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

The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. A thriving arts community is essential to making Greater Miami a vibrant, connected and culturally engaging place to live. The Pérez CreARTE Grant Program will invest over $1 million in Miami-Dade organizations working to cultivate this ecosystem through expanding residents’ access to the arts and making our city a global hub for artistic excellence.


The Foundation believes that effective arts education can inspire creative development in local youth, drive a lifelong interest in and appreciation for the arts, and build audiences for the future. The Foundation seeks to expand arts access for Miami-Dade County students at every level, from introductory programs to professional training.

The Foundation also recognizes that the creative community needs affordable spaces to work, living wages, and tools to develop their craft and pursue new projects and opportunities. The Foundation seeks to support top artistic talent in (and attract artists to) Miami by creating local fellowship and residency programs and supporting spaces for creation.

Click here to download a copy of the Pérez CreARTE Grant Program Guidelines.

If you have any questions about the Program or this application please contact Lindsey Linzer, Senior Director of Programs and Grants Administration, at



The Legal Clinic Fund is a collaborative fund to support the growth and sustainability of legal clinics based at universities across the United States that seek to advance and defend first amendment rights, media freedom, and transparency in their communities and nationally. The Fund will provide grants to support the clinics’ growth, collaboration, capacity building, and experimentation. This Fund will be a catalyst for the growth and sustainability of existing clinics and centers and will provide newsrooms and journalists with increased legal resources and representation for those who are least likely to receive it from traditional sources. Ultimately, the Fund seeks to ensure that any newsroom or journalists who needs legal support can access it.

The Fund is generously supported by Democracy Fund, Heising-Simons Foundation, and The Klarman Family Foundation. The Miami Foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for the Fund. 

To learn more about the Fund, please click here and download the Legal Clinic Fund Program Guidelines here.

Legal Clinic Fund 

Welcome to the Foundation’s platform for submitting grant reports. If you are a grant recipient for any of the following programs, this is where you will submit your narrative and financial report as detailed in your grant agreement:

  • Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program
  • Civic Leadership
  • Community Grants
  • Hurricane Relief and Recovery Funds 
  • LGBTQ Community Fund
  • Special Allocations Funds
  • State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund
  • State Attorney’s Fund for a Safer and Healthier Community

For reporting guidelines visit the Grant Reports page on our website. Click on the Reporting Guidelines link for more information. It is recommended that you type out your responses on a Word Processor before this form since there are word limits. Once the narrative portion of your report is complete, click on the Grant Programs Financial Report Form link which you will upload as an attachment.

If you have questions about your grant please contact the director of programs and grants administration, Lindsey Linzer at      

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

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, Journalism 360, Knight Endowment Funds and Artificial Intelligence Fund.

If you have questions about your grant please contact the director of programs and grants administration, Lindsey Linzer at   

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 moving towards 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

This form is for current Ortega Foundation and/or Give Kids A Chance scholarship recipients to re-apply for funding. 


Please complete all questions below, paying careful attention to the fields that pertain to your scholarship award. Required attachments include:

  • copy of your unofficial transcript
  • copy of your full-time class schedule (12 credits or more; unless you are graduating and don't need full-time credits)
  • 1-page letter addressed to the donor detailing how the award has helped you reach your academic goals (Ortega Foundation recipients only)

These attachments will be used to confirm your eligibility to renew. Please refer to individual guidelines and renewal criteria here. Contact Alex Rosales, Senior Programs Assistant at with questions.

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

The Foundation is moving towards 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 absoutely necessary that your organization receive payment via check or if you have any questions please contact Alex Rosales, senior programs assistant at 305-357-2094 or e-mail at

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