The Miami Foundation will not be hosting its Safe Communities grant program in 2023 as we look to move to a multi-year funding cycle for this program. We anticipate resuming the program in Fall 2024.
The Safe Communities Program strives to ensure safety and opportunity for all Greater Miami residents. We do this by investing in education and economic mobility, health services to overcome substance dependence, and collective action to improve community safety. The Fund 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.
Funding for the Safe Communities program is supported by the Denise Moon Memorial Fund and the Safer and Healthier Communities Fund. Charitable contributions to both Funds come primarily from criminal defendants at the time of their sentencing or election to participate in pre-trial diversion programs.
To effectively invest these community resources, the Safe Communities Program was established as one comprehensive grant program in 2021. The program will continue to pursue the Funds’ shared mission to ensure Greater Miami is a safe community that offers opportunities for all residents.
We encourage you to stay connected with The Miami Foundation for additional updates and opportunities throughout the year.