Chamber Foundation


The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the Chamber’s philanthropic arm, designated by the state as an official 501(c)3. The purpose of the Foundation is to secure charitable donations to, among other things, maintain the Chamber building fund, provide scholarships to local students for college education and subsidize Chamber reserves. Since 1991, the Foundation has donated more than $115,000 in scholarships to local students, many of whom have returned, post-graduation, to become positive contributors of the region’s growing workforce. Our Chamber and Foundation exist to help develop future leaders of the community.

Meet our 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Click the thumbnails below to view videos from our outstanding scholarship recipients.




Our Scholarship Funds

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce / Ralph A. Richardson Scholarship Fund: 
Two $2,700 scholarships are facilitated annually by the Community Foundation of Southwest Florida for which the application process closes in March. Learn more about past scholarship recipients.

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund:
One $800 scholarship is facilitated by the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. The scholarship cycle opens November 15th and closes March 1st.  Read a letter from one of our scholarship recipients.

President’s Club Members Support Our Foundation

The President’s Club is a community of upper-level executives who are members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. President’s Club Members contribute additional financial and leadership support and enjoy exclusive quarterly social networking events, access to fellow community leaders, and invitations to elite regional events. CLICK HERE to learn more about the joining the President’s Club.