Foundation News | January 2020
Philanthropy
Miami donors step up in another strong year for the Foundation

Our community's generosity led to an outstanding finish for the decade, with The Miami Foundation's donors giving more than $74 million to champion the local causes they cared about in 2019. That was capped by a record $14.4 million raised for 830+ nonprofits on Give Miami Day . With $366 million in assets, we're in a solid position ahead of a big 2020 for Greater Miami. Explore ways to turn your passion into action .
Pictured: (above) (l to r) Foundation donors Carl Juste, photojournalist, and Liebe Gadinsky, former Foundation trustee, with Charisse Grant, sr. vice president for programs and grants administration, at the 2019 State of Black Philanthropy. (below) A snapshot of the Foundation's total assets.
Civic Leadership
How nonprofits can advocate for key issues affecting Miami-Dade in 2020

Ahead of this year's elections, there are ways nonprofits can advocate around issues, while steering clear of the politics. Start with communications strategies to engage locals at tomorrow's ComNetworkLOCAL Miami breakfast, featuring Dawn Shirreffs, senior director of public affairs. Residents can also do their part by making sure you're registered to vote. We'll have more on this and resources to get residents involved. Stay tuned!
Pictured: Engage Miami, a Miami-Dade Counts 2020 grantee registers voters last fall at Miami Dade College.
Community Investment
Community Grants: $1 million available for local nonprofits and a new focus area

Community Grants help nonprofits advance equitable opportunities, resiliency and creativity in Greater Miami. In 2020, the program will support residents who have disabilities through a new focus area that envisions everyone contributing to an inclusive Miami. Valerie Crum offers insights on projects we're looking for.
Pictured: The WOW Center at a beach cleanup outing to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park; credit: WOW. The nonprofit has opportunities for individuals and groups to tour and volunteer .
Scholarships for Greater Miami students now open for 2020-2021 school year

In partnership with donors and local organizations, our scholarships help local youth pursue higher education. Awards take financial need, academics, life's obstacles and other criteria into consideration. Author Kenisha Anthony shared how she used her CAP, Inc. award to earn a degree and become a foster youth advocate.
Pictured: CAP, Inc. scholarship recipient Kenisha Anthony (second from right) speaks on a panel about the documentary, "Foster." Hear from Kenisha, recently featured on NBC6 , on February 1st at Books & Books .
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