Chamber Foundation

Professional Development

Impact SWFL Logo

Impact SWFL is an innovative program for emerging leaders to fast-track their community awareness, civic engagement and develop their own leadership style.

Program Length: Five months
Program Fee: $750

Leadership Southwest Florida Logo

Leadership SWFL is a signature community immersion program offering hands-on, behind-the-scenes curriculum on all aspects of our community.

Program Length: Eight months
Program Fee: $1,995

Career Compass logo

Career Compass is a career development program designed to bridge the gap between university students and local businesses in Southwest Florida.

Program Length: Biannual
Program Fee: Free to Members

Scholarship Funds

Since 1991 the Bonita Chamber Foundation has donated more than $115,000 in scholarships to local students.

Ralph A. Richardson Scholarship Fund

Two $2,900 scholarships are facilitated annually by the Community Foundation of Southwest Florida for which the application process closes in March.

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 15 and closes March 1.