Collective Impact Officer
For the past decade, Faith Grant has strategically devoted her career to leveraging resources and equitable opportunities to underrepresented communities throughout the state of Florida. Her experience spans from both the private and public sector with a hyper focus on social impact & advocacy through the lens of community building and civic engagement.
The value of “service to a cause greater than self” is embedded in the framework of her community activism and collaboration. Ms. Grant has spoken on local, state, and national platforms promoting the necessity of accessible developmental assessments for parents with young children (ages 0-8) that derive from low-income areas. In 2017, in collaboration with MLDA (Mid-level developmental) researchers and two extraordinary doctors from the University of Miami’s Mailman Center for Child development, Faith and her team of five Florida International University graduate student interns successfully piloted the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC) assessment to over 30 under-resourced children in Miami-Dade. Under her leadership, Faith Grant oversaw the connection of resources and health services to over 2,000 children and families.
Acting as a conduit for the voice of the community to policymakers, Faith Grant convened statewide board meetings with community and political to advocate for increasing per pupil funding for voluntary pre-kindergarten children. She oversaw community and governmental partnerships in Broward, Collier, Escambia, and Alachua County. Additionally, she’s served on multiple organizational boards and coalitions within each of those counties to truly understand the needs of each individual district. From this work, her passion for civic engagement and community building propelled her service as an Executive Board member and Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade for three years.
Prior to joining The Miami Foundation, Faith led 10 teams of diverse young people working to close the graduation gap with City Year Miami. She is a certified Life Mentor and Domestic Violence advocate. She has a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida A&M University and a professional certificate in High Performance Leadership from Cornell University.