Miami-Dade County can be a community where all women and girls have equal access, opportunity, and influence. That is our vision, and we work every day to make it our reality. What we have accomplished over the past 25 years shows us that our efforts — together — make a real difference in the lives of women and girls in Miami-Dade. When Women are Strong, Our World is Strong.
The First 25 Years
In 1993 in the wake of Hurricane Andrew’s destruction, a small group of dedicated women made a decision to transform the lives of women and girls in Miami. With just $5,000, they founded The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade and set out to fill the huge funding gaps in programs working with girls and young women.
Much of our work has been accomplished through our grant-making program, where we’ve jumpstarted, incubated, and supported other community organizations in their service to thousands of women and girls. To date, we have given out approximately $3.7 million in grants to 485 organizations and programs making a difference in the lives of 60,000 women and girls.
The Next 25…
We believe that substantial, far-reaching change begins right here in Miami-Dade. Heading into our 25th anniversary year, The Women’s Fund is shifting programming and strategy to focus on key issues that will make a greater impact in our community. That’s why through collaborative research and effort, we are focusing on these four issues: Freedom from Violence, Leadership, Health and Well-Being, and Economic Security.
We’re proud of all we have accomplished over a quarter of a century, and we’re not leaving our heritage behind — we’re taking it to the next level. Now we’ll use those skills and take on other big issues, and change more women and girls’ lives.