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25th Anniversary

The Matlacha Hookers are celebrating our 25th year in existence! Striving to make a positive difference in our community every day. Our volunteers help out in the community in a variety of ways and their dedication does not go unnoticed. 

2nd Hurricane Ian Small Business and

Non-Profit Organization Grants.

 

The Matlacha Hookers, Inc. is a local 501c3 Non-profit established in 1998, with approximately 200 current members. After Hurricane Ian, we adopted a GoFundMe for hurricane relief and continued fundraising for the Greater Pine Island Area. 

Our organization strives to make a positive difference in our community and has decided to use some of the money raised for hurricane relief and rebuilding for the Greater Pine Island Area's locally owned and operated businesses and non-profits.

We are dedicating another $35,000 to this grant opportunity, $2,000 grants for local for-profit businesses, and $3,000 for local non-profit organizations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Businesses operating before Hurricane Ian and businesses currently operating after Hurricane Ian (09/28/2022) are eligible. NOTE: This is a change from the 1st round of Hurricane Ian Grants, which only allowed applications from businesses that were open before 9/28/2022.

    • Locally owned and operated small businesses in the Greater Pine Island and Matlacha Area.

    • You must provide a current Sunbiz Annual report, title, or other proof of a currently operating business.

    • You must Not have received a grant from the 1st round of grants. 

  • Non-profit organizations operating before Hurricane Ian and currently operating after Hurricane Ian (09/28/2022) are eligible.

    • Can Not be National, State, or County affiliated.

    • Must be in the Greater Pine Island and Matlacha Area

    • Social clubs are not eligible. 

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Congrats to the 1st round winners!

Sweeney's SOS - Patricia Sweeney

Matlacha Post Office Gallery & Gifts - Nicole Cicchino & CJ Wagner

Sacred Souls LLC. - Jennifer Bennett & Mahdi Balfour

Calusa Bug Spray - Debbie Memoli

Salty Girls Island Cafe’ - Lisa Dence

Ad&PrintCraft - Pat Burman

Franks’ Bobcat Services - Frank Valcarcel & Ila Valcarcel

Premier Growers Inc.- Shelby & Corey Bigler

Traders Hitching Post - Cindee Tolliver

Creative Coast Preschool - Tahanee Horner

Kinetic Touch Massage & Wellness - Kristin Holloway

Nauti Tiki Seasonings – Brian Crowley - Not Pictured 

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