Community Partners

The Early Learning Coalition works to enhance the quality of children’s lives in our community. The Coalition has partnered with The Heights Foundation with support resources for early learning.

Florida Southwestern State College The Heights Foundation has partnered with Florida Southwestern State College to increase access, enrollment and degree completion for adult learners. The College has conducted in-community presentations encouraging access to student support services.  Education majors from FSW have worked as interns in our School Success programs.

Florida Gulf Coast University The Heights Foundation has welcomed Service Learning volunteers and student interns into its program and welcomes future collaboration with FGCU, especially in the area of access, enrollment, and degree completion for adult learners. We are proud to be a preferred partner organization, providing for BSW and MSW internship opportunities.

Lee County Department of Human Services has partnered with The Heights Foundation through administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG.) This grant provided funding for some development costs of the Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center. The Department also continues to be a partner with health and wellness advocacy, family development, and career advancement.

Lee County Housing Development Corporation is a private non-profit organization dedicated to creating affordable housing. The Corporation has partnered with The Heights Foundation in development of permanent affordable housing in Harlem Heights.

The Collaboratory is a nonprofit, independent organization created by and for local citizens to benefit the community. The Collaboratory has supported The Heights Foundation with grant funding for board building and strategic planning, as well as seed money for our job training program.

Senior Friendship Centers Provides daytime programs from 9 to 12 pm for area seniors. Social activities, hot lunch program and arts/crafts programs for seniors provides enrichment for participants.

The Southwest Florida Symphony has partnered with The Heights Foundation to provide music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages in underserved neighborhoods of Lee County.

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties – The Heights Foundation is proud to serve as the Harlem Heights United Way House, coordinating programs and resources of the United Way network.

Community Partners

The Heights Foundation seeks to partner with high-capacity, high-impact services to bring education, opportunity, and the arts to Harlem Heights. Through partnerships, the foundation seeks to eliminate duplication of services, provide the programs and opportunities with proven impact, and streamline program delivery.