News: Miami Foundation 2013 Community Grants Program Now Accepting Applications – Deadline February 7, 2013


The Miami Foundation set to award more than $1 million in 2013 Community Grants Program

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2013 Community Grants program
In their signature program for awarding dollars to nonprofits, The Miami Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2013 Community Grants program. Established in 1967, the program invests in quality and innovative organizations that strive to build a greater Miami. The Foundation will review pre-proposals and invite selected organizations to complete full proposals. The deadline to submit a pre-proposal is Thursday, February 7, 2013, by 4 p.m. Last year, the Community Grants program awarded more than $1 million to support 62 nonprofits in Greater Miami.

“These grants are made possible by generous philanthropists in our community and allow us to address emerging needs throughout Miami,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “From youth and homeless programs to the arts and social services, the causes supported are as diverse as Miami-Dade’s community. We invite all local nonprofits that share our vision for a better Miami to apply.”

2013 Safe Passage Grant Program
Pre-proposals for the 2013 Safe Passage grant program are also being accepted and are due by Wednesday, February 13, 2013, by 4 p.m. Safe Passage grants support nonprofits that help young people make the challenging transition from foster care to living independently. These grants, totaling $200,000, are made possible through the generosity of the DadeFund, an endowment established by Hugh Westbrook and Esther Colliflower in 1992.

Guidelines and pre-proposal applications can be found on The Miami Foundation’s website at in the “Community” section. For additional information, please contact Marianne Maduro, senior program officer, at 305-357-2087 or

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