Close Friend

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Why support Close Friend Foundation

Do our causes inspire you and resonate with your own areas of interest? Perhaps you are beginning your philanthropic journey or wish to extend your support of initiatives beyond the causes you already donate to.

If you would like to join Close Friend Foundation, your support will enable us to leverage our own gifts and further enhance the success of the programs and initiatives the Foundation supports.

What we will do with Your Money

Your support goes a long way.  Other than the costs of statutory filing and registration, 100% of contributions goes to beneficiaries.  We perform thorough due diligence on our initiatives, and we stay closely involved to determine how our gifts are being utilized.  We will review with you our areas of interest and you may select any specific initiative for your contribution (restricted gift) and be assured that your gifts are being used wisely.

Close Friend Foundation is a qualifying private foundation exempt from tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code.


A few examples of what your gift could accomplish:

Giftor - $50 to $250 
Can be combined with the gifts of others to help fund scholarships, school supplies, or fund raising costs for our initiatives. 

Friend - $251 to $500
Can provide school supplies for a student. 

Close Friend - $501 to $999
Can support a student for one year, including required books, class materials and computer.

Sponsor - $1,000+
Can fund the cost of an environmental restoration project or help the Foundation to launch a new initiative.

Proposals regarding new initiatives should be sent to John Howard at



For wire transfers or other questions regarding donations, please contact John Howard, co-trustee, at


You may make your donation online by credit card through the above "Donate" button. Please identify the Close Friend interest you wish to support on the provided field, "Choose Your Cause." You may also mail a check payable to the "Close Friend Foundation." Please specify any initiative you prefer on the memo line. Send your check to:

John Howard

Close Friend Foundation

26049 Fawnwood Court

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Please provide a return email address and the Foundation will return a tax receipt.

We also accept gifts and stock, planned, matching and in-kind gifts. For more information please contact John Howard at

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Inspired by our Causes?

Join Close Friend Foundation and be assured that your gift will be used wisely, with due diligence, oversight and transparent reporting. Your support will be leveraged with our own gifts to further enhance the programs and initiatives the Foundation supports.