The Holly Given Fund Beneficiaries

At The Holly Given Fund, our mission extends beyond our immediate impact. It's about the lives we touch and the futures we shape within the upper Florida Keys community. Our beneficiaries embody the heart of our mission, where education and support are catalysts for change. Discover the stories, journeys, and transformations that illuminate the heart of our mission. Their journeys reflect the impact we make, one life at a time.


From the proceeds of our annual fundraising event, the Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament, we offer scholarships for career training and education to young adults in the upper Florida Keys community. We have funded associates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, beauty school, nursing school, and captain’s licenses. Applicants must be accepted into a program and plan to give back to and work in the Florida Keys community upon completion of their training.

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Domestic Abuse Shelter Of The Florida Keys

The Holly Given Fund has donated over $125,000 to the Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys, thanks to proceeds from the Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournaments. The shelter has an office in Key Largo, a house in Key West, and a house in Marathon is being built after Hurricane Irma destroyed the previous one. The new house in Marathon will have an Outreach Suite in Holly’s name. The Shelter is currently in need of additional funding to complete the Marathon shelter.

The Upper Keys Foundation

The Holly Given Fund donates annually to the Upper Keys Foundation, a non-profit organization partnered with Coral Shore High School to make athletic opportunities available to all.  Holly’s passion throughout her high school years was sports, especially softball, soccer, & volleyball. We saw it fitting to support ladies athletics at her alma mater.  The Upper Keys Foundation, through donations from the community, gives all students the opportunity to participate in sports activities during high school and, in turn, students participate in community service projects.
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Latest Holly Given Fund News

Spring Scholarship Opportunity

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Celebrating Our Scholarship Recipients: Empowering Bright Futures

In partnership with the Upper Keys BPW, we presented this year's scholarship recipients to Isis Majeska and Caitlin Yong. Learn how we're transforming tragedy into opportunity and empowering bright futures in our Upper Keys community.

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The Holly Given Fund Receives $16,000 Grant from Monroe County Tourist Development Council for 2024

Exciting news is on the horizon! We are thrilled to announce that The Holly Given Fund has been awarded a generous grant of $16,000 from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council (TDC) for the year 2024.

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