IMPORTANT UPDATE: As our Keys community responds to COVID-19, please know that your Community Foundation is open for business and here to help. To aid with COVID-19 relief and response efforts, we are accepting online donations to the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund here. Funds will be used to provide critical support in the days ahead. Please make gifts online, by wire transfer, or U.S. mail in lieu of delivering donations in person.
CFFK’s professional staff will continue all fund management operations, gift processing and acknowledgements, making grants, and managing our emergency relief campaign. Please contact us with any questions at email@example.com or call 305-292-1502. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.
Thank you for your generosity and support. Working together, we will make our community even stronger for the future.
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Lisa Niederman, of SOS Foundation, talks about how the organization is providing residents in dire need with food and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
Today kicks off national Make-A-Will month! Only about 30% of Americans say they have a will, so this month when groups are building awareness for planned giving is a good time to think about making future gifts to support your favorite causes. Wills are not for the wealthy, even small gifts can make a huge difference. It’s easy and online resources can make it free. Talk to a professional advisor or google free resources online, including freewill.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Check It Out! We’re excited to share our new community report celebrating the tremendous achievements working together with our generous partners. Read about the legacy gifts changing the future, visionary community builders, collaborations, and other ways we’re serving our Keys community – cffk.org/annualreport ... See MoreSee Less
Community Wins! CFFK has granted $20,000 to launch the new Community Wins initiative supporting emergency housing assistance in the Keys to those in most need due to COVID-19. CFFK’s challenge grant of $10,000 was immediately matched by a $10,000 generous gift from the Edward B. and Joan T. Knight Foundation. CFFK is managing the new Community Wins Fund that will be split between AHMonroe, creators of the initiative to replace its annual royal fundraising campaign, The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, The Sister Season Fund, and Samuel's House. We hope those who can will join other kindhearted individuals in making a donation to the new fund at cffk.org/communitywins. ... See MoreSee Less
Kristina Welburn, Executive Director, and Terri Hill, Board Chair, of Habitat for Humanity of Key West & Lower Florida Keys, discuss how the nonprofit assists with affordable housing, including rent assistance for low-income tenants struggling to pay their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The efforts are supported by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
Free happy hour with the historian – this Wed at 4 p.m.! Key West Art & Historical Society is hosting a webinar and virtual happy hour on July 29 to discuss the sketches of celebrated Cuban-American folk artist Mario Sanchez. KW Art & Historical Society is a grantee and nonprofit partner with four funds at CFFK. The webinar is free, registration required at kwahs.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in welcoming Key Largo School Principal Laura Lietaert as our newest board member. Laura is CFFK’s first board member from Key Largo and will help ongoing efforts to broaden outreach. Says Laura, “This community is my passion and I’m excited to help build awareness and philanthropy in the Upper Keys.” She is also currently board president of the Rotary Club of Key Largo. You can learn more about Laura and all our board members at cffk.org. Welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Arianna Nesbitt, CEO of the FL Keys Healthy Start Coalition (Keys Healthy-Start), discusses how the nonprofit is providing family outreach and essential healthcare services for pregnant women and infants in the Upper Keys during the COVID-19 pandemic, funded by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
A big THANK YOU to Keys civic leader Doug Mayberry who recently retired from our board following years of dedication and service. Doug is a former CFFK Chair from 2011 to 2013. After ending his first tenure of nine years in 2014, he rejoined the board a year later, and served in various capacities including as board secretary. We’re grateful to Doug for his leadership and will miss his generous spirit on the board. ... See MoreSee Less
Marjorie Roberts, director of Independence Cay, talks about how they are keeping homeless individuals safe during the pandemic and providing needed services by building outdoor showers, funded by CFFK’s Emergency Relief Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
CFFK Live! Catch CEO Jennifer McComb on US 1 Radio’s Morning Show tomorrow (July 15th) at 8 a.m. Jennifer will discuss CFFK’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts and how residents are working to leave a legacy during these uncertain times. ... See MoreSee Less
Cali Roberts, executive director of Womankind, discusses medical services for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic supported by CFFK Emergency Relief Funds, including telemedicine visits, lab tests, and other healthcare. ... See MoreSee Less