The National LGBTQ Task Force donates a significant amount of the proceeds from The Task Force Gala – Miami and its sister event Winter Party Festival to local organizations serving the LGBTQ community through grants administered by The Miami Foundation. Some of the highlights of this very unique relationship between a national organization and the local community include:

  • The Task Force has donated nearly $2.7 million to The Miami Foundation to date.
  • More than 75 different organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community have received grants from the money raised by the Festival.  (See below for the full list of recipients.)
  • Over $850,000 has been awarded to organizations providing services for LGBTQ youth.
  • Over $390,000 has been distributed to the three organizations – ACLU, Equality Florida and SAVE — that were instrumental in achieving marriage equality in Florida.
  • Nearly $240,000 has been given to agencies providing mental health services to LGBTQ adults, including those specializing in suicide prevention, HIV counseling and support for survivors of domestic violence.

By supporting the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami, you’re giving to a national LGBTQ organization while making an impact locally, giving to multiple worthy organizations with one donation.

The full list of organizations that have benefited from the Task Force’s donations to The Miami Foundation’s LGBTQ Community Fund is as follows:

ACLU Foundation of Florida
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Aqua Foundation for Women
Arts at St. Johns
Barry University
Blue Stripe Films
Borscht Corp
Camillus House
Center for Positive Connections
Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Citrus Health Network
City Theatre
Classical South Florida
Creative Arts Enterprises
Empower U
Equality Florida Institute
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
Family Resource Center of South Florida
FIU Foundation – Center for the Study of Spirituality
FIU Foundation – LGBTQA Initiatives
FIU Foundation – Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida Foster Care Review
Florida Grand Opera
Florida Together Federation
Gay8 Festival
GLSEN South Florida
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE)
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Jonathan Spikes Foundation
Lawyers for Children America
Legal Services of Greater Miami
Lotus House Women’s Shelter
Miami Beach Film Society
Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Gay Men’s Chorus
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Miami-Dade College Foundation/Miami International Film Festival
Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Miami-Dade Police Department/ Special Victims Bureau
Museum of Contemporary Art
Next @ 19th Street
North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens Services
O Cinema
OUT Miami Foundation
Out My Closet
OUTshine Film Festival
Peace Education Foundation
Pet Project for Pets
Pioneer Winter Collective
Reading Queer
Safe Schools South Florida
SAVE Foundation
Shining Families
South Beach AIDS Project
South Broward VFW Post 8195
Stonewall Library & Archives
Survivors Pathway
Switchboard of Miami
Temple Israel Greater Miami
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative
Tigertail Productions
United People Counseling Ministry Services
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida
University of Miami
VIDA Legal Assistance
YES Institute
Zoetic Stage


Related Items:

2017 GLBT Community Project Fund Grantees
Event Information
Past Honorees