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...

Kevin Bowes Joins Community Foundation Team

by Liz Miller | August 19, 2021 | News
Long-time Key West resident Kevin Bowes has joined the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys as Director of Philanthropic Services. Kevin has worked for the Florida Park Service since 2014, overseeing volunteer programs, educational outreach and events, customer service, and marketing for Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. He previously worked eight years at Dry Tortugas...

Check Out Our 2020 Annual Report

by Liz Miller | June 16, 2021 | News

Check out all the accomplishments over the past challenging year and ways we’ve been working together for the past 25 years to serve the Keys.

Year-End Giving Tips and Deadlines

by Liz Miller | December 1, 2020 | News

When you make a donation by December 31 to the Community Foundation or to your favorite nonprofit, you’re making a difference in our community. Here are a few ways to make the most of your year-end giving. 

Keys Nonprofits Receive $160,000 for New Community Initiatives

by Liz Miller | October 3, 2019 | News

Twenty-six Keys nonprofits received grants from CFFK through the 2019 Community Grant Program. The grants, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 each, are supporting initiatives in the arts, environment, health and human services, and more.

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…

2017 Annual Report

by Liz Miller | August 20, 2018 | News
Learn more about our grants, programs and services for the community and how we're making a difference in the Keys in our new 2017 Annual Report. The report showcases accomplishments working together with our generous community partners. Thank you to the UCommunity - UPrinting Nonprofit Sponsorship Program for printing our 2017 Annual Report. PDF Repport August 20,...

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…

‘Vision 20/20’ Round 3 Grants: Congratulations to 10 Nonprofits Receiving a Total of $60,000 for Education, Environment and Other Initiatives

by Liz Miller | October 13, 2016 | News

  Congratulations to 10 Florida Keys nonprofits that have been awarded a total of $60,000 in grants through the Final Round of our 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program as part of the Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary year celebration. Funding for the grants is made possible by gifts from generous donors who made legacy gifts from their estate plans….

Vision 20/20 Round Two Grants — Congratulations to 14 Nonprofits Receiving $64,500 for Arts and Culture Projects

by Liz Miller | June 20, 2016 | News

Congratulations to the 14 Florida Keys nonprofit organizations that have been awarded a total of $64,500 in grants through the Second Round of the 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program as part of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary year celebration. Funding for the grants is made possible by gifts from generous donors who made legacy gifts to the Foundation…

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