Inspire305, powered by United Way, seeks to empower innovative, new nonprofits

//Inspire305, powered by United Way, seeks to empower innovative, new nonprofits

Inspire305, powered by United Way, seeks to empower innovative, new nonprofits


In an effort to support innovative nonprofits doing great work, United Way of Miami-Dade has launched Inspire305. This new initiative is offering up two cash prizes — $25,000 and $10,000 to help two nonprofits further their missions — and is inviting the community to help select the award recipients through online, in-person and text-to-vote campaigns.

Inspire305 is accepting applications from nonprofits that received their 501(c)(3) certifications between 2012 and 2017, offer services locally and meet all other eligibility requirements.  To learn if your organization qualifies, visit

“Through Inspire305, United Way is empowering residents to get engaged and help select an emerging nonprofit that is transforming and inspiring our community,” Maria C. Alonso, president and CEO, United Way, said.  “We look forward to learning about all the great things that these nonprofits are doing and partnering with them to continue to fight for a stronger Miami.”

A team of community volunteers will review all the applications and announce up to five finalists in late May, when voting will open online.  At the finale event in late June, the finalists will present their pitches to attendees, who will have one final chance to cast their votes – and then the winners will be announced.

Inspire305 aims to propel social change by engaging the community in supporting new, innovative projects that are demonstrating vision and purpose. Join us, learn more and share your inspiration at Inspire305Facebook/inspire305miami, Twitter/inspire305miami and Instagram/inspire305miami, use #Inspire305.

About Inspire305: Innovating for Good

Inspire305, powered by United Way of Miami-Dade, aims to propel change by supporting local and emerging innovators that are creatively and effectively addressing some of our community’s most challenging social problems. Qualifying nonprofits compete for two prizes – a Grand Innovator Award of $25,000 and the Trailblazer Award of $10,000 – through an online and in-person community voting process. Applications are being accepted from March 5 through April 13. Finalists will be announced in May and the cash awards will be presented at a live event on June 21. For more information, visit inspire305.orgFacebook/inspire305miami,Twitter/inspire305miami and Instagram/inspire305miami.

2019-07-16T10:36:00-04:00 March 12th, 2018|