Thank you for your interest in Community Grants! The next grant cycle will not open until 2025 as we have shifted our once annual program to a bi-annual cycle. We understand this is a change for our community partners and we welcome you to explore other opportunities at the Foundation, especially among our Capacity Building programs.
You are also welcomed to connect with a member of our Community Engagement team! Click here to schedule a 30-minute call with one of us or feel free to email us at CommunityEngagement@MiamiFoundation.org.
The Miami Foundation is grateful to invest in a stronger, more equitable Greater Miami 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 shifted Community Grants to a bi-annual program! This means that our grantee partners received two years of unrestricted, mission building support!
Guided by community input, our program continues to evolve as we find new ways to serve residents throughout Greater Miami. In 2023, we continued to partner with a network of philanthropists, strengthened our dedication to trust–based philanthropy and unlocked steady funding for community champions. Special thanks to The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Miami-Dade County for their deep partnership in our first two-year cycle!
The Miami Foundation implemented 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 reopening in 2025.
Community Advisors review full proposals ensuring rich perspectives from a diverse pool of personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant reviews and ratings are made in consultation with the advisors, ensuring multiple considerations are made in the final selection phase. In 2023, we elevated our Community Advisor involvement to deepen the selection process and ensure that Community Grants investments remain community driven.
In 2023, in partnership with The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Miami-Dade County, we invested 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 Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.