Foundation News | February 2020
Lessons from Charlottesville, VA at the 2020 State of Black Philanthropy:
unifying a racially diverse community

“We had to acknowledge that we are many communities and that people need different supports," the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Brennan Gould told a crowd of 130+ donors and local leaders at our 2020 State of Black Philanthropy. During her keynote conversation with the Miami Herald's Nancy Ancrum, Brennan shared how the violent attacks of 2017 sparked a new focus on improving racial equity through philanthropy. The Foundation also announced $20,000 to 39 nonprofits from the new Black Philanthropy Fund and a research partnership with Bank of America around giving in Greater Miami's black communities.
If you missed it, watch a recording of the program.
Pictured: (above) (l to r) Miami Herald's Nancy Ancrum in conversation with Charlottesville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Brennan Gould at the 2020 State of Black Philanthropy at Overtown Performing Arts Center on February 12th. See more event photos on Facebook.
Civic Leadership
Five notable Greater Miami leaders join The Miami Foundation's Board of Trustees

The Foundation appointed five new members who are leaders in business, law, communications and finance to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees are: Sheldon T. Anderson, former president and CEO of the Southeast Region of the Northern Trust Company; Yolanda Berkowitz, founder of Friends of Miami Animals Foundation; Ned Duggan, global senior vice president of marketing for Bacardi Rum; Erin Knight, president of Monument Capital Management and Abigail C. Watts-FitzGerald, owner of Watts-FitzGerald Law, PLLC. Richard Berkowitz, founder and chairman of Berkowitz Pollack Brant, will now chair the board, and Julie Neitzel, partner with WE Family Offices, will serve as vice chair.
Pictured: (l to r) Newly appointed Foundation Board members Sheldon T. Anderson, Yolanda Berkowitz, Ned Duggan, Erin Knight and Abigail C. Watts-FitzGerald.
Community Investment
How one local nonprofit is saving thousands of women's lives by going door-to-door

Each year, volunteers with Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI), a 2019 Community Grants recipient, knock on 11,000+ doors across Miami-Dade, bringing women life-saving breast and heart health education. "Every time we knock on a door, we’re also saying, ‘We care about you,'" shared founder, Andrea Ivory. We spoke with Andrea about what makes WBHI's grassroots efforts so effective and the nonprofit's next steps.
Pictured: Andrea Ivory, left, and her nonprofit, the Women's Breast Health Initiative, provide community wellness and health screening to women in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Sign up to volunteer with WBHI to help with door-to-door outreach in city of Miami Gardens in March.
Miami-Dade nonprofits step up to lead Census 2020 outreach

With Census 2020 forms hitting most homes in mid-March, local nonprofits have stepped up to lead outreach across Miami-Dade and ensure everyone, especially undercounted groups like Hispanics, communities of color and children under five, are counted. Lindsey Linzer briefs us on the efforts plus a new messaging toolkit and map from the Miami-Dade Counts 2020 funders collaborative designed to help.
Pictured: Volunteers with Miami-Dade Counts 2020 grantee Opa-locka Community Development Corporation canvass neighborhoods in January to raise awareness about completing the census. See a list of upcoming census-related outreach events at .
Apply now: Denise Moon Fund helps nonprofits assist victims and reduce crime

The Denise Moon Memorial Fund helps nonprofits assist victims, reduce crime in communities and provide alternatives to criminal activity. Any 501(c)(3) organization serving Greater Miami may apply. Proposals are due by March 13th.
Pictured: Leap for Ladies, a Denise Moon grantee, works with women prisoners to help them transition into a new life after they're released. If you're interested in getting involved with the cause, the next volunteer information session is on March 12th.
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