The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade (WFMD) envisions a Miami-Dade where power and possibility are not limited by gender. WFMD is dedicated to positive change for women and girls in Miami-Dade County through advocacy, data collection, investment, and fostering collective impact. As part of its Way Forward plan, WFMD is relaunching its grantmaking program to support strategies to overcome and/or dismantle entrenched barriers to women and girls realizing their full potential.
WFMD is responding with urgency to problems exacerbated by the pandemic, which has revealed many systemic issues that disproportionately affect women and their economic security and well-being. Among these is an inadequately supported childcare and early education system (Childcare System) that remains unaffordable to many. Both the women who work in the childcare sector, and the women who rely on it so they can go to work themselves, have suffered disproportionately from a fractured system.
In its inaugural grantmaking cycle, WFMD will award grants to community-based efforts that offer and/or contribute to lasting solutions to the multi-faceted problems of the childcare system in Miami-Dade.