Local Nonprofits You Should Know About

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we’re highlighting the Scouted Naples nonprofit organizations featured in The Scout Guide Naples Volume 10. From children to the environment to our nation’s combat veterans, these organizations provide much-needed services to our Naples community and its residents. If you’re looking for opportunities to give locally this season, we encourage you to consider supporting them, whether through donations or volunteering.

For information on more worthy local nonprofits, visit the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Nonprofit Directory.


Help A Diabetic Child (HADC) purchases diabetes medical supplies, insulin, medical office visits, and mental health services for children and college students with Type 1 diabetes whose families struggle to afford these life-sustaining services.


Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that features plants from around the world. It is also the youngest garden in history to receive the American Public Gardens Association’s prestigious Award for Garden Excellence. Its mission is to develop and conserve collections and habitats representative of the flora and cultures between the 26th latitudes, and to engage and inspire everyone to care for the plants around them and become stewards of the environment.


From presenting world-class performing artists and exhibitions to enriching the lives of young people through high-quality educational initiatives, Artis—Naples strives to inspire, educate, and entertain the diverse community.


The Rescue 22 Foundation provides the highest quality, task-trained service dogs in order to address the mental and physical health of our nation’s combat veterans. Legitimate service dogs take several months to train. A veteran depends on his or her K9 for life-saving tasks and life-improving services. From K9 selection to training to integration, quality is paramount throughout their program. Supported by local Scouted business Coastline K9.


The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 by a small group of concerned citizens fighting to protect the natural beauty of our region. Today it has grown to be one of Florida’s largest and most respected environmental organizations. Its mission is to protect Southwest Florida’s unique natural environment and quality of life through science and research, policy and advocacy, environmental education, and wildlife rehabilitation.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is the winner of our 2022 Scouting for a Cause contest.