The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation is interested in investing in innovative, groundbreaking programs and initiatives in Miami-Dade County in the areas of Arts & Culture, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Economic Development, and Environment. The Miami Foundation works with the family to develop a framework for grantmaking to address these areas of interest. Since May 2015, the Foundation has awarded 265 grants and has invested and committed $23 million to scaling impact organizations in Miami.


Below please find information about the Foundation’s current grantees as well as open grant opportunities. Proposals to the Foundation are by invite only unless otherwise noted. If you would like to connect with the Foundation, please send an email to Belissa Alvarez, director of The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation.

Pérez CreARTE Grants Program

Accepting applications from April 11 through May 26. Learn more below. 


The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. A thriving, equitable arts community is essential to making Greater Miami a vibrant, connected, and culturally engaging place to live. In 2023 – 2025, the Foundation’s CreARTE Program will invest over $3.5 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.  


The Foundation believes that effective arts education can inspire creative development in local youth, drive a lifelong interest in and appreciation for the arts, and build audiences for the future. The Foundation seeks to support top artistic talent and attract artists to Miami by creating local fellowship and residency programs.   


Through our investments, we want to provide capital and support for exemplary organizations to embrace artistic risk-taking, expand the diversity of creative experiences and audiences, and present work that inspires with its excellence and relevance. 

The program guidelines, FAQ, and application template shares everything you need to know about Pérez CreARTE. We are no longer accepting applications as they closed on Friday, May 26.

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External reviewers are community members who help advise Foundation staff and the family in evaluating proposals and providing funding recommendations. Meet the 2023 advisors here.

Meet the 2021 CreARTE grantees here and read the blog here.

PHOTO MIAMI, FL - March 17: Miami Music Project 10 Years Anniversary Concert at New World Center Miami Beach on March 17, 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander / Eyeworks Production /  Times Image).

Social + Economic Impact Grants

The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. The Foundation has awarded $1,750,000 in grants benefiting nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting equitable education opportunities, addressing growing concerns of economic inequality and more.

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