To support LaunchCode in Miami, creating pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through apprenticeships and job placement in technology for thousands of Miami residents seeking jobs at local firms hungry for talent.
To attract and retain entrepreneurs in South Florida and promote economic opportunity through the growth of eMerge Americas, the leading Miami-based conference focused on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To establish the Journalist's Resource as the go-to website for quick literature reviews that will improve the quality of deadline journalism.
To foster conversations on the visual arts with a pop-up store for art books that travels around Miami and is accompanied by lectures and programming.
To preserve the art of analog recording by improving a studio that allows local musicians to record on vintage equipment or preserve their works currently cataloged on older formats
To bring a bit of the Everglades into the city by creating billboards emblazoned with large-scale, artful images of South Florida wildlife.
To raise the profile and importance of small, artist-run galleries by hosting a national gallery swap where shows from BFI will be exchanged with galleries around the country.
To bring literature to more people by expanding a community mobile library that provides books for free, a trade or by donation.
To bring great literature into more homes by live-streaming and archiving Books & Books' Author Events featuring noted writers from a variety of genres.
To enhance Miami's urban life by producing street performances that activate public parks, transit hubs and community plazas that often go unnoticed.
To support the growing number of innovative, artist-driven projects in Miami by providing micro-grants _ in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts - that recognize and validate unconventional artistic projects.