Congratulations to the 35 Keys nonprofits who are receiving grants for community collaborative projects that will directly benefit residents from Key Largo to Key West.
The new Lower Keys Future Fund will support nonprofits in underserved Lower Keys communities. Contributions will be matched 1:1, up to the first $25,000.
Civic Leader Dr. Susanne Woods will serve as Board Chair through June 2022. Community Foundation names members to lead executive committee.
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.
Greg Oropeza has been a vital part of the Community Foundation’s accomplishments over the past nine years.
Long-time Key West resident and business professional Andrea Spottswood joins the Community Foundation Board.
Congratulations to the teachers and students who received $113,000 in academic awards and scholarships.
Mark Songer retires as Chief Financial Officer in June 2021. The Community Foundation prepared this tribute to Mark.
As part of its silver celebration this year, all donors who support the Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Fund will double the impact of their contributions to help the Keys’ future thanks to a significant legacy gift.
The Monroe County Commission and the Key West City Commission both presented proclamations on May 19th to honor our milestone silver anniversary.
CFFK has created two new granting funds for the Upper and Middle Keys and two new Regional Advisory Councils to help expand its grant making and donor base Keys-wide.
Providing much-needed housing assistance for Keys residents facing housing challenges is possible thanks to a generous grant to Samuel’s House from the Banyan Grove Endowment at CFFK.
The new fund at the Community Foundation will provide ongoing support to help the Bahama Village Music Program.
Monroe County School District recognizes CFFK for its continued support of education and helping students in need.
Retired following a distinguished 40-year career in financial management and business development, Tom Swain has been elected to a three-year term on CFFK’s Board of Governors.
As our first-ever full-time CFO, Liz will help take CFFK to the next level. She follows Mark Songer who is retiring in June after six years of service.
Turning a personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others, a long-time Keys family has created the Aaron Davis Broadaway Suicide Prevention Fund at CFFK.
Join respected community leaders in pledging to honor 25 years of collaborative work of your Community Foundation and build a fund to strengthen our work over the next 25 years and beyond.
Did you know that giving is good for you? Dr. Sara Konrath shares some surprising ways that giving benefits givers, and tips on how you can maximize your joy of giving.
Dr. Patricia Major’s funding will provide aid for the homeless, preserve native flora, protect animal welfare, supply healthcare for critical care patients, promote literacy, provide tropical gardening education, and more.
The new fund at CFFK is established by Cornerstone Resource Alliance and will create a permanent foundation for the wellness of homeless individuals in the Keys.
CFFK has granted $20,000 to give assistance to Keys students in need whose families continue to be economically affected by COVID-19.
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.
The Marion Stevens Fund at CFFK is providing the very first grant to Cornerstone Resource Alliance, the new nonprofit which received the contract to manage Key West’s homeless shelter.
Civic leader and philanthropist Marian Buccafurni is CFFK’s first board member from Key Colony.
Learn about major legacy gifts changing the future, visionary community builders, unique collaborations, and other ways we’re working together to serve our Keys community.
Ann Reynolds retired from the CFFK Board of Governors in June 2020. Read about her dedication and legacy.
Great job to the teachers and students who recently received $111,500 in academic awards and scholarships from CFFK and our generous funding partners.
Grants to 20 nonprofits will help Keys residents with food, housing, rent assistance, health care services, and more.
Keys residents Jon and Julie Landau have created the Landau Food Fund to assist Upper Keys residents in dire need of assistance.
CFFK and generous donor partners have provided more than $300,000 recently to aid residents in need and support nonprofits throughout the Keys.
CFFK has granted $30,000 from its Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to residents affected by COVID-19’s economic impacts in Monroe County.
Meet the incredible volunteers who are making a difference in the Keys.
Over more than 18 months, CFFK mobilized efforts to provide $1.4 million in relief aiding tens of thousands of residents in rebuilding their lives.
Jennifer McComb is now heading CFFK’s administrative, fundraising and community leadership and outreach efforts.
Thank you to the Key West Marriott Beachside, and especially the Spottswood Family, for its long-time participation as our Business Partner in Paradise. Through the program, one dollar from every guest staying at the resort throughout the year benefits CFFK programs throughout the Keys.
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 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 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…
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 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…
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…
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 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…
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….
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…