"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, June 15, 2016
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.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
This Monday from 9-noon, Upper Keys Director of Resource Development, Ann Sandlin, and AmeriCorps VISTA, Chelsea Wait, represented UWFK at the Monroe County Continuum of Care Providers Fair. Other providers in attendance were the Domestic Abuse Shelter, AIDS Inc, Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, and many more. The fair served to provide the public with information about the nonprofit resources available to them.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
On October 14th, Mangia Mangia restaurant donated 25% of all dinner proceeds to United Way of the Florida Keys. Board members, community nonprofit partners, and supporters of UWFK showed up for a delicious pasta dinner benefiting UWFK work! Pictures were released the following day in Konk Life and Mile Marker News.(click on the picture for a link to the gallery)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
United Way of the Florida Keys will distribute a total of $155,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit agencies in 2015-16. The 15 agencies were among 17 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 emergency...