Frequently Asked Questions
What is Inspire305?
Inspire305 powered by United Way Miami is a new initiative that supports local, innovative nonprofits that are creatively and effectively addressing some of our community’s most challenging social problems. This initiative brings together diverse, nascent, local nonprofits and community members to help redesign the future of Miami.
Most recently and as a result of the ever changing needs in our community since COVID-19, Inpsire305 has set forth a new mission for the remainder for 2021. We are activating our networks and propelling change by giving back the best way we know how. Together.
We will be sharing various virtual and in-person, socially distant opportunities to impact change in Miami.
How is Inspire305 related to United Way Miami?
Inspire305 powered by United Way Miami is a new initiative aimed specifically at nascent local nonprofits activating solutions for the Miami community. This initiative is fully managed and funded by United Way Miami.
How does Inspire305 work?
In a typical year, Inspire305 powered by United Way Miami is a community-wide led effort. Local Miami-Dade nonprofits who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for one of two grant prizes. Upon completion of the application phase, Inspire305 and United Way volunteers vet and determine nonprofit finalists who are then put to an online vote. Upon public announcement of Inspire305 finalists, the Miami-Dade community is encouraged to learn more about each nonprofit finalist through their respective pitch videos and asked to vote for their favorite. The two nonprofits with the most and second most votes are awarded the Grand Innovator and Trailblazer award respectively.
This year, as a result of the ever changing needs in our community since COVID-19, Inpsire305 has set forth a new mission. We activating our networks and accelerating change through engagement.
We will be sharing various virtual and in-person, socially distant opportunities to impact change in Miami. Be sure to sign up to mailing list to receive the latest opportunities.
Will Inspire305 return with new grant opportunities this year?
Like many other local nonprofits and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Inspire305 and United Way Miami have reallocated traditional grant funds to help struggling individuals and families affected directly. As a result, this year’s efforts will be focused on accelerating change through engagement and impact. We hope you’ll join our efforts and help us drive change in and for Miami.