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 $230 million to enhance quality of life for all Miamians.

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.

 

We are currently accepting proposals for the 2017 Denise Moon Memorial Fund. Proposals are due by Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m.

 

To apply for this program, please carefully review the following:

1. Click here to download the 2017 program guidelines.

2. Click here to download the 2017 proposal budget form.

3. Click here to access the online portal and apply for a grant. (Download user instructions here).

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LOTUS HOUSE, 2015 DENISE MOON MEMORIAL GRANTS RECIPIENT

Public Space Challenge

Vibrant public spaces help connect Miamians to our community and each other. The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge uncovers the best ideas for creating, improving and activating parks, plazas and local gathering places. We invest $305,000 to make Miamians’ top ideas a reality. Everyone in Greater Miami – individuals, groups, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – can submit an idea. Join us in making Greater Miami a more vibrant, engaged place to live.

Learn more about the challenge at ideas.ourmiami.org.

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STORY TELLING GARDEN, 2016 PUBLIC SPACE CHALLENGE WINNER

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 honors more than 100 donors who have created permanently endowed funds with the Foundation. Read more about how the 2016 grantees are expanding access to opportunities in our city in this blog post from Programs Officer Victoria Fear.

 

The pre-proposal submission period for the 2017 Community Grants program has ended. Applicants will be notified if they have been invited to submit a full proposal by Monday, March 27.

 

You may learn more about Community Grants by clicking here to download the 2017 program guidelines, and clicking here to view our informational webinar with insights on the program.

For questions, please contact Victoria Fear.

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FOUNDATION FOR NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVES, 2016 COMMUNITY 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.

The 2017 GLBT Community Projects Fund grant cycle will open June 2017. Click here to download the 2016 program guidelines. For questions, please contact Victoria Fear, programs officer.

 

The GLBT Community Projects Fund, Aqua Foundation and Our Fund released the results of a joint LGBTQ Community Assessment Study. Click here to download the full report.

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MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE, 2015 GLBT COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND GRANT RECIPIENT