As part of its never-ending mission to improve the quality of life for all residents in Miami-Dade County, The Miami Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in community grants to 70 local nonprofit organizations.
Among some of the recipients sharing in the endowment include CARE Elementary School, which brings reading, literacy, and technology to under-served communities, and Legal Services of Greater Miami, which assists homeless veterans in securing housing.
Other nonprofits benefitting are Guitars Over Guns, which mentors at-risk youth using musical education as an alternative to negative or harmful influences, and Shake-A-Leg Miami, an adaptive watersports community serving residents of all abilities.
The grants were awarded June 7 at HistoryMiami during the Community Grants reception. During the past 49 years, more than 100 donors have created funds with The Miami Foundation to support these important causes that guide the Community Grants program.
2016 Community Grants Recipients
$5,000-$14,999: Arts for Learning Miami; Baptist Health South Florida; Camillus House; CARE Elementary School; Catholic Legal Services; Archdiocese of Miami; Farmworker Association of Florida; Florida Baptist Children’s Homes; Greater Miami Youth Symphony; Guitars Over Guns Organization; HistoryMiami; Legal Services of Greater Miami; Miami City Ballet; Miami Music Project; Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida; Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida; Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Sierra Club Foundation, The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth; The Foundation for New Education Initiatives; The Rhythm Foundation; Tigertail Productions; Wellspring Counseling; Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program.
$15,000-$19,000: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; BAN Productions; Better Way of Miami; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami; Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami; Bridge to Hope; Catalyst Miami; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami; Centro Campesino; Concerned African Women; Educate Tomorrow; Experience Aviation; Feeding South Florida; FIU Foundation; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami; Jackson Health System; Lotus Endowment Fund; Mexican American Council; Miami Children’s Council; Miami Children’s Initiative; Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired; New Hope CORPS; Shake-A-Leg Miami; South Florida National Parks Trust; St. Thomas University; Teach for America Miami-Dade; The Posse Foundation; U.S. Soccer Foundation; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
$20,000-$24,000: Americans for Immigrant Justice; City Year Miami; Communities in Schools of Miami; Florida Foster Care Review; Jewish Community Services of South Florida; Miami Rescue Mission; Overtown Youth Center; Pridelines; Single Stop USA; University of Miami; WeCare of South Dade.
$25,000-$30,000: Breakthrough Miami; Chapman Partnership; Family Resource Center of South Florida; Nova Southeastern University; Take Stock in Children; The SEED School of Miami; Voices for Children Foundation; Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative.