We’re now accepting applications for the 2017 Grant Program to support innovative projects serving residents and visitors throughout the Florida Keys. We will award up to $120,000 total through two grant rounds this year in fields of interest served by the Community Foundation.

The deadlines for applications for the 2017 Grant Program are:

  • Round 1 — Environment, Health and Human Services, Recreation, and Animal Welfare programs — The deadline for applications has passed  (Click here to read about the grants awarded)
  • Round 2 — Arts and Culture programs — Deadline May 15th  (Grants will be awarded by May 31st)

Round 2: Arts and Culture programs

Download the Sample Budget Worksheet for Round 2.

A completed budget must be attached to your application (see instructions on the application form above).

CFFK’s Grants Committee will review all applications and select recipients for funding. Historically, awards have ranged from $2,000 to $7,000 and grant awards will not exceed $10,000.

All applicants must be a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization and projects must serve residents of Monroe County. With approximately $60,000 available to be awarded in each round, priority will be given to new programs or projects and those serving new audiences and underserved populations. Grants will be awarded based on innovation, community impact and collaboration. Projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award. Requests for funding of capital projects are discouraged.

Nonprofit organizations of all types may submit one application in each round provided the program or project relates to that area. All applications must be submitted using the online application form below. Any application presented by US Mail, courier service, email or in person drop off will not be accepted. Applications will not be complete until the Grant Application is finalized and Accompanying Materials (including the Budget Worksheet below) are received on or before the deadline.

The 2017 Grant Program is funded through generous donations made to the Florida Keys Future Fund at CFFK. Donations to the Future Fund to support grants to local nonprofits can be made here or by calling 305-292-1502.

Grants Overview

Since 1996, CFFK has dedicated itself to distributing grants to our community’s nonprofits, primarily through its Donor Funds. The grants benefit thousands of individuals and hundreds of nonprofit organizations and causes.

CFFK has more than 140 Funds and Endowments under management totaling more than $15 million in assets. Grants from these funds are made at the recommendation of the individual Fund Advisors and support an average of $1 million in grants annually to the community.

See below for a list of grants made in 2015.

CFFK grants its unrestricted grant funds to benefit all local nonprofits by underwriting the operations of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (Click here for a list of CNPE programs and services). Any available grant programs are listed on this page.

2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program 

The 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program funded $184,500 in grants through three rounds covering fields of interest served by the Community Foundation.

Click here to read about the funded projects from Round One in the area of Health and Human Services.

Click here to read about the funded projects from Round Two in the area of Arts and Culture.

Click here to read about the funded projects from Round Three in the areas of Education, Environment, Animal Welfare and Recreation.

Community Support Through Grants

CFFK has granted more than $21 million since 1996 through its 140+ Donor Funds and Agency Endowments under management. During 2015, CFFK and its Donor Funds awarded 192 grants, scholarship and awards in the amount of $1,227,660. Below is a list of the organizations receiving grants during 2015:

AIDS Help Inc.

The Allegro Foundation

American Cancer Society

American Contract Bridge League, District 9

American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys

Anchors Aweigh Club

Arts in Schools Collaborative

Bahama Village Music Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Keys, Inc.

Dance Key West

Delaware Community Foundation

Doctors Without Boarders, USA

Duke University

Educational Coalition for Monroe County

Emily Boyd Lowe Music Fund

Florida Keys Community College

Florida Keys Educational Foundation

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition

The Fredrick Douglas School Black Educators Memorial Project

Friends of the AIDS Memorial Inc.

Friends of the Monroe County Public Library in Key West, Inc.

Global Refuge International

Growing Hope Initiative

Hospice of the Florida Keys Inc. & Visiting Nurse Assoc.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

Key West Art & Historical Society

Key West Art Center, Inc.

Key West Council on the Arts – Impromptu Concerts

Key West Garden Club

Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, Inc.

Key West Players Endowment Fund (Waterfront Playhouse)

The Keys Children’s Foundation

Keys to Be the Change

Lancaster Community Library

Lancaster Players, Inc.

Last Stand

Leadership Monroe County

Mary Immaculate – Star of the Sea School

Metropolitan Community Church

Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, Inc.

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners

Monroe County Education Foundation

Monroe County Health Dept.

Montessori Children’s School of Key West

Mote Marine Laboratory, Inc.

Navy League Key West Council

Old Fire House Preservation

Old Island Restoration Foundation

One Island Family

One World One Canvas

Peace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Red Barn Theater

Reef Relief

Rodel Charitable Foundation – Florida

Samuel’s House, Inc.

St. Francis College

St. Paul’s Church

Star of the Sea Outreach Mission

Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit

The Heron

Trophia Butterfly Foundation

Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center

University of Florida

Waterfront Playhouse/Key West Players

Womankind, Inc.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation