Giving Back on Give Miami Day 2018

Give Miami Day is upon us! What is it? Give Miami Day is one of the biggest annual giving events that encourages anyone (and everyone) to make a impact by collectively supporting South Florida nonprofit organizations. For every dollar raised on Give Miami Day between $25 and $10,000, The Miami Foundation and its partners will match the donation, making it a great time to support.

This year the event happens for 24 hours, beginning at 12:00 a.m. on November 15th and ending at 12:00 a.m. on November 16, 2018. Give Miami Day 2017 raised $10.1 million for 700 local nonprofits from more than 20,000 donors spanning the city, nation and globe and its support for our local organizations makes a big impact.

From artist to incubator to marketplace, Commissioner's founders are making a donation to three organizations that represent a vibrant ecosystem in the arts.

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator
Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator , led by Rosie Gordon Wallace, promotes, nurtures and exhibits the diverse talents of emerging artists from the Latin and Caribbean Diasporas through an artist-in-residence program, international exchanges, community arts events and a dynamic exhibition program collaborating with art spaces and inhabiting the virtual landscape. The program is one of the early leaders in this space, operating for the last 23 years!

Obsolete Media Miami
What is Obsolete Media Miami? Obsolete Media Miami functions as a research and preservation studio, A/V club and a repository for 35mm slides, archival motion picture materials and other legacy media. A resource for artists, designers, filmmakers, researchers and writers, O.M.M. also curates film related events, hosts workshops and consults on time based media related projects. They are also a fellow recipient of a Knight Foundation Knight Art Challenge grant.

The Friendathon
This year O.M.M is hosting an an ambitions 8-hour continuous live broadcast produced in collaboration with the Department of Communications at Barry University on Give Miami Day. The program will include Miami musicians, artists, spoken word performers and interviews with local creatives and O.M.M. community partners plus features about what O.M.M does! Tune in.

Prizm Art Fair
A multi-day art fair that takes place during Art Basel, PRIZM’s goal is to expand the spectrum of exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets who reflect global trends in contemporary art. Committed to the Miami cultural community, Prizm actively features the work of emerging Miami-based artists and invests in Miami’s growth as a cultural hub.


The Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day as part of its mission to promote philanthropy throughout Miami-Dade County. Visit to learn more.

Joanna Davila