For nearly 50 years, our Fundholders’ generous contributions have enabled us to shape Miami’s brilliant future through grantmaking. We work with various entities – donors who endowed Funds and partners like the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney and the National LGBTQ Task Force – who make these grant programs possible. Through their philanthropy, we have granted more than $250 million to enhance quality of life for all Miamians. Scroll through this page to view all our grant programs.

Public Space Challenge

The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge invests $350,000 in your ideas to improve Greater Miami’s parks, plazas and local gathering places.

This year, we are delighted to have support from Target, which is funding ideas that promote healthy eating and active play, and from the West End (WE) Go Green Fund at The Miami Foundation, which is supporting projects in West Kendall.

If you’re a Knight Arts Challenge winner, visit our winners page for details on receiving and managing your grant with us.

GLBT Community Projects Fund

The GLBT Community Projects Fund is a unique partnership between The Miami Foundation and the National LGBTQ Task Force to support organizations and programs that advance education and public awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in Greater Miami.

 

The proposal submission period for the 2017 GLBT Community Projects Fund has ended. For questions, please contact Victoria Fear.

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MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE, 2016 GLBT COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND GRANT RECIPIENT

Community Grants

Using the 2016 Our Miami Report in tandem with our Fundholders’ intent, we connect donors’ philanthropic legacies with issues currently impacting our community’s quality of life. Through this signature grant program, the Foundation invests over $1 million annually to honor the more than 100 donors who have created permanently endowed funds with us. To learn more about Community Grants, download the program guidelines and view our informational webinar.

Read more about how the 2017 grantees drive nonprofit innovation in our city.

For questions, please contact Victoria Fear, programs officer.

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FOUNDATION FOR NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVES, 2016 COMMUNITY GRANTS RECIPIENT

State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund

Denise Moon grants allow us to help nonprofits assist victims of crime, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to criminal activity through job training, educational attainment and other efforts. These grant awards are made possible thanks to a partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit.

 

To learn more about this grant program, click here to download the 2017 program guidelines. For questions, please contact Victoria Fear, programs officer.

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LOTUS HOUSE, 2017 DENISE MOON MEMORIAL GRANTS RECIPIENT

State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community

The State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community aims to reduce substance abuse and impaired driving in Greater Miami. The Fund, created in partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, will support substance abuse services, prevention education and training activities.

 

The proposal submission period for the 2017 State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community has ended. For questions, please contact Charisse Grant, senior vice president for programs.

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MIAMI-DADE POLICE SPEAK WITH STUDENTS AT FIU. PHOTO COURTESY OF WLRN.