Several years ago the Federation Board and the Jewish Community Relations Council established a “Fund for Human Needs” to recognize organizations for their generous spirit and service to the entire community. It was another way for Jews in Collier County, as represented by their Federation, to practice tikkun olam, “bettering
the world.” 

Grants have been made to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Collier Council on Aging, NAACP Collier Branch, Collier County Education Foundation, Redlands Christian Association Literacy Program, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Baby Basics, Bedtime Bundles, Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the Senior Friendship Health Center, Lighthouse of Collier County,​ Naples Equestrian Challenge, Project HELP and Grace Place.


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2018 Recipients


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2017 Human Needs Award



Photos of previous award recipients