Community Foundation Awards $100,000 For Immediate Hurricane Irma Relief

Another $100,000 has been distributed to four nonprofits to continue to address urgent relief needs in the Keys following Hurricane Irma. The grants were awarded from the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys to provide much-needed relief for teachers, families, students and individuals from Key West to Key Largo. The four nonprofits […]

Join Us in Welcoming Three Business Leaders to CFFK Board

We’re pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Governors. Business leaders Jodi Weinhofer, Jason Koler and Lauretta (Retz) Reeves have joined the board for a three-year term. “These community leaders bring incredible local business expertise to our board along with an in-depth knowledge of the Keys” said Roger Heinen, CFFK Board Chair. “They will be […]

Deadline for Special Grant Opportunity POSTPONED Until Further Notice — Social Justice and Diversity Projects.

The Community Foundation is now accepting proposals for projects serving audiences in Key West that promote and strengthen the Keys commitment to equality and human rights. Funded by the Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at CFFK, this special grant opportunity will fund up to $5,000 total. Click here for the application form and more […]

CFFK Partners Support Ten Future Student Leaders

Individuals, families and businesses are helping advance educational opportunities for our community’s youth. This month, CFFK donors awarded nearly $40,000 to 10 deserving Key West High School students through scholarships to continue their education and awards in recognition of their academic or artistic achievements. Congratulations to the following 2017 recipients:           […]

Thanks to Generosity of David Wolkowsky, Eight KWHS Teachers Receive Awards for Dedication to Students

Eight Key West High School (KWHS) teachers have been awarded a total of $40,000 through the distinguished “David Wolkowsky 2017 Teachers of Merit Awards.” Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky gives the awards annually to teachers who go the extra mile in their passion for teaching and dedication to students. The eight 2017 Teachers […]

2017 Partners in Paradise — See Photos from the 1st Annual Celebration

See photos from the event here. Congratulations to the recipients of our inaugural Partners in Paradise Awards who were honored at a celebration on April 2nd for their significant contributions and inspiration to others in our community: Individual: John Padget, entrepreneur, education advocate and philanthropist. John’s leadership and passionate commitment to advancing education has significantly impacted the Keys […]

Nine Nonprofits Awarded a Total of $60,000 in Grants for Health, Environment and Recreation Initiatives

Nine Florida Keys nonprofit organizations have been awarded a total of $60,000 in grants, ranging from $2,650 to $10,000. The grants are part of CFFK’s 2017 Grants Program funding initiatives in the areas of Health and Human Services, Environment and Recreation and will positively affect more than 5,000 residents from Key West to Key Largo. Projects will […]

LSA 2.0 — Register for the 2017 Leadership Success Academy — Last Session May 24th

Our signature nonprofit training program for anyone working with or serving in an advisory capacity with a nonprofit organization or other community group. Click here to apply now and for more detailed information. Upcoming! Session 3: Nonprofit Financing, Fundraising and Public Relations Wednesday, May 24, 1 to 6 p.m. (includes graduation) Where: Hyatt Place Faro Blanco […]

Congratulations to Our Volunteer of the Week – Georgette Robinson and Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

Community Foundation Meets Nation’s Highest Standards for Local Giving

Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has met the nation’s highest standards for local giving. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability. “The National Standards accreditation says our house is in order,” said Dianna Sutton, President and […]

‘Vision 20/20’ Round 3 Grants: Congratulations to 10 Nonprofits Receiving a Total of $60,000 for Education, Environment and Other Initiatives

  Congratulations to 10 Florida Keys nonprofits that have been awarded a total of $60,000 in grants through the Final Round of our 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program as part of the Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary year celebration. Funding for the grants is made possible by gifts from generous donors who made legacy gifts from their estate plans. […]

Congratulations to Our Volunteers of the Week — Larry Plummer/Prudence Churchill and Take Stock in Children

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Week – Joycelyn West Spreight and the Canon John H. Reece Scholarship Fund.

Dianna Sutton Receives National Recognition for 25 Years of Dedication to Philanthropy

Community Foundation President and CEO Dianna Sutton has received national recognition for her 25 years of dedication to the profession of philanthropy and her active participation in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). With the commendation from the national Association, Dianna received a special 25-year pin to commemorate her service to the field and productive membership in AFP. […]

Join Us for a Grant Info Session and ‘Meet and Greet’ in Islamorada on August 11th

Let’s get together to build a better future for the Florida Keys. We will host a “Vision 20/20” Grant Program Information Session and “Meet and Greet” on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center in Islamorada. To attend, please RSVP by August 5th to or call 305-292-1502. The […]

We Want to Hear Your Big Ideas — Please Complete This Short Survey and Help Shape Our Future Planning

One of the key roles of the Community Foundation is to help strengthen and enhance the work of nonprofits in the Florida Keys. As part of our 20th anniversary, we’re evaluating how we can better serve the community — and we’re listening to you. Please help us by completing this short survey to give us […]

Vision 20/20 Round Two Grants — Congratulations to 14 Nonprofits Receiving $64,500 for Arts and Culture Projects

Congratulations to the 14 Florida Keys nonprofit organizations that have been awarded a total of $64,500 in grants through the Second Round of the 2016 “Vision 20/20” Grant Program as part of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary year celebration. Funding for the grants is made possible by gifts from generous donors who made legacy gifts to the Foundation […]

CFFK Reappoints Roger Heinen as Chair and Elects New Officers

We’re pleased to announce the reappointment of Roger Heinen to a second term as Chair of our Board of Governors. Mr. Heinen is an artist, software developer, angel investor, and a Director of Monotype, the leading supplier of digital fonts and typefaces. In addition to Roger, the Community Foundation’s newly elected Executive Committee is Michael Ingram […]