Lighthouse of Collier is pleased to announce it has received grants totaling $43,000 from the Collier Community Foundation. These funds will support two key programs.  One program is a six-week independent living skills course for adults and the other program is a two-week summer camp for Transition students (ages 14-24).

The independent living skills course introduces a variety of tools, tips, and techniques.  Examples of topics include strategies to increase visual access in the home; tools and tips for safely accessing the kitchen; tips for identifying and labeling medications; low to high tech tools and technology to access money and paperwork.

The two-week Transition camp is heavily focused on pre-employment skills.  The students participate in daily outings to potential job sites and campus tours, as well as opportunities for community integration.

According to Scott Flagel, CEO, these funds allow us to continue to fulfill our mission of fostering independence and enhancing the quality of life for the blind and visually impaired and their caregivers.

About the Lighthouse of Collier

Lighthouse of Collier is a tax-exempt non-profit organization established in 2009.  It is the only rehabilitation center for blindness and vision loss in Collier County providing services to many of the children and adults in Collier County who are blind/visually impaired.

About the Collier Community Foundation

The Collier Community Foundation™ is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization established in 1985 to increase and focus on local private philanthropy. Today, the Collier Community Foundation manages more than 850 funds, works with hundreds of nonprofits, and has granted over $328.1 million to nonprofit organizations, community programs, and scholarships. Informed giving. Powerful results.®  Learn more at or call 239-649-5000.