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. 


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 to advance equitable resilience-building, community education, and preparedness. 

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Pre-Disaster Stabilization Grants


Reserve funds to deploy to frontline organizations in advance of a disaster event. 

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Post-Disaster Recovery Grants


Reserve funds to support
long-term equitable recovery.

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. 

  • Premier Partners: Kenneth C. Griffin, Daniel R. Lewis, & Valerie Dillon
  • With the Support of: City of Miami, City of Miami Beach, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and Univision 
Logo: Coral Gables Community Foundation
Logo: The Miami Foundation - For a Greater Miami
Logo: Key Biscayne Community Foundation
Logo: Kenneth C. Griffin
Logo: Daniel R. Lewis & Valerie Dillon
Logo: Global Empowerment Mission
Logo: Greater Miami Jewish Federation
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Logo: Miami Beach
Logo: Miami-Dade County
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: