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The Education Foundation of Collier County, Inc. is doing business as (DBA) Champions For Learning™. You will find financial and other information under the legal name The Education Foundation of Collier County, Inc. Champions For Learning has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator. “Champions For Learning is committed to ensuring community investments go directly to changing lives of students directly and through educators and volunteers.  Our fiscal responsibility and transparency is evident in our four-star rating from Charity Navigator, our Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, and the measurable results of our programs.” - William J. Lutz, Treasurer The organization has been awarded the highest four star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator. The organization has been awarded the highest level of recognition for commitment to accountability and transparency by GuideStar. Privacy Policy Conflict of Interest Policy Whistleblower Policy Diversity Policy2020-2021 2020-2021 Form 990 View 2020-2021 Champions For Learning Audit View 2021 4-Star Rating Charity Navigator View 2020-2021 Community/Impact Report View 2020-2021 General Brochure View 2019-2020 Form 990 View 2019-2020 Community/Impact Report View 2019-2020 Champions For Learning Audit View 2020 4-Star Rating Charity Navigator View 2019-2020 Sources of Revenue View 2019-2020 Expenses View 2018-2019 Form 990 View 2018-2019 Audit View Highlights of the 2019 Financial Statements View 2019 4-Star Rating Charity Navigator View 2018-2019 Community/Impact Report View 2018-2019 General Brochure  View 2017-2018 2017-2018 Form 990 View 2017-2018 Community/Impact Report View 2018 4-Star Rating Charity Navigator Letter View 2017-2018 Champions For Learning Audit View Executive Summary of the 2018 Audited Financial Statements View Champions For Learning Brochure View 2016-2017 2016-2017 Audit View  2016 - 2017 Form 990   View 2016-2017 Guide to Getting Invovled   View 2015-2016 2015-2016 Community Report View 2015-2016 Audit View 2015-2016 Form 990  View 2014-2015 2014-2015 Community Report View 2014-2015 Audit View 2014-2015 Form 990 View 2013-2014 2013-2014 Community Report View 2013-2014 Audit View 2013-2014 Form 990 View 2012-2013 2012-2013 Community Report View 2012-2013 Audit View 2012-2013 Form 990 View 2011-2012 2011-2012 Community Report View 2011-2012 Audit View 2011-2012 Form 990 View 2010-2011 2010-2011 Community Report View 2010-2011 Audit View 2010-2011 Form 990 View 2009-2010 2009-2010 Community Report View 2009-2010 Audit View 2009-2010 Form 990 View 2008-2009 2008-2009 Audit View 2008-2009 Form 990 View 2007-2008 2007-2008 Audit View Have any questions about our financials? Let's talk about it!Contact Us

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What We Do

Students & Families Educators & Schools Community Connect Students to their Future Champions For Learning makes it possible for the community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning by: serving middle and high school students through volunteer-based college and career readiness models investing in and sharing the great ideas of teachers and school leaders bringing the community together along with educators, students, parents and business leaders to work toward common goals 40000students 1000teachers 950volunteer experiences 60organizations Our Impact Alaysha Florida Gulf Coast University Aspiring Teacher   "Champions For Learning has given me so many opportunities, I am so grateful to have been a part of this program." - Hailey 2019 Graduate "I really wanted to get involved with an organization and thanks to mentoring I was not only able to help a young person, but also have them impact me. The people at Champions For Learning are wonderful. They create amazing support. Volunteering with them has been very satisfying and a wonderful experience. " – Jack TorenTake Stock in Children Mentor "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Champions for learning has taught me to fish. They have taught me so many skills, which will allow me to succeed in the future." – Melissa 2018 Graduate "When we motivate students to learn, they prove that progress can happen far beyond the four walls of a classroom. When we to building relationships, celebrating success, and setting high expectations we empower them."    – Amanda McCoy Manatee Middle teacher Help us connect students to their future. Make a contribution!Give Now

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Join In! Learn how you can help create life-changing learning experiences for students. Donate OnlineLearn More GiveVolunteerApply Students & Families Educators & Schools Community Champions For Learning The Education Foundation of Collier County, doing business as Champions For Learning™, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1990. Our organization exists to create life-changing learning experiences for every student. Working with a vision of a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation. GiveVolunteer Para Español 950volunteer experiences 3invested in education 40000students impacted 1000educators engaged What's Happening? The team at Champions For Learning™ is constantly updating our blog with resources for students, educators, and the community. Take some time to browse our recent posts and contact us if you have any questions! Champions For Learning appoints new CEO, Barbara Evans long-time nonprofit leader in SWFL August 18, 2022 Allisa McCormick News Cards for Collier Kindergarteners August 16, 2022 Allisa McCormick News Champions For Learning is a partner with and backbone organization supporting Future Ready Collier, a collaborative network of community members, organizations, businesses and schools working to ensure every child in Collier County is ready for Kindergarten and every young person enters adulthood with a vision and a plan to accomplish that vision. Future Ready Collier is the Collier partner for the regional FutureMakers Coalition. Learn More Now Mission & Goals Equip and prepare students for their future learning and career goals. Value, empower and support teachers and principals to ensure the highest impact learning experiences for every child. Engage and energize our community in support of student success. View All Mission & Goals Our Impact Alaysha Florida Gulf Coast University Aspiring Teacher   Our Donors View All Donors NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS February 4, 2022  Learn more about Celebration of Champions, where we honor community leaders who are connecting student to their future. Learn MoreGOLDEN APPLE April 22, 2022 Learn more about this community celebration honoring teachers and the difference they make in our students' lives. Learn MoreChampions 101s Learn more about how our work is impacting students, families, and teachers in Collier County. Champions 101s are informational sessions that serve as an introduction to who we are, what we do, and how to help. Learn MoreHelp us connect students to their future. Make a contribution!Give Now

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Champions Day: Making A Difference in the Lives of Students

To many Snow White, Cinderella, and a lawyer wouldn’t fall under the same category. But to Hailie Dixon, who grew up in a single mother household, receiving a college degree was something right out of a fairy tale; something that she could only dream of. This was until she joined Champions For Learning’s Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program.

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