Grant Programs

For more than 45 years, our Fundholders' generous contributions have enabled us to mold Miami's brilliant future through grantmaking.  We have granted more than $190 million in our history to foster a better quality of life for all Miamians.

The Foundation has a new online application portal. All users must register in the new system before they can apply for a grant, even if they have submitted an online application in the past.  

Click here to download the online portal user instructions.

Click here to access the portal and apply for a grant. 

Community Grants

Through this signature grant program, the Foundation honors the more than 100 donors who created permanently endowed funds with the Foundation.  We will use the 2014 Our Miami Report in tandem with our Fundholders’ intent to connect their philanthropic legacies with issues currently impacting our community’s quality of life. 

The deadline to submit a pre-proposal was Thursday, February 26 at 4 p.m.  Applicants will be notified of whether they are awarded a grant by Monday, June 1.  For questions, please contact Victoria Fear.

Click here to download the 2015 program guidelines. 

For a full list of 2014 Community Grants recipients,
 click here.
For a list of 2014 Safe Passage grant recipients, click here

Denise Moon Memorial Fund

Denise Moon grants allow us to help nonprofits assist victims of crime, help residents reduce crime in their communities and offenders get their lives back on track. These grant awards are made possible thanks to a partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit.

The deadline to submit a proposal was Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.  Applicants will be notified of whether they are awarded a grant by Thursday, June 4, 2015.  For questions, please contact Victoria Fear

Click here to download the 2015 program guidelines. 

For a full list of the 2014 Denise Moon Memorial Fund grant recipients, click here


GLBT Community Projects

GLBT Community Projects Fund, Aqua Foundation and Our Fund release results of LGBTQ Community Assessment Study.  Click here to download the full report.

The GLBT Community Projects Fund is a unique partnership between The Miami Foundation and the National LGBTQ Task Force to support organizations and programs that advance education and public awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in Greater Miami.

Applications for this grant program are now closed and will reopen in June 2015. For questions, please contact Victoria Fear 

Click here to download the 2014 program guidelines. 

For a full list of the 2014 GLBT Community Projects Fund grant recipients, click here.

Our Miami

The Our Miami program aims to position Miami as the premier place for young, talented people to live, learn, work and play through talent development, attraction and retention.  We believe that increasing the number of young, talented people in our community fosters a more vibrant economic and social environment.  

You can find more information about the Our Miami program at

For a full list of the 2014 Public Space Challenge winners, click here.

Click here to download the 2014 program guidelines.

Our Miami grants are awarded throughout the year on a rolling basis.  We first request a short letter of inquiry and then invite selected applicants to submit a full proposal.
 For questions, please contact

Knight Arts Challenge Reports

All Knight Arts Challenge grantees are required to submit interim and final reports on their grant.

Click here to download the narrative report template.
Click here to download the financial report template.

Please submit one copy to The Miami Foundation. We prefer electronic copies sent to, but also accept hard copies.

Hardcopies may be sent to:

The Miami Foundation
Attn: Casey Dachs, Fiscal Relationships Officer
40 NW 3rd Street, Suite 305
Miami, FL 33128