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.

Community Grants

Community Grants is the Foundation’s signature program through which we honor more than 100 donors who created permanent funds, entrusting us to support issues that mattered to them. Following careful reflection from our 50th Anniversary year in 2017, we have updated this program to reflect the themes of Opportunity, Resiliency and Creativity, which speak to the quality of life we strive to help make a reality in Greater Miami.

The pre-proposal deadline for the 2018 Community Grants program has passed. Applicants will be notified if they are invited to submit a full proposal on Monday, March 26th.

 

Learn more about Community Grants reading about our updates to the 2018 program, downloading the 2018 program guidelines and watching our informational webinar with insights on the program.

 

For questions, please contact Victoria Fear, programs officer.

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

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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

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.

 

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

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

 

For questions about this grant program, 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.

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.

For questions about this grant program, contact Jordan De Leon, programs associate.

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