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.

Community Grants

Through this signature grant program, the Foundation honors more than 100 donors who created permanently endowed funds with the Foundation.  We 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. 

We are currently accepting pre-proposals for the 2016 Community Grants program. Pre-proposals are due by Thursday, February 18 at 4 p.m.

To apply for a Community Grant, please carefully review the following:
1. Click here to download the 2016 program guidelines
2. Click here to access the online portal and apply for a grant. (Download user instructions here).

For questions, please contact Victoria Fear.

For a full list of 2015 Community Grants recipients,
 click here.
For a full list of 2015 Safe Passage grant recipients, click here.

Denise Moon Memorial Fund

Denise Moon grants allow us to help nonprofits assist victims of crime, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to criminal activity through job training, educational attainment and other efforts. These grant awards are made possible thanks to a partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit.

The application period for this grant program is now closed and will reopen in February 2016For questions, please contact Victoria Fear

Click here to download the 2015 program guidelines. The 2016 guidelines will be posted as soon as they become available. 

For a full list of the 2015 Denise Moon Memorial Fund grant recipients, click here

GLBT Community Projects Fund

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.

The application period for this grant program is now closed and will reopen in June 2016For questions, please contact Victoria Fear   

Click here to download the 2015 program guidelines.

For a full list of the 2015 GLBT Community Projects Fund grant recipients, click here.

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

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. Hard copies may be sent to:

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