The Community Grants 2023 Grants Cycle is open from Monday, January 23 until Friday, March 10 for proposals. Learn more and apply here!
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 2022 Community Grants partners here.
We’re listening to community and making 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. We welcome your feedback and outreach to learn more.
Sign up for our Community Grants 101 virtual info session scheduled for Feb. 2, 2023 at 1 p.m. here.
The 2023 program guidelines and FAQ [coming soon] share everything you need to know about Community Grants and how to apply. Applications open January 23 and must be submitted here by March 10th, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Sign up for our Community Grants 101 virtual info session scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Community Advisors will review full proposals to ensure rich perspectives from people with personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant review and ratings will be made in consultation with the advisors, ensuring that multiple considerations are made for final selections. This year we have elevated our Community Advisor involvement in the program in an effort to deepen the selection process and ensure that Community Grants investments remain community driven.
Our 2023 Community Advisors will be announced soon! Learn more about the role of Community Advisors here.
Access your submitted materials at any time through the Submittable platform.
In 2022, we invested over $2.5 million across the six categories below.
Our priorities align with our values that we hope to model together with our nonprofit partners. Our priorities also guide proposal review, so we encourage you to review this section as you consider a 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 tax-exempt organizations 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 grant award is $30,000.
Types of Funding: Nonprofits can select from two funding options. All grants are considered general funding to be used at the nonprofit’s discretion to support the proposed goals.
Community Grants is a two-stage program: an initial Idea Stage and a Full Proposal Stage for invited applicants based on review of the submitted applications. The Foundation engages proposal review committees to guide grant selection to ensure rich perspectives from people with personal and professional experiences related to each funding category. Grant decisions for the 2022 program were shared in early June. The 2023 program is anticipated to open in January 2023.
Please contact Vicky Checo, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.