them.”

Sessions include:

Monday, March 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. Alliance of the Arts located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers

Tuesday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon Clewiston Museum located at 109 Central Ave. in Clewiston

Tuesday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hendry County Economic Development Council located at 644 S. Main Street in LaBelle

Wednesday, March 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Naples Daily News located at 1100 Immokalee Road in Naples

Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to noon Cultural Center of Charlotte County located at 2280 Aaron Street in Port Charlotte

The SWFLCF is celebrating its 36th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $64 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $54 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2012 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services.

Reservations are required by Friday, March 15. For more information, please call Anne Douglas at 239-274-5900, visit the web site at or RSVP to