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 building and maintaining a brand-new facility to provide shelter and case management support services, and also supports maintaining services in Key West until the new one is built. CRA expects to break ground on the new facility in late summer 2021, with completion some time in 2022.
“This fund is important because it will assist our community in building 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, and an on-site kitchen.
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 www.keyscra.org.
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.
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys manages over 155 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 $30 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, is celebrating 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.