Community Grants 2023 applications have now closed. Thank you for your interest in Community Grants!
The Miami Foundation is grateful to invest in a stronger, more equitable Greater Miami every year through our Community Grants program. A permanent resource for Greater Miami, Community Grants is made possible by generous donors who trust the Foundation to address our community’s most pressing needs and greatest opportunities. Meet the 2023 Community Grants partners here.
We listened to the community and made major shifts to Community Grants 2023!
Guided by community input, our programs constantly grow and evolve to serve residents throughout Greater Miami. In 2023, we continue to partner with a network of philanthropists, strengthening our dedication to trust–based philanthropy by unlocking steady funding for community champions. Special thanks to The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Miami-Dade County for their deep partnership in this upcoming cycle!
The Miami Foundation strengthens its commitment to trust-based philanthropy and the advancement of equity in Miami by implementing major shifts in the 2023 grant cycle, including:
We invite you to review the program materials to learn more about the Foundation’s signature annual community investment program.
Community Advisors will review full proposals to ensure rich perspectives from people with personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant reviews and ratings will be made in consultation with the advisors, ensuring multiple considerations are made for final selections. This year we have elevated our Community Advisor involvement in the program to deepen the selection process and ensure that Community Grants investments remain community driven.
Connect with our team to discuss your Community Grants application!
Review your Community Grants application through the Submittable platform.
In 2023, in partnership with The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Miami-Dade County, we will invest up to $6 million over two years across our six funding priorities below.
Our priorities align with our values that we hope to model together with our nonprofit partners. Our priorities also guide application review, so we encourage you to review this section as you develop your proposal.
Eligibility Requirements | Eligible applicants are nonprofits with an active 501(c)(3) status as a public charity or projects with an established fiscal sponsor that has this status. Government entities and religious organizations that are considered nonprofit equivalents are also eligible. The proposed work must primarily serve Miami-Dade County residents. If you have a current grant through any Foundation program, you must be in compliance with that grant to apply.
Grant Size | The maximum two-year grant award will be determined by organizational size. See the Program Guidelines for more details and award ranges.
Types of Funding | All grants are considered mission-building, general operating support to be used at the nonprofit’s discretion to support the proposed goals and strengthen an organization’s sustainability.
Community Grants is now a one-stage program. Full Proposals are welcomed from all qualifying applicants. Community Advisors will review all applicants to guide grant selections and ensure rich perspectives from people with personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant decisions for the 2023 program will be shared in early June.
Please get in touch with Vicky Checo, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.