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United Way of the Florida Keys

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Youth Development

Mission: The United Way of the Florida Keys is the leader in community caring. We build and support strong, working families in Monroe County.

Results: The United Way of the Florida Keys has provided important funding to non-profit agencies Keyswide for over 30 years. In 2010, our board committed to doubling our fundraising campaign to $500,000 per year by 2015. This will enable us to meet the needs of non-profit agencies that provide critical programs for our neighbors in need. Additionally, we will expand our role in managing collaborative programs. The United Way of the Florida Keys will continue to lead projects involving multiple organizations to effect measurable impact across the Keys, specifically in the focus areas of child and youth development and eliminating hunger.

Target demographics: low-income working families in Monroe County, Florida

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25,000 people

Geographic areas served: Monroe County, Florida

Programs: Our community investment focuses are: •Access to nutritious food •Early childhood and youth development We also help provide critical emergency services by providing safety net services (short term, emergency response funding).

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The United Way of the Florida Keys is an instrumental organization is connecting our community. The Florida Keys are spread out over a 120 mile long island chain making it difficult for organizations to serve the needs in our community. Part of what the United Way of the Florida Keys has done is connect those organizations that are providing similar services so that they work together to serve the needs of our community. In addition, the United Way of the Florida Keys funds programs that provide services to help build strong working families in Monroe County. Their focus is on access to quality food and nutrition and on early childhood and youth education and development. As a board member, I have heard often that the programs we fund through the Florida Keys provide assistance to working families in the Florida Keys that are struggling to pay rent, provide quality child care and put food on the table. Through the programs we fund, we're able to provide support for these families in their time of need.

Board Member

Rating: 5

United Way of the Florida Keys mission is to be a Leader in Community Caring. Our primary focus includes Nutritious Food and Early Childhood Education and After School care. Both of these areas of focus are critical in the Keys. Our allocations committee accepts applications each year from 501C3 Not For Profit Organizations that are requesting funding for programs that align with these focuses. All recipients are very carefully considered and site visits are part of the approval process. In addition, these organizations are expected to provide measurable results back to United Way so that we can see what has been successful. Best of all - all monies raised in the Keys stays in the Keys. This is truly a worthy organization to donate funds, and is recognized as an agency that allows match funding when we act as the depository for your donations. Many times dollars are leveraged many times over and everyone benefits. Please consider donating to United Way of the Florida Keys today!

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