COMMUNITY GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Supporting our community special projects that advance the vision of Keystone.
The KCA has been granting wishes for the past two years in an innovative approach to meeting community needs. Last year the grant project funded six projects and in 2021-2022 five organizations applied and were funded. Each KCA grant is awarded for up to $500.00. The KCA board will review all submissions and award them based on merit and alignment with the mission of the KCA:
"To promote, support and protect the rural lifestyle of Keystone by strengthening the community’s social, philanthropic, business and various civic organizations through education, fellowship, activity and special events. To serve as the face and voice of our community to elected officials and associated agencies and to foster unity through community vision."
Keystone strives for sustainability through a balance of historical and emerging lifestyles, agricultural base, and natural resources. Preserving the rural aspect of Keystone is our priority.
If you or your organization has a worthy community project that benefits Keystone residents or inhabitants, please consider completing an application for your project. Please complete the Grant application below or review the criteria at this link and mail to our address below:
Projects can be conducted by a group or an individual. Applications should be submitted by August 30 either electronically via the form below, or via US Postal Services to Keystone Civic Association, P.O. Box 95, Odessa, Florida 33556.
Meet our Grant Recipients
Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc.
Walker Middle School Walker Ag Club garden and animal habitat
Hammond Elementary School (2) water station 2019 and Canopy Project 2021
American Legion Post toward new roof
Hillsborough County Parks Conservation Security Cameras (Lake Park)
Keys to Kindness Scholarships for Keystone Children with financial needs
Odessa Wranglers 4H
Keystone Prep Greenhouse project
African Methodist Episcopal Church
MT Pleasant AME Church Restoration Project
Owls Nest Sanctuary