Donor Q&A

How long have you been around and how did you get started?

Wounded Warriors of Collier County was founded in 2010 by Dale A. Mullin but was later was officially established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization in 2014. In 2023 we officially changed our name to Warrior Homes of Collier (WHC). For more details, check out our Founder’s Story on our website. Our EIN # 46-4973419

Are you affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project?

No, Warrior Homes of Collier (WHC) is a locally founded and operated 501(c)(3) that is not affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project in any capacity.  96% of all income is used to provide direct support for our Veterans in Collier County. 

Does WHC collaborate with other organizations in Collier County?

Yes, to help accomplish our mission we work locally with the Veterans Treatment Court, The Hunger and Homeless Coalition, David Lawrence Center, VA, St Vincent DePaul, and Jewish Children, Family Services, Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Veterans Treatment Court. We also, work with Community Foundation of Collier County and The Schulze Family Foundation in support of community funding strategies for Veterans.

How many annual fundraising events does WHC host?

We host our annual dinner and auction gala, as well as our annual golf tournament.  However, we have many community supporters that host WHC fundraising events as well.  For more information, visit our page: Sponsor An Event.

Who exactly/what services will my money go to serve?

Given the predominantly volunteer structure of WHC, we have been able to achieve results while spending approximately 13.5% on administrative and office expenses. Remaining funds are dedicated to veteran support and organizational growth with donor funds strictly serving our local veterans and their families only in Collier County

Can I see a previous annual review?

Yes, all of our currently available annual reports can be viewed on our page on GuideStar, the premier destination for nonprofits and nonprofit research for donors.

Can I donate to your organization in other ways than just money?

Absolutely! We are always looking for volunteers, and additional goods and services. In fact, we are all volunteers within this organization and have only one paid admin person. Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information.

Can I donate to specific programs within your organization?

Yes! You can generously donate to specific programs, such as Warrior Homes or our Scholarship Program fund, or you can donate in the name of someone special or make donations to our general fund to place your generous donation where it is needed the most. Visit our Ways to Donate page for additional information.

Does WHC offer Legacy or Planned Giving options?

Yes, we do! Legacy or Planned Giving is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation, which is meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. As the name suggests, most donors want to leave a legacy or memory of their life through their posthumous giving. Additionally, WHC also offers posthumous or non-posthumous donation naming rights to our homes and rooms within our homes. To learn more about all of these additional options, please contact your financial advisor or call us directly at (239) 799-2260.

How will Veterans be helped?

By supporting our Warrior Homes program, local Veterans who are in need of housing, and meet admission criteria can secure a safe and healthy place to live in our community.

How are Veterans selected?

Veterans are selected through referrals from local partnerships, including the VA, St. Matthew’s House, Veterans Treatment Court, The David Lawrence Center the Hunger and Homeless Coalition, and The Salvation Army.

What is the cost per bed to house a Veteran in Collier County?

The initial cost of investment is $120,000 per bed. Purchase vs rent will ensure Veterans in our community will always have a place to call home.

I would like to host a fundraiser at my place of business for WHC. Where do I start?

The best place to begin is on our website’s page: Sponsor An Event . This page will give you simple step-by-step instructions to apply and host an event.

I have additional questions. What is the best way to contact WHC?

You can contact us by email at info@wwcollier.org, by phone at (239) 799-2260 or by mail at: WHC, P.O. Box 10434, Naples, FL 34101,

Why was there a recent name change from Wounded Warriors of Collier County to Warrior Homes of Collier?

Our new name is a more precise reflection of our mission to provide homes for Veterans. It also clearly identifies our location and future direction as an organization. The change also distinguishes our organization from the national organization, Wounded Warrior Project, of which we have no affiliation with whatsoever.
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