Fifty years ago, The Miami Foundation was created to invest in the people, ideas and organizations that would help our community thrive.
On January 27, 2017, we kicked off a yearlong celebration of the philanthropic legacy of the Foundation and our donors, announced $1 million in strategic grant investments throughout the year, and launched the Miami Forever Fund, a historic permanent endowment with a $5 million fundraising goal to support innovative solutions to issues that threaten Greater Miami’s quality of life.
How do we create a more equitable Greater Miami? Ford Foundation’s Xavier de Souza Briggs is a local native and a global expert on the topic. We brought him down here to share how philanthropies and nonprofits can find localized solutions on June 2, 2017 at the University of Miami. Miami Herald’s Editorial Board editor Nancy Ancrum guided the conversation.
How can we create a more resilient Miami after Irma? Watch our Resiliency summit, where Dr. Judith Rodin, president emerita of Rockefeller Foundation and University of Pennsylvania, gave the keynote address on October 16th, 2017, followed by a panel with Miami-Dade’s chief resilience officers and an expert from the Florida Keys.
Hundreds of local changemakers helped us culminate our year-long 50th anniversary celebration on November 29, 2017 at the Adrienne Arsht Center, honoring the artists and creatives shaping a more vibrant Greater Miami. The reception showcased the local talents of Yoli Mayor, The French Horn Collective, Miami Arts Studio and O’Miami.