Disaster Relief Initiative

The Community Foundation has provided more than $1.1 million to date 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.

The June 15th deadline for applications has passed. The list of grants awarded will be posted here when available.

2018 Grant Program

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.

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.

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.

2017 Grants

The 2017 Grant Program awarded $125,000 total through two grant rounds in fields of interest served by the Community Foundation.

  • Round 1 — Environment, Health and Human Services, Recreation, and Animal Welfare programs — Click here to read about the grants awarded
  • Round 2 — Arts and Culture programs — Click here to read about the grants awarded

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 2016, CFFK and its Donor Funds awarded 227 grants, scholarship and awards in the amount of $1.63 million. Below is a list of the grant recipients in 2016:

The Allegro Foundation

American Contract Bridge League, District 9

American Red Cross/Greater Miami & Keys

Anchors Aweigh Club

Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys

Hanna Antonides

Raymond Archer

Bahama Village Music Program

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Keys, Inc.

Enrrique Boza

Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, Inc.

Jesse Cheung

City of Key West

Cleveland Clinic Florida

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

Kevin Coward

Traci Culiver

Tami Dannacker

Equality Florida

FIRMKeys, Inc.

Florida Keys Community College

Florida Keys Community Concert Band

Florida Keys Council of the Arts

Florida Keys Educational Foundation

Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition

Florida Keys History & Discovery Foundation

Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust, Inc.

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition

Florida Keys SPCA

Florida Keys T.R.E.E.

James Forbus

Friends and Volunteers of Refuges

Friends of the AIDS Memorial Inc.

Friends of the Mon County Public Library

Fringe Theatre of Key West, Inc.

Glad Tidings Tabernacle Assembly of God

Growing Hope Initiative

Guidance Care/Center Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Keys

Sydney E. Hamilton

Historic Florida Keys Foundation

History of Diving Museum

Hospice of the Florida Keys, Inc.

International Association for Medical Assistance

KAIR (Keys Area Interdenominational Resources)

Key West Art & Historical Society

Key West Art Center, Inc.

Key West Botanical Garden Society

Key West Community Sailing Center

Key West Council on the Arts – Impromptu Concerts

Key West Film Society/Tropic Cinema

Key West Garden Club

Key West Girls Softball Recreation League

Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, Inc.

Key West Literary Seminar

Key West Maritime Historical Society

Key West Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.

The Rotary Club of Key West

The Keys Children’s Foundation

Kids Come First in the Florida Keys, Inc.

Robert “Kip” Kiever

Leadership Monroe County

Literacy Volunteers of America

Marathon Community Theatre, Inc.

Marathon Wild Bird Center Inc.

Masonic Chip Child ID Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jane McGill

Shiloh McPherson

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society

Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens

Monroe County Education Foundation

Montessori Children’s School of Key West

Mystery Fest Writers Forum, Inc.

Navy League Key West Council

Old Island Restoration Foundation

One Island Family

Peace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Pigeon Key Foundation

Red Barn Theater

Reef Relief

Samuel’s House, Inc.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Southernmost Homeless Assistance League

St. Francis College

St. Mary Star of the Sea Basilica

St. Mary Star of the Sea Basilica School

St. Paul’s Church

Star of the Sea Outreach Mission

The Studios of Key West

Kaci Sublette

Tennessee Williams Theatre

TheatreXP, Inc.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center

University of Florida

Upper Keys Artificial Reef Foundation

Upper Keys Rotary Foundation, Inc.

USCGC Ingham Memorial Museum

Waterfront Playhouse/Key West Players

Wesley House Family Services, Inc.

Dennis Whaley

Wheaton College

Brianna Willett

Judd Wise

Womankind, Inc.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Zonta Club of Marathon

Zonta Foundation of Key West, Inc.