Give Miami Day donors create a historic $11.5 million movement!
On November 15th, 30,000+ donors worldwide united to raise an unprecedented $11.5 million for 758 local nonprofits during Give Miami Day 2018. Plus, thanks to the generosity of our partners, organizations will receive $651,000 in incentives, making your donations go further.Thank you to everyone who gave. Let us know how we can improve your Give Miami Day experience in this quick survey.
Nominate a young donor for the Emerging Philanthropist Award
The Emerging Philanthropist Award annually celebrates a 40-or-under donor who uses charitable giving to impact a local cause, broadly improve the lives of Miamians and inspire others to give. In 2017, we honored Ana Mari Ortega, board chair of City Year Miami, with the inaugural award.Submit your nomination by January 8th.
Pictured: Ana Mari Ortega accepts the 2018 Emerging Philanthropist Award with (left to right) Dr. Michael Rosenberg, Hank Raattama and Javier Alberto Soto.
$1 million in Community Grants for nonprofits, student scholarships open in January
More than 100 donors have created charitable Funds with us to champion a cause, which lets us annually award over $1 million in Community Grants to nonprofits working to create opportunities for residents, make Miami-Dade more resilient and foster home-grown creativity. Additionally, in partnership with groups, such as CAP, Inc., scholarships at the Foundation help local students go to college. Applications for both open next month.
Here's a challenge for you, Miami - Raul Moas' story
Raul Moas, Knight Foundation Miami program director and a
Miami Fellows alum (Class VIII), grew up in a Cuban-American household. His grandparents came to Miami after leaving Cuba in the 1960s. Here, they, like many others, persevered and found opportunity. Inspired, Raul gathered family and friends to talk about the immigrant and first-generation American experience during his
My Miami Story conversations at home and with colleagues. He shared key takeaways and a challenge for Miami.
Pictured: (Above) Knight Foundation staff's My Miami Story conversation; (Right) Raul Moas; credit: Knight.
How the Fellows taught me to build community in Miami Gardens
Linda Julien joined
Miami Fellows Class X eager to learn and connect with others who shared a passion for service. As the cohort's 14-month leadership experience ends this week, Linda reflects on lessons learned, what it looks like to create community in her Miami Gardens neighborhood, and her plans to "serve with purpose."
City of Doral voters approved a
$150 million bond in the November elections to fund local park renovations. As part of our
Civic Leadership Agenda work, the Foundation embraced the opportunity to play a supportive role in the measure's passage and build momentum for future initiatives designating dedicated resources to parks.