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 a personal leadership style.

Program Length: Six months
Program Fee: $900

Leadership Bonita Logo

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

Program Length: Nine months
Program Fee: $2,100

Career Compass logo

Career Compass is a student/employer program designed to bridge the gap between students and local area businesses. The goal is to make students aware of local career opportunities within Southwest Florida while providing a real-world interviewing experience and career guidance. 

Program Length: One semester
Program Fee: Free to Students

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.