For more than 50 years, The Miami Foundation has been partnering with generous Fundholders and philanthropic partners to share Miami’s brilliant future through grants and other high impact programs. Scroll through this page to learn about our current offerings. Program launch and application due dates will be updated here on a regular basis and shared through our newsletter. Nonprofits are encouraged to reach out to our team with any questions by emailing programs@miamifoundation.org.

Miami Connected Digital Equity Grant

Miami Connected is seeking applicants for its Digital Equity Grant Program to help expand programming and elevate Greater Miami’s digital ecosystem for all. We are looking for partners who can translate their vision for a more connected Miami into direct services for community members in two core focus areas: Digital Literacy and Digital Navigation. Miami Connected has identified two funding priorities – Digital Literacy and Digital Navigation – where additional resources are needed in our community. These priorities are the building blocks for ensuring digital equity and were guided by community input and partner feedback. Each applicant may apply to one or both categories.

 

 

Miami Connected will invest a total of $750,000 for the first year of this grant. Additional funding is allocated for renewal for a second year – invitations to renew the grant will be based on performance during the first year.

 

 

Join us as we get #miamiconnected. We look forward to working and learning together.

Digital Navigation


Digital navigators are trusted guides who assist community members in the full spectrum of digital equity, with a focus on internet access, devices, and digital literacy. Navigators serve in a capacity similar to resource navigators, community health workers, and natural helpers, but with a concerted focus on resources related to digital equity. Digital navigation continues to grow as an area of programming nationwide based on the realization that the gap between community members’ needs and existing resources can be best bridged with hands-on support and technical assistance.

Digital Literacy

 

Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and relay information, requiring cognitive and technical skills. Digital literacy is not solely hardware and software skills but also building digital critical thinking skills, internet safety, ethics, and teaching individuals how to capitalize on these technologies to use them to develop their future. In turn, it provides access to better jobs, leading individuals to generate more wealth for themselves.

Children using computers at Miami Connected event
Overtown Children & Youth Coalition event, Miami Connected partner

Community Grants

Community Grants is an annual permanent resource for Greater Miami, made possible by generous donors working together to address our community’s most pressing needs and greatest opportunities. Our signature grant program prioritizes trust-based investments to support our nonprofit partners as they strengthen our community and advance equity of all Miami residents. 

In 2022, Community Grants invested over $2.5 million across six categories:  

  • Access to Health and Wellness
  • Economic Stability
  • Inclusion of People with Diverse Abilities
  • Inspiring Arts and Culture
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Thriving Youth and Families

 

The Community Grants 2022 partners have now been announced, and the annual program is expected to reopen in January 2023. Thank you for your unparalleled work to strengthen Greater Miami.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS, 2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS PARTNER

Safe Communities Program

The Safe Communities Program strives to ensure safety and opportunity for all Greater Miami residents by investing in education and economic mobility; health services to overcome substance dependence; and collective action to improve community safety. The program is particularly focused on supporting survivors of human trafficking, gun violence, and other crimes as well as people who were previously involved in the justice system.

 

The 2022 program will open for applications in late August.

 

Please contact Sheryl Saturnino, Community Investment Officer, to learn more.

Pérez CreARTE Grants

The 2021 Pérez CreARTE Grants application deadline has passed. Please click below to access the dedicated webpage and learn more.


The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban centerSince 2019, the Foundation’s Pérez CreARTE Grant Program has invested over $5 million Miami-Dade organizations working to cultivate this ecosystem by expanding residents’ access to the arts and making our city a global hub for artistic excellence.

 

Click here to meet the 2021 Pérez CreARTE grantees. 

 

For questions, please contact Lindsey Linzer, managing director of community investments. 

THE FOUNTAINHEAD RESIDENCY, 2019 PÉREZ CreARTE GRANTS PROGRAM RECIPIENT

Music Access Miami

In an effort to bring the power of music to every child in Miami-Dade County, we’ve launched the Music Access Fund, a multi-million-dollar initiative, in partnership with philanthropist Daniel R. Lewis. The fund will support three initial areas of work: 

 

  • Strengthening a network of leaders working toward the common goal of music access for all youth in Miami-Dade
  • Expanding a regional asset map to identify where students have access to programming
  • Investing in the Miami Gardens Music Alliance, a cohort of six visionary organizations and twelve principals to partner and expand their capacity to serve more students within Miami Gardens

 

We are thrilled to announce that Music Access mini-grants are open for applications until May 4, 2022. This cycle will have two components:

 

  • Grants for non-profits | Available for general operating support for organizations whose mission is to serve youth through music in Miami-Dade County. Funds can be used to provide programmatic support for arts organizations to serve youth through music in Miami-Dade County and/or to increase organizational capacity to support the mission. Click here to download guidelines and application information.
  • Miami Dade-County Teacher Resources | Administered through The Education Fund | Funding to support Miami-Dade County Music teachers enhance or create in-school music programs. Click here for the overview and to Apply.

 

Direct questions to Kunya Rowley, Director of Music Access, Arts, and Culture.

ARTS FOR LEARNING/MIAMI, A MEMBER OF THE MIAMI GARDENS MUSIC ALLIANCE

LGBTQ Community Fund

The LGBTQ Community Fund is a unique 15-year partnership between The Miami Foundation and the National LGBTQ Task Force to improve quality of life for LGBTQ residents in Greater Miami and strengthen organizations seeking to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ people.

 

We are pleased to announce 2021 awards totaling $50,000.

 

Please contact Sheryl Saturnino, Community Investment Officer, to learn more.

MAVEN LEADERSHIP COLLECTIVE, 2020 LGBTQ COMMUNITY FUND GRANT RECIPIENT

If you received an award through a Foundation Grant Program, visit our Grant Reports page to learn how to submit your required reports.

 

If you’re a Knight Arts Challenge winner, visit our winners page for details on receiving and managing your grant with us.

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