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Apply for United Way Funding


Thanks for your interest in becoming a United Way nonprofit partner!  We are excited to announce that this year, for the first time, organizations will be able to apply for our funding through an online portal,  making it easier from the start of your application through your final reporting.  Our applications for 2018-19 will be available here very soon--our goal date is Wednesday, January 24.  Please check back then. 

2018-19 Community Impact Grant Application - COMING SOON
2018-19 Funding Guidelines - COMING SOON

In 2018-19, United Way of the Florida Keys will support programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County by providing services in one of our community impact areas:

  • Access to nutritious food for people in critical need; or

  • School aged. early childhood, and after-care support with an educational or positive behavioral component

  • Safety net services, defined as those providing referral and short-term emergency response services within Monroe County.


In addition to the limitation on eligibility based upon our community impact areas, funding will only be considered for:

  • Nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, or nonprofit organizations requesting funding for a program which is a project under a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization.

  • Organizations that show an appropriate ratio of fundraising and administrative overhead to that spent for the delivery of services; generally the administrative percentage should be well below 30%.

  • Organizations that operate in accordance with a Non-discrimination Policy in writing that outlines how an organization does not discriminate in hiring, service delivery or volunteer services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

  • Applicants that have completed the application in its entirety and submitted all required documentation (or provided a satisfactory reason why the information is not applicable).


Funding will not be considered for:

  • Individuals or for-profit organizations.

  • Endowment or capital campaigns.

  • Athletic associations or teams.

  • Fundraising events, testimonial events or dinners and related activities such as silent auctions, raffles and walk-a-thons.

  • Religious organizations if the activities serve only their membership or promote a particular religion or denomination.

  • Lobbying efforts designed to influence legislation.

  • Direct support for travel or tours by individuals or groups unless such travel is a critical component of an eligible program.

  • Advertising other than that designed to make the public aware of available services.


Questions? Email us or call us at 305-735-1929.