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.
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.
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