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Community Investment Funding

United Way of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce the release of the 2019‑20 application for the annual Community Investment funding. Grant applications will be available online from January 18th to March 8th

UWFK supports programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County, providing an unduplicated service in our community impact focus areas.  Recognizing the need for continued support of Hurricane Irma long-term recovery efforts, UWFK has added a Hurricane Irma focus area for the 19-20 Community Investment cycle only.  Focus areas for this application cycle are:

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

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

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

  • Hurricane Irma long-term recovery efforts, with an emphasis on those addressing needs directly related to Hurricane Irma’s impact on the stability of Florida Keys residents. 

In addition to the limitation on eligibility based upon our community impact areas, funding is ONLY 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.

  • 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 is NOT 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

Click here for more information or to get started on your application for the 2019-20 funding cycle.

Questions? Email us or call us at 305-735-1929.
Our Community Partners who are currently receiving funding can access the online grant portal here.