GRANT PROGRAMS CREATING ACCESS TO OPPORTUNITY

For nearly 50 years, our Fundholders’ generous contributions have enabled us to shape Miami’s brilliant future through grantmaking. We work with local partners and donors who endowed Funds to make these grant programs possible. Scroll through this page to learn about our programs. Program launch and application due dates will be updated here on a regular basis and also shared through our newsletter. Nonprofits are encouraged to reach out to our team with any questions.

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.

 

New this year, the Safe Communities Program is a unified version of two previous grant programs: the Denise Moon Memorial Fund and the Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community. The shared mission and priorities of these funds will continue in full through the revised program.

 

The 2021 Safe Communities Program proposal deadline has passed. We will share grant decisions by late November.

Please contact Valerie Crum, Program Officer, to learn more.

Community Grants

Community Grants is a permanent community resource for Greater Miami made possible by generous donors who trust the Foundation to address our community’s most pressing needs. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice crises have dramatically redefined the present and future. In response, we have revised the program to better support nonprofits as they strive to recover, innovate, and adapt how they can positively impact residents’ lives and power long-term progress.

 

The 2021 Community Grants application deadline has passed. Visit the Community Grants page to learn more.

 

For questions, please contact Valerie Crum, Programs Officer.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS, 2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS PARTNER

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 center.
The Foundation’s Pérez CreARTE Grant Program will invest over $1.5 million in 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 2019 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 our first Music Access mini-grants are open for applications until July 9, 2021. 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, Manager 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.

 

For questions about this grant program, contact Valerie Crum, Programs Officer.

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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