About Us

Advocating for equity and opportunity for people in marginalized and underserved communities.

Established in 2001, The Carrie Meek Foundation, Inc. maintains U.S. Congresswoman Meek’s work through grantmaking, civic engagement, and community development. Throughout her educational career and her distinguished tenure in state and federal office, Carrie P. Meek faithfully advocated for equity and opportunity for people in marginalized and underserved communities. Committed to taking bold, transformative steps, Congresswoman Meek has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for all, especially the young, minorities and the disadvantaged. The Carrie Meek Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation whose mission is to advance Carrie Meek’s vision for civically engaged, well-resourced and resilient communities. We help improve the lives of residents in Miami-Dade County and the larger South Florida community through Education, Housing, Health, and Economic Development.

Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek

Congresswoman Carrie Meek@2x

Born in Tallahassee, FL, Congresswoman Carrie Pittman Meek grew up in the Jim Crow South. Her birth foreshadowed the self-determination that would define her life. When her mother gave birth to Carrie, she did not realize she was carrying twins. After the delivery of her big brother, out came this tiny little girl who was so small they nicknamed her Tot, as in Tiny Tot. Carrie entered this world with a fighting spirit that would serve her well.

A Vision for Communities

The Carrie Meek Legacy

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The value of a community Is in its people, and they must have he collective power to shape where they live.


Supporting education systems and resources that benefit ALL students.


Increasing access to the best care for a healthier life.



Lucia Davis-Raiford

President and CEO


Matthew Beatty

Vice President and COO

Matthew joined our team in December 2020 to create and implement a renewed strategic agenda.