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NEW Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship

Miami Dade College’s Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship is an opportunity for all Miami-Dade County residents to complete an associate degree at Miami Dade College at zero cost. This scholarship covers expenses not covered through other grants, financial aid and scholarships. For more information, click here.

NEW November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

Shining a light on epilepsy, we can collectively work towards a world where epilepsy is met with compassion, helping to break the stigma. Shine a light on Epilepsy during November! The larger goal of building a world where epilepsy is understood and accepted for all persons – children, teens, and adults – living with epilepsy. Explore our Epilepsy Awareness Month Page and become a part of our #ShineYourLightOnEpilepsy initiative. For more information, visit Epilepsy Alliance Florida.

Community Announcements & Events

NEW Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is committed to helping every warrior achieve their highest ambition. At WWP, you’re not a member – you’re an alumnus, a valued part of a community that’s been where you’ve been and understands what you need. Our programs, services and resources are built wherever you are on your journey to reduce the burden of visible and invisible wounds. We are here to help you take the next steps in the right direction. Once registered, everything we offer is free because a price cannot be put on empowering, employing and getting warriors engaged in their community. To register, click here.

NEW 2023 Military Discounts Offered by Stores, Services and Websites

2023 veterans and military discount list of hundreds of companies that offer military discounts to service members, retired military, veterans, spouses, and their families. To review the discount list, Click here.

NEW Department of Transportation and Public Works – Better Bus Network

Effective November 13, GoMiamiDade rolls out the long-awaited Better Bus Network to better serve Miami-Dade County riders. From November 13, 2023 through December 31, 2023, Transit will be fare-free across the entire system. For more information, click here.

NEW Volunteer Opportunities for University of Miami and FIU College Students

StudentsCare is looking for caring, committed college students interested in volunteering weekly with hospitalized children and isolated older adults in Miami-Dade County. Our volunteer buddies serve these populations in long-term hospital care and community center settings to provide fun, friendship, and support. This is a wonderful opportunity to build connections and serve your community! For more information, contact Tami Robinson at or click here.

NEW University of Miami’s Families First Network – Incredible Years Group

Join a new session of our Incredible Years group. The University of Miami Families First program is free and open to families residing in Miami-Dade County with children birth to three years of age. Sessions begin in February, and June each year, and referrals are taken year-round. Click here for online referral.

NEW City of North Miami Health Fair

Date: Tuesday, 11/21/23
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Location: 1525 NW 135th Street, North Miami, FL 33167, Joe Celestin Center (JCC)
Join the City of North Miami for their Mental Health Awareness Fair for all employees and police officers. For more information, contact Jasmine Reid at

NEW Miami-Dade County Baynanza 2024 Art Contests

Deadline Date: Friday, 12/1/23
Miami-Dade County and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens invites all Miami-Dade County elementary, middle, and high school students to participate in the design contests for Baynanza 2024 by creating an original design that portrays Biscayne Bay and its unique natural environment. During Baynanza, a yearly tradition celebrating our Biscayne Bay, thousands of commemorative stickers, posters, and t-shirts are distributed for free to the participating volunteers and partner organizations. Three winners will be selected, and the first-place winner will be honored to see his/her design featured as part of Baynanza 2024! Discover details about the Elementary School Sticker Contest, the Middle School Poster Contest, and the High School T-shirt contest.

Funding & In-Kind Resources

NEW U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant – Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2023 Grant Funds

Deadline Date: Friday, 11/24/23
The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance for repairing essential community facilities damaged by presidentially declared disasters in the 2022 calendar year. There are two types of applicants: Technical Assistance Providers and Ultimate Recipients. Eligibility is limited to city, township, county, special district, and state governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; independent school districts; private, public, and state-controlled higher education institutions; nonprofits; and public/Indian housing authorities. For more information, click here.

NEW U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)

Deadline Date: Monday, 12/4/223
This program aims to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs. Applicants must propose to use a significant amount of Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) Grant funds in at least two states. SHOP Grant funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and for reasonable and necessary planning and administration costs. Eligibility is limited to nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, or a consortium of public or private nonprofit organizations that have the capacity and experience to provide or facilitate self-help homeownership opportunities on a national or regional basis. For more information, click here.

NEW Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Community Grants (CG) Program

Deadline Date: Thursday, 12/7/23
The purpose of this program is to support publicly accessible community-based cultural (dance, theater, music, visual arts) programs, as well as projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, and publications with a strong artistic and cultural engagement component. Eligibility is limited to organizations that are legally incorporated in the State of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation, with designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or a unit of local government, and have its registration status with the Florida Division of Corporations active and in good standing. For more information, click here.

NEW NBA Foundation Grant Opportunity Grant Application Webinar

Date: Wednesday, 11/29/23
Time: 2 PM EST
 Location: – Webinar Registration – Zoom
The NBA Foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2023 on a rolling basis. If you feel your organization aligns with the mission of the NBA Foundation. To be considered for a grant from the NBA Foundation, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify as a registered 501(c)3 tax organization or a T3010 if operating in Canada.
  • Have a current IRS Form 990 from the most fiscal year.
  • Focus on promoting school-to-career employment opportunities targeting Black youth ages 14-24.
  • Serve a minimum of 25 youth annually across your program(s). 

Applications will be reviewed within 12-14 weeks of submission. Only applications from organizations serving Black youth within NBA markets will be considered. If you would like additional guidance on submitting a proposal, please join the webinar, where a team member will walk through the application. For more information, click here.

NEW Cutler Bay Mini-Grants Available Through Community Fund

Deadline Date: Friday, 12/15/23
The Town of Cutler Bay established the Community Fund to improve the quality of life of the Town’s residents. The Community Fund supports only nonprofit organizations that help, assist and serve the citizens and/or community of the Town of Cutler Bay. Priority areas: education, environment, culture, social services, and other philanthropic activities.  For more information click here.

NEW U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)—Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO Grants)

Deadline Date: Friday, 1/5/24
The purpose of this program is to enable charter management organizations (CMOs) to replicate or expand one or more high-quality charter schools. Grant funds may be used to significantly increase the enrollment of, or add one or more grades to, an existing high-quality charter school or to open one or more new charter schools or new campuses of a high-quality charter school based on the educational model of an existing high-quality charter school. Eligibility is limited to charter management organizations (CMOs). For more information, click here.

NEW U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) Projects of National Significance: Achieving Economic Mobility

Deadline Date: Tuesday, 5/28/24
This program aims to achieve economic security and mobility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This program will support projects that create opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to directly and fully contribute to and participate in all facets of community life; and support the development of national and state policies that reinforce and promote, with the support of families, guardians, advocates, and communities, of individuals with developmental disabilities, the self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life of such individuals. Eligibility is limited to city, township, county, special district, and state governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; independent school districts; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofits; faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements; and public/Indian housing authorities. For more information, click here.

NEW AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants

Deadline Date:  Thursday, 1/4/24
The purpose of this program is to support organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. Eligibility is limited to Indian Tribes; institutions of higher education; local governments, including school districts; nonprofit organizations; State Service Commissions; and states and US Territories. For more information, click here.

Trainings & Conferences

NEW United Way Agency Capacity Building Training

Date: Wednesday, 12/13/23
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
United Way Miami (UWM) Agency Capacity Building Training, “Communications Process/Listening to Understand and Difficult Conversations,” is a two-hour training session open to all UWM Impact and Community Partners. For more information and to register, click here.

NEW Free Prevention Education Webinars from Kristi House

Register today for a free, live webinar to learn more about child abuse, trauma, and exploitation from Kristi House.  For more information and to register, click here.

Nonprofit Careers

NEW Learn more about open positions at United Way Miami

Visit United Way Miami to view all of our current openings, including associate director, Special Events; vice president, associate director, Business Solutions; senior administrator, Development; infant toddler teacher, Miami Gardens; co-teacher 12 month, UWM Center for Excellence.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Centro Campesino

Visit Centro Campesino to view all of their current openings, including parent teacher specialist, director of people and culture, weatherization (WAP) technician.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Belafonte Tacolcy Center

Visit Belafonte Tacolcy Center to view all of their current openings, including certified science/math teacher.  To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to

NEW Learn more about open positions at Miami Dade County

Visit Miami Dade County to view all of their current openings, including bus operators, Transportation & Public Works; contract certification specialist 1, Contract Certification.

NEW Learn more about open positions at The Children’s Trust

Visit The Children’s Trust to view all of their current openings, including solutions specialist, research & evaluation analyst.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Breakthrough Miami

Visit Breakthrough Miami to view all of their current openings, including development director, director, BreakthroughU – College Access, site director, assistant site director.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Jewish Community Services of South Florida

Visit Jewish Community Services of South Florida to view all of their current openings, including director, Senior Services,  chief development officer, program director Refugee Services, North Miami; clinical therapist, Clinician, Shalom Bayit, case manager, Refugee Services, intake counselor, Hebrew Speaking, grant billing specialist, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open positions at The Miami Foundation

Visit The Miami Foundation to view all of their current openings, including senior HR generalist, administrative assistant, communications assistant; manager, Sponsored Projects; manager, Collective Impact; manager, Events and Special Projects.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Center for Family and Child Enrichment

Visit Center for Family and Child Enrichment to view all of their current openings, including human resource assistant, certified dependency case manager, child welfare quality assurance specialist, chief program officer, clinical nurse manager, clinical therapist, dentist, medical front office assistant, medical mobile unit driver,  advance practice registered nurse, Miami Gardens.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Overtown Youth Center

Visit Overtown Youth Center to view all of their current openings, including health and wellness specialist, community builder, academic support intern.

NEW Learn more about open positions at YWCA South Florida

Visit YWCA South Florida to view all of our current openings, including preschool lead teacher, Miami; childcare center classroom substitute/floater, preschool center director, Downtown Miami; communications & community engagement manager, Race and Gender Equity Division.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami

Visit Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Miami to view all of their current openings, including accountant I, Wilton Manor; early head start teacher aid high school, Leisure City.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Chapman Partnership

Visit Chapman Partnership to view all of their current openings, including client relations coordinator, follow up case manager, case manager, Miami and Homestead.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Goodwill Industries

Visit Goodwill Industries to view all of their current openings, including accounting specialist, sales floor leas, mechanic helper, administrative assistant, Miami; lead e-commerce associate, Miami Gardens.

Special Programs & Ongoing Initiatives

UpSkill Miami

UpSkill Miami fosters strategic collaborations, bringing together underserved populations, training providers, and employers in Miami-Dade County. This workforce development initiative serves to upskill and reskill the local workforce, offering them training, support, and employment opportunities in high-demand industries.

By creating a pathway to jobs that provide economic mobility and avenues for career growth, we can profoundly transform the lives of many in our local community. For more information, visit UpSkill Miami.


Trained volunteers and professional staff offer 24-hour confidential telephone crisis counseling for suicide prevention, substance abuse, parent/child difficulties, personal, emotional, or financial difficulties. Services: congregate meals/nutrition sites, covid-19 control, crisis intervention volunteer opportunities, disaster claims information, disaster related goods donations management, extended child care, food banks/food distribution warehouses, food vouchers, free school supplies, general counseling services, general dentistry, general physical examinations, health fairs, helpline volunteer opportunities, hurricane preparedness information, individual advocacy, information and referral, information and referral volunteer opportunities, job fairs, sports participation physical examinations.

United Way Center for Financial Stability FREE Financial Coaching

United Way Center for Financial Stability (CFS) offers FREE  Financial Coaching to United Way Staff, Partners, and their families. Sessions are completely confidential and available virtually at your convenience. To schedule an appointment, just call, email, or scan the QR code! For more information visit United Way Miami Center for Financial Stability.

VolunteerMiami: United Way Miami

Volunteer your time and talent. Take part in creating long-lasting change in our community through a wide range of volunteer opportunities with United Way and our community partners. For more information or to volunteer, visit VolunteerMiami.


United Way MISSION UNITED is a single point of entry for veterans to access the help they need at no cost. Connecting them to a coordinated network of community partners that provide services that include job training and opportunities, affordable housing, legal resources, financial services. MISSION UNITED is dedicated to empowering veterans and their families to lead productive lives in the community.  If you’re one of the thousands of veterans who call Miami home, and you’re in need of a network of free support services to help you get re-acclimated to civilian life, contact MISSION UNITED. For more information, visit United Way MISSION UNITED or call (305) 646-7130.

Grant Opportunities

If you’re an organization in Miami-Dade looking for funding, we’re here to help. Click here to learn about the current grant opportunities we have available.