Join Our Work as a Community Reviewer

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Miami community by sharing your time and perspective as a proposal reviewer.  


As a community foundation, The Miami Foundation works together with Miami residents to achieve their goals for a stronger, more equitable, and more resilient community. We believe it is critical for local residents to lead local action, so all of our grant programs are guided by review committees of Miami residents who are passionate about serving our community. These Community Reviewers guide our grant investments to best serve Miami residents. 


Learn more about the Community Grants program here.  

The deadline to apply to become a community reviewer has passed. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Community Reviewer, we encourage you to return to this page to apply for the next reviewer cycle.



What will I do as a Community Reviewer?  


Community Reviewers have a unique opportunity to guide social progress in Miami. They will read and evaluate a category of grant proposals within the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The Foundation team will consult with Reviewers throughout the grant process and train Reviewers on a standard evaluation process. Finally, Reviewers will come together to develop final grant recommendations to the Foundation.  


Time Commitment: We anticipate the total time commitment will be 25-30 hours to meet with the Foundation team, read proposals, and then join final selection meetings. This will be spread out over 2.5 months, primarily in May 2022. We do our best to schedule around all Reviewers’ availabilities, so most meetings will be scheduled on weekdays, often during a lunch hour or early evening.  


In return, the Foundation offers a modest honorarium gift in recognition of the value of Reviewers’ time and expertise. Reviewers will also be recognized on our website and program materials. They will come away with unique insight into our community and have a direct impact on social progress in Miami. 

What are the qualifications?  


  • Current Miami-Dade County resident preferred, or otherwise very familiar with Miami communities  
  • 18 years of age or older  
  • English fluency is preferred, as proposals are submitted in English 
  • Passion for serving the Miami community, often through a demonstrated interest in one of our program areas
  • Commitment to share your time and respectful feedback throughout the process.  
  • Commitment to act with objectivity and confidentiality 
  • Availability throughout the month of May 2022 
  • Must share any potential conflicts of interest with nonprofits you are involved with  


Community Reviewers are not required to have a certain level of expertise, education, or involvement. We value both life experience and professional expertise, as long as they are applied respectfully and objectively. Nonprofit employees may be Reviewers, although they cannot review their organization’s application.  


Please note that submitting the interest form does not guarantee your role as a community reviewer. If there is alignment between the open reviewer roles and your experience and interests, the Foundation staff will reach out to you to discuss possible next steps.  

Connect with us


Please contact Valerie Crum, Program Officer, at with any questions.

The Miami Foundation