About Us

The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing stakeholders together to tackle issues of concern in our community. Working together with our Fundholders and community partners, we leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any one of us could make alone.

By connecting philanthropy with community needs and opportunities, we make Miami a greater place to live, work and play.

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation, formerly the Dade Community Foundation, has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable Funds. With our expertise, Fundholders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, and more.

More than $170 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded in our rich 47 year history. Today, we carefully steward more than $200 million in charitable assets.

Executive Team

    • President and CEO | Javier Alberto Soto
    • Senior Vice President for Programs | Charisse Grant
    • Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer | Pamela Olmo
    • Vice President for Strategy and Engagement | Rebecca Mandelman
Vice President for Strategy and Engagement
Vice President for Strategy and Engagement


Meet the Staff
Meet the Board of Trustees