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Note Deadline: Applications from nonprofit organizations seeking assistance for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are due by October 31st at 5:00 p.m.

Applications are now being accepted from nonprofit organizations for relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma through the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund. The Fund supports immediate human needs for citizens in Monroe County.

Funds are being distributed to help residents get their lives and homes back in order by working with local nonprofits and faith-based partners. 100 percent of all donations go directly to help Keys residents.

Funding is available for food, clothing, shelter/household needs, and medical needs (including psychological needs), childcare and transportation. Possible future needs may include home repairs, utility bills, grants for infrastructure repairs and efforts to help our community recover from Hurricane Irma.

Applications are due by October 31st at 5 p.m. Grant awards will be announced by mid-November. Organizations funded through this program will be asked to document how the funds were used.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mary Beth Hurd at 305.292.1502 or

Other Grants Available

For Artists: Contact the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at keys

For Construction Industry Workers:  Grants are being accepted through ABC CaresClick Here to download the application.

See Other Grants Available on our Resources page.

Grants Awarded from the FL Keys Emergency Relief Fund

The Community Foundation is providing $38,000 from the Relief Fund for immediate relief to individuals throughout the Keys with urgent needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Four nonprofits received the first grants from the Fund to immediately assist individuals with critical needs in housing, rent and other areas on Sunday October 1st during a concert at St. Paul’s Church benefitting Sister Season:

  • Sister Season Fund, $5,000 to provide rent and other financial assistance to locals employed in tourism-related industries. Applications at com or call Julie Hanson at 305-304-9828 or Ginger King at 305-849-0991.
  • Samuel’s House, on behalf of the Hurricane Disaster Community Relief Fund, $11,000 to help address housing needs in Key West and the Lower Keys. Call 305-296-0240 for more information.
  • Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, $11,000 to work with city officials and nonprofits to alleviate the Middle Keys housing issues. Call 305-743-6412 for assistance.
  • Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, $11,000 to address urgent and immediate housing and other emergencies in the Upper Keys. Call 305-916-5454 for assistance.