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Community Foundation Grants $27,000 to Lower Keys Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Lower Keys Advisory Council has awarded its first-ever grants to organizations headquartered in the Lower Keys, supporting projects that will benefit residents in communities from Big Coppitt to Big Pine Key. Nine organizations will each receive a check for $3,000: Big Pine Athletic Association, to fund a commercial...

Coming Soon! The Florida Keys Volunteer Center

The Florida Keys Volunteer Center Currently we are seeking full-time volunteer center managers. This is a unique opportunity to serve your community by helping launch and manage the brand new Florida Keys Volunteer Center. You will be working Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Key West office of the Community Foundation...

Community Foundation Awards $66,000 to Key West Teachers, including $25,000 to Elizabeth Ford, Teacher of the Year

Nine Key West High School teachers have been awarded a total of $65,000 through the distinguished David Wolkowsky 2022 Teachers of Merit Awards. The awards have been given annually by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys for over 20 years on behalf of late Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky, known as Mr....

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Receives National Recognition

Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member...

Half a Million Dollars Available for Florida Keys Organizations

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is excited to announce a new initiative to support the financial sustainability of our Monroe County nonprofits. Local agencies are eligible to receive $10,000 to $20,000 each from the Peter MacDougall Match for Agency Endowments. This can be a match to create a new endowment with the Community...

2021 Annual Report: Collaborating In Paradise For Good

Learn about major legacy gifts changing the future, visionary community builders, unique collaborations, and other ways we’re working together to serve our Keys community.

2021 Grants Program Success Story

May Sands Edible Teaching Garden This exciting student project was partially funded by a 2021 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Each class was provided a garden bed and was responsible for the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of their garden. The gardens provided an integrated teaching approach to botany, nutrition, environmental science,...

Community Foundation Awards over $300,000 to Keys Nonprofits

This Year's Grantees from Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys Include New Recipients The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is awarding grants totaling $307,570 to 48 Keys nonprofits for collaborative projects that will directly benefit our residents, communities and environment. “The Foundation is increasing our impact by increasing the dollars we grant out to the...

News and Events

Community Foundation Grants $27,000 to Lower Keys Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Lower Keys Advisory Council has awarded its first-ever grants to organizations headquartered in the Lower Keys, supporting projects that will benefit residents in communities from Big Coppitt to Big Pine Key. Nine organizations will each receive a check for $3,000: Big Pine Athletic Association, to fund a commercial...

Coming Soon! The Florida Keys Volunteer Center

The Florida Keys Volunteer Center Currently we are seeking full-time volunteer center managers. This is a unique opportunity to serve your community by helping launch and manage the brand new Florida Keys Volunteer Center. You will be working Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Key West office of the Community Foundation...

Community Foundation Awards $66,000 to Key West Teachers, including $25,000 to Elizabeth Ford, Teacher of the Year

Nine Key West High School teachers have been awarded a total of $65,000 through the distinguished David Wolkowsky 2022 Teachers of Merit Awards. The awards have been given annually by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys for over 20 years on behalf of late Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky, known as Mr....

Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Receives National Recognition

Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member...

Half a Million Dollars Available for Florida Keys Organizations

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is excited to announce a new initiative to support the financial sustainability of our Monroe County nonprofits. Local agencies are eligible to receive $10,000 to $20,000 each from the Peter MacDougall Match for Agency Endowments. This can be a match to create a new endowment with the Community...

2021 Annual Report: Collaborating In Paradise For Good

Learn about major legacy gifts changing the future, visionary community builders, unique collaborations, and other ways we’re working together to serve our Keys community.

2021 Grants Program Success Story

May Sands Edible Teaching Garden This exciting student project was partially funded by a 2021 grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys. Each class was provided a garden bed and was responsible for the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of their garden. The gardens provided an integrated teaching approach to botany, nutrition, environmental science,...

Community Foundation Awards over $300,000 to Keys Nonprofits

This Year's Grantees from Upper, Middle, and Lower Keys Include New Recipients The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is awarding grants totaling $307,570 to 48 Keys nonprofits for collaborative projects that will directly benefit our residents, communities and environment. “The Foundation is increasing our impact by increasing the dollars we grant out to the...

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