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Donors who give $1,000 and above are considered members of the Foundation Society.

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Florida Keys Future Fund

The Florida Keys Future Fund supports grants to local nonprofits throughout the Keys in all areas, including the arts, environment, healthcare, recreation and more. This grant making fund is truly the power of collective giving in action.

Donor Funds

CFFK manages more than 140 funds that support grants to nonprofits, scholarships and awards, and endowments. Click the button below for a complete list of funds and to make a tax-deductible gift to a specific fund under CFFK management.

Ron Burd Re-Elected Board Chair; CFFK Also Names New Officers

by Greg Charleston | July 16, 2019 | Featured News and Events News

We’re pleased to announce the reappointment of Ron Burd as Chair of CFFK’s Board of Governors for 2019-20. Ron, who has served as Board Chair this past year, is a retired executive vice president of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and his entire career has been devoted to the leadership of nonprofit organizations. “I’m honored to continue to…

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

by Greg Charleston | 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 Greg Charleston | 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…

CFFK Honors Unsung Heroes — Check Out The Fun From This Year’s Celebration

by Greg Charleston | January 30, 2019 | Featured News and Events News

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CFFK Provides $235,000 More for Ongoing Hurricane Irma Recovery; Total Aid Now $1.4 Million

by Greg Charleston | July 27, 2018 | Featured News and Events News

CFFK has now provided a total of $1.4 million for relief and recovery efforts since Hurricane Irma struck the Keys last September. The latest round of grants totals nearly $235,000 and supports 34 nonprofits throughout the Keys for ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts. The grants are thanks to generous donations to the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and the Landau…

Ron Burd Appointed Board Chair; New Officers Elected for 2018-19

by Greg Charleston | July 25, 2018 | Featured News and Events News

We’re pleased to announce that Ron Burd has been appointed Chair of our Board of Governors for 2018-19. Ron is a retired executive vice president of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and his entire career was devoted to the leadership of nonprofit organizations. “I’m honored to serve as Chair of the board and play a leadership role in…

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

by Greg Charleston | 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 Greg Charleston | 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 Greg Charleston | 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 Greg Charleston | 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…

CFFK Receives $250,000 from Florida Panthers for FL Keys Emergency Relief Fund

by Greg Charleston | October 9, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

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Join Us in Welcoming Three Business Leaders to CFFK Board

by Greg Charleston | July 17, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

We’re pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Governors. Business leaders Jodi Weinhofer, Jason Koler and Lauretta (Retz) Reeves have joined the board for a three-year term. “These community leaders bring incredible local business expertise to our board along with an in-depth knowledge of the Keys” said Roger Heinen, CFFK Board Chair. “They will be…

Twelve Nonprofits Awarded a Total of $65,000 in Grants for Arts and Culture Initiatives

by Greg Charleston | July 8, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Twelve Florida Keys nonprofit organizations have been awarded a total of $65,034 in grants, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, through the 2017 Grant Program funding arts, music, theatre, historical and cultural projects. The grants will positively affect more than 4,600 residents from Key West to Key Largo. Projects will provide arts opportunities for…

How Charitable Are Americans? New 2017 Giving USA Report

by Greg Charleston | June 25, 2017 | Featured News and Events News
American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA, the annual report on philanthropy published by Giving USA Foundation. Total giving rose 2.7 percent in current dollars (1.4 percent adjusted for inflation) from the revised estimate of $379.89 billion for total giving in 2015....

CFFK Partners Support Ten Future Student Leaders

by Greg Charleston | June 13, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

Individuals, families and businesses are helping advance educational opportunities for our community’s youth. This month, CFFK donors awarded nearly $40,000 to 10 deserving Key West High School students through scholarships to continue their education and awards in recognition of their academic or artistic achievements. Congratulations to the following 2017 recipients:          …

Thanks to Generosity of David Wolkowsky, Eight KWHS Teachers Receive Awards for Dedication to Students

by Greg Charleston | June 7, 2017 | Featured News and Events News

Eight Key West High School (KWHS) teachers have been awarded a total of $40,000 through the distinguished “David Wolkowsky 2017 Teachers of Merit Awards.” Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky gives the awards annually to teachers who go the extra mile in their passion for teaching and dedication to students. The eight 2017 Teachers…

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

by Greg Charleston | 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 Greg Charleston | 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…

2017 Unsung Heroes Honored January 27th — See All the Photos from This Year’s Celebration

by Greg Charleston | January 27, 2017 | Event Featured News and Events

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] The 2017 Unsung Heroes celebration was held Friday, January 27th at the Key West Marriott Beachside.  Check out all the photos from this year’s celebration here.   [/av_textblock] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] The Community Foundation honored the outstanding work of 96 volunteers for nonprofits throughout the Florida Keys at the 17th…

Community Foundation Meets Nation’s Highest Standards for Local Giving

by Greg Charleston | November 15, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has met the nation’s highest standards for local giving. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability. “The National Standards accreditation says our house is in order,” said Dianna Sutton, President and…

Thanks to Generosity of David Wolkowsky, Nine KWHS Teachers Receive Awards for Dedication to Students (Includes New Video)

by Greg Charleston | June 15, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Nine Key West High School (KWHS) teachers have been awarded a total of $65,000 through the distinguished “David Wolkowsky 2016 Teachers of Merit Awards.” Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky gives the awards annually to teachers who go the extra mile in their passion for teaching and dedication to students….

And The Winners Are… Donors Support Future Student Leaders

by Greg Charleston | June 14, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

Community Foundation donors awarded $33,500 to nine deserving Key West High School graduating seniors through scholarships to continue their education and awards in recognition of their academic or artistic achievements. Congratulations to the following 2016 recipients: Floy V. Thompson Community Awareness Scholarship — $20,000 scholarship to Sydney Hamilton. The Scholarship was established in 1992 to…

Congratulations to the 2016 Leadership Success Academy Graduates

by Greg Charleston | April 20, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Congratulations to the 21 nonprofit leaders who graduated from this year’s Leadership Success Academy (LSA). The group joins the more than 400 leaders who have graduated from the Community Foundation’s signature program since it began nine years ago. The training program uses best practices to teach new leadership and governance skills. 2016…

Vision 20/20 Round One Grants: Congratulations to Eleven Nonprofits Receiving $60,000 for Health Initiatives

by Greg Charleston | March 21, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Vision 20/20 Round One Grants: Congratulations to Eleven Nonprofits Receiving $60,000 for Health Initiatives Congratulations to the eleven Florida Keys nonprofit organizations that are receiving a total of $60,000 in grants from the Community Foundation through the 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program as part of our 20th anniversary year celebration. Funding for the grants is made possible by gifts…

Congratulations to This Year’s Unsung Heroes! See All the Photos from the 2016 Celebration.

by Greg Charleston | February 4, 2016 | Event Featured News and Events

The Community Foundation honored the tremendous efforts of 90 of our nonprofit’s volunteers at the 2016 Unsung Heroes/Volunteers of the Year Luncheon on Jan 29th. Congratulations to these honorees and a big thank you for all you do for our community. (Photos by Peter Arnow, Spectrum Imaging) Click here to see all the photos from…

Meet the 2016 Unsung Heroes

by Greg Charleston | February 4, 2016 | Featured News and Events News
Congratulations to this year’s Unsung Heroes! The Community Foundation celebrates the good deeds 89 volunteers have done this year for our nonprofits in the Florida Keys. Read about this year's honorees and all they do for our community (published in the Key West Citizen on January 24th, 2016). Download the PDF file . February 4, 2016

Dr. Shirley Freeman Receives Champion of Service Award from Volunteer Florida

by Greg Charleston | January 22, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

Dr. Shirley Freeman was honored recently with a “Champion of Service” Award from Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service. Dr. Freeman was recognized for her “lifetime achievement” in volunteerism. The Champion of Service Award is given by the state to honor individuals for “strengthening our state with significant and meaningful…

Mayor and City Commission Celebrate CFFK’s 20th Anniversary with Proclamation

by Greg Charleston | January 11, 2016 | Featured News and Events News

KW Mayor Craig Cates and City Commissioners recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Community Foundation with a Proclamation. In making the presentation, Mayor Cates said, “By this proclamation we hereby join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, supporting the generous giving spirit of our community and believing…

Recent Grants from CFFK Donor Funds Support Important Community Activities

by Greg Charleston | December 18, 2015 | Featured News and Events News

Grants from CFFK funds are helping support important programs and services that benefit the community. Bill and MaryCarlin Porter Fund recently awarded a grant from their donor advised fund at CFFK to VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys for their Nurse Education Program. VNA/Hospice recently became affiliated with Haven Hospice to access greater resources in providing comfort,…

Sign Up Today for the 2016 Leadership Success Academy

by Greg Charleston | November 10, 2015 | Event Featured News and Events

CFFK is now accepting applications for the 2016 Leadership Success Academy (LSA), which offers best practices in leadership development and governance skills for nonprofit board members. The ninth year of the LSA will begin March 3, 2016 and includes four half-day training sessions through April. Application forms and more information is available here. CFFK’s signature program…

You’re In Good Company — Make a Gift to CFFK

by Greg Charleston | October 1, 2015 | Featured News and Events News
Connecting people with causes that matter is what CFFK is all about. For the past 19 years, we’ve been helping individuals and families achieve their philanthropic goals and maximize their charitable giving. You're in good company when you make a gift to CFFK because you're joining others who care about this community. Working together, we’re making the Florida Keys an...

Seven Nonprofits Receive $34,000 in Arts Grants

by Greg Charleston | July 8, 2015 | Featured News and Events News

Seven Florida Keys nonprofits are the recipients of grants through CFFK’s 2015 Performing and Visual Arts Grant Program. The program awarded a total of $34,000 for innovative projects that will utilize music, performing or visual arts to address and impact issues of community concern. The grant recipients and their funded programs are: Bahama Village Music Program –…

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