what we do

The Foundation was formed by residents of the Shadow Wood communities who had, in 2004 through 2012, organized and conducted fundraisers benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, raising over $1.1 million for that organization. 

Following the 2012 fundraiser, a decision was made to expand the communities’ activities to support other local charities serving those in need in the area. After forming a corporation in June 2012, the Foundation obtained its IRS section 501(c)(3) qualification as a public charity in September 2012.

The Foundation's principal fundraising activity is an annual golf tournament, coupled with a raffle and live and silent auctions at Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida.  This activity also includes solicitation of contributions from individuals and businesses. The fundraising activity is conducted by volunteers, led principally by the residents of Shadow Wood at The Brooks and Shadow Wood Preserve communities.

In the seven years of its existence, the Foundation’s fundraising efforts enabled it to make grants to local charities and set aside funds for scholarships and emergency relief programs that together aggregated over $2,594,000, including over $670,000 in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. Many residents of the Shadow Wood communities are active in serving and leading the supported charities.

Who We Are

Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation registered pursuant to Chapter 496, section 496.405 of the Florida statues. A copy of the official registration (CH40624) and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (1-800-435-7352) within the state or from its website at www.floridaconsumerhelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. 

Internal Revenue Service Forms 990 and 1023

The Foundation will be pleased to furnish upon request its most recently filed Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. The Form 1023 filed by the Foundation in successfully applying for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code also is available upon request.