CFFK Receives National Recognition By Meeting Highest Standards of Philanthropy

CFFK has received accreditation by meeting the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates CFFK’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability in local giving. Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has been accredited since 2005. The National […]

CFFK President/CEO Dianna Sutton to Retire in Late 2019 After 15 Years of Accomplishments

CFFK President and CEO Dianna Sutton, who has led the organization for the past 15 years, will retire at the end of 2019. Under Dianna’s distinguished leadership, CFFK’s assets have substantially grown from $4 million to $20 million today, the awareness and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in Monroe County has significantly increased, and CFFK […]

Congratulations to Our Volunteers of the Week — Robert ‘Mo’ Begin & Bobby Schrom and Friends of the AIDS Memorial

CFFK President Dianna Sutton Awarded Recertification as Fund Raising Executive

Dianna Sutton, President and CEO of CFFK, has been awarded recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a professional distinction in the field of philanthropy demonstrating a commitment to personal and ethical standards. She completed recertification by meeting requirements through education, experience, performance, service and a written examination.  The designation is awarded by CFRE International, […]

2017 Annual Report

CFFK Provides $235,000 More for Ongoing Hurricane Irma Recovery; Total Aid Now $1.4 Million

CFFK has now provided a total of $1.4 million for relief and recovery efforts since Hurricane Irma struck the Keys last September. The latest round of grants totals nearly $235,000 and supports 34 nonprofits throughout the Keys for ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts. The grants are thanks to generous donations to the Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund and the Landau […]

Two New Leaders Join Community Foundation Board

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Governors. Community leaders Mary Barley, of Islamorada, and John DeWald, of Key West, have joined the board for a three-year term. “These two community leaders bring incredible local business and community expertise to our board” said Ron Burd, CFFK Board Chair. “They will […]

Ron Burd Appointed Board Chair; New Officers Elected for 2018-19

We’re pleased to announce that Ron Burd has been appointed Chair of our Board of Governors for 2018-19. Ron is a retired executive vice president of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and his entire career was devoted to the leadership of nonprofit organizations. “I’m honored to serve as Chair of the board and play a leadership role in […]

Twelve Keys Nonprofits Awarded Grants for Arts and Cultural Initiatives

Twelve Florida Keys nonprofit organizations have been awarded a total of $61,360 in grants from the Community Foundation. The grants, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 each, are part of the 2018 Grant Program funding arts, music, theater, historical and cultural projects, and will positively affect thousands of residents and visitors from Key West to Key Largo. Projects […]

CFFK and Generous Partners Support Teachers and Students

CFFK and its generous partners have awarded $81,000 in teacher awards and student scholarships to further education, teaching and academic pursuits in the Florida Keys. Eight Key West High School (KWHS) teachers received a total of $40,000 through the distinguished “David Wolkowsky 2018 Teachers of Merit Awards.” Key West philanthropist and businessman David Wolkowsky gives […]

‘4 Nights 4 Justice’ Film Series at Tropic Cinema, Supported by Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at CFFK

Congratulations to Our Nonprofit and Volunteers of the Week — Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower FL Keys

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 […]