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 more than $3 million to The Miami Foundation since 2005.
  • More than 80 different organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community have received grants from the money raised by the Task Force.  (See below for the full list of recipients.)
  • Over $910,000 has been awarded to organizations providing services for LGBTQ youth.
  • Over $410,000 has been distributed to the three organizations – ACLU, Equality Florida and SAVE — which were instrumental in achieving marriage equality in Florida.
  • Nearly $305,000 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 Task Force Gala, you’re giving to a national LGBTQ organization while making an impact locally, supporitng 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
Equality Florida Institute
Florida Together Federation
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE)
Legal Services of Greater Miami
SAVE Foundation

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Arts at St. Johns
Blue Stripe Films
Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
City Theatre
Creative Arts Enterprises
Gay8 Festival
HistoryMiami Museum
Miami Beach Film Society
Miami-Dade College Foundation/Miami International Film Festival
MiFo LGBT Film Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art
Next @ 19th Street
O Cinema
Pioneer Winter Collective
Reading Queer
Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida

Aqua Foundation for Women
Barry University
Classical South Florida
FIU Foundation – Center for the Study of Spirituality
Florida Grand Opera
Maven Leadership Collective
Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami Design Preservation League
Miami Gay Men’s Chorus
Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Foundation
OUT Miami Foundation
Shining Families
Stonewall Library & Archives
Temple Israel Greater Miami

Camillus House
Center for Positive Connections
Citrus Health Network
Empower U
FIU Foundation – Wertheim College of Medicine
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Lawyers for Children America
Lotus House Women’s Shelter
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Miami-Dade Police Department/ Special Victims Bureau
North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens Services
Pet Project for Pets
Reserve South
South Beach AIDS Project
Survivors Pathway Corporation
Switchboard of Miami
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative
United People Counseling Ministry Services
VIDA Legal Assistance

Affirming Youth Foundation
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
Family Resource Center of South Florida
FIU Foundation – LGBTQA Initiatives
Florida Foster Care Review
GLSEN South Florida
Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Peace Education Foundation
Pridelines Youth Services
Safe Schools South Florida
Tigertail Productions
University of Miami
YES Institute


Related Items:

2018 LGBTQ Community Fund Recipients
Event Information
Past Honorees