Lessons from Detroit for Miami donors: Unite to advance the State of Black Philanthropy
Philanthropy is an opportunity to build, exert and share your power, The Skillman Foundation's
Tonya Allen told a crowd of 125+ donors and local leaders at our fourth annual State of Black Philanthropy. During her keynote, Tonya shared strategies for how donors can unite and partner with local government to tackle major civic issues. The
Sankofa Sistas Giving Circle also launched a new charitable effort to empower black women and girls.
Pictured: Tonya Allen, president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, in conversation with Andrew Sherry, VP/Communications at Knight Foundation, at the 2019 State of Black Philanthropy at Overtown Performing Arts Center on February 6th. See more photos.
Meet our 2019 Emerging Philanthropist, plus Miami's young donors to watch
Kara Zeder Rosen has stepped up to fundraise and friendraise for
Kristi House, where she serves as board president. Her impact on the organization's work helping child victims of abuse led to her selection as the 2019
Emerging Philanthropist Award honoree, which annually recognizes an under-40 donor in Miami who uses charitable giving to drive measurable results around a local cause. Read her story and those of other young donors to watch.
Pictured: Kara Zeder Rosen will accept the 2019 Emerging Philanthropist Award at the Donor Next Door Luncheon on March 13th.
The government shutdown: Miami's nonprofits met needs, but struggle to recover
During the 35-day shutdown, local nonprofits like grantees
Farm Share provided immediate aid to thousands of furloughed federal employees, meeting basic needs and offering financial and emotional support. Nonprofit leaders now worry the aftereffects may impact their organizations and the people they serve for months to come.
Pictured: Local nonprofits expanded operations to deliver food and services to furloughed workers during the government shutdown; credit: Farm Share.
Grant program: Denise Moon Fund helps nonprofits address crime and improve safety
In partnership with the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit, the Denise Moon Memorial Fund helps nonprofits assist victims, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to criminal activity. The 2019 grant application period opens February 19th. Any 501(c)(3) organization serving the county may apply. Proposals are due by March 22nd.