About The Network

When a disaster hits, we want every neighborhood in Miami to be able to spring to action and access resources immediately.  

The Miami Strong Disaster Resilience Network is a collective of grassroots organizations across Miami-Dade County that step forward in times of need. Our aim is to equip network members with emergency resources and to share a clear ecosystem map so that residents, donors, and government partners can easily collaborate, get help, and offer support when a crisis hits. 

A lo largo de la temporada de catástrofes, este sitio se actualizará continuamente con los recursos más recientes para ayudar a las comunidades a prepararse y recuperarse rápidamente de las catástrofes. 

What We Fund

We support disaster relief through a permanent, revolving fund that places resources with nonprofits in advance of a disaster. Grants are dispersed throughout the year in the following categories –

  

  • Preparedness: Grants to nonprofits working to advance equitable resilience building, community education, and preparedness  
  • Relief and Recovery: Grants for relief efforts to frontline nonprofits in advance of a disaster event (e.g., hurricane category 3+ is on track to hit Miami) 
  • Resilience: Grants to support long-term equitable recovery 

To share information about organizations that could advance our strategy, please contact Nikisha Williams, Managing Director of Collective Impact at nwilliams@miamifoundation.org. 

Join the Network

If your nonprofit is engaged in disaster preparedness, relief, recovery or resiliency initiatives in Miami-Dade County, please click here to join the Miami Strong Disaster Resilience Network. 

Disaster Response Resources

Hurricane Season is from June 1 to November 30. Be sure to plan and prepare ahead of time with this library of resources. 

Access tools and information to help your business stay prepared and to ensure continued operations in the face of a storm. 

Access a database of free webinars to build your non-profit’s disaster relief and recovery capabilities. 

(CERT) Learn basic disaster response skills to prepare yourself for hazards that may impact your community

Disaster Response Grant Partners

With each storm, Miami-Dade’s grassroots-based organizations play a critical role in helping our communities prepare and recover. In the first round of grants, The Disaster Resilience Fund awarded an initial investment of $178,000 to advance equitable resilience building, community education and preparedness to five organizations that support a network of 18 nonprofits. 

  • Global Empowerment Mission: To support operations costs and guarantee access to free supplies for non-profit organizations on the frontlines of disaster preparation and response. GEM will designate a section of their Doral warehouse for the needs of Miami organizations to provide supplies free of charge when needed. 
  • Miami Climate Alliance: To support disaster preparation among Miami Climate Alliance’s network of seven neighborhood-based member organizations that have established Resilience Hubs throughout Miami- Dade County. 
  • Dade County Street Response: To support operational capacity building for Dade County Street Response’s Disaster Relief Team and its Community Emergency Operations Center in Liberty City, in partnership with other community- based organizations such as Florida Rising and Miami Workers Center, among others. 
  • The Smile Trust, Inc.: To support operational capacity building for The Smile Trust’s Resilience Hub network and its Community Emergency Operations Center. This includes, but is not limited to, infrastructure investments, preparation for community workshops and information sessions at the start of hurricane season, as well as disaster preparation kit giveaways. Resilience hubs are community groups that help their neighborhood communities prepare for disasters 
  • Axis Helps/Urban Impact Lab: To support Urban Impact Lab’s AxisHelps.org website enhancements as a portal for residents to access economic and social resources during and after a disaster. 

As we work to ensure our community is prepared for the effects of future disasters, please contact Nikisha Williams for more information.

Thank you to all of our #MiamiStrong partners and collaborators:
Kenneth C. Griffin, Daniel R. Lewis y Valerie Dillon, The Miami Foundation, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Greater Miami Jewish Federation y Univision
Kenneth C. Griffin, Daniel R. Lewis y Valerie Dillon, The Miami Foundation, Key Biscayne Community Foundation, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Greater Miami Jewish Federation y Univision