On behalf of the Board and staff of The Miami Foundation, we are thrilled to welcome you to the Sixth Annual State of Black Philanthropy. Together with nearly 1,000 friends and partners across Greater Miami, we celebrated and reflected on the rich history of leadership, generosity, and impact of Miami’s Black community. As you enjoy the program, we encourage you to order a meal from a local Black-owned restaurant (see below for suggestions), and to read more about our grantees and partners listed below. Our sincere thanks to Stearns Weaver Miller for generously making this program possible.


The Miami Foundation is building the philanthropic, civic, and leadership backbone for Greater Miami. Your involvement matters, and we are grateful that you are here with us. Stay close. 

Thank you to BRIDGE Miami for directing and producing the program. BRIDGE Miami, a new local channel, is a video platform that supports local businesses and amplifies communities.

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Next week is @philanthropymia’s #DonorNextDoor event! We’re beyond excited to be presenting our #EmergingPhilanthropistAward to @quinnsmith2 for his outstanding impact on the community 🙌

It is with a heavy heart that we learn of Carrie P. Meek's passing. We continue to be inspired by her bold leadership and dedication to South Florida and philanthropy through the @carriemeekfndn. Read more on her incredible life here:

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Happy Thanksgiving, Miami! We, at the Foundation, wish you a warm and gratitude-filled holiday 🤗 As we reflect on what we’re thankful for most, we want to thank you for all you do for our community. What are YOU thankful for this year?

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Program Details

Welcome by Calvin Hughes


Lift Every Voice by Hued Songs, Miami-based performance series that celebrates and explores Black culture and history


Introduction by Rebecca Fishman Lipsey


Investing in Racial Equity, featuring

Charisse Grant

Kerry-Ann Royes

James Lopez

Santra Denis

William ‘Bill’ Dozier

Starex Smith


South Florida Racial Justice Table, a conversation with

Charisse Grant

Wakumi Douglas


Celebrating Black Philanthropy, a conversation with

Nadege Green

Sheldon Anderson

Armen Henderson


A Message from the Little Haiti Cultural Center ft. Sandy Dorsainvil


A Call to Action by Dr. Nelson Adams


Performance by Art Prevails Project, nonprofit performing arts organization connecting communities with theatre, poetry, and more


Stronger Black-owned businesses not only grow Greater Miami’s economy, but generate opportunity for owners, their employees and their families. For the event, Starex Smith, founder of The Hungry Black Man and an awardee of The Racial Equity Fund, curated meals from local restaurants.


It is not to late to support! Check out a few of his local favorites below:

Miami’s Top 5 Black-owned Vegan Restaurants

Miami’s Top 10 Black-owned Restaurants in 2020

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