Apply Now! 2021 Grants Program — Deadline May 28th

2021 Collaborative Grants Program

Now accepting grant applications! Deadline is Friday, May 28, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Please read the guidelines below and preview the application form before applying.

You can also review the presentation from the recent Grant Writing Success Workshop below, including tips on how to write a successful grant application.

Moving Forward, Better Together

The Community Foundation seeks to fund a diverse range of nonprofit services benefitting communities and the environment throughout the Florida Keys. The 2021 Collaborative Grant Program welcomes proposals for work that is all of the following:

  • Future-minded and forward-thinking.
  • New and different in reaching new audiences, introducing new services or implementing new and innovative strategies.
  • Collaborative in meaningfully incorporating the help of at least one other Florida Keys-serving nonprofit organization.

Every year the Community Foundation receives many more worthy requests than the grant budget can support. Grants ranging from $2,000 – $10,000 will be awarded for uses that reflect efficiency-focused planning. The competitive process will give preferential consideration to proposed work that is local knowledge-inspired and guided and that utilizes volunteers and other community resources.

Only 501c3 charitable nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Grants must serve the Florida Keys exclusively. The funded work must be completed by April 2022 at the latest, unless an extension due to exceptional circumstances is permitted. Please contact the Community Foundation with any questions you have about the eligibility of your organization or grant-proposal idea.

Only one application per organization allowed.  (Serving as a collaborator for another organization’s application does not disqualify an organization from applying for its own grant, so long as its own proposal also fulfills the collaboration requirement.)

Applications must be submitted online via the grant application portal.  Each applicant may include up to three letters of support (optional) which must be uploaded at the end of the online form in order to be accepted.  Any applications or application materials sent by mail or email will not be reviewed. Please contact the Community Foundation if you need technical assistance.

305-809-4992 (direct line, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
If you need help or technical support outside of business hours, email with “GRANT APP HELP” in the subject line.  Please include your phone number in the email.

Preview the application form below.  This printable copy of the online application form is provided for information pusposes only.  It does not include follow-up questions included on the online form and is not intended for submission.


Grant Writing Success Workshop

The Community Foundation recently hosted an online workshop to review the new grant application and give tips on how to make your project application more favorable to grant reviewers. Below is the video of the workshop, along with a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.


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