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 100,000. 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 2023 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

JP Coleman

CBIF President
JP Coleman
JP Coleman Construction

Bill de Deugd
TriCircle Pavers

Dave Dunnavant
Peninsula Construction & Engineering

Dan DiVincenzo
RWA, Inc.

Robert McGinnis
Robert McGinnis
Borelli Construction

David Ellis
Heatherwood Construction

Eric Morris
BCB Homes


Amelia Vasquez
CBIA, Executive Officer

Cali Clardy

CBIA President
Cali Clardy
Refined Builders & Construction

Meet our 2022
Scholarship Recipients

Meet our 2021
Scholarship Recipients

Natalie Bongirno

          Caleb Froitzheim

Jacob German

       Daniel Trejo-Garcia