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Mission: The mission of the Michael Scholz Memorial Charitable Fund is to teach youth how to preserve and protect South Florida’s fragile environment and ecosystem.

Priorities of The Fund:The Michael Scholz Memorial Charitable Fund is most likely to fund projects that:

  • Teach youth how to preserve and protect South Florida’s fragile environment and ecosystem.
  • Target youth who face challenges, such as those who live at or below the federal poverty line or who are mentally or physically or emotionally disabled or abused;
  • Respond creatively and in a timely manner to existing or emerging environmental issues in South Florida;
  • Foster volunteerism and community involvement; and/or
  • Can have a lasting impact on youth participants.

Grant Ranges: Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000

Special Initiative Grant: The Fund will, on occasion, provide grants for initiatives that address a community issue or need in South Florida, particularly in Miami Dade County.  Particular focus is placed on reaching youth who face challenges prioritized above.

Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt community-based organizations

Limitations: Programs generally not considered are:

  • Programs involving specifically religious or sectarian activities
  • Political activities or organizations

Review Process: Grant applications are accepted year-round and will be considered in the following manner.

  • Applications are screened by the Executive Director to ensure it is complete.
  • The Fund’s Grants Committee reviews the application.
  • A site visit or meeting with the applicant will be scheduled if necessary.
  • A recommendation will be brought to the full Board for a vote.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision.

Applicants can expect a response from the Fund’s Board within a two month period.

Grant Application Instructions:

  • Applicants should complete the Grant Application Cover Sheet and submit it with the application.
  • Additional instructions are on the reverse side.
  • First-time applicants should complete and submit the Registration Form.

Note to Applicants:

  • All grantees are expected to submit a final report at the end of the grant period describing outcomes of the project and how objectives were or were not met.
  • A letter of commitment or support is required for all applicants that are collaborating with other funders or program partners.

Michael Scholz Memorial Charitable Fund
50 West Mashta Drive, Suite 3
Key Biscayne, FL 33149