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).  CBF’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 80,000. 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 2021 application.

CBIA provides a $1000. Grant 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

Shannon Cellamare
Haines Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

JP Coleman
JP Coleman Construction

Rich Cowgill
Stock Custom Homes

CBIF President
Dave Dunnavant
Peninsula Construction & Engineering

CBIF Treasurer-Secretary
Robert McGinnis
Forge Engineering

Eric Morris
BCB Homes


Amelia Vasquez
CBIA, Executive Officer

CBIA President
Drew Kowalczyk

Meet our 2020
Scholarship Recipients

Elaina Cooke

Caleb Froitzheim

Jacob German

Alexis Hernandez

Oscar Lorenzo



Alex Soriano