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

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.


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 2023 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. 


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 accessible 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


Music Access Miami was thrilled to make investments in 2022 through two separate funding tracks – Mini-Grants and Momentum Grants. 


  •  Mini-Grants: One-time grants up to $7,500 for grassroots programs, initiatives, and organizations serving youth through music to support program and operational costs.
  • Momentum Grants: Multi-year grants of $150,000, up to three years, for grassroots and Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) led organizations serving youth through music to scale, expand and/or deepen their impact.


The Music Access Miami 2022 grant partners have now been announced. Click here to learn more about their incredible work.


Please direct all questions to

The Children’s Voice Chorus

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.


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.