Grant Opportunities

Listed below are upcoming, current or recent grant opportunities. Please check this page frequently for updates.

Read to Learn

RFP 2024-10 Books for Free
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This Request for Proposals (RFP) will fund one agency up to $700,000 to implement the Books for Free initiative which ensures children, with a focus on young children through age 8, and their families have access to books via bookshelves placed in public spaces throughout Miami-Dade County. 

Tentative release date January 2024

Learning: Innovation

ITN 2024-12 Innovation Fund
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This Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) will fund multiple entities, for up to $1,000,000, for innovative ideas and program designs that address existing community needs and have not previously been implemented in our community. Fund innovative projects and test new ideas that address an existing community need and have not been previously implemented in our community. Successful proposals will demonstrate invention, theoretical reason for success and courage to explore uncharted territory. 


Tentative Release Date: February 2024

Reading Enhancements

RFP 2024-XX Reading Enhancements
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Reading Enhancement Information, Input & Networking Session

Date: Wednesday, Nov 1

Time: 10:00-11:30 pm

This in-person session will provide information on the Reading Enhancement request for proposals (RFP) to be released in February 2024.  This session will also create a space for networking and serve to gather input on reducing summer learning loss, improving after-school and summer reading intervention services, inclusive of dyslexia-specific intervention and professional development.
The Children’s Trust will be looking for a single provider for a new 5 year funding cycle that will begin in October 2024.

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Location: United Way Ryder Room, 3250 SW 3rd Ave


Community Engagement & Community Outreach Grants 

Community Engagement and Outreach grants provide community partners with an opportunity to seek funding for existing programs, advocacy efforts or events that support children and families in Miami-Dade County as well as the mission and values of The Children's Trust.

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Operational Investments

Please visit the Procurement page for operational investment solicitations.

Other Resources

An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. Candid is a nonprofit organization, combined from Foundation Center and Guidestar, that provides the most comprehensive data, analysis, and tools needed to track and understand the millions of dollars given to and used by nonprofits around the world. Candid offers publications, including directories of foundation and corporate grant makers (Foundation Directory Online FINs), research advice, custom research, and database searching. The web site includes online training in grant seeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.

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Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 900 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding over $350 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.

Miami-Dade County       
An extensive directory of current grant opportunities from a variety of local, state and national sources. 

National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Economic Vitality Center       
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