Upper Keys Advisory Council

Treasure Village Montessori School
Burton Memorial United Food Pantry
Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

We are committed to building a strong presence throughout Monroe County. The Upper Keys Advisory Council is critical to helping us expand our mission, grantmaking, donor base, and public awareness in the Upper Keys.

Upper Keys Future Fund

The Upper Keys Future Fund supports grants in all areas, including the arts, environment, healthcare, education, animal welfare, and more, to local nonprofits based in or specifically serving Key Largo, Islamorada, and Tavernier. The Fund expands CFFK’s impact, increases its resources, and provides grants to benefit Upper Keys residents.

Bonus: All gifts to the Upper Keys Future Fund will be matched 1:1 by CFFK, up to $25,000. That means a gift of $1,000 will provide $2,000 in grant monies available to Upper Keys nonprofits. The fund could provide as much as $50,000 or more in total grants. This is indeed the power of collective giving in action. You may make a donation to the Upper Keys Future Fund by clicking on the button below.

The Upper Keys Advisory Council will play an integral role in helping identify potential applicants and advising the CFFK Grants Committee on grant recommendations. Grant information, including upcoming application deadlines, guidelines, and grant announcements, will be posted here.

“If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to make a difference, here is your opportunity,” said Laura Lietaert, CFFK Board Member and Chair of the Upper Keys Advisory Council for CFFK.  “All our generous donors who support the fund will double the impact of their gifts, help as many people as possible, and positively enhance the future for our Upper Keys residents and community.”

Landau Family Fund for the Upper Keys 

Keys residents Jon and Julie Landau created the Landau Family Fund for the Upper Keys to assist residents of the Upper Keys in dire need. The fund has supported families suffering from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Jon, filmmaker and producer of films including Avatar and Titanic, and his wife, Julie, have lived in the Keys since 2010. “What makes the Keys so special is the community of people that call this island chain their home,” says Jon. “Grants from the fund will be distributed to those who are suffering the most, thus providing critical help to our struggling community.”

CFFK will allocate monies from the fund to charitable organizations providing direct assistance to Upper Keys residents.

Julie and Jon Landau

Members of the Upper Keys Advisory Council:

Laura Lietaert, Chair

To contact the Advisory Council, email upperkeys@cffk.org.

Regional Advisory Councils

Learn more about the role of Regional Advisors and how the Advisory Councils are helping CFFK here.

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