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The Miami Foundation to award more than $1 million in grants

The Miami Foundation to award more than $1 million in grants

 The Miami Foundation to award more than $1 million in grants

2012 Community Grants grantee Shake-A-Leg Miami received $15,000 furthering its mission to provide people
with disabilities and disadvantaged youth opportunities to use the marine environment to improve their health,
education and independence in an inclusive community setting.

In its signature program for awarding dollars to nonprofits, the Miami Foundation is 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, Feb. 7, 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.”

Pre-proposals for the 2013 Safe Passage grant program also are being accepted and are due by Wednesday, Feb. 13, 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 www.miamifoundation.org in the “Community” section. For additional information, contact Marianne Maduro, senior program officer, at 305-357-2087 or via email at mmaduro@miamifoundation.org

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fund holders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught children to read, provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, and more. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded in the foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the foundation is steward to more than $160 million in charitable assets.

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