Community Foundation Fund Created by Miki and Billy Davis Grants $10,000 for Suicide Prevention

by Liz Miller | September 20, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
Turning a personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others, a long-time Keys family has worked with the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys to make its first grant from the Aaron Davis Broadaway Suicide Prevention Fund. “The Guidance/Care Center is honored to receive a $10,000 gift from the Aaron Davis Broadaway Suicide Prevention Fund,...

Over 100 Local Professionals Convene for First Annual Florida Keys Nonprofit Day

by Liz Miller | September 15, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
Over 100 nonprofit leaders from more than 60 charitable organizations across the Keys gathered on September 13 at the Marathon Community Theatre for Florida Keys Nonprofit Day. The afternoon included education sessions from two experts who traveled to Marathon for Florida Keys Nonprofit Day. John Riley, vice president of philanthropy at United Way of Collier...

Community Foundation Grants $8,000 to Marathon Organizations

by Liz Miller | August 25, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Middle Keys Advisory Council has awarded $8,000 in grants to help Marathon area residents. These organizations will each receive $2,000 from the Middle Keys Future Fund: Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR) - for its food pantry Marathon Recreation Center - for the purchase of equipment, arts and craft...

Brand New Florida Keys Volunteer Center Matches Residents and Visitors with Service Opportunities

by Liz Miller | August 10, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has launched the Florida Keys Volunteer Center. The web site, VolunteerKeys.com, is available for nonprofits countywide to post volunteer opportunities and for visitors and residents to browse and register for volunteer shifts. The online platform is equipped for an unlimited number of volunteer postings that will range from...

Will Langley Selected to Lead Community Foundation Board

by Liz Miller | July 1, 2022 | News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce the appointment of business leader Will Langley as Chair of its Board of Governors. Langley is the principal broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in the Florida Keys, overseeing 150 real estate professionals in four offices located in Key West, Big Pine Key, Marathon and...

Three Civic Leaders Elected to Community Foundation Board

by Liz Miller | July 1, 2022 | News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce that business owners Warren Leamard and Heidi Morris and retired investment professional Larry Nolt have been elected to its Board of Governors. The Board is responsible for the organization’s efforts countywide including managing over 160 charitable funds totaling over $25 million and making grants...

Community Foundation Grants $27,000 to Lower Keys Nonprofits

by Liz Miller | June 22, 2022 | News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Lower Keys Advisory Council has awarded its first-ever grants to organizations headquartered in the Lower Keys, supporting projects that will benefit residents in communities from Big Coppitt to Big Pine Key. Nine organizations will each receive a check for $3,000: Big Pine Athletic Association, to fund a commercial...

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Receives National Recognition

by Liz Miller | May 2, 2022 | News
Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member...

Half a Million Dollars Available for Florida Keys Organizations

by Liz Miller | April 24, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is excited to announce a new initiative to support the financial sustainability of our Monroe County nonprofits. Local agencies are eligible to receive $10,000 to $20,000 each from the Peter MacDougall Match for Agency Endowments. This can be a match to create a new endowment with the Community...

2021 Grants Program Success Story

by Liz Miller | April 1, 2022 | News
May Sands Edible Teaching Garden This exciting student project was partially funded by a 2021 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Each class was provided a garden bed and was responsible for the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of their garden. The gardens provided an integrated teaching approach to botany, nutrition, environmental science,...

Community Foundation Awards over $300,000 to Keys Nonprofits

by Liz Miller | March 15, 2022 | Featured News and Events News
This Year's Grantees from Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys Include New Recipients The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is awarding grants totaling $307,570 to 48 Keys nonprofits for collaborative projects that will directly benefit our residents, communities and environment. “The Foundation is increasing our impact by increasing the dollars we grant out to the...

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...

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