Community Foundation Grants $10,000 for Autism Toolboxes for Schools and Child Care Centers

by Liz Miller | September 17, 2021 | Featured News and Events News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently granted $10,000 to the Autism Society of the Keys, to provide sensory boxes for schools and childcare centers countywide, to help teachers and caregivers better serve Florida Keys children with autism. “Teachers and staff receive training on how to use the sensory box. Each black toolbox contains...

Over 30 Local Nonprofit Leaders Graduate from Community Foundation’s Leadership Success Academy

by Liz Miller | August 24, 2021 | Featured News and Events News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is proud to announce that 34 nonprofit board and staff members from across the county graduated from its 2021 Leadership Success Academy.  This was the thirteenth year of the Community Foundation’s signature training program, which was held on August 19 and 20 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in...

CFFK Awards $105,000 to Students and Teachers to Support Education Efforts in the Keys

by Liz Miller | June 6, 2019 | Featured News and Events News

CFFK and its generous partners recently awarded $105,000 to further education opportunities, teaching and academic pursuits in the Florida Keys. The awards recognize inspirational teachers and also boost Keys students through scholarships which are investments in students’ futures and help put them on the path to successful careers and lives. “The Teachers of Merit Awards and…

CFFK Receives National Recognition By Meeting Highest Standards of Philanthropy

by Liz Miller | April 17, 2019 | Featured News and Events News

CFFK has received accreditation by meeting the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates CFFK’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability in local giving. Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has been accredited since 2005. The National…

How Charitable Are Americans? Donations Top $410 Billion According to New Report

by Liz Miller | June 25, 2018 | Featured News and Events News
How charitable are Americans? Donations from America’s individuals, estates, foundations and corporations grew 5.2% last year, contributing $410.02 billion to U.S. charities, according to the recent Giving USA 2018 Annual Report. Charitable giving from individuals, foundations, corporations and bequests all increased in 2017. Individuals accounted for 70% of all giving (with donations increasing 5.2%), Foundations...

Twelve Keys Nonprofits Awarded Grants for Arts and Cultural Initiatives

by Liz Miller | June 13, 2018 | Featured News and Events News

Twelve Florida Keys nonprofit organizations have been awarded a total of $61,360 in grants from the Community Foundation. The grants, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 each, are part of the 2018 Grant Program funding arts, music, theater, historical and cultural projects, and will positively affect thousands of residents and visitors from Key West to Key Largo. Projects…

CFFK and Generous Partners Support Teachers and Students

by Liz Miller | June 12, 2018 | Featured News and Events News

CFFK and its generous partners have awarded $81,000 in teacher awards and student scholarships to further education, teaching and academic pursuits in the Florida Keys. Eight Key West High School (KWHS) teachers received a total of $40,000 through the distinguished “David Wolkowsky 2018 Teachers of Merit Awards.” Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky gives…

Community Foundation Awards $100,000 For Immediate Hurricane Irma Relief

by Liz Miller | October 24, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

Another $100,000 has been distributed to four nonprofits to continue to address urgent relief needs in the Keys following Hurricane Irma. The grants were awarded from the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys to provide much-needed relief for teachers, families, students and individuals from Key West to Key Largo. The four nonprofits…

2017 Partners in Paradise — See Photos from the 1st Annual Celebration

by Liz Miller | June 2, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

See photos from the event here. Congratulations to the recipients of our inaugural Partners in Paradise Awards who were honored at a celebration on April 2nd for their significant contributions and inspiration to others in our community: Individual: John Padget, entrepreneur, education advocate and philanthropist. John’s leadership and passionate commitment to advancing education has significantly impacted the Keys…

Nine Nonprofits Awarded a Total of $60,000 in Grants for Health, Environment and Recreation Initiatives

by Liz Miller | April 10, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

Nine Florida Keys nonprofit organizations have been awarded a total of $60,000 in grants, ranging from $2,650 to $10,000. The grants are part of CFFK’s 2017 Grants Program funding initiatives in the areas of Health and Human Services, Environment and Recreation and will positively affect more than 5,000 residents from Key West to Key Largo. Projects will…

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