Whether you live, work, or visit here, you can positively impact the future of our Middle and Upper Keys communities. Donations to two new granting funds established at CFFK will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 total in match for the two funds, to support nonprofits for community needs and to benefit residents from Marathon to Key Largo.
Contributions to the Middle Keys Future Fund will be matched 1-to-1 up to $25,000 by CFFK, which could provide as much as $50,000 or more in total grants to nonprofits based in and serving Marathon, Key Colony Beach, and other Middle Keys communities. Donations to the fund can be made here.
In addition, gifts to the Upper Keys Future Fund will also be matched 1-to-1 by CFFK up to $25,000, for a total grant pool as much as $50,000 or more to nonprofits based in and serving Key Largo, Islamorada, and Tavernier. Contributions can be made here.
“If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to make a difference, here is your opportunity,” said Laura Lietaert, CFFK Board Member and Chair of the Upper Keys Advisory Council for CFFK. “All our generous donors who support the fund will double the impact of their gifts, help as many people as possible, and positively enhance the future for our Upper Keys residents and community.”
Money from the two funds will be channeled directly to local nonprofits through an open grant process. Two new Regional Advisory Councils, one for the Middle Keys and one for the Upper Keys, are being appointed to help identify needs and potential grantees and provide input into the grant review. Funding will support projects in health and human services, arts and culture, environment, education, and more, specifically serving residents in the Middle and Upper Keys. Application information and deadlines will be announced later this year.
All donors, including those in Key West and the Lower Keys, also have a one-time opportunity to help residents and build a vibrant and sustainable future for the entire Keys by supporting CFFK’s 25th Anniversary Fund. The fund is matching gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $500,000. With the help of generous donors, CFFK has provided over $30 million in total community grants and services since it was founded in 1996. Gifts to the 25th Anniversary Fund can be made here.
All gifts to CFFK are tax deductible and can be made online or by calling 305-292-1502.