Miami Foundation accepting Applications for Community Grants Program
Deadline: 14 February 2020
Community Grants is The Miami Foundation’s signature program through which they honor more than 100 donors who created permanently endowed funds, entrusting them to support the issues that mattered to them forever.
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Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000.;
The average is $15,000;
Grant size will be based on how strongly a proposal advances the Foundation’s priorities, its scale, budget and the nonprofit’s capacity to implement the program.
Funds may be used for costs directly related to implementing a program, such as salaries of program staff or consultants, outreach, marketing, supplies, events or local travel.
Proposals may include reasonable indirect costs. Funds cannot pay for memberships, fundraising events or campaigns, endowments, memorials or reducing deficits.
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The Foundation has defined three key themes that reflect its past work and will guide its future:
The themes speak to the quality of life the Foundation strives to make a reality in Greater Miami. The Foundation have aligned funds available through the Community Grants program with these overarching themes. The Foundation seeks to fund both program-related services and advocacy efforts that can advance change.
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Opportunity- Greater Miami continues to surge forward as a rapidly growing, global city. As their city prospers, the Foundation must develop pathways to opportunity so all residents can benefit equitably and thrive. Opportunity grants will focus on enabling residents who face barriers to the development of their abilities and talents to achieve their potential.
Well-being of Children and Youth $550,000 – Enable at-risk, abused, or neglected youth to advance their personal development and resilience, physical health, educational readiness, and achievement from early childhood-to-career, or ensure their safety at home and in the community;
Affordability and Housing $200,000 – Improve residents’ abilities to meet cost-of-living challenges by increasing their earning potential and financial stability, providing safety-net basic needs support, ensuring shelter and support for those facing homelessness, and expanding affordable, quality housing options in the community;
Inclusion of People with Diverse Abilities $130,000 – Expand the availability of and access to community resources so people with disabilities can thrive in productive, purposeful lives and are increasingly integrated into all aspects of community life;
Healthy Lifestyles $100,000 – Promote adoption of healthy behaviors that support heart health and prevent heart disease among residents of all ages.
Resiliency $200,000 – To be more resilient, the Foundation community must both address threats to their physical environment and build civic engagement in shaping policy, planning for and recovering from adversity. Resiliency grants will focus on strengthening Greater Miami’s ability to adapt to their unique environmental, growth and socio-economic challenges. The Foundation seeks efforts to achieve any of the following:
Advance solutions for threats to their physical environment – protecting their environmental resources, adapting to sea-level rise or improving transportation options;
Increase public engagement in understanding and taking action on critical environmental, growth and socioeconomic challenges they face;
Encourage residents to take ownership of a civic issue through organizing, advocacy or other engagement tools.
Creativity $100,000 – Greater Miami is booming with arts and culture offerings that are shaping their identity and vitality. The Creativity grants focus on harnessing the power of arts and culture to build community. The Foundation is interested in efforts that use arts and culture to achieve any of the following:
Revive community life or business activity in dormant areas of their city and its neighborhoods;
Engage people who typically lack access in experiencing the arts or developing their own artistic abilities;
Raise the profile of less visible cultures and social issues;
Foster connections and exchange among residents from diverse cultures and walks of life.
Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status as a public charity or projects with an established fiscal agent serving Miami-Dade County. While the Foundation will give preference to strengthening nonprofits based in Greater Miami, they also encourage partnerships with those outside Greater Miami to bring high-quality programs to their community. Current grantees must be in compliance with the terms of previous Foundation awards to be considered.
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How to Apply
A nonprofit may submit one proposal. If a program is a collaborative effort between two or more nonprofits, partners must select one nonprofit to serve as lead applicant. Colleges and universities may submit up to three (3) requests from multiple departments, which the Foundation will consider competitively against each other and other applications.
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Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, visit https://miamifoundation.org/grantprograms
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