John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy." 

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The Fountainhead Residency

The Fountainhead, founded in 2008 by collectors Dan and Kathryn Mikesell, infuses Miami's growing art and cultural community with artistic inspiration from around the world, collaborating with local institutions,non-profits and businesses to support the city's growth, building a global family that transcends all borders and continues to give back, and cultivating new audiences for the arts through intimate engagements, education and unique experiences The Fountainhead Residency brings artists from around the world to live and work in Miami for up to two months. 3-4 artists are hosted at a time and between 30-40 artists per year. To date over 300 artists from 36 countries have taken part in the residency.

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The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream is a universally accessible 60’ sailing catamaran. She was created by Mike Browne, a paraplegic who had a dream of creating a vessel that could sail the oceans and is fully operational by a person in a wheelchair. After 10 years of sailing, Mike was looking for an organization to take on the responsibility of continuing the mission of the Impossible Dream.  Deborah Mellen, an accomplished businesswoman, paraplegic, and sailing volunteer at Shake A Leg Miami, saw a match. She said it was her time to give back and funded the acquisition. She believes Impossible Dream’s unique purposeful design will inspire innovation and shows that beauty and functionality can coexist. 

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Rescue a Reef / University of Miami Rosenstiel School

The Rescue a Reef (RAR) coral conservation program is the University of Miami Rosenstiel School's citizen science project designed to advance coral reef research and restoration to recover depleted coral populations on reefs of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The RAR program provides hands-on, meaningful research, outreach, and educational opportunities to members of our community focused on coral reef ecology, conservation, and restoration. Our mission is to educate and engage the local community, increase scientific literacy in coastal and coral reef conservation, and foster ocean stewardship.

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Love the Everglades Movement

Love The Everglades Movement is a 501(c)3 organization that engages the Full Spectrum of Being through the Arts, Education, Activism, & Spirituality to advocate for Improved Water Quality and the Integrity of the Circle of Life throughout the Greater Everglades.  By respecting the sovereignty of the local indigenous communities of Miccosukee and Seminole peoples, we find inspiration in the ways that they preserve their traditional ecological knowledge.  We convene and cultivate communities via Everglades Excursions, Educational Outreach, Direct Actions, Art Activism, Prayer & Ceremony, Symposia, and an Awareness Concert.

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