Key to Giving Talent
Donate Your Talent. Create a New Program & Create Lasting Change.
The Key to Giving program is looking for talented individuals, organizations, or businesses to create new programming like these. We are looking to create programming that will better the lives of those in our greater community, specifically targeting Liberty City. We are looking for new talents to create and develop new programming under our Sister City Initiative and with our financial and administrative support.
Four programs will be selected annually from our applications and each will be awarded a $2,500 grant to help kickstart the new program.
To qualify for the $2,500 matching grant one must work with non-profit staff and or students a minimum of four times per calendar year. For example, a monthly financial education workshop would fit this criteria, while a one time “special museum tour” for kids would not.
Have an idea? Simply fill out the form below to get started.
Liberty City Food Co-op
Resident Pat Molinari merged her experience and knowledge as a caterer and her interests in helping the larger community to create this program. The Liberty City Food Co-op provides more than 100 liberty city residents with fresh and healthy produce twice a month.
MCI and KBCF help to set up a pop up “farmers market” where residents are able to pick up their produce for the next two weeks.
The Food Co-op is designed to provide access to quality healthy and fresh foods, which are largely not available in the neighborhood and not financially viable for many residents. Learn more here.
Christmas in July
For over twelve years, Chief Press and the police department have worked to positively impact the relationship between the police and the children in Liberty City.
This particular event is a collaboration between the Key Biscayne Police Department and the Miami Children’s Initiative with the help of many local individuals and stakeholders.
Every July, The Miami Children’s Initiative and the Chief Press Charitable Foundation host over 250 Liberty City children on Key Biscayne for a fun-filled event with various activities, including water-slides, games, food, and music. Learn more here.
Wellness in the Schools
The Key Biscayne Community Foundation helps to support the implementation of Wellness in the Schools, an organization piloting healthy eating and play in public schools. Wellness in the Schools has three distinct programs, Cook for Kids, Coach for Kids, and Green for Kids, each of which promotes an important dimension of healthy living and habit formation.
The organization has exposed countless children to cooking, nutrition, gardening, and play in a way that supplements and enhances their classroom learning.
A key concept of Wellness in the Schools is that healthier bodies make healthier minds and that unhealthy school environments interfere with student health, school attendance, and academic achievement. Learn more here.