Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Grants to Florida Individuals, Nonprofits, and Agencies to
Create and Enhance Public Spaces in Miami-Dade County

Public Space Challenge

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

The Miami Foundation and Target

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

05/16/19 11:59 PM ET


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $25,000 to Florida individuals, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, groups, and government entities to create, improve, or activate public spaces in Miami-Dade County. Applicants must submit their idea prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support ideas that make public spaces more safe, fun, and easier to use.

There are four categories in this year's Challenge: walking, biking, streets and sidewalks, and public transit.

The Foundation gives priority to projects that:
- Create, activate or improve how residents move around the community
- Provide access to public spaces where little or no access existed before
- Improve usability of existing public spaces
- Show potential to benefit a broad range of residents, especially in neighborhoods with limited public spaces
- Have a solid execution strategy and plan to increase awareness about how public spaces can enhance communities and enrich the quality of life for nearby residents

Funds may be used for costs directly related to implementing a project, such as permitting, materials, supplies, outreach, events, marketing, staff or consultants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149999

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

There is no preset number of ideas that will be selected. For reference, there were 22 winning ideas in the 2018 Challenge.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant size is $25,000.

Winning applicants will receive specialized technical support, mentorship and assistance from The Miami Foundation and its partners in order to implement the idea.

Term of Contract:

Grant period: October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone can post ideas: individuals, groups, for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, or government entities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

2019 Public Space Challenge Webinar
Thursday, April 25th from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop #1
Saturday, April 27th from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace, Miami

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop #2
Tuesday, May 7th from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM
Space Called Tribe Co-Work and Urban Innovation Lab
937 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Miami

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop #3
Thursday, May 9th from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
12600 Southwest 130th Street #10, Miami

2019 Public Space Challenge Workshop: South Miami
Tuesday, May 14th from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Gibson-Bethel Community Center
5800 Southwest 66th Street, South Miami

Pre-Application Information:

The idea submission phase closes on Thursday, May 16, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Finalists Timeline:
- Finalist proposals due: Friday, July 19, 2019
- Estimated notification of winners: Mid-September 2019

There is no limit to the number of ideas that can be submitted.

Projects that are already in progress and that have previously received some amount of funding may submit a component of that project to the Public Space Challenge.

About the program:
Workshops and resources:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit an idea:

For questions about this grant program, contact:
Chelsea Clark, Programs and Grants Administration Associate

The Miami Foundation
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Native American Entities for Programs to Prepare At-R...

Deadline 01/21/22

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations educational institutions, and Native American entities for programs to prepare at-risk youth for the workforce. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. The purpose of

GrantWatch ID#: 128055

Grants to USA and Canada Medical Residents to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Children

Deadline 01/24/22

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA and Canada medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatrician or pediatric resid

GrantWatch ID#: 129263

Grants to Florida Organizations and Individuals for Projects Promoting Sustainability

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to Florida organizations and individuals in eligible locations for projects that promote sustainability. Funding is intended to support projects that are relevant to community priorities, such as economic and social revitalization, p

GrantWatch ID#: 129633

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/22

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Health Care Providers in Rural Areas to Improve Quality of Services

Deadline 03/21/22 Conference Date: 01/26/22

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit and public health care providers, hospitals, and health clinics in rural areas to improve the quality of health services. Applicants must submit their intent to apply prior to applying and are advised that required registrations m

GrantWatch ID#: 131634

Grants to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts Nonprofits for Initiatives to Reduc...

Deadline 01/18/22

Grants of up to $75,000 to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for initiatives to reduce youth violence in eligible locations. Funding is intended for programs and projects designed for at-risk youth and youth adults in lower-income an

GrantWatch ID#: 131907