Coral Gables Community Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants


The Coral Gables Community Foundation recently awarded over $50,000 in grants to deserving local non-profit organizations in its latest distribution to support issues within the Foundation’s focus areas — education, arts and culture, historic preservation, and social and health services.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation and its Community Giving Committee, chaired by Foundation board member David Olazabal, awards grants to non-profit organizations twice a year.

Recent grantees include George Washington Carver Elementary School to fund the makeover of its Little Red Schoolhouse, Young Musicians Unite to fund an in-school jazz band and increase band enrollment from eight to 50 band students at Coral Gables Senior High, Dade Heritage Trust to promote The Biltmore Hotel tours and The City Beautiful brand, and Guitars over Guns to support its art-based youth development programs.

“The generosity of our donors, supporters and fundholders throughout the year make our grant making possible,” said Mary Snow, executive director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “We are proud promoters of philanthropic efforts throughout Coral Gables and are glad to be able to support so many organizations fulfill their goals.”

The Coral Gables Community Foundation supports the great work of its Spring 2019 Grantees: Alhambra Music Orchestra, AUM hOMe Shala, Baller Alert Foundation, Bike Walk Coral Gables, Camillus House, Carver Elementary School, Children’s Bereavement Center, Community Arts Program at Coral Gables Congregational Church, Coral Gables Museum, Crystal Academy, Dade Heritage Trust, Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Eagles Nest Fund, Education Fund, Florida Foster Care Review, Friendship Circle of Miami, Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Guitars over Guns, Home Team Miami, Junior Orange Bowl, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miami Chamber Music Society, Seraphic Fire, St. Alban’s Child Enrichment Center, Tropical Flowering Tree Society, YES Institute, Young Musicians Unite and Zoo Miami.

“Being able to fund so many worthwhile organizations is a major point of pride for the Foundation,” Olazabal said. “The efforts of our Community Giving initiative add to the footprint of the Foundation and enhance the quality of life in Coral Gables.”

The grant awards follow a record-breaking scholarship distribution, where the Foundation and its fundholders recently awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and education grants, bringing the organization’s investment in education to $500,000 in just the past few years.

The deadline for the Foundation’s fall grant cycle is Oct. 11. To apply, visit

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