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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The strength of the United Way network is immense. While each United Way, like ours here in the Florida Keys, is its own, separate 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, we often have the opportunity to work together to affect change. Sometimes we share educational or learning opportunities, sometimes we work together on branding or marketing efforts, and sometimes we come together in support of communities suffering from large crises. United Ways...
Monday, July 11, 2016
"FKHSC is pleased to announce that they recently received a $6,000 grant from UWFK to help address the nutritional needs of young children in our community. Tot Time is one avenue that enables the Coalition to teach children and their parents about making good food choices and to assist parents with providing healthy snacks and meals for their families."Read the entire article here. 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  "Kate Bauer-Jones, president of the United Way of the Florida Keys, said a survey of about 300 local voters indicated strong support for a Monroe County specialty tax on alcohol and tobacco for services that boost health care, food pantries, emergency housing, counseling and child care.Mayor Heather Carruthers endorsed "a direct funding stream" to agencies as a way to save county money now spent on human services for...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
United Way of the Florida Keys has announced that it will distribute a total of $155,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit agencies in 2016-17.The 15 programs were among 18 that applied for funding in one of three United Way focus areas: access to nutritious food for people in critical need; early childhood or after-school care with an educational or positive behavioral component; or safety net services, including information and referral or short-term...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
The AmeriCorps VISTA program is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to serve across the nation. The program provides communities with full time volunteers that dedicate their lives to funding solutions to poverty, homelessness, and hunger.In the Keys and in other locations, the VISTA program has formed a very special partnership with United Way. By placing VISTA members in United Way offices, both nonprofits are mobilizing volunteers,...
Friday, April 22, 2016
On Saturday, April 16th, United Way board members Cheryl Sargent and Meri-De Mercado graduated from the Leadership Monroe County Class XXIV. The ceremony was held at the Key West Marriot Beachside Hotel. Also in attendance were UWFK board chair Maria Jones, board secretary Mindy McKenzie, board treasurer Denise Pruess, and UWFK board members Dianne Weitz and Yesenia Ramirez.Many UWFK board members have participated in Leadership Monroe County....
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
 A joint study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute finds Monroe County 7th in overall health in the state of Florida. The 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has found Monroe County to be the 7th “healthiest” county out of 67 in the state of Florida. The County Health Rankings, a project undertaken by leading national research organizations, believe all...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Read the article in The Blue Paper here. 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Read the article in Konk Life here. 
Friday, April 15, 2016
Read the article in Konk Life here.