Sanibel Sea School has been selected by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands to receive a 2016 Capacity Grant. This grant will make it possible for the nonprofit organization to hire an independent consultant to observe and evaluate management structure, facilitate strategic planning, and make suggestions that will increase staff effectiveness in areas like marketing and development as the organization grows. 

The Charitable Foundation of the Islands’ mission is to help people in need on Sanibel and Captiva, to promote philanthropy, and to strengthen nonprofit organizations that will build a spirit of community for generations to come. They do this through the distribution of annually raised and permanently endowed funds. 

The foundation’s Capacity-Building Initiative aims to help nonprofits accomplish work that requires time, energy, expertise, and innovative thinking beyond everyday operations. “Having a local foundation like CFI is so meaningful, because it allows island nonprofits like Sanibel Sea School to better fulfill our missions with local support,” said Dr. Bruce Neill, Sanibel Sea School’s Executive Director, “It really is a demonstration of how special the Sanibel community is.”