Thanks for visiting The Miami Foundation's submission portal.  From here you can submit applications and reports for select Foundation grant programs.

Congratulations on your grant award from The Miami Foundation.   

The Foundation knows the COVID-19 pandemic forced nonprofits to revise programs and operations and we know your reports will reflect this. This is fine! We still want you to share what you were and were not able to accomplish so we can learn from your experiences.

Use this form to submit grant reports for the programs listed below by the dates in your grant agreement.

  • Civic Leadership Agenda
  • Community Grants
  • LGBTQ Community Fund
  • Safe Communities Program 
  • Community Recovery Fund Grant Award (COVID-19)

We recommend you prepare your responses in a word processing program based on the word limits shown in this form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Molly O'Doherty at modoherty@miamifoundation.org.  

Please use this form to submit your grant report to The Miami Foundation.  Copies of our reporting templates and guidelines can be found on our website at http://miamifoundation.org/knightwinners.

This form should be used if you received a grant for a Knight Foundation or other private foundation related program.  i.e. - Knight Arts Challenge, Knight Endowment Funds and Artificial Intelligence Fund, Sustainable Publishing Solutions.

If you have questions about your grant please contact the director of grants administration, Kamilah Wallen at kwallen@miamifoundation.org. 

This form should be used to submit payment requests to The Miami Foundation. Requests, including supporting documentation, must be received by Friday at 5:00 pm EST for payment by the end of the following week.  

The Foundation is issuing all payments by ACH Electronic Funds Transfer. We are requesting that you provide your ACH information using this secure form.  While we will still allow payment via check, we will be transitioning away from payment via check soon.

Please click here to see our full payment request guidelines. 

If you have any questions, please contact paymentrequest@miamifoundation.org.
 

This form is for current Foundation grantees to submit their signed grant agreement, revised project budget and/or payment information.

The Foundation is issuing all payments by ACH Electronic Funds Transfer. We are requesting that you provide your ACH information using this secure form. 

If you are a grantee for multiple grant programs you can submit this form more than once.

If it is absolutely necessary that your organization receive payment via check or if you have any questions please reach out to your primary contact at The Miami Foundation.

Congratulations on your grant award from The Miami Foundation. Thanks to a generous gift from ELMA Philanthropies to the Arts Access Fund, we are able to award your organization with this award to be used for general operating support.  

Powered by The Miami Foundation, the Arts Access Fund aims to increase access to high-quality arts and music education and experiences for every child and family across Miami. We recognize your organization’s dedication to advancing access to high-quality arts and music education for all youth and/or communities in Greater Miami and are so grateful to have you within our network.


Use this form to submit grant reports for the programs listed below by the dates in your grant agreement.

  • ELMA


We recommend you prepare your responses in a word processing program based on the word limits shown in this form. 

If you have any questions, please contact Geryel Osorio Godoy at gosorio-godoy@miamifoundation.org.  

Please use this report form related to your organization's award from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation.  Submit your grant report by the dates outlined in your grant agreement.

Contact Lindsey Linzer (LLinzer@miamifoundation.org) or Belissa Alvarez (Belissa.Alvarez@relatedgroup.com) with any questions.

We have purposely eliminated word counts from the report form. We heard from many of you that word counts can actually make completing the report harder. That being said, we appreciate brevity. Please feel free to use as few words as possible to answer the below questions and use bullets where appropriate.

Congratulations on your grant award from The Miami Foundation!

Thank you for your partnership as we continue building a unified and proactive approach that will support disaster preparedness and support equitable long-term recovery efforts.

Please use this form to submit grant reports for the Miami Disaster Resilience Fund by the dates in your grant agreement.

We recommend you prepare your responses in a word processing program based on the word limits shown in this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Faith Grant at fgrant@miamifoundation.org

The Saltwater Fellowship is a new initiative of The Miami Foundation that invests boldly in leaders who are moving the needle on the most pressing issues facing Greater Miami. This fellowship is designed by leveraging data and insights about our community's needs with a goal to bring resources and support to those at the forefront of solutions. 

This inaugural Saltwater Fellowship is inspired by our urgency to address the racial inequity we see in our community data. Research shows that there is persistent racial inequity across a wide variety of metrics, including graduation rates, wealth creation, maternal mortality rates, incarceration rates, and more. Despite the profound positive impact that Black Miamians have on our community at large, across each metric, Black community members still experience deep inequities - see our State of Black Philanthropy report for some highlights. At The Miami Foundation, we know that Greater Miami cannot reach its potential without a thriving Black community, and we feel an urgency to invest deeply in those closest to the issue. 

We invite nominations for outstanding leaders who are doing impactful work to address racial inequity here in Greater Miami.  


About The Program 

The Saltwater Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship combined with a two-year unrestricted grant totaling $100,000 to propel the work of outstanding leaders. In its inaugural cohort, the Fellowship will invest in leaders with an extraordinary track record of leadership addressing racial inequity in the Greater Miami region. To fuel the sustainability and ultimate success of our Fellows, the in-person fellowship program includes community-based skills training and equity labs, as well as coaching and wellness retreats.  


What You Get 

The Saltwater Fellowship is an investment in the leadership and genius of people at the forefront of building a greater Miami. The Fellowship includes -  

  • Unrestricted Funding: A two-year unrestricted grant totaling $100,000 to propel the leader’s work 
  • Excellence Labs: Two-day leadership development labs aimed at helping leaders scale their work in the community to create systemic change 
  • Equity Labs: One-day relationship-building labs to connect Fellows to philanthropic, business, media, and government leaders 
  • Wellness Labs: One-day wellness sessions that encourage connection to wellbeing through self-care 
  • Coaching: Leadership coaching to provide strategic support and accountability 
  • Community: A network of community leaders, including our former leadership graduates, partners and supporters. 


Key Dates
  The following are dates for all required program sessions. All sessions are in person and are a mix of one- and two-day labs. 

  • Fellowship Kick-off: August 22 - 23, 2024 
  • Equity Lab: September 13, 2024 
  • Excellence Lab: October 10-11, 2024 
  • Equity Lab: November 8, 2024 
  • Wellness Lab: December 12 -13, 2024 
  • Excellence Lab: January 16 - 17, 2024 
  • Equity Lab: February 21, 2025 
  • Excellence Lab: March 13 – 14, 2025 
  • Equity Lab: April 11, 2025 
  • Wellness Lab: May 16, 2025 
  • Excellence Lab: June 5 - 6, 2025 
  • Closing Ceremony: June 27, 2025 


Eligibility
  In its inaugural cohort, the Foundation will select ten leaders who are addressing racial equity in Miami-Dade County through their work in social impact or mission-driven sectors.  

  Strong candidates will -  

  • Work in Miami-Dade County and live in the Greater Miami region 
  • Have a serious track record of outstanding leadership, grounded in a history of addressing racial inequities and systemic change, and strengthening historically disadvantaged communities to improve the social fabric of Greater Miami 
  • Lead an organization that employs at least two full-time staff members 
  • Demonstrate an ability to build coalitions and cross-sector partnerships 
  • Be curious, eager to innovate, and a problem solver 
  • Considering the specific and pronounced gaps we see in Miami-Dade data regarding Black community strength, we especially encourage leaders of organizations that are rooted in and serve Black communities or otherwise have a deep understanding of the issues facing the Black community to apply 


  We will prioritize applications from leaders whose work focuses on one or more of the following focus areas -  

  • Art and culture – Healing communities through the practice of creative art 
  • Education and economic advancement - Homeownership, small business development, education and workforce development 
  • Health – Racial trauma, infant/mother mortality, underinsured, uninsured, mental health and the Medicaid-eligible population 
  • Racial justice - Community organizing, advocacy, law, and/or policy reform 
  • Strengthening neighborhoods and community resilience – Culturally responsive programs that address specific community needs, such as climate/ disaster  


Fellowship Commitment and Award
  The Saltwater Fellowship is a two-year commitment to the excellence of nonprofit leaders who have shown an exceptional interest in and ability to build a Greater Miami. It includes a two-year unrestricted grant totaling $100,000 to propel the leader’s work.  

Nomination Process 

To be considered for the Saltwater Fellowship, applicants must first be nominated for consideration. Anyone can submit a nomination by visiting this link to complete a short form.
 

Timeline 

  • Announcement: February 27, 2024 
  • Nomination period: February 28 – March 21 
  • Candidate confirmation form due: April 4, 2024 
  • Finalists notified to schedule interview: April 19, 2024 
  • Interview period: May 6 – 10, 2024 
  • Notification of fellowship: May 31, 2024 
  • Fellows Announcement: June 17, 2024 
  • Fellowship Period Start: August 2024 


Info Session and Office Hours
  There will be two virtual information sessions for interested applicants to learn more about the Fellowship. Please click on one of the options below to register for an information session. find below dates/times for each session. A recording will also be available online at www.miamifoundation.org/saltwater.  

Wednesday, March 6, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 14: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 

Anyone interested in the Saltwater Fellowship is encouraged to sign up for an optional 20-minute meeting with Foundation staff to learn more about the funding opportunity, share their work and impact, and discuss any questions they may have. Click here to schedule through Calendly.

For questions, please contact: 

Nikisha Williams, Managing Director, Collective Impact | Email: nwilliams@miamifoundation.org
 

The Miami Foundation