Collier Building Industry Foundation  Collier Building Industry Foundation

The Collier Building Industry Foundation (CBIF), a 501(c) 3 organization,  was established in 2005 to operate the charitable arm of its parent organization, The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA).  CBIF`s primary goal is to provide housing-related educational activities, including assisting students in understanding and pursuing rewarding careers in construction, engineering, architecture and related trades.  Hands-on experiential learning opportunities are provided as well as annual scholarships to high school and college students. To date, CBIF has awarded over 75,000. in scholarships to deserving students.
Applicants should be students in good standing and recommended by their teachers or returning students with a strong interest in the construction industry and /or related trades who desire to pursue higher education opportunities.Click here for the 2019 application.
CBIA provides a $1000. Grants to any education institution/not-for-profit providing experiential learning activities and hands-on activities in construction related fields to students.  To be considered for this grant, please complete the request for proposal and the Collier Building Industry Foundation will consider the request and get back within four weeks. Only one grant per year will be awarded to an organization.
Click here for the grant application.

CBIF Board of Directors

JP Coleman
JP Coleman Construction

CBIF President
Dave Dunnavant
Peninsula Construction & Engineering

Jennifer Lofstrand
Divco Custom Homes

CBIF Treasurer-Secretary
Robert McGinnis
Forge Engineering

Eric Morris
BCB Homes


Kathy Curatolo
CBIA, Executive Officer

CBIA President
Ryan Benson
A Vernon Allen Builder

Meet our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Isabell Beauchamp
Isabella Beauchamp

Mitch Crawford

Caleb Froitzheim
Caleb Froitzheim

Jacob German
Jacob German

John Granholm
John Granholm

Jovens Gustave
Jovens Gustave

Julia Kennealy
Julia Kennealy

Jessica Marin
Jessica Marin