Fuel the Future

Every dollar collected for Fuel the Future goes directly to supporting Monroe County students. Our goal is to ensure all children have equal opportunity for classroom and extracurricular experiences.

2023-2024 Campaign

United Way of Collier and the Keys is proud to announce that a record-breaking $60,871.56 was raised during the 2023-2024 Fuel the Future campaign!

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Through the Fuel the Future initiative, United Way of Collier and the Keys historically leads the largest student success campaign in Monroe County.


Fuel the Future provides vital funding directly to the 16 local public schools, guaranteeing that every student has access to the resources and opportunities essential for their academic journey.


Fuel the Future operates on a simple yet powerful principle: every dollar collected is dedicated solely to supporting Monroe County students, enabling schools to address crucial educational needs and provide essential supplies throughout the academic year. This initiative thrives thanks to the ongoing generosity of individuals, businesses, and civic groups across Monroe County, whose unwavering support ensures that every student can reach their full potential.


The children of the Florida Keys need our help now more than ever. With almost half of families struggling to make ends meet, many students are left at a disadvantage. United Way of Collier and the Keys is dedicated to equipping all local children for success despite rising costs.



-Head here and write “Fuel the Future” in the comment section.

-By check, please write Fuel the Future in the memo line and mail to P.O. Box 2143, Key West, FL 33045

-Contact Leah.Stockton@UWCollierKeys.org for sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations.

Success Stories

Marathon Middle High School

Used most of their funds on graduation clothes for students who were unable to buy the needed appropriate clothing on their own. (2022-2023)

Stanley Switlik Elementary School

Used the funds to pay for end-of-year field trips and school spirit shirts for students who would not otherwise have been able to afford them. (2022-2023)

Key West High School

Helped several students in need after the community experienced devastating flooding from Hurricane Ian. (2022-2023)

Key Largo School

Purchased Halloween costumes so all students could participate in the annual Halloween parade. (2022-2023)

Gerald Adams Elementary

Marathon Middle High

Coral Shores High

Big Pine Academy