Thank you for joining us at the Ninth Annual

State of Black Philanthropy

The Miami Foundation is steadfast in our commitment to build a stronger, more equitable Miami.


This cannot be done without a thriving Black community.


Our 9th annual State of Black Philanthropy focused on building strong Black futures. Together at the sold-out Little Haiti Cultural Complex, we celebrated the legacies of three outstanding Black leaders, we dug into the data of our 2nd annual State of Black Philanthropy Report, and we announced the Saltwater Fellowship. Read below to learn more!

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We presented the second edition of our State of Black Philanthropy report. We dug deep into national and local data to explore the nuanced intersection of opportunity and oppression that shapes Black entrepreneurship, Black birthing experiences, and Black-led nonprofits. We hope you will share these insights and join us in our commitment to making informed investments in the Black community.

We announced our first annual Saltwater Fellowship a new initiative that invests boldly in leaders who are moving the needle on the most pressing issues facing Greater Miami. Designed by leveraging data and insights about our community’s needs, this inaugural fellowship is inspired by our urgency to address the racial inequity we see in our community data. The Saltwater Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship, combined with a two-year unrestricted grant totaling $100,000, to propel the work of brilliant leaders. 


Nominations for the Saltwater Fellowship are open until March 21.

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We honored three remarkable Community Champions for their contributions to building strong Black futures. 

Felecia Hatcher

Dr. Marvin Dunn

Jamarah Amani

Join Us and take Action

Give to the Racial Equity Fund

Since 2020, we have allocated over $2 million to support nonprofits led by Black individuals dedicated to addressing inequalities and empowering Black communities. While recognizing the need for further progress, we invite you to join us in creating a brighter future for Black individuals by contributing to The Racial Equity Fund, specifically designed to invest in the Black community.

Support Black-Owned Businesses 

Support your community by patronizing Black-owned businesses, where your shopping choices drive an impact. Explore Miami-Dade County’s curated list of recommended Black-owned establishments.

Create Your Own Fund 

If you want to make a meaningful impact, The Miami Foundation provides guidance on supporting Black-led organizations in Greater Miami that are driving substantial positive change in the community.



Commit to Learning & Creating Conversation

Keep exploring the status of Black philanthropy, and contribute insights into the significant impact of Black-led initiatives and the ongoing pursuit for a fair society that supports and empowers Black futures.


Comprometerse con la equidad racial significa invertir en talento diverso. La Fundación de Miami se enorgullece de compartir que todos los proveedores y socios que colaboraron en el evento de este año eran de raza negra y estaban dirigidos por ellos. Les agradecemos su liderazgo y animamos a otros a asociarse teniendo en cuenta la equidad.

Thank you to Stearns Weaver Miller and Bank of America for generously making this event possible.

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