Sanibel Sea School has been selected by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) to receive a 2017-2018 Capacity Grant. This grant will make it possible for two of the organization’s management staff members to participate in advanced training opportunities this year, which will in turn increase the nonprofit’s capacity to carry out its programs successfully.

CFI’s 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. “Like many nonprofits, our budget does not include adequate funds to regularly provide our leadership team with development opportunities,” said Dr. Bruce Neill, Sanibel Sea School’s Executive Director. “CFI’s support will help our team move forward in a variety of ways, and is an example of what makes the Sanibel community so special.”

Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. Learn more at