Changing of the guard after a decade of service to Miami's LGBT community
Just over 10 years ago, I remember being told that the Dade Human Rights Foundation (DHRF) was considering bankruptcy. My immediate thought was, “What will happen to the Winter Party and Recognition Dinner?” These two DHRF signature events generated considerable revenue for the local LGBT community, funds they had come to rely upon and desperately needed. True to its mission of supporting grassroots organizations, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force – now the National LGBTQ Task Force – recognized the importance of these events to Greater Miami. I helped broker a groundbreaking agreement by which the Task Force acquired the rights to produce the two events. Read more on the Foundation blog.
Accelerate your civic solutions
The Accelerator Grants program will make a $10,000 award related to each of the eight Our Miami Report issue areas. The Foundation is particularly looking entities that already have traction, are making positive headway and could turn modest funding into expanded impact. Learn more, vote and comment on the 114 submitted ideas.
Give Miami Day 2014 raised $5.2 million for 520 local nonprofits in the most active day of giving in Southeast U.S. history. But it did something else for our community – in just 24 hours, it proved what we at The Miami Foundation have always believed … Miami is an exceptionally generous place to call home. Learn more.
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