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 […]

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