The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited Greater Miami’s strength and spirit of caring, community and resilience. In response, The Miami Foundation has mobilized donors, businesses and public leaders to support the nonprofit organizations we all depend on. We are leveraging our unique strengths, relationships, reach and knowledge which spans across philanthropy, the private sector, government and the nonprofit community.
Here are ways you can get involved:
Make a gift: Support the Community Recovery Fund we’ve launched with philanthropic, government and business partners to ensure nonprofits on the front lines — and those that had to pause operations — sustain their capacity to be there for our residents for the long road ahead. Learn more about how we’re leveraging the Fund to make a major impact.
Access resources: We have compiled key resources for donors, residents and nonprofits about relief efforts and opportunities to help in and for Miami-Dade County. We will also collect and share stories of how Greater Miamians are helping each other pull through the health, social and economic toll of COVID-19.
See our grants: More than $2.8 million has been invested by the Fund to feed families, provide PPE to essential nonprofit workers, keep youth engaged and connected and ease the emotional stress on residents. We prioritized collaboration in our investments to leverage grants and unlock tens of millions more in recovery resources. Here is a summary of recovery efforts we supported.
With the support of our generous donors, The Miami Foundation’s Community Recovery Fund addresses the long-term recovery, resilience and financial stability of nonprofits.
Health Foundation of South Florida and Florida Blue Foundation partnered with the Recovery Fund to bulk purchase 70,000 pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline nonprofit workers at 42 organizations. They picked up the items at a drive-thru event in July 2020 hosted by Health in the Hood and Urban Philanthropies.
The PepsiCo Foundation‘s investment in the Community Recovery Fund will support six organizations on the frontlines of response, including MUJER, which will use part of the grant to support families that are not eligible for CARES Act relief.
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation contributed $200,000 to The Community Recovery Fund. The investment will support arts and culture organizations impacted by canceled performances and events.
The Little Haiti Small Business Fund, created by Metro 1 Community in partnership with the Foundation, United Way of Miami-Dade, The Black Professionals Network, Branches and Sant La, will award micro-grants to business owners and help them navigate COVID-19 relief loan applications.
Through The Community Recovery Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded $200,000 to 17 local arts organizations. The grants aim to help stabilize and provide general support for the organizations to continue operations during the pandemic.