1 by 1 Leadership Foundation
Mission Statement: Connect leaders from our areaâ€™s congregations, government, neighborhoods, business, education, and social service communityâ€”to address Southwest Floridaâ€™s most pressing needs.
Mobilize the collective Body of Christ to take the good news of the gospel – reconciliation, healing, forgiveness and hope- to all citizens of our communities, especially the poor, vulnerable and broken.
The original founder of Taste of Immokalee, 1 By 1 Leadership Foundation continues to be a key component of our success.
In 2014, Taste of Immokalee was started with help from a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant.
State Farm® has a rich history of giving back to the communities where we live and work. Our values support building safer, stronger, and better educated communities. Aligning with our company mission, State Farm supports social good efforts that include programs that help people realize their dreams.
State Farm believes all children deserve access to a quality education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential, help them become good community citizens, and prepare them for the workforce.
Greater Naples YMCA
Our Mission: To put Judeo Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Everyone deserves a chance to succeed – no matter their background or income – and that can happen only when we unite to nurture the best in all of us. We have a local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to effect lasting, meaningful change.
The Naples YMCA teamed with Taste of Immokalee to launch our summer internship program, thanks to the generosity of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
Our mission is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world.
Throughout our history, our associates and customers have helped Publix grow from a single store into the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the U.S., with $34 billion in retail sales (2016). Founded in 1930 in Florida, Publix employees over 188,000 people throughout the Southeast.
Taste of Immokalee can be purchased at several Publix stores in Collier County, FL.
Weâ€™re Earth-conscious family farmers, tomato experts, freshness freaks with a passion to deliver the very best of nature.
At Lipman, itâ€™s our goal to be North Americaâ€™s dependable source of fresh tomatoes and vegetables. Using strategically located farms and a seamless packing and distribution network (including Immokalee, FL), we take pride in our ability to deliver fresh produce year-round ensuring that customer demands are always met.
Florida Community Bank
With over $9.1 billion in assets strong, we are one of the most well capitalized banks in the state and the second largest Florida-based bank. Named the 10th best bank for 2017 by Forbes Magazine, we are methodically building a banking institution to serve Florida in every corner of the state.
Florida Community Bank became a corporate sponsor in 2017, provides office space for our teams and continues to support the success of Taste of Immokalee and our student entrepreneurs.
First Florida Integrity Bank
At First Florida Integrity Bank, we pride ourselves on being the premier community bank in Southwest Florida. We offer a full array of banking services designed to meet the needs of personal and commercial customers, with state-of-the-art technology.
With strong ties to our local community, we support various local organizations and charitable causes throughout our region.
First Florida Integrity Bank provides much of Taste of Immokalee’s finance and accounting literacy training for our young entrepreneurs.
Community Foundation of Collier County
Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Collier County by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues. For good. Forever.
All community foundations share the common goal of serving donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community as a whole. We are designed to pool charitable donations into a coordinated investment and distribute scholarships and grants dedicated to positive change.
In 2017, the Community Foundation of Collier County teamed with Tamiami Angel Funds to invest in the future success of Taste of Immokalee.
Tamiami Angel Funds
The Tamiami Family of Funds are Angel Funds with the goal of building a portfolio of high potential, emerging growth companies. As shared in this article, Taste of Immokalee students pitched their company to the group’s investors and they were “won over by their entrepreneurial drive to succeed. They are at the vanguard of the trend of social investing, which considers both financial success and community benefits to create social change.”
Together with the Community Foundation of Collier County, Tamiami Angel Funds is an investor in the Taste of Immokalee social enterprise.