Community Foundation Offers Grants for Keys Nonprofits Applications for Collaborative Projects Due February 28

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2022 Grants Program to support collaborative projects that will benefit communities throughout the Florida Keys. The deadline to apply is February 28 and the online application form is available at

The Community Foundation’s “Collaborating in Paradise for Good” program will award grants of $2,500 to $10,000 each to 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits through a competitive grants process. Eligible projects will serve the Florida Keys in areas including arts and culture, youth programs, environment, education, health, and human services. Eligible projects will include a collaboration with another nonprofit serving the Keys.

“This is the second year of a collaborative grants program. We are requiring nonprofits to work together again because our Board of Governors was impressed by the meaningful creativity and success of the collaborations, especially organizations from different areas of the Keys joining together,” said Jennifer McComb, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.

Newer organizations or those who have not received Community Foundation funding before are encouraged to apply. Last year nearly half of the organizations were new grantees that had not received funding in the last three years, McComb said.

The Community Foundation’s Grants Committee, comprised of board and community members, reviews and selects applications for funding. The Foundation will present grant checks to nonprofits in March. More information is available at or 305-292-1502.

Your Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, In Paradise for Good, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since 1996, the Community Foundation has made over $32 million in grants to benefit every resident from Key Largo to Key West, supporting arts and culture, beautification and preservation of the Keys, health and human services, disaster relief, scholarships, and youth programs. The Community Foundation helps individuals and families leave a legacy in the Keys by inspiring giving and by connecting people, resources and needs through philanthropy, The Foundation is well-known for its signature “Unsung Heroes” event which honors nonprofit volunteers. For more information, call 305-292-1502 or visit

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