CFFK’s competitive grant program seeks to support a diversity of nonprofit programs and services to benefit the Florida Keys. All 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organizations serving Monroe County are invited to apply. All areas of interest – arts, education, environment, animal welfare, health and human services, and others – are welcome. Long-term recovery initiatives following Hurricane Irma will also be considered for funding. Grants must be used to benefit the Florida Keys only.
Only one application per organization, please. The maximum grant request amount allowed is $10,000.
Complete guidelines are included in the application below. CFFK’s grant application is located in a new, separate grant management system. Applicants must create a new login and profile (separate from cffk.org) before applying, which will simplify applying and registering in the future.
Please do not hesitate to contact CFFK with questions about the eligibility of your organization or proposal.
All proposals and required materials must be received online by the deadline date to be eligible. CFFK’s Grant Committee will review and select applications for funding.
“Through the generosity of our donors and partners, we’re able to support programs that will benefit the entire Florida Keys community, provide critical services to those in need, offer assistance to children and families, and support unique collaborations,” said Jennifer McComb, President and CEO of CFFK. “We have incredible nonprofits in the Keys and we hope these grants will provide the needed boost to make programs happen that might not otherwise be available.”
The competitive grant program is funded through generous donations to the Future Fund at CFFK, as well as CFFK Donor Funds, including the Jack Baron Visual Grant Fund, the Florence Fox-Loeb Key West Music and Arts Fund, the Jones-DelMonte Endowment, the Emily Boyd Lowe Music Endowment, the William C. Euler, Jr. and Andrew F. Oates, Jr. Fund, the Jean Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Bob and Martha Sauer Memorial Endowment. Grants for long-term recovery initiatives following Hurricane Irma will be supported from the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK and the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund.
In 2017-2018, the Community Foundation provided $1.4 million to our nonprofit partners for direct assistance to individuals in need throughout the Keys for relief and recovery following Hurricane Irma. Funding is made possible through generous contributions to the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund at CFFK and the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK.
At this time, all deadlines for support for Hurricane Irma recovery assistance have passed.
Click here to see the list of grants awarded following the June 15th, 2018 deadline.
26 Nonprofits Receive $160,000 for Community Initiatives — see the list here.
The 2018 Grant Program supports the innovative projects of nonprofit organizations serving residents and visitors throughout the Florida Keys.
Grants for Arts and Culture Organizations — click here to see the list of grants awarded.
A Positive Step, Inc.
AH of Monroe County Inc.
The Allegro Foundation
American Contract Bridge League, District 9
Anchors Aweigh Club, Inc.
Bahama Village Music Program
Big Pine Academy
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Keys, Inc.
Burnham Foundation, Inc.
Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Community Arts and Culture
Ms. Thalia Conde
Congregation B’Nai Zion
Coral Isles Church
DOLPHINS to Stop Domestic Violence, Inc.
Mr. Harrison Dudley
Educational Coalition for Monroe County
Mr. Robert Eggers
Ms. Olivia Fettis
Florida Keys Area Health Education Center
Florida Keys Children’s Shelter Inc.
Florida Keys Community Land Trust
Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Florida Keys Educational Foundation
Florida Keys Environmental Coalition Fund
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition
Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation, Inc
Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust at Crane Point Hammock
Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
Florida Keys SPCA
Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities
Friends of the AIDS Memorial Inc.
Friends of the Monroe County Public Library in Key West, Inc.
Friends of WLRN, Inc.
Fringe Theater of Key West, Inc.
Garden Club of the Upper Keys
Glad Tidings Tabernacle Assembly of God Church
Grace Church of Gwinnett, dba Bluewater in the Keys
Grace Jones Community Center
Growing Hope Initiative
Guidance/Care Center, Inc.
Ms. Aidana Gumarova-Mercier
Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Florida Keys
Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys
Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery
History of Diving Museum
Ms. Ruth Holland
Jewish Federation of North America
Mr. Chaz Jimenez
KAIR (Keys Area Interdenominational Resources)
Mr. Henry Kaiser
Key West Art & Historical Society
Key West Botanical Garden Society Inc.
Key West Community Sailing Center
Key West Film Society/Tropic Cinema
Key West Garden Club
Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, Inc.
Key West High School
Key West Impromptu Classical Concerts, Inc.
Key West Literary Seminar
Key West Police Athletic League, Inc.
The Keys Children’s Foundation
Keys Choral Arts
Lake Chapala Performing Arts Council, Inc.
Leadership Monroe County
The Learning Center of Key West
Ms. Christy Ledbetter
Marathon Community Theatre, Inc.
Marathon Wild Bird Center Inc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matecumbe Historical Trust Corp
May Sands Montessori School
Metropolitan Community Church
Moffitt Cancer Center
Monroe County Education Foundation
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District
Mr. Andy Muniz
Navy League Key West Council
Mr. James Nguyen
Ms. Phuong Khanh Nguyen
Ocoee River Jam, Inc
Old Island Restoration Foundation
One Island Family
One World One Canvas
Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters
Red Barn Theater
Ms. Marjorie Rodriguez
The Rotary Club of Key West
Mr. Matthew Roy
Samuel’s House, Inc.
Ms. Kyla Shoemaker
Sister Season Fund
South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Southernmost Homeless Assistance League
Special Olympics Florida – Monroe County
St. Francis College
St. Mary Star of the Sea Basilica
St. Paul’s Church
Star of the Sea Outreach Mission
The Studios of Key West
Surfrider Florida Keys
Tennessee Williams Theatre
Thomas Jefferson University
Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center
USCGC Ingham Memorial Museum
Mr. Finnian Valle
VCU School of Dentistry
Waterfront Playhouse/Key West Players
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Zonta Foundation of Key West, Inc.
Ms. Avery Zuelch