When a disaster hits, we want every neighborhood in Miami to be able to spring into action and access resources immediately. The Disaster Resilience Fund is a unified and proactive approach that will support disaster preparedness and support equitable long-term recovery efforts. 

 

The Miami Disaster Resilience Fund is a unified and proactive approach that will support nonprofits working to advance disaster preparedness, provide grants for relief efforts to frontline grassroots organizations in advance of a disaster and invest in long-term equitable recovery. The Fund is a permanent, revolving fund that aims to raise $20 million to deploy grants in the following ways.

 

Reports show that for every $1 invested in community disaster preparedness, $6 in community savings is produced. The Fund is a permanent, revolving fund that aims to raise $20 million to deploy grants in the following ways:  

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Annual Preparedness Grants

 

Investments in the organizations working in the fields of equitable resilience-building, community education, and disaster preparedness. These grants create space for organizations to invest back in themselves, ensuring and expanding their ability to react nimbly in times of disaster. 

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Pre-Disaster Stabilization Grants

 

Reserve funds deployed to pre-approved frontline organizations before a disaster, making sure we can immediately react to any natural disaster or emergency. 

Post-Disaster Recovery Grants

 

Support for long-term, equitable disaster recovery. Reserve funding and capacity building support to ensure organizations are able to sustain their momentum after initial disaster interventions.

As a part of this initiative, a network of community organizations that support disaster efforts throughout Greater Miami are working together to leverage resources and information. Please contact Nikisha Williams for more information. 

For donors

Want to be a part of Miami’s resilience?
Donate to the Miami Disaster Resilience Fund.

For nonprofits

Does your organization respond in times of disaster?

Join the Miami Strong Disaster Resilience Network.

Thank you to our sponsors & partners

When it comes to disasters, we need to stand together. The Miami Disaster Resilience Fund is a collaborative of philanthropic, public and private partners. 

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Logo: The Miami Foundation - For a Greater Miami
Logo: Key Biscayne Community Foundation
Logo: Kenneth C. Griffin
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Logo: Daniel R. Lewis & Valerie Dillon
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Logo: Global Empowerment Mission
Logo: Greater Miami Jewish Federation
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Logo: The William R. Watts Foundation, Inc.

Previous Disaster Recovery Initiatives

To find out more about the Foundation’s response to past disasters in Miami-Dade County and within our region, please visit the following pages: