Grant Programs

With more than 45 years of experience in Miami-Dade County, The Miami Foundation strives every day to fulfill one fundamental mission: to build a Greater Miami.  In our rich history, we have awarded more than $150 million in grants that have made a difference in Miami forever.

To apply for a grant, please read the following instructions:

Our grantmaking system is fully online.  You will need a user name and password to apply to any of the programs listed below.  To create a new user name and password, please click “new user registration” in the login box at the bottom of this page.  If you already have a user name and password, please sign in to access an application.

Community Grants

As our signature program for awarding discretionary dollars to nonprofits, Community Grants allow us to invest in quality and innovative organizations that strive to build a greater Miami.  Last year, the program awarded more than $1 million to 65 nonprofits addressing the most pressing needs in Greater Miami.

Click here to view the 2014 program guidelines.

For a full list of 2013 Community Grants grantees, click here.

The deadline to submit a pre-proposal for the 2014 Community Grants Program was 4pm on Thursday, February 13. Organizations who applied will be notified of the status of their proposal on Friday, March 14.

Safe Passage

As of 2014, the Safe Passage grants program will be part of the Community Grants program.  To learn more and apply, please refer to the Community Grants Program guidelines above. 

Safe Passage grants are made possible by the Dade Fund to help young people prepare and make the transition from foster care to living independently.  

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.  

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. 

Click here to view the guidelines.

For inquiries please email OurMiami@miamifoundation.org.

You can find more information about the Our Miami program at www.OurMiami.org.

Is it the people? Houses? Fields? The Weather? Is it the streets? Is it these things together? Nothing here ever changes, till it does. - Joshua Mehigan

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.

Click here to view the 2014 program guidelines.

For a full list of the 2013 Denise Moon Memorial fund grant recipients, click here.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2014 Denise Moon Memorial Fund grants program was 4pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Organizations who applied will be notified of the status of their application on Friday, May 30, 2014.

GLBT Community Projects

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

Click here to view the 2013 guidelines.

For a full list of the 2013 GLBT Community Projects Fund grant recipients, click here.

Applications for for this grant program will be available in June.

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 reports@miamifoundation.org, but also accept hard copies.

Hardcopies may be sent to:

The Miami Foundation
Attn: Casey Dachs, Fiscal Relationships Officer
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131

The Miami Foundation
Attn: Pamela Cirimele, Fiscal Relationships Associate
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131

 

 

 

 

 

 

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