Give Miami Day


Have your family and friends

Support The Villagers, Inc.

& Historic Preservation In Miami-Dade

This year’s Give Miami Day will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017 . The 24-hour event begins at 12 a.m. EST on November 16th and ends at 12 a.m. EST on November 17th.

Give Miami Day is the largest annual giving event in the Southeast United States. Held online, Give Miami Day allows all individuals in our community to make a philanthropic impact by collectively supporting local nonprofit organizations. In 2016, Give Miami Day made history, raising $9.1 million for 660+ local nonprofits from more than 19,000 donors spanning the city, nation and globe.

The Miami Foundation and its partners will maximize the community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 16th through givemiamiday.org.

Your donation will help The Villagers in their mission to protect, advocate for, and promote our special places, structures, sites, and objects which have architectural, cultural, environmental, or historical significance.

Where does your donation go?

In 2017, The Villagers awarded college scholarships to 10 deserving students with an interest in architectural historic preservation and restoration. The recipients include students from the University of Miami, University of Florida, Florida International University, and Miami-Dade County’s Design and Architecture High School

Each year, The Villagers also awards grants to organizations who have applied for funding to support specific restoration projects.  This year, grant funds are available for the following applicants:

  • City of Coral Gables
  • Village of Pinecrest – Pinecrest Gardens
  • Deering Estate Foundation
  • Dade Heritage Trust
  • Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove
  • The Barnacle Society
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc.
  • South Florida Pioneer Museum d/b/a Redland Farm Life Culinary Center
  • Tropical Audubon Society
  • Tropical Audubon Society

After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, The Villagers established an emergency fund which has not been touched until this year, when we were able to provide post-Hurricane Irma financial assistance to the following organizations:

  • The Barnacle Society
  • The Kampong, National Botanical Garden
  • Vizcaya Museum and Garden Trust, Inc.
  • Tropical Audubon Society
  • Montgomery Botanical Center Foundation
  • Dade Heritage Trust
  • Coconut Grove Cares, The Barnyard (??)
  • South Florida Pioneer Museum d/b/a Redland Farm Life Culinary Center
  • Tropical Audubon Society