We are committed to building a strong presence throughout Monroe County. The Lower Keys Future Fund will support grants specifically in the Lower Keys, not including the city of Key West (which receives support through the Community Foundation’s Future Fund, annual grant program, and numerous donor funds).
Lower Keys Future Fund
The Lower Keys Future Fund supports grants in all areas, including the arts, environment, healthcare, education, animal welfare, and more, to local nonprofits based in or specifically serving the Lower Keys, not including the city of Key West. The Fund expands the Community Foundation’s impact, increases its resources, and provides grants to benefit Lower Keys residents.
Bonus: All gifts to the Lower Keys Future Fund will be matched 1:1 by the Community Foundation, up to $25,000. That means a gift of $1,000 will provide $2,000 in grant monies available to Lower Keys nonprofits, based in areas including Big Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key, Cudjoe Key, and others (not including the city of Key West). This is indeed the power of collective giving in action. You may make a donation to the Lower Keys Future Fund by clicking on the button below.
Lower Keys Advisory Council
Eight Lower Keys civic and business leaders are the charter members of the new Lower Keys Advisory Council, part of a series of initiatives to continue broadening CFFK’s mission, grantmaking, philanthropic donor base, and public awareness from Big Coppitt Key to Big Pine Key.
Advisory Council members, who meet quarterly throughout the year, specifically help build philanthropy in the Lower Keys, raise awareness and advocate for the Community Foundation, advise CFFK on local needs and initiatives, identify potential nonprofits as grant applicants, and advise the CFFK Grants Committee on funding recommendations.
Members of the Lower Keys Advisory Council: