Miami Foundation’s “Give Miami Day 2022”

Generosity was on full display as The Miami Foundation raised more than $32 million to benefit 1078 non-profit organizations.

Miami Foundation Community Investments Team

Generosity was on full display on Give Miami Day 2022 as The Miami Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic institutions in South Florida, raised more than $32 million to impact a record number of participating nonprofits. This show of support reinforces Give Miami Day as one of the largest and fastest-growing 24-hour online charitable giving events in the U.S. The 11th annual event raised $32,007,359, 82,640 unique donations to benefit 1,078 registered nonprofits. In an impressive show of new generosity, the Foundation saw 20,000 new donations – a 32 percent increase in unique donations – for a total of 41,134 gift givers.

“I am beyond thankful for the tremendous generosity of those who live and work in Miami, said Miami Foundation Board Chair, Julie Neitzel. “Thirty-two million and 82,640 donations prove we have an enormous number of businesses and individuals that truly care about our community’s growth, its diversity, and future. My hope is we can continue to grow the base of donors exponentially to further support the important work of local nonprofits.”

Yazmin Valido - Julie Neitzel
Yazmin Valido - Julie Neitzel
Xavier Richardson - Yvette Cruz

Held annually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, the initiative hosted by The Miami Foundation, and sponsored by Amazon, enables anyone to be a philanthropist. It has raised close to $145 million for local organizations active in every sector in the 11 years since it started. It brings together nonprofits – big and small, new and established – to celebrate and increase generosity in Greater Miami through one simple, easy-to-use online giving platform.

Donations from the November 17 event support various nonprofit sectors: animals, arts and culture, community care, economic and community development, education and youth, environment, equity advocacy and community engagement, faith-based, and health and wellness. In addition to these categories, special filters allow donors to support nonprofits in the areas of diversity and equity.

“Miami shined brightly on Give Miami Day,” said Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “Our nonprofits will feel the impact of every single donation made and every volunteer hour contributed. Give Miami Day is truly the most unifying, inspiring, and impactful day of the year!”

Joan Marie Godoy - Ruth Jeannoel
Kamilah Wallen and Miami Foundation Team
Raul Moas - Melissa Medina - Yolanda Berkowitz - Madeline Pumariega - Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava - Rebecca Fishman Lipsey - Jose Antonion Hernandez Solaun
Raul Moas - Melissa Medina - Yolanda Berkowitz - Madeline Pumariega - Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava - Rebecca Fishman Lipsey - Jose Antonion Hernandez Solaun
Yazmin Valido - Madeline Pumariega - Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava - Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
Yazmin Valido - Madeline Pumariega - Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava - Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
Miami Foundation and Radical Partners Staff Photo
Miami Foundation Team
Linnette Thompson - Beth Wagmeister - Meredith Hector
Julissa Rivera - Devin Browne
Julissa Rivera - Latasha Rhodes
Andreina Weichselbaumer - Vicky Checo
Joan Marie Godoy - Jessica Cohen - Beth Wagmeister
Jose Antonio Hernandez Solaun - Madeline Pumariega
Lis Mesa - Myra Martinez

Fundraising Feats

Achieve Miami, which closes opportunity gaps for students in Miami-Dade, was this year’s highest fundraiser with more than $2.6 million in donations and over 450 donors.  Here is a look at the top three fundraisers:

Small Organizations

The College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.)  – $241,545

Gene Spotlight – $200,894

Evolutionary Arts Life Foundation – $150,939

Medium Organizations

Achieve Miami – $2,602,813

The Venture Miami Scholarship Fund – $1,345,450

The Children’s Movement of Florida – $621,670

Large Organizations

Greater Miami Jewish Federation – $878,650

Americans for Immigrant Justice – $630,449

Lehrman Community Day School, Inc. – $526,663


The top three organizations with the most unique donations include:

Small Organizations

Ada Merritt Elementary School – 290 unique donors

Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 – 271 unique donors

Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library, Inc. – 266 unique donors

Medium Organizations

The Children’s Movement of Florida – 1,428 unique donors

Miami Waterkeeper – 655 unique donors

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station – 574 unique donors

Large Organizations

True North Classical Academy – 2,067 unique donors

Alper JCC Miami – 569 unique donors

Haitian Neighborhood Center Sant La Inc. – 480 unique donors

Sheryl Saturnino - Molly O'Doherty
Meredith Hector - Beth Wagmeister - Xavier Richardson - Jose Antonio Hernandez-Solaun - Madeline Pumariega

The 24-hour day of giving is led by The Miami Foundation and supported by its sponsors: Amazon, Knight Foundation, Nomi Health, The Jorge M. Perez Family Foundation, the Related Philanthropic Foundation, Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Greer Family Giving Fund, William R. Watts Foundation, Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, SEI, Richard A. Berkowitz Philanthropic Fund, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, UKG, Provenance Wealth Advisors, Miami HEAT and many other donors, including various anonymous and media sponsors.

Registration for next year’s Give Miami Day will begin in the summer of 2023. For more information about the nonprofits that participated in Give Miami Day and total gift amounts, please visit

About The Miami Foundation

The Miami Foundation builds the philanthropic, civic and leadership backbone for Greater Miami. Since 1967, the Foundation has invested half a billion dollars to strengthen our community with partnerships and contributions from more than 1000 fundholders and 35,000 donors. The Miami Foundation, which currently manages more than $427 million in assets, mobilizes donors, nonprofits, leaders, and locals to set a bold vision for our community’s future and to invest in a stronger, more equitable, more resilient Greater Miami. Learn more at

Editor’s Note: Leaderboard data is available here and can be broken down into sub-categories such as most unique donations, area of the county, etc.  Media inquiries should go to Lisa Mozloom,, or Lauren Rigau,, at 305-571-1455.

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