Cornerstone Resource Fund

The Cornerstone Resource Fund provides shelter and support services for those experiencing homelessness, including the building of a new facility. Contributions support building and maintaining a new shelter and maintaining services in Key West until the new one is built.

The current dilapidated Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter (photo by John Teets)

Providing shelter and support services for those experiencing homelessness, including the building of a new facility, is the goal of the Cornerstone Resource Fund. The fund will create a permanent foundation for the wellness of homeless individuals in the Keys.

Cornerstone Resource Alliance was founded as a nonprofit in 2020 and received the City of Key West’s contract to manage the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter (KOTS).

Contributions to the fund support outfitting a brand-new facility to provide shelter, case management, and many other supportive services to our clients. CRA expects the City to break ground on the new facility in 2022, with completion some time in 2023/2024.

“This fund is important because it will assist our community in outfitting an emergency homeless shelter with wraparound services such as meals, healthcare, case management, and other supportive services,” says Elicia Pintabona, founder and president of CRA. “We are the only non-fee-based shelter in Monroe County, serving some of our most vulnerable residents.”

Contributions to the fund will go toward integral parts of the new facility, such as an industrial laundry, a medical clinic, , client bunks, and an on-site kitchen.

About CRA:

Founded in 2020 with the core principle of creating foundations, at CRA we pride ourselves on treating our clients with respect and kindness. No matter where they are on their journey, compassion, education, and understanding are core team values that we believe build a strong foundation to assisting people out of homelessness, and helping our community understand the needs of this vulnerable population.

To learn more about CRA and the new shelter, visit

Architectural Rendition of the New KOTS Facility

Making a Donation

You may make an online donation on this page (click button at top). If you are making a donation by check, please send to the CFFK office, 300 Southard St., Suite 201, Key West, FL 33040. Note in the Memo field that this donation is for Cornerstone Resource Fund.

You may also make gifts to this fund by stock, wire transfer, real estate, and more. Please click here for instructions.

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to the Cornerstone Resource Fund  through your will or estate plan, please contact CFFK at (305) 292-1502 or email here.

Thank you for your generosity.

About Your Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys manages over 160 funds and endowments throughout the Keys and is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit (EIN #65-0648968). Since 1996, the Community Foundation has been helping individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by investing in people and solutions to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West. Over $32 million in grants have been made to student scholarships, arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, hurricane relief, and youth programs. The Community Foundation, In Paradise For Good, celebrated its 25th year in 2021. CFFK is known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call (305) 292-1502 or click here.

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