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Foundation Society

Donors who give $1,000 and above are considered members of the Foundation Society.

Foundation Society Giving Levels:

  • $1,000 – $2,499 Bronze
  • $2,500 – $4,999 Silver
  • $5,000 – $9,999 Gold VIP
  • $10,000 and above Platinum VIP
Friends of the Foundation

Donors will become Friends of the Foundation with gifts under $1,000.

Memorials and Honorariums

Donors can make a gift to the Community Foundation in honor or in memory of a family member or loved one. (Note: Please indicate who this gift is in honor or in memory of in the “Additional Information”.

Legacy Society

Donors can also include CFFK in their wills and estate plans. LEARN MORE

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Florida Keys Future Fund

The Florida Keys Future Fund supports grants to local nonprofits throughout the Keys in all areas, including the arts, environment, healthcare, recreation and more. This grant making fund is truly the power of collective giving in action.

Donor Funds

CFFK manages more than 140 funds that support grants to nonprofits, scholarships and awards, and endowments. Click the button below for a complete list of funds and to make a tax-deductible gift to a specific fund under CFFK management.

Marketing and Social Media Essentials for 2018

by Greg Charleston | February 1, 2018 | Event

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LSA 2.0 — Register for the 2017 Leadership Success Academy — Last Session May 24th

by Greg Charleston | February 8, 2017 | Event

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…

2017 Unsung Heroes Honored January 27th — See All the Photos from This Year’s Celebration

by Greg Charleston | January 27, 2017 | Event Featured News and Events
The 2017 Unsung Heroes celebration was held Friday, January 27th at the Key West Marriott Beachside.  Check out all the photos from this year's celebration here. CFFK Board Member Ron Burd, CFFK President/CEO Dianna Sutton, Lower Keys Medical Center CEO David Clay with LKMC's John Emery, and CFFK Chair Roger Heinen. 2017 Unsung Hero Melson...

Join Us for a Grant Info Session and ‘Meet and Greet’ in Islamorada on August 11th

by Greg Charleston | July 19, 2016 | Event

Let’s get together to build a better future for the Florida Keys. We will host a “Vision 20/20” Grant Program Information Session and “Meet and Greet” on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Florida Keys History and Discovery Center in Islamorada. To attend, please RSVP by August 5th to or call 305-292-1502. The…

‘4 Nights 4 Justice,’ Funded by Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment, Focuses on Women, Social Issues

by Greg Charleston | April 6, 2016 | Event
Issues concerning women -- from work opportunities and cultural identities to domestic violence -- will be explored in the documentary film series "4 Nights 4 Justice" at the Tropic Cinema. All showings begin at 6:00 p.m. with a champagne reception, followed by the screenings at 6:30 p.m., and a Q & A with the filmmakers immediately after each showing. “4 Nights 4 Justice” is...

Congratulations to This Year’s Unsung Heroes! See All the Photos from the 2016 Celebration.

by Greg Charleston | February 4, 2016 | Event Featured News and Events

The Community Foundation honored the tremendous efforts of 90 of our nonprofit’s volunteers at the 2016 Unsung Heroes/Volunteers of the Year Luncheon on Jan 29th. Congratulations to these honorees and a big thank you for all you do for our community. (Photos by Peter Arnow, Spectrum Imaging) Click here to see all the photos from…

CFFK Shares Successes at 2015 Annual Investment Update Meeting

by Greg Charleston | November 23, 2015 | Event

CFFK will launch its 20th anniversary next year following a history of successes and accomplishments, completed in partnership with its fund advisors, donors and supporters. CFFK Chairman Roger Heinen and President/CEO Dianna Sutton shared highlights of those successes at the 2015 Annual Investment Update meeting on November 20th. Among the highlights: CFFK is recognized in…

Sign Up Today for the 2016 Leadership Success Academy

by Greg Charleston | November 10, 2015 | Event Featured News and Events

CFFK is now accepting applications for the 2016 Leadership Success Academy (LSA), which offers best practices in leadership development and governance skills for nonprofit board members. The ninth year of the LSA will begin March 3, 2016 and includes four half-day training sessions through April. Application forms and more information is available here. CFFK’s signature program…

Unsung Heroes Celebration

by Greg Charleston | October 5, 2015 | Event

CFFK will recognize the tremendous efforts of volunteers who donate their time and service to our community’s nonprofits at the 16th Annual Unsung Heroes/ Volunteers of the Year celebration on January 29th, 2016. Nominations for the volunteers to be recognized were due to CFFK by December 15. “The community is greatly enhanced because of the good work our volunteers…

How Will New Accounting Standards Affect Nonprofits? Learn More at Aug. 25th Community Roundtable

by Greg Charleston | August 4, 2015 | Event

One of CFFK’s roles is to help strengthen the nonprofit sector. We’re pleased to share this information about an upcoming roundtable sponsored by the accounting firm working with WomanKind. Helping promote events, trainings, workshops and other community or educational events should not be seen as an endorsement of the company or the nonprofit sponsoring such…

PHOTO GALLERY: 2015 Leadership Success Academy Graduation

by Greg Charleston | April 22, 2015 | Event

Congratulations to the 40 nonprofit leaders who graduated from the 2015 Leadership Success Academy (LSA) board training program on April 16th. One of CFFK’s signature programs, the LSA has now coached 400 board members from over 100 Keys’ nonprofits in the last eight years and helped leaders further develop their leadership skills and governance work….

PHOTO GALLERY: 2015 Donor Appreciation Party

by Greg Charleston | April 15, 2015 | Event

[av_textblock ] More than 90 VIPs, Legacy Society members, Fund Advisors, and Friends of CFFK who are making a difference by investing in our community attended the Annual Donor Appreciation Party on April 9th, hosted by Sandra and Lee McMannis (Sandra is a CFFK Board Member.) At the event, Robert Spottswood thanked all the generous…

Film Series Explored Social Justice Issues, Thanks to Dively Endowment Grant

by Greg Charleston | March 10, 2015 | Event

[av_textblock ] Social issues concerning privacy in America, politics, racism, the environment, and medical care in foreign countries were explored in the documentary film series at the Tropic Cinema titled “4 Nights 4 Justice.” The series, now in its third year, is funded by a grant from the Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment, a…

Artist in Residence Lecture Was A Great Success

by Greg Charleston | February 18, 2015 | Event

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock ] More than 60 interested people attended Wheaton College Professor Mark LeBlanc’s lecture on March 15th, which used new modes for e-book storytelling to illustrate his grandfather’s time in World War I. The multi-media lecture was jointly sponsored by CFFK and Performance at St. Paul’s. Professor LeBlanc is living in the Artist in…

PHOTO GALLERY: CFFK Honors 2015 Unsung Heroes

by Greg Charleston | February 3, 2015 | Event

Congratulations to the 2015 Unsung Heroes and Volunteers of the Year. CFFK honored 86 of our community’s heroes at a sell-out celebration Jan 30th. Congratulations to all the honorees! (Photos by Pete Arnow, Spectrum Imaging) See all the photos from the 2015 celebration

In Good Company! CFFK’s Annual Meeting

by Greg Charleston | February 1, 2015 | Event

Fund Advisors, VIPs, Legacy Society members, nonprofit leaders, and other philanthropic partners joined CFFK’s Board of Governors for the annual Year in Review on February 19th, highlighting all the good work done in the community through the generosity and support of our partners. Chairman Robert Spottswood and President Dianna Sutton presented the key accomplishments for the year…

Applications Now Available for 2015 Leadership Success Academy

by Greg Charleston | February 1, 2015 | Event

CFFK is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Success Academy (LSA) board training program. This year’s program includes a new partnership and a new location. The Florida Keys Community College is partnering with CFFK to provide the program, which provides best practices in leadership development and governance skills. Dates for the 2015 LSA: Thursday, February…

CFFK’s 2014 Annual Investment Update

by Greg Charleston | November 17, 2014 | Event

Representatives from CFFK and Mason Investment Advisory Services presented an overview of CFFK’s endowment pool and investment strategies at the 2014 Annual Investment Update on November 21, 2014. Review the Presentation from the Annual Investment Update meeting. Photos from the 2014 Annual Investment Update meeting:      

CFFK Honors 2015 Unsung Heroes

by Greg Charleston | September 3, 2014 | Event

CFFK honored 86 of our community’s heroes at a sell-out celebration on Jan 30th.Congratulations to the 2015 Unsung Heroes and Volunteers of the Year. CFFK is again partnering with Island Radio 107.1 FM and Conch Color to recognize the Unsung Heroes and organizations within their service area on a weekly basis. Listen and watch for this…

Join the 2014 Leadership Success Academy

by Greg Charleston | December 17, 2013 | Event

[av_textblock ] The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) is now accepting applications for the seventh year of its intensive Leadership Success Academy (LSA) board training program, offering best practices in leadership development and governance skills. To date, the LSA has trained more than 300 board members from 92 nonprofit organizations. Class Seven of…

CFFK Day of Philanthropy

by 7thwadmin | November 7, 2013 | Event

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock] November 7, 2013 Marriott Beachside Hotel Presented by CFFK and Mason Investment Advisory Services Join us for a series of educational and engaging workshops on new trends and key strategies in charitable giving featuring nationally-known consultant and author, Bryan Clontz. [/av_textblock] [/av_one_full][av_three_fourth first] [av_textblock ] Top 10 Trends in Charitable Giving Learn about…

Mason Presentation

by 7thwadmin | September 10, 2013 | Event
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