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NEW United Way Miami Veterans Housing Needs Assessment Survey

Deadline Date: Tuesday, 6/6/23
The Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University is working with United Way Miami to assess the needs of the veteran population in Miami-Dade County, with special attention paid to housing and financial stability. Your answers will help United Way Miami understand which issues are most important to understand the Veteran population’s needs. We encourage you to please take this important survey. It will only take about 15 minutes to complete. Your responses are important, anonymous, and confidential. Also – you are welcome and encouraged to share this survey with your fellow Miami-Dade veterans for their input to ultimately benefit all. Click here to complete the survey.


NEW 2023 Volunteer Awards Nominations

Nominations Deadline Date: Friday, 5/12/23
Volunteers are the lifeblood of United Way. Please help us honor inspirational individuals who go above and beyond and give selflessly to make our community a better place. Nominate an individual, community leader or organization for the following awards:  Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, Essie Silva Community Builder Award, Monsignor Walsh Outstanding Human Services Professional Award, and Outstanding Youth Award. For more information, email or call (305) 646-7115.

NEW More Summer Camp Choices Initiative

To help parents along their way, The Children’s Trust formed a new partnership with Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools in the More Summer Camp Choices initiative means that The Trust’s 270+funded summer camps and the county and school systems more than 160 camps are now all listed together on the JCS 211 Miami Helpline, available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting That means parents can find the summer camp that works best for their children, with the focus and activities that most suit their needs and interests, more easily than ever. For more information visit The Children’s Trust.

NEW Yield Giving Open Call

Registration Deadline: Friday, 5/5/23
Application Deadline: Monday, 6/12/23 by 4 PM Central Time
Yield Giving, MacKenzie Scott’s charitable vehicle, has announced a $250 million open call. The initiative seeks to fund community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to advance the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles. Ultimately, 250 grantees will each receive a $1 million grant. For more information and to apply visit Lever For Change.

Community Announcements & Events

NEW Back to Work 50+ Program

The Back To Work 50+ program at Youth Co-Op prepares unemployed and underemployed adults over 50 years old with the skills and the tool to compete for on-demand jobs. Attend a free workshop where you can apply for a free coaching program where you can obtain information, resources, and connections to succeed in your job search. Spots are limited. For more information or to register, visit or call (866) 934-4021.

UPDATED Give Input on Local Socioeconomic Issues

Dates: Thursday, 5/4/23 and Thursday, 5/11/23
Time: Various Times
Location:  Various Locations
The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) is conducting a disparity study to monitor social-economic conditions throughout the county and increase the participation of Black residents in the county’s economic growth. MDEAT is launching its Transformation 305 Listening Tour to allow residents to share their perspectives on various social-economic issues in their communities. The study will inform MDEAT’s legislative agenda, economic development initiatives and programs, and community partnerships.  These surveys cover areas of economic concern. We value your time, so this survey is short and to the point. Please take a few minutes and provide your input to complete the surveys. You can also sign up to attend one of the Transformation 305 Listening Tour talks taking place across Miami-Dade, click here.

NEW U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Small Business Workshop

Date: Saturday, 5/13/23
Time: 8 am – 3 pm
Location: 3050 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd, Davie, FL, Nova Southeastern University – Carl DeSantis Business Building

Join Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) as she hosts area small businesses along with local agencies for a Small Business Workshop to provide marketing, management, and financial guidance to small business owners or those interested in starting a small business. Live workshop topics include Small, Minority & Women Owned Business; Grants, Microloans & Community Based Financing; Building Your Business Brand; Government Resources for Small Businesses; Protect Your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyright, Patents; Storytelling, Positioning, Pricing; Legal & Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida; How to prepare your business to obtain a business loan; How to Stand Out Online Using Google Tools; Certifications for Disadvantaged Businesses. To register click here.

NEW Miami Fearless Caregiver Conference

Date: Thursday, 5/18/23
Time: 10 AM – Noon
Location: Ruby Auditorium, 5200 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

Join Miami Jewish Health Systems at a Fearless Caregiver Conference. The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. For more information and to register click here.

NEW DHS-USCIS Job Information Session

Date: Thursday, 5/18/23
Time: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM Eastern

Location: Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the meeting)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, District 24, Miami and Caribbean District will be hosting a USCIS Job Information Session. Through this event, we hope to increase awareness of great job opportunities within USCIS, build an applicant pool, and hire several eligible candidates who wish to be a part of our team. You’re welcome to forward this communication to other organizations or individuals that may be interested in attending. To join the session click here to join the meeting. For more information and questions contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at

NEW Mental Health Fair Booth Opportunity for Health Impact Partners

Date: Tuesday, 5/23/23
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (setup begins at 7:00am)
Where: Miami International Airport – Concourse D Auditorium 2100 Northwest 42nd Avenue Concourse D, Door 1, 4th Floor Miami, FL 33126
CWA Local 3140 represents the American Airlines passenger service work group covering all of Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This fair is to provide education, resources, and awareness to our 2,000+ employees in the Miami hub. Please share the support and services that you or your organization works diligently to provide to our community! And you’re free to share information about all your programs – not only mental health. For questions, please contact Nikki Derisse at 954-591-9829 or

NEW Help Identify People Who May Lose Medicaid Coverage

The Florida Health Justice Project would like your help in identifying individuals who are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage. This is a time-sensitive initiative, as people may start losing their coverage starting at the end of March 2023.  How you can help: Outreach to your agency’s clients. You can use this script as a guide to your conversations. Join the Miami-Dade County-specific listserv. Email Bryan Ortiz at to sign up to keep up-to-date on the latest related news. To learn more, visit Florida Health Justice Project.

Center for Minority Veterans

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.  The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.  For more information You can also call 800-698-2411 (TTY: 711). And you can file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care now. For more information, click here.

Veterans Affairs Life Insurance

Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) provides low-cost coverage to Veterans with service-connected disabilities. You can get these benefits: Up to $40,000 in whole life insurance coverage (in $10,000 increments), and cash value that starts to add up 2 years after we approve your application VALife is guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance. This means that if you meet the eligibility requirements for VALife, we’ll automatically approve your application. You won’t need to prove you’re in good health and you can keep your coverage for the rest of your life. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply click here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Learn more.

305 Partners (305 Phones) – Free Connectivity Program for Low Income USA Households

305 Partners is an ISO (independent sales organization) focusing on serving underprivileged communities with free or low-cost solutions in the telecom sector. Through the US Government’s LifeLine program, we are able to provide a FREE smartphone with unlimited talk and text, plus 25GB of data to qualifying applicants. To find out if you are eligible or for more information, visit 305 Phones.

NAMI Peer to Peer (Free)

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm EST
Location: Via Zoom

NAMI Miami-Dade County is offering 8 session program for adults (18+) with a mental health condition, who are looking to understand their condition and find a path to recovery.  The program will help participants; create a personal relapse prevention plan, learn how to interact with health care professional, development confidence for making decisions and reduce stress, understand the impact of symptoms on your life, and access Miami-Dade area resources to help maintain wellness. To register click here.

Free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Assistance for Haitians

Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center is offering free Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assistance for Haitians. To find out if you are eligible, contact Sant La at (305) 573-4871.

Health Care for Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Health Veterans Access Clinic once again is proud to offer many of their services to qualifying veterans and their family members for little or no cost. Those who served our country deserve nothing but the best. NSU Health is dedicated to supporting the needs of veterans and their families through the NSU Veterans Access Clinic. We offer 360° health care services with specialized staff experienced in caring for veterans.  For more information visit Nova Southeastern University Health.

Corporate-Level Health Benefits – Small Businesses

The Greater Miami Chamber and AvMed have partnered to bring Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce members, with two to 50 eligible employees, corporate-level health benefits at prices a small business can afford. For more information, visit Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

FREE Mental Health Wellness support groups

Date: Mondays –  Fridays
Time:  Times varies
Location: Virtual
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Miami-Dade Support Groups are available online and by phone. Groups are available in English, Spanish and Creole for individuals with mental health conditions and/or for their family members. In addition, bilingual parents/caregivers will be available on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  For more information, including wellness support group schedules, please visit NAMI Miami.


Children’s Bereavement Center grief support groups

Date: Monday through Friday
Time: Times vary
Location: Virtual

Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC) is providing FREE virtual grief support groups for all ages. Studies show that 25 percent of children will experience the death of a significant loved one by high school graduation, and for 1 in 5, their loss will be a parent. After a loss, children and teens are vulnerable to suffer symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, social isolation, strained peer interaction, physical complaints, sleep disturbances/nightmares, and school difficulties. Groups meet virtually weekly and are facilitated by masters level mental health professionals. These services are open to anyone who has suffered a loss as a result of illness, accident, suicide or homicide. To find a location throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach call (888) 988-5438 and you will be linked to a group. Registration is required via phone. For more information, visit Children’s Bereavement Center.

Florida KidCare Coalition

The Florida KidCare Coalition of Miami-Dade is offering enrollment assistance for families who have recently lost health coverage or have had a change of income. Assistance is available in English, Spanish and Creole.  For more information, visit Florida KidCare Coalition.

Funding & In-Kind Resources

NEW MIT Solve Gender Equity in STEM Challenge

Deadline Date: Tuesday, 5/9/23
Tiger Global Impact Ventures and MIT Solve aim to support United States-based solutions that address barriers and unlock the untapped potential of girls and women in STEM nationwide. Solutions should include one or more of the following focus areas: support K-12 educators in effectively teaching and engaging girls in STEM in the classroom or afterschool settings; ensure continuity across STEM education to decrease successive drop-off in completion rates from K-12 through undergraduate years; create a more inclusive STEM workplace culture including through improving pay transparency, decreasing bias in hiring and promotion, introducing and upholding healthy behaviors and organizational role models, and/or bolstering wraparound supports for workers who are caregivers; or enable women STEM entrepreneurs to participate and thrive in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing access to capital, resources, or network-building, or diversifying the investor landscape. Eligibility is limited to individuals, new teams, or established organizations. Solutions can be for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid models and must be at least at the prototype stage. Solution teams must be US-based to be eligible for the Challenge. For more information click here.

NEW Supporting Safer Communities Grant Program

Deadline Date: Friday, 5/12/23 by 5 PM EST
In partnership with Miami-Dade County, The Carrie Meek Foundation, Inc., will offer $7.3 million to fund gun violence response efforts through the Support Safer Communities Grant Program (SSC). The program will support interventionists, survivors and community-based groups, agencies and organizations that strengthen Miami-Dade’s community-based response to gun violence. Nonprofits, grassroots groups, residents, small neighborhood-based organizations, faith-based organizations, civic institutions, and other community-serving organizations are eligible to apply. Projects should improve quality of life and engage those at high potential for involvement in gun violence, including reentry support for those returning from incarceration, deploying high-risk violence interventionists, and providing mental health and survivor support services. The SSC Program will also support grassroots anti-violence projects that expand access to spaces, activities, services, and relationships that develop children and youth. Funded programs will receive technical assistance and training support to ensure they are implemented well and positioned for future success. Eligibility is limited to Grassroots Groups, individuals, small neighborhood-based organizations, and faith-based, civic and other established community serving organizations, and any existing 501(c)(3) organizations that provide interventions that address the factors driving gun violence.

To learn more and/or apply visit

NEW Ethnic Community Self-Help Program

Deadline Date: Friday, 6/9/23
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces funding under the Ethnic Community Self-Help (ECSH) Program. The goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs) in providing refugee populations with critical integration services. Under the ECSH Program, the following three main objectives must be implemented to strengthen ECBOs’ provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees within five years after their initial resettlement; to support ECBOs’ organizational development and engagement in capacity building by encouraging their collaboration with established refugee service providers and mainstream organizations; and to support ECBOs in promoting community building and civic engagement. Eligibility is limited to city, township, county, state, and special district governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; public / Indian housing authorities; independent school districts; institutions of higher education; and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. For more information click here.

NEW The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation CreARTE Grant Program

Deadline Date: 5/26/23
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation aims to develop South Florida as a world-class urban center. A thriving, equitable arts community is essential to making Greater Miami a vibrant, connected, and culturally engaging place to live. In 2023 – 2025, the Foundation’s CreARTE Program will invest over $3.5 million in Miami-Dade organizations working to cultivate this ecosystem by 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 support top artistic talent and attract artists to Miami by creating local fellowship and residency programs. Through our investments, we want to provide capital and support for exemplary organizations to embrace artistic risk-taking, expand the diversity of creative experiences and audiences, and present work that inspires with its excellence and relevance. Please refer to the guidelines, once released, for eligibility and award information. To apply click here.

NEW The Miami Foundation Open For Business Program

Deadline Date: Wednesday, 5/31/23
Fueled by a $20 million grant from Wells Fargo, the Miami Open for Business program aims to empower historically underserved nonprofits and small businesses to build generational wealth and resilience through the purchase and ownership of critical business assets, such as property, equipment, and technology. Three financial products are available, including microgrants for Technology or Equipment: Up to $20,000 to purchase hardware, software, or equipment (applications are due on May 31, 2023); asset Building Loans for Entrepreneurs (ABLE): Up to $100,000 in low-interest financing for vehicles, inventory, remodeling, and more (applications are welcome through December 1, 2023); and collective Real Estate Ownership (CREO) Funding: Up to $500,000 towards a down payment and closing costs to purchase shared commercial real estate in select Miami-Dade neighborhoods (applications are due on the 15th of every other month (April, June, and August)). Small businesses are eligible. To apply click here.

NEW Glenn W. Bailey Foundation Grants

Deadline Date: Friday, 7/14/23

The foundation invites letters of inquiry for innovative early childhood STEM education programs in Florida, New York, Connecticut, or Washington, D.C. The foundation aims to fund projects and programs that give students and educators more resources for developing and participating in STEM-based, hands-on learning. Any program or idea supporting students in Pre-K through 12th grade and into college or vocational studies is eligible. To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Letters of inquiry are accepted on a monthly rolling basis. For more information, visit Glenn W. Bailey Foundation.

Trainings & Conferences

NEW A.S.A.P.’s Virtual Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Coaching Dates:  Tuesday, 4/25/23 – Tuesday, 5/30/23
Time: 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Location: Virtual

This is a 6- week virtual chronic pain coaching program for sickle cell warriors that will help them gain skills to manage pain, sleep, fatigue, mood, energy and more! The program consists of 6 coaching sessions that take place over 6 consecutive weeks and last for 2.5 hours each session. Seats are limited and once full the next program won’t start until June of 2023.  To Register click here. For more information, visit:

NEW Parent-to-Parent of Miami Workshops

Workshop dates: Thursday, 5/11/23 through Thursday, 12/21/23
Time: Time varies per workshop
Location: Virtual and In-Person
Parent-to-Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families of children and adults with all types of disabilities. Parent-to-Parent works to make information, workshops and other resources to help make decisions about early intervention, early childhood, education, vocational training, employment, college opportunities, as well as the laws that protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities, available to parents and professionals. Parent-to-Parent has regular workshops on a variety of topics, including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, making the right decision about your child’s educational placement and more. Virtual workshops are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit Parent-to-Parent of Miami.

NEW Epilepsy Alliance Florida free seizure recognition and first-aid trainings

Epilepsy Alliance Florida is offering free seizure recognition and first-aid trainings to community agencies and organizations as well as the general population throughout Florida. These valuable trainings aim to bring awareness to this chronic condition, help individuals recognize different types of seizures and provide seizure first-aid training to empower individuals to provide support to a person suffering from a seizure or living with the condition. All trainings will be provided virtually via Zoom. To schedule a training for yourself, staff, family or friends, email your request with a date and time that would work for you to prevention& For more information, visit Epilepsy Alliance Florida.

Nonprofit Careers

NEW Learn more about open positions at United Way Miami

Visit United Way Miami to view all of our current openings, including manager, Community Engagement, specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, infant toddler teacher, Miami Gardens and West Perrine.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Carrfour Supportive Housing

Visit Carrfour Supportive Housing to view all of their current openings, including, GPD Clinical Case Manager, Peer Specialist Miami-Dade, Resident Services Coordinator.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Together for Children

Visit  Together for Children to view their current openings, including Together for Children Job Ambassador.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Health Information Project

Visit Health Information Project to view all of their current openings, including program manager.

NEW Learn more about open positions at The Miami Foundation

Visit The Miami Foundation to view all of their current openings, including grant administration manager, business operation analysis.

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 HIV care coordinator, administrative assistant, advance practice registered nurse, behavioral health consultant, chief program officer, certified dependency case manager, youth care worker.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Overtown Youth Center

Visit Overtown Youth Center to view all of their current openings, including senior accountant, grant writer, facility and logistic manager, enhance instructor, chief operating officer, community outreach coordinator, director of family services, transporter, artistic director, program coordinator.

NEW Learn more about open positions at YWCA South Florida

Visit YWCA South Florida to view all of our current openings, including preschool teacher assistant, Head Start/Downtown Miami; part-time after school site manager, Hialeah; senior director, Race Gender Equity, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open postions at Easterseals South Florida

Visit Easterseals South Florida to view all of their current openings including facilities associate, teacher assistant, Head Start, director of finance, LPN-nurse, social worker, job coach, Miami.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Jewish Community Services

Visit Jewish Community Services to view all of their current openings, including program success manager, donor stewardship coordinator, administrative assistant.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Branches

Visit Branches to view all of their current openings, including grow coach, Student Services; AmeriCorps member.

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 teacher associates.

NEW Learn more about open positions at Chapman Partnership

Visit Chapman Partnership to view all of their current openings, including president & chief officer executive, Miami & Homestead; community housing specialist, child development specialist, controller, case manager, Miami; maintenance custodian, client care specialist, Homestead.


NEW Learn more about open positions at Goodwill Industries

Visit Goodwill Industries to view all of their current openings, including retail associate, contract administrator, 3PL warehouse team lead.

Special Programs & Ongoing Initiatives

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.

At this time we have no grant opportunities available.