Community Partners


Provides permanent housing and supportive services to maximize the self-sufficiency of the formerly homeless in Miami-Dade County and other cities in Florida through joint ventures with various non-profit organizations.
 
Implements policy initiatives developed by the 27-member Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Board, and the monitoring of contract compliance by agencies contracted with the County, through the Trust, for the provision of housing and services for homeless persons.
 
The third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land, Miami-Dade Parks is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.
 

 

Earth Literacy Network
 
Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade College
An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students as well as the South Florida Community
 
Genesis Farm
A Learning Center for Earth Studies. We focus on the connections between the health of our global commons of air, water, land and nature, and the health of our local communities and bioregions. We root ourselves in a spirituality that reverences Earth as a primary revelation of the divine.

Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center
An inspiration for sustainable living in the mountains of East Tennessee, the Narrow Ridge Center programs, meeting facilities and retreat activities are its livelihood, set amidst its continuing interests in  community, sustainability and spirituality.
 
Funders
 
 
Founded in 1976, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council cultivates Greater Miami‘s thriving, vibrant, international cultural community. Both provide grants and technical assistance to cultural organizations and individual artists; develop and improve cultural facilities; create and advance arts education, public information and outreach programs; advocate for effective cultural policies and for more public and private resources to invest in cultural development; and promote and market our cultural assets broadly and innovatively.
 
The Miami Foundation was created in 1967 as Greater Miami's permanent philanthropic endowment. A nonprofit tax-exempt organization, the Foundation manages funds to support the emerging charitable needs of Miami-Dade County. Dade Community Foundation exists to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Miami - Dade County. Our mission is to encourage philanthropy and charitable giving by developing a permanent endowment to meet current and future emerging charitable needs.
 
AMS via the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) offers grants to help improve and expand domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities and Tribal governments are among those eligible to apply.
 
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
 
 
Wednesday, 01 October 2014