The Florida Opportunity Fund (FLOF) is a grant for service projects available only in the Florida District of Key Club International. FLOF can give clubs up to 2/3 the money necessary for service projects; however, schools must provide 1/3 of the amount they wish to receive. The amount of money you can get ranges from $100 to $1,000. Your club must be in good standing, meaning they have submitted most Pride Reports on time, completed the OIF, paid dues, and are active in service projects and divisional/district events.
How to Apply for FLOF:
- Download the FLOF Application.
- Follow instructions and fill out Part I.
- Email application to your Lieutenant Governor and the District Treasurer.
- Your Lieutenant Governor must fill out part II: Lieutenant Governor Comments within one week of FLOF submission.
- KEEP ALL RECEIPTS.
- Follow-Up Report must be submitted within three weeks of the project date or the beginning of an ongoing project or by June 22nd.
- Failure to account for all of the money will result in the return of all FLOF funds to the District, the ineligibility of the club to receive awards at the upcoming District Conference, and the ineligibility of the club to receive a FLOF grant for the current and next year.
The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) is Key Club International’s grant program for service projects. You can receive funding for projects between $100-$2,000 once a year. Applicants must have an adult advisor. Divisional projects will not receive a YOF Grant. For more information about YOF, view a presentation.
How to Apply for YOF:
- Applications can be found here.
- Applications must be received by Key Club International on or prior to October 15.
- Wait for the decision, which will be released in mid-January.
- Use all grant money for the purposes detailed in your application.
- Keep accurate financial records and include the records in your final report.
- KEEP ALL RECEIPTS.
- Submit a final written report within 2 weeks of the completion of the project.
- Once Step 7 is completed, Key Club International will distribute the funds to your club.
Meals of Hope – Divisions 18 and 19
In this project, 177 Kiwanis Family members got together to pack meals for the hungry and homeless population in their area. The project which tied into the Governor’s Project at the time was done through an organization called Meals of Hope. At the end of the project, more than 38,000 meals had been put together.
CHOW NOW (Children Hungry on Wheels, Not on Our Watch) – Bradenton Christian School
This project NOW provides non-perishable foods for homeless children during the weekends. The BCS Key Club was able to expand the CHOW NOW project. They now feed twenty homeless children weekly, and the program is growing.
Habitat for Humanity Build – Jesuit High School
The Habitat for Humanity Build was a project in which members of Jesuit’s Key Club helped set the foundation for a building, raise the walls, and secure the walls, all in one day.
Senior Prom – Trinity Preparatory School
This Senior Prom project gave senior citizens another chance to have the full prom experience again: having a date, dancing with friends, interacting with people in a happy setting, and taking pictures. Each senior received a small flower to take home with them as a reminder of their fun night.
Contact District Treasurer Aamir Lacawela at email@example.com.