The Upper Keys Future Fund supports grants 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. 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 Community Foundation of the Florida Keys has funds to offer small grants, normally up to $3,000, for specific programs, projects, and/or urgent needs for 501(c)(3) nonprofits and faith-based organizations in the Upper Keys.
Only 501c3 charitable nonprofit organizations and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. Grants must serve the Upper Keys exclusively. Please contact the Community Foundation with any questions you have about the eligibility of your organization or grant-proposal idea. Grants must be for a current project and not to be used for a structure or a capital campaign, or to cover regular administrative costs.
Only one application per organization per year is allowed.
The Upper Keys Advisory Council plays an integral role in helping identify potential applicants and advising the CFFK Grants Committee on grant recommendations.
“If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to make a difference, here is your opportunity,” said Laura Lietaert, CFFK Board Member and member 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.”
Nine Upper Keys civic and business leaders are the charter members of the new Upper Keys Advisory Council, part of a series of initiatives to continue broadening CFFK’s mission, grantmaking, philanthropic donor base, and public awareness in Key Largo, Islamorada, and Tavernier.
Advisory Council members, who meet bi-monthly throughout the year, specifically help build philanthropy in the Upper Keys, raise awareness and advocate for the Community Foundation, advise CFFK on local needs and initiatives, identify potential nonprofits as grant applicants, and advise the CFFK Grants Committee on funding recommendations.
Members of the Upper Keys Advisory Council:
Regional Advisory Councils
Learn more about the role of Regional Advisors and how the Advisory Councils are helping CFFK here.