Naples, FL — July 23, 2020 — Opera Naples is pleased to announce that the organization has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These funds will provide support for current staff positions and the Opera Naples education program so that season planning and programming can continue during these challenging times.
According to Opera Naples Executive Director Sondra Quinn, “Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Opera Naples had to cancel two of last season’s grand operas that were to have taken place at Artis—Naples. This severely impacted Opera Naples finances. With this grant and the continued support of our loyal audiences and supporters, our goal is to continue serving our community with outstanding productions for the 2021 season and ongoing educational programs.”
The Community Foundation of Collier County awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Selected organizations receive grant dollars from the Changing Needs Fund. This fund is made up of donors who believe in the Community Foundation’s ability to identify and grant to the community’s most current needs.
Opera Naples is a non-profit professional opera company known for excellence and innovation in presenting quality opera, musical performances, and educational and community engagement programs. Since 2006, Opera Naples has been bringing internationally acclaimed artists to Naples to perform in some of the world’s most beloved operas. Opera Naples has become firmly established as the city’s opera company, and is an important part of the cultural life of the Southwest Florida region. For information visit operanaples.org or call (239) 963-9050.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt public, charitable organization, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, serves hundreds of nonprofits, holds $214 million in assets and has distributed more than $183 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception in 1985. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call (239) 649-5000.