About the Foundation

Foundation staff recognizing a group of students.

Since 1966, the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation has supported the College in providing students an outstanding, yet affordable education. As a result, students have an advantage when it comes to obtaining competitive jobs in our evolving and dynamic market.

Foundation staff with college officials.

Besides awarding over a million dollars in scholarships each year, the FSW Foundation also funds academic programs, new technology for classrooms, and new or improved facilities.

A voluntary Board of Directors composed of business and civic leaders throughout Southwest Florida govern the FSW Foundation as it works to attract and manage private contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses, and other private foundations. The FSW Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and by the State of Florida as a direct support organization for FSW.