Applications will be available for the 2016-2017 funding cycle from United Way of the Florida Keys online at www.keysunitedway.org starting January 11th, 2016.
UWFK staff will be hosting informational meetings on the grant application process Wednesday, January 13th from 2-4pm at the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Meeting Room off 33rd street in Marathon, and Thursday, January 14th from 1:30 – 3:30pm at the Monroe County School District Administrative Building in Key West.
In 2015-16, United Way distributed a total of $155,000 in grants to help fund 15 programs at local Keys nonprofits. United Way’s mission is to support programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County. To be eligible for a 2016-17 grant, a Keys nonprofit agency must provide an unduplicated service in one of two community impact areas—“Access to nutritious food for people in critical need,” or “Early childhood and after care support with an educational or positive behavioral component.” Additionally, a maximum of 10% of allocated funding may also be reserved for “Safety Net services,” defined as “those providing referral and short-term emergency response services” within Monroe County.
The deadline for submitting a grant application is Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m. To download an application and get more detailed information about United Way’s funding guidelines, visit www.keysunitedway.org or call the United Way office at 305-735-1929.
About United Way of the Florida Keys
United Way of the Florida Keys is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization that has been supporting the Keys community for more than 30 years. UWFK supports strong working families by funding nonprofits Keys-wide that provide critical services to our neighbors in need. Money raised in the Keys stays in the Keys. United Way also plays a unique role in convening the discussion to enable businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to address community needs. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.