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Grace Place puts faith into action, providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our first priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, volunteers, and community. Grace Place for Children and Families campus is currently closed to all public, with the exception of the food pantry on Saturdays. All education programs have been transitioned to a distance-learning format for the remainder of the school year. We will update you on summer program registration as information becomes available. Please continue to check our website for the most up-to-date information.

The Grace Place food pantry will remain open on Saturdays from 10:30am – 1pm. We are taking the universal COVID-19 precautions to protect our staff, volunteers, and food pantry clients. If you are interested in volunteering in the food pantry, or if you would like to help with a donation to the food pantry, please contact Chrissie Missal at chrissie@graceplacenaples.org.

OUR FAMILY LITERACY MODEL

Innovative Educational Programs

HOLISTIC EDUCATION

Working across the family spectrum, we are taking a multigenerational approach to ending the cycle of poverty.

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Qualified and Passionate Team Members

DEDICATION

We employ a dynamic group of professionals, highly qualified and motivated by their passion for our mission.

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Dedicated and Generous Supporters

CHANGE MAKERS

A dedicated group of investors, including over 250 volunteers, graciously give their time, talents and treasures.

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Financial Transparency

OPEN BOOK POLICY

We’ve consistently received high grades for accountability and transparency from both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.

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Why They Give

“We are proud to give to Grace Place because we continually witness how they are improving the lives of Golden Gate families thru education.”

Pat and Jim Bosscher

“It is a way for me to show my gratitude for all that I have been given. There are so many nonprofits in our backyard here in Naples, but when you find one like Grace Place that is truly making a difference in the lives of so many, giving back is easy.”

Deborah Mathews Finch, Grace Place Board Member

“As a volunteer in the classroom, I am able to experience firsthand how our financial contributions provide the teachers and resources required to accelerate child development and promote family literacy.”

Mitchell McLeod, Grace Place Board Member

“I give because the students and parents at Grace Place inspire me with their desire to learn, to succeed and eventually to give back. A spirit of gratitude and hope fills the classrooms and the courtyard, making it a joy to participate and give generously.”

Moira Lardakis, Grace Place Board Member

“I give because I am grateful: I receive far more than I give.”

Cathy Morton, Grace Place Board Member

“Because of my love for children and education, it is my desire to see children get the best possible educational start in life — and Grace Place provides that!”

Pat Jilk, Grace Place Board Member

“I give because every good gift comes from God; we are simply stewards of that which He has entrusted to us in order to bless others.”

Richard Grows, Grace Place Board Member

“I give to Grace Place because its family literacy programming yields the best return on investment, makes the biggest impact, and breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Bright Beginnings is a family literacy program that cultivates confident, capable and literate parents and prepares children to be ready to enter into kindergarten. The family literacy model at Grace Place provides a roadmap to create an educational culture beyond the classroom, in the home. Family literacy empowers the family with educational skills to achieve anything. I’ve seen fathers earn promotions due to improved literacy skills, I’ve seen high school students become first generation college students, I’ve seen mothers launch businesses – all due to the family literacy programming at Grace Place. How can you not give?”

Julia Van Domelen

“I don’t give my endorsements lightly and I decided to make my first gift to Grace Place this year (2013). When Grace Place was selected by the Barbara Bush Foundation, as a network partner, my intuition was confirmed. Grace Place is capable and committed to its mission’s fulfillment. They are dedicated to making a real difference in this community’s future, and so am I.”

Lavern Norris Gaynor, Historian and Community Philanthropic Pillar

“Grace Place is very prudent in their budget spending. We keep a keen eye on spending and their results are impressive considering their budget.”

Eileen Connolly-Keesler, President/CEO, Collier County Community Foundation