United Way of the Florida Keys Announces 2020-21 Funding Cycle
United Way of the Florida Keys is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020-21 Community Investment funding cycle, an annual process supporting the local community.
UWFK works with partner agencies to support programs that meet a critical need for working families in Monroe County, providing an unduplicated service in community impact focus 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 providing referral and emergency assistance to residents of Monroe County
The application for funding will be available online from January 6 to February 13,, 2020, at: http://www.keysunitedway.org/apply-united-way-funding. Funding will only be considered for nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Additional considerations and requirements are available at KeysUnitedWay.org under “Guidelines for 2020-21 Funding.”
Following the application period, community volunteers review and evaluate all applications as well as conduct site visits to each agency applying for funding. UWFK utilizes this volunteer engagement to ensure the funding decisions are made by the community, for the community. Scoring has been revised slightly this year, further prioritizing transparency and accountability.
Due to the generosity of UWFK donors in the community, $175,000 in grant funding is available to serve residents throughout Monroe County.
UWFK will be hosting two community meetings for new applicants, previous partners and anyone interested in more information about the community investment process or how UWFK serves Monroe County. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting. Meetings will be held on Wednesday, January 29, from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Bernstein Park Community Room on Stock Island (6751 5th Street) and from 1:00-2:00 pm at the Marathon Public Library (3251 Overseas Hwy).
Funding for UWFK’s support of nonprofits comes from donations accepted year-round. Money raised in the Keys serves the Keys. To make a donation, click the "Donate" button at http://www.keysunitedway.org. UWFK is proud to be the leader in community caring as we support working families in the Florida Keys for more than 30 years.
Image: Community volunteers visit Florida Keys AHEC’s in-school dental clinic as part of the 2019-20 Community Investment funding application