Inspire305, powered by United Way, returns for a second year in search of Miami’s innovative nonprofits

Local nonprofits launched between 2011 and 2018 are invited to apply

Inspire305, powered by United Way of Miami-Dade, returns to support local up-and-coming, innovative nonprofits who are doing amazing work in Miami. Community focused and driven, Inspire305 will award two grants – a $25,000 Grand Innovator Award and a $10,000 Trailblazer Award – to two deserving nonprofits. The community will be invited to join the movement through panel discussions, volunteerism and voting for their favorite nonprofits digitally and in-person.

From 3-05, aka March 5, until 11:59 pm on March 29, agencies can apply. Nonprofits that received their 501(c)(3) certifications between 2011 and 2018, offer services locally and meet all other eligibility requirements are invited to learn more at, beginning on March 5.

Miamians can start innovating for good on 3-05.

  • March 5 – Inspire305 launches digitally, visit com/inspire305miami, and, and tag your favorite nonprofits to apply. Use #Inspire305.
  • March 7 – Inspire305 hosts Inspiring a Smart City at Venture Café, an innovative chat with experts from local businesses and organizations to discuss how working together can transform Miami into an inclusive, smart city. RSVP and learn more at
  • March 9 – Inspire305 will be at the 6th Annual 305 Day Block Party by 3:05 Cafecito complete with live music, delicious food and local vendors and artists. RSVP and learn more at
  • April 13 – Inspire305 Gives Back at Opa-Locka Urban Farms, where volunteers will renovate an urban garden. To learn more email

A team of community volunteers will review all the applications and announce finalists in early May, when voting will open online. At the finale event in mid-May, the finalists will present their pitches to attendees who will have one final chance to cast their votes – and then the winners will be crowned.

In 2018, Code/Art won the first place Grand Innovator Award and Mind&Melody won the second place Trailblazer Award. Today, Code/Art is using the Inspire305 grant to expand the number of afterschool CodeHER clubs, while Mind&Melody is expanding the delivery of intergenerational musical experiences to individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Inspire305 aims to propel social change by engaging the community in supporting new, innovative projects that are demonstrating vision and purpose. Join us, learn more and share your inspiration at Inspire305,, and, use #Inspire305.

2019-03-05T17:29:30-04:00 March 5th, 2019|