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 $350 million to enhance quality of life for all Miamians. Scroll through this page to view all our grant programs.

 

Miami-Dade Counts 2020 Grant Program

A collaborative of local and national funders have launched Miami-Dade Counts 2020, an outreach campaign to support census participation. Miami-Dade Counts 2020 is interested in funding efforts in Miami-Dade County to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit and governmental organizations in Miami-Dade County with thoughtful, culturally sensitive, innovative strategies for reaching communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census.

 

Partners include the Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the Census Equity Fund, The Children’s Trust, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Health Foundation of South Florida, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, State Voices, Stearns Weaver Miller The Miami Foundation, the United Way of Miami-Dade, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Commissioner Eileen Higgins District 5.

 

The deadline for the Miami-Dade Counts 2020 grant program has passed. Download the 2019 program guidelines  to learn more.

 

For questions, please contact Lindsey Linzer, senior director of programs and grants administration.

CENSUS VOLUNTEERS

State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community

The State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community strives to create a safer and healthier community for the residents of Miami-Dade County by supporting efforts that effectively curtail substance abuse and impaired driving as well as programs that assist survivors of human trafficking who require substance abuse treatment and counseling.

 

The deadline for the 2019 Safer and Healthier Community Fund grants program has passed. Download the 2019 program guidelines to learn more.

 

Please direct questions to Valerie Crum, senior programs and grants administration associate.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MIAMI BRIDGE 

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 and are most pressing for the community. The grants provide support to local organizations whose initiatives improve quality of life in three areas: Opportunity – ensuring all residents have equitable access to the same opportunities, Creativity – supporting arts and culture offerings that create community, and Resiliency – making sure Miami-Dade can bounce back from challenges and is a more connected place to live.

 

This year, thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation, The Miami Foundation doubled the total amount of grants to organizations in the Creativity category.

 

View the full list of grantees and learn more about the program.

 

For questions, please contact Lindsey Linzer, senior director of programs and grants administration.

THE MISSION CONTINUES, 2019 COMMUNITY GRANTS RECIPIENT

Pérez CreARTE Grants

The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. A thriving arts community makes Greater Miami a vibrant, connected and culturally engaging place to live. The Pérez CreARTE Grants Program will invest over $1 million in Miami-Dade County organizations aimed at expanding access to the arts and supporting top talent through residencies and fellowships as well as providing spaces for creation.

 

Download the Proposal Budget Form.

 

The deadline for the Pérez CreARTE Grants Program has passedDownload the 2019 program guidelines to learn more. For questions about this grant program, contact Lindsey Linzer, senior director of programs and grants administration.

THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION, JORGE M. PÉREZ FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT

Public Space Challenge

The Public Space Challenge is an ideas contest open to Miamians who want to create, improve or activate their local public spaces. This year, we’re asking residents to re-imagine the way we move around our community. The Miami Foundation, together with our partners, will invest up to $250,000 to make the top ideas a reality. We are delighted to have support from Target, which is funding ideas that encourage thriving and connected communities.

 

The 2019 Public Space Challenge submission period is now closed.

 

You can see all ideas submitted on the map at PublicSpaceChallenge.org and like/comment on your favorites!

For questions about this grant program, contact Chelsea Clark, programs and grants administration associate.

West Kendall Ciclovia participants celebrate the start of a recent event.
THE WEST END CICLOVIA, 2017 PUBLIC SPACE CHALLENGE WINNER

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.

 

The proposal deadline for the 2019 State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund has passed. Learn more about the fund by downloading the 2019 program guidelines.

 

For questions, please contact Alex Rosales, senior programs assistant.

RJT Foundation's fight to end gun violence
RJT FOUNDATION, 2018 DENISE MOON MEMORIAL GRANTS RECIPIENT

Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program

The Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program aims to advance the welfare of animals and animal-assisted interventions for people through education or special services. The program will support organizations in Greater Miami working on programs where people help animals and animals help people.

 

Learn more about the program by downloading the 2018 program guidelinesFor questions, please contact Alex Rosales, senior programs assistant.

ZOO MIAMI FOUNDATION, 2018 GRANT RECIPIENT

LGBTQ Community Fund

The LGBTQ Community Fund is a unique partnership between The Miami Foundation and the National LGBTQ Task Force to improve quality of life for LGBTQ residents in Greater Miami and strengthen organizations seeking to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ people.

 

The deadline for the LGBTQ Community Fund Grants Program has passed. Download the 2019 program guidelines to learn more. For questions about this grant program, contact Lindsey Linzer, senior director of programs and grants administration.

MAVEN LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE, 2018 LGBTQ COMMUNITY FUND GRANT RECIPIENT

If you received an award through a Foundation Grant Program, visit our Grant Reports page to learn how to submit your required reports.

 

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

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