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Community Investment Funding

Our 2018-19 Community Investment funding cycle is now closed.  Watch for the application for the 2019-20 funding cycle in January 2019.

Our Community Partners who are currently receiving funding can access the online grant portal here.  Please note that the Resource Center has helpful information, including the ALICE Survival Threshold Budget, for households of varying sizes.  

Here is information about the 2018-19 funding cycle.  

United Way of the Florida Keys supports programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County by providing unduplicated services in one of our community impact areas:

  • 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.

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.