Valencia Gunder of Make the Homeless Smile and Vanessa Tinsley of Bridge to Hope


Valencia Gunder and Vanessa Tinsley run two nonprofits on opposite sides of Miami. Still, they share one mission: get food to residents when they need it most. After Hurricane Irma, they fed thousands of Miamians. Valencia and Make the Homeless Smile provided 20,000+ meals in Miami’s urban neighborhoods, while Vanessa, a Miami Leaders alum, and Bridge to Hope gave out 20,000 bags of groceries in Homestead. They’re now using grant dollars from our hurricane relief funds to stock up on supplies and get community-led emergency response teams in place.

Also in this newsletter:

2018 Community Grants winners take over Venture Cafe Miami
Is your nonprofit working on LGBTQ-related causes? Get funding.
NPR’s The Takeaway reports in Miami, the front lines of climate change
Miami Fellows look at resilience solutions first-hand, then take action
One family’s scholarship sends 96 Miami-Dade students to college


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