The Meek Mobilize Grants Program seeks the best ideas, projects, programs and initiatives that mobilize residents around issues that matter to them and strengthen their community. It’s an effort to unite residents in Opa-locka, Florida City and Liberty City behind critical quality of life causes impacting Miami-Dade’s Black and Brown communities.
We’re looking for programs and projects that:
- Mobilize — Encourage more residents to get engaged and help improve the civic health and well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods
- Connect — Build block-by-block connections between neighbors around a cause they care about
- Build — Support programs or projects to improve resident and neighborhood quality of life in the areas of Education, Health, Housing and Economic and Community Development. Special consideration will be given to projects linked to Community Safety.
Who can apply?
The grant program will provide support to nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, community groups, business owners, residents and neighborhood champions/activists organizing grassroots community building efforts in Opa-locka, Florida City and Liberty City. Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2021.
Grant amount and timeline:
Most grants will range between $2,500 and $10,000 to help support a project. We expect to make about 5-10 grants in each of the three communities. Grants will be made in January 2022 and must be used by December 31, 2022
Get the details:
Grant Program Guidelines (Definitely review this before applying)
You Can Mobilize Too Webinar – (Recorded November 3) Get details on the program, how to apply and help to submit a strong application
Office hours – Sign up for a one-on-one to workshop your project with our team
Frequently Asked Questions
The Foundation developed this program based on community listening sessions we hosted in Opa-locka, Florida City and Liberty City. Read more in this blog post.
If you have any additional questions, we’re an email away: