To make a year-end gift…
Checks must be mailed or hand-delivered on or before Thursday, December 31 to 300 Southard Street, Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040. (For hand-delivery, our office is upstairs, second floor – please note the office building closes at 5 p.m.)
Credit card and PayPal gifts must be made before midnight – here or via phone – (305) 292-1502 – up until 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31.
Gifts of stock must be received by CFFK on or before Thursday, December 31, so please plan ahead to initiate the transfer in time!
Stock transfer information:
TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.
FBO Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
Account # 931030073
PO Box 2226
Omaha, NE 68103-2226
200 S 108th Ave.
Omaha, NE 68154-2631
(Please contact us with any questions. See instructions on making a variety of gifts here.)
Real estate and partnerships assets must have title transferred or assigned on or before Thursday, December 31.
To make a year-end grant from your fund…
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Put your passion to work on Giving Tuesday today! We know you love our island Paradise. What’s your passion? Protecting the beautiful environment? Preserving the unique arts and culture? Helping our dedicated tourism workers in need? Give back to the place you love. Even if you don’t itemize your tax deductions, this year you can take a $300 charitable deduction. Learn more at cffk.org. Together we are stronger…In Paradise For Good. #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Holiday shopping online today? You can use Amazon Smile to support your Community Foundation. Log on to smile.amazon.com and select “Community Foundation of the Florida Keys” as your charity. Shop – same products, same prices as the regular site – and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to CFFK. No fees to you. Every donation counts. Happy shopping! ... See MoreSee Less
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During this season of giving and thanks, we’re especially grateful to you for working with us to improve lives in our Keys community. We’re making a difference…In Paradise For Good. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, and loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Ken Thompson and Southernmost VFW Post 3911. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we’re giving thanks this week, it’s the perfect time to give back to those in need in our Keys community. Make a gift to support your Community Foundation or donate to your favorite charity. Maximize your tax savings with new benefits – even those who don’t itemize can deduct $300 this year. Work with us on other ways to give – stock gifts, appreciated securities, IRAs, and other non-cash assets are great ways to help. You can even bundle your giving for more tax deductions. Talk to your professional advisor about how to support causes you care about. Learn more and donate today at cffk.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Nonprofits -- Apply Now for Monroe County CARES AssistanceAPPLICATION PERIOD FOR MONROE COUNTY CARES NONPROFIT GRANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW OPEN
The application period for the Monroe County CARES Nonprofit Grant Assistance Program, approved by the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for COVID-19-impacted 501c3 organizations, is now open.
To be deemed an eligible organization, the nonprofit must provide documentation proving the nonprofit’s 501c3 status, the organization must be located in Monroe County, and serve the community or citizens of Monroe County. In addition to other requirements, the organization must substantiate COVID-19 pandemic negative impact and be in current operation providing services in Monroe County since at least Nov. 1, 2018.
The assistance program consists of a one-time fixed amount grant based on the size of the applicant organization’s operating budget, prior to March 1, 2020 as reported on its most recently filed IRS 990 form. The grant amounts are as follows:
• Total Operating Budget below $350,000: $3,000
• Total Operating Budget between $350,000 and below $850,000: $5,000
• Total Operating Budget $850,000 and over: $7,000
Applications will be accepted and funded based on when a fully completed application is received on a first come first serve basis. Applications will be received until funding is expended. The application will be done completely with an online application. Applications will not be accepted through email or mail.
Local chambers of commerce have offered to help any local nonprofits in their area with application questions, even if they are not members. Contact your local chamber AFTER reading the Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions document.
The application, required documents, and the guidance and frequently asked questions document can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/nonprofitcares.
Do not start the application without having all required documents ready to attach. Submitted applications without all the required documentation attached will not be considered. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Alan Beaubien and Samuel’s House. ... See MoreSee Less
Serving the community! One of our collaborative partners, United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK), is now providing a new way to assist neighbors in need – KeysHelp.org. Through the website, UWCK is connecting individuals and families financially impacted by COVID-19 with case managers who can help provide assistance. It also includes a comprehensive listing of health and human services resources for Keys residents. Check it out at KeysHelp.org. ... See MoreSee Less
CFFK On the Air! Catch CEO Jennifer McComb on US 1 Radio’s Morning Show -- 104.1 FM -- with Joe Moore tomorrow (Nov. 18th) at 8:50 a.m. Jennifer will talk about year-end giving opportunities and the upcoming Giving Tuesday campaign. You can also listen to the interview at us1radio.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is National Philanthropy Day! We’re celebrating the charitable work EVERYONE does to make a difference and create a positive impact in our community. THANK YOU to all our generous donors, businesses, nonprofits, volunteers, and other partners who are committed to making the Keys a better place today and for the future. Learn how you can help at cffk.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Community Foundation Week! We’re excited to join the national network of over 900 community foundations celebrating philanthropy this week and the work we all do to improve our communities. Our work together with you is benefiting thousands of our residents from Key West to Key Largo. Giving by Community Foundations across the country totals over $7 billion. See how you’re helping our island Paradise and learn more at cffk.org. #CommunityFDNWeek ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Terry Willner-Tainow and Just Older Youth. ... See MoreSee Less
See first-hand how we’re partnering to help our community – in times of disaster like hurricanes and relief from COVID-19, as well as supporting health care programs, educational opportunities, environmental protection, arts programs, and more. Subscribe to the CFFK channel on YouTube to see videos of how CFFK grants and programs benefit the Keys. Subscribing is easy – login to YouTube or create an account, search for CFFK, select one of over 42 videos currently on the channel, and click on the red Subscribe button. You’ll be able to easily locate future videos and won’t miss a single update or interview. ... See MoreSee Less
Opportunities for Giving to Your Favorite Charitable Causes! Silver linings are hard to find this year, but remember that the CARES Act created at least three opportunities to increase giving to charitable causes: 1) A reduction in adjusted gross income is available for charitable contributions up to $300 per taxpayer (even for those taking the standard deduction); 2) Individuals who itemize deductions can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income instead of being capped at 60%; 3) The waiver of the Required Minimum Distribution for 2020 could create an economic incentive to redirect tax savings to charitable giving. As you start your year-end tax planning, talk to your professional advisor about these three tools to make our community even better. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – George and Jill Edson and Habitat for Humanity of KW and Lower FL Keys. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s not too early to start thinking about year-end giving and tax planning. Yes, 2020’s stock market has been a rollercoaster, but not all stock is down! For many people, 2020 is an excellent year for year-end giving. Talk to your professional advisor about gifts of stock, appreciated securities, IRAs and other non-cash assets, too. You can give to your donor-advised fund at CFFK or any of the funds supporting causes you care about. Visit cffk.org for more info. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Jane Grannis and Key West Art Center & Gallery. ... See MoreSee Less
“Isolated Island,” a limited-edition photo book produced to support The Sister Season Fund, is available at a pre-print price of $49 through this Saturday, Oct. 31. The book showcases Key West images taken during the COVID-19 Spring of 2020 by over 25 local photographers. CFFK manages nearly 60 agency funds and endowments for nonprofit organizations throughout the Keys, including several for The Sister Season Fund. For more info on nonprofits funds and how CFFK can help, visit cffk.org. To order “Isolated Island,” visit keywestauthors.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Creating a brighter future for the Keys and changing the education experience! A group of community leaders joined together to create the Phyllis Allen Teacher Recruitment Fund at CFFK to address the need for diversity among local educators and build relationships with children of all races to end racial stereotypes. First up for fundraising opportunities are virtual wine tasting events, kicking off Nov. 12 and being held on various dates through November and December. Learn more at the Fund’s new website at www.allen-fund.com. The fund is named after lifelong Key West resident and 50-year educator in Monroe County, Phyllis Allen. You can make a donation at cffk.org/diversity. ... See MoreSee Less
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