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Leadership

The ability, effectiveness and trust in leaders to represent and translate community interests into desired policies with public benefits

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Social Capital

The strength of connections that citizens have to each other and to Miami, including membership in formal and informal groups and organizations

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Social Capital

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Basic Services

The quality of community infrastructure, including highways, housing and healthcare.

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Basic Services

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Economy

The health of local economic and employment conditions of Miami, including growth and competitiveness 

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Economy

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Safety

The factors that contribute to the safety of our community including community policing, county and municipal police and fire rescues, and neighborhood watch organizations

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Education

The quality of our K-12 public schools and local colleges and universities

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Education

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Civic Involvement

The depth of volunteerism, voting and overall engagement in the community

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Civic Involvement

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Openness

How welcoming Miami is toward families with young children, minorities and talented college graduates

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Openness

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Social Life

The availability of and accessibility to performing and visual arts performances and shows, sports teams, and other community events

 

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Social Life

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Aesthetics

The physical beauty of Miami as well as access and availability to parks, playgrounds and green spaces

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About the Project

what

Our Miami is a project of The Miami Foundation developed in association with an important three-year study called Soul of the Community. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gallup organization, Soul of the Community surveyed residents of metropolitan Miami (and 25 other cities nationwide) to explore and understand what residents like most about where they live and which factors play the biggest roles in connecting people to their place.

To evaluate these qualities in greater depth, The Miami Foundation partnered with the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University. FIU gathered data in each category to better understand the degree of alignment and/or variance between Miamians perceptions and reality.

why

The Miami Foundation asked, “What can we do to make our place, our city more attractice to an increasingly mobile and global society?”

Armed with powerful new data, The Miami Foundation and its partners will use Our Miami to explore how Miamians can make improvements that will nurture a stronger sense of community and advance the quality of life for all area residents.

approach

Our Miami coupled with the Beacon Council’s One Community | One Goal report augment years of national research that clearly shows attracting young, talented and creative people to your place will grow the economy faster than other more traditional measures of economic development and at the same time it fosters a deeper sense of community.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Work With Us

The Our Miami program aims to position Miami as the premier place for young, talented people to live, work and connect with each other. From grants to engagement projects, we have a number of ways for you to connect with us

  • Grants

    Our Miami grants are awarded throughout the year on a rolling basis. We first request a short letter of inquiry and then invite selected applicants to submit a full proposal.

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  • Contact Us

    Stuart Kennedy
    Programs Officer – Our Miami
    The Miami Foundation
    200 South Biscayne Boulevard
    Suite 505
    Miami, FL 33131
    ourmiami@miamifoundation.org

    Phone: (305) 357-2092

The Advisory Committee

We depend on these informed, connected and engaged Miami leaders to guide the work for Our Miami:

 


Fernand Amandi

Partner

Bendixen & Amandi International

 

Susan    Amat

Founder, Launch Pad Tech Incubator

University of Miami

 

Jeff Coates

Strategic Initiatives Associate

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

 

Albert Dotson Jr.

Partner, Land Use and Government Relations

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

 

Bill Diggs

President and CEO

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

 

Francisco Garcia

Director

City of Miami Planning Department

 

Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey

Education Consultant

 

Matt Haggman

Miami Program Director

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

 

Neal Hecker

Vice President of Programming

WPBT Channel 2

 

Howard Herring              

President and CEO

New World Symphony

 

Nicole   Kaufman

Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Florida International University

 

Melissa Krinzman

Founder and Managing Director

Venture Architects, LLC

 

Steve Marcus

President and CEO

Health Foundation of South Florida

 

Maria Nardi       

Chief, Planning and Research Division

Miami-Dade County Parks

 

CJ Ortuno

Executive Director

Save Dade

 

Madeline Pumariega    

Dean for Administration

Miami Dade College

 

Ralph Rosado   

Executive Director

South Florida Community Development Coalition

 

Alfred Sanchez

President & CEO

YMCA of Greater Miami

 

Leanne Standish

Deputy Director of External Affairs

Miami Art Museum

 

Kareem Tabsch

Owner

O Cinema

 

Anne Marie Taglienti

Vice President, Global Philanthropy

JP Morgan Chase

 

Letter of Inquiry

If you have an innovative idea to make Miami a more livable place, let us help you make it a reality. Submit a letter of inquiry to ourmiami@miamifoundation.org and tell us about your project.

Public Spaces

develop and activate

We will develop and activate public areas to create shared experiences and social offerings. Well-designed, engaging public spaces connect residents to Miami by promoting an active social life, an open, welcoming community and improved aesthetics of our surroundings.

Public spaces act as “third places”– more informal meeting places where the residents come in contact at a low cost and often spontaneously. Our Miami research found that only 42% of Miami-Dade residents live within walking distance (1/4 mile) of a public park or beach – public spaces with some of the lowest barriers to entry.

We will partner with others to animate these spaces with special events and things to enjoy, taking advantage of Greater Miami’s aesthetics to provide highly visible, highly used venues for social and civic interaction.

Networks

improve and expand

We teamed up with BlackbookHR to help us measure and move the needle on the issue of talent retention in our community through powerful digital tools.  Blackbook’s products are used by some of the world’s most admired companies to help employees form deep and meaningful connections with the place they live.

Using this technology, Match305 measures how attached a person is to their workplace and their community. Based on a scoring methodology developed across two-decades of research at Georgetown University, users who are scored “at risk” in categories critical to retention will be presented with options and opportunities to help them increase their level of attachment in those areas.

Careers

increase access

We are working to increase the number of college graduates in Miami and connect them to professional opportunities and networks.  We will invest in efforts that create direct connections between college students and recent graduates and professional opportunities essential to their ability to remain in Miami, as well as community and civic engagement opportunities that strengthen their sense of attachment.

Miami-Dade County trails other major metropolitan cities in the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher – only 26.2% of all adults over 25 years old.  Increased numbers of people with bachelor’s degrees directly correlates to improved quality of life in a metro area.

Connectivity

plugging in young talent – connectivity

We are working with partners to help new graduates, new arrivals and anyone ready for a transition to find their niche in Miami.  Our focus is on creating and supporting efforts that develop and attract young talent.  Our programs and create connections to careers and opportunities that encourage them to stay in Greater Miami.

Key to this will be helping facilitate greater communication and collaboration between local institutions of higher learning and local businesses, as well as plugging young talent into the existing social and professional networks that are vital to long-term success in the city.

 See how we will make Miami more connected . . .

 careers                                                     networks

Urban Mobility

advocate for solutions

Improving urban mobility means improving public transit, bikeability and walkability.  We will create solutions around a major challenge to connect Greater Miami communities. Fewer young people are choosing to drive cars and relying more on public transit.  Meanwhile, Miami is the least affordable of the 25 major U.S. metro areas largely because of our high transportation costs. We can help change that and provide the option for a more carefree lifestyle.

Finding solutions to creating better public transit reflects one of the most visible challenges facing Miami-Dade County.  We are exploring ways to impact this problem through convening stakeholders, public affairs approaches and encouraging greater civic action on the part of the community.

Livability

making miami more appealing  – livability

Livability focuses on making Miami an appealing place to live, getting at those top drivers of attachment: basic services, aesthetics and social offerings.  Our Miami research shows that communities where people have positive perceptions about aesthetics and social life attract and retain educated professionals, which raises the economic level and quality of life.

We know Miami is competing with cities like San Francisco and New York, with world class amenities catering to young talent.  Focusing on public spaces and urban mobility allows us to impact more young Miamians in the areas that matter most.

See how we will make Miami more livable . . .

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Leadership

The ability, effectiveness and trust in leaders to represent and translate community interests into desired policies with public benefits

Social Capital

The strength of connections that citizens have to each other and to Miami, including membership in formal and informal groups and organizations

Basic Services

The quality of community infrastructure, including highways, housing and healthcare.

Economy

The health of local economic and employment conditions of Miami, including growth and competitiveness 

Safety

The factors that contribute to the safety of our community including community policing, county and municipal police and fire rescues, and neighborhood watch organizations

Education

The quality of our K-12 public schools and local colleges and universities

Civic Involvement

The depth of volunteerism, voting and overall engagement in the community

Openness

How welcoming Miami is toward families with young children, minorities and talented college graduates

Social Life

The availability of and accessibility to performing and visual arts performances and shows, sports teams, and other community events

 

Aesthetics

The physical beauty of Miami as well as access and availability to parks, playgrounds and green spaces

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Two new Our Miami projects foster community

The Miami Foundation launches contest awarding $100,000

to improve local public spaces

Our Miami projects introduce county-wide challenge and talent retention initiative

MIAMI – The Miami Foundation hosted up-and-coming young talent, local change-agents and engaged Miamians at their kickoff event for two new projects: the Public Space Challenge and Match305, a talent retention project. The launch event took place on July 31 at The Stage Miami, located in the heart of the Design District.

Both programs are part of the Foundation’s Our Miami initiative, which fosters community by building attachment to the city, developing public spaces and retaining young talent in Miami.

“Our Miami uses research from our Soul of the Community Study that clearly shows attracting and retaining young, talented and creative people in Greater Miami will grow the economy faster than other more traditional measures of economic development,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation.  “The initiative’s programs are excellent opportunities for anyone who is passionate about building a greater Miami and want to get involved in making it happen.”

The Miami Foundation developed a county-wide challenge to uncover the best ideas for creating and improving local public spaces: parks, libraries, public buildings, markets, plazas, playgrounds or any place where people can convene and connect. Ideas can be submitted from anyone, including individuals, groups, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations.  Community experts and professional placemakers will identify the top ideas; The Miami Foundation will invest $100,000 to make the ideas become reality.

In addition to the Public Space Challenge, the foundation also launched Match305, a talent retention project and Web survey. The online tool measures an individual’s “attachment” to Greater Miami and provides the participant suggestions about how to become more engaged where they live.  Results will be made available to community stakeholders to help guide talent retention efforts.  The tool is based on research from a Georgetown University study and has been instrumental in reducing year-over-year employee turnover at Fortune 50 companies.

“Miami has the eighth-highest percentage of college students per capita in the U.S. and the fifth-highest flight rate of those students once they graduate,” continued Soto. “It is incumbent on us to develop, attract and retain the best and brightest here in Miami – our future depends on it.”

Visit ourmiami.org/challenge and ourmiami.org/match305 to participate.

About The Miami Foundation:  Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable Funds. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded in the Foundation’s history. Today, the Foundation stewards more than $160 million in charitable assets.  Through its Our Miami initiative, the Foundation positions Miami as a premier place for young talent to live, work, connect and engage. Visit miamifoundation.org and ourmiami.org for more information.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Learn What Makes Miami Special

we asked . . .

“What can we do to make our city more attractive to an increasingly mobile and global society?”

The Miami Foundation and partners gathered powerful new data to find out.  Now, we are using the answers to nurture a stronger sense of community and advance the quality of life for all area residents.

. . . and determined

Years of national research clearly shows that attracting young, talented and creative people to your place will grow the economy faster than other, more traditional measures of economic development and at the same time it fosters a deeper sense of community.

Our Miami: Soul of the City

The Miami Foundation developed Our Miami in association with a three-year study called Soul of the Community. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and completed by the Gallup Organization, Soul of the Community surveyed residents of metropolitan Miami (and 25 other cities nationwide) to explore and understand what residents like most about where they live and which factors play the biggest roles in connecting people to their place.

We then partnered with the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University to evaluate these qualities in greater depth. FIU gathered data in each category to better understand the difference between Miamians’ perceptions and reality.

See what drives us to live, learn, work and play in Miami

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Publications

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

See Our Plan to Keep Miami Growing

What will Our Miami do?

Our Miami will position our community as the premier place for young, talented people to live, learn, work and play. It is based on detailed research from the Soul of the City study that looked at why people choose to live here.

Why are we taking this approach?

National research shows that increasing the number of young, talented people in a city fosters a more vibrant economic and social environment.  Encouraging young people to build their lives here benefits the entire community.

How will we accomplish this?

We will advance quality of life initiatives.  By improving livability and connectivity for Miami’s young talent, Our Miami will strengthen the backbone for Greater Miami’s future growth.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Get Engaged

how we energize young talent . . .

Our Miami goes beyond identifying how to retain young talent in the city; we engage this group through contests, events and programs that make Miami a more appealing place to live.  Take a look at some options below and see how you can connect to Our Miami.

what’s your AQ?

The Miami Foundation has teamed up with BlackbookHR to help Miamians form deep and meaningful connections with the place they live.  The Miami Talent Study measures how attached you are to Miami. Based on your score, you will be presented with options and opportunities to help increase your level of attachment in those areas.

It only takes about three minutes; click here to get started.

let us fund your public space idea

Miamians that live and work in its diverse neighborhoods have unique perspective for identifying challenges and opportunities in our public spaces. We created a streamlined way to bring those low-cost, high-impact solutions to reality.  We partnered with Project for Public Spaces and IOBY.org to launch the Public Spaces Contest, an online competition to develop and fund the best suggestion for transforming a public space in your neighborhood. Check back here for information on the project’s launch.

you + local = yocal

Yocal combines what it knows about you with what it knows about the city. It helps you find all the things you love, happening where you live. Click here to get connected.

 get involved … volunteer!

One of the best ways to connect in Miami is lend your time and talent to a cause. Check out these local volunteer resources.

 blog

We’re talking all-things civic engagement. Join the conversation on our blog for the latest on how local change-agents are shaping Our Miami.

 latest news

We have updates on Our Miami’s newest projects and related happenings around town. See our news page for more.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Yocal

Yocal is a really cool tool that gives you insider knowledge of things you love, happening right where you live. Check back soon to get connected.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Our Projects

what has Our Miami done?

Based on The Miami Foundation’s unique Our Miami indicators research, we have taken action – through community leadership, advocacy and grantmaking – to position Miami as the premier place for young, talented people to live, learn, work and play. Here is a snapshot of what we’ve supported so far.

miami dade college, bookfair pop-up park

$12,000

Miami-Dade College’s pop-up park during the Bookfair International demonstrated the benefits of public green spaces in Miami’s urban core. Click here to see photos of the park on Facebook.

the purple line transit station

$6,500

An experimental, temporary transit station, the Purple Line provided a strong visual and symbolic representation of the connectivity, convenience and activity that a transit station would provide for this rapidly growing, pedestrian-oriented urban area. Click here to read the editorial.

philanthrofest 2013

$5,000

Philanthrofest is a civic engagement community event showcasing local nonprofit organizations, community resources and arts, making new connections between nonprofits, volunteers and donors. Held April 6 at Miami Dade College, the event took advantage of public space on the Wolfson Campus and targeted young professionals to foster greater engagement and better networks.

Partners

Soul of the Community

Knight Soul of the Community (SOTC) is a three-year study conducted by Gallup of 26 communities across the United States to determine the factors that attach residents to their communities and the role of community attachment in an area’s economic growth and well-being.

WPBT

South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, nonprofit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions.

FIU Metropolitan Center

The Florida International University Metropolitan Center is an applied social science research and training institute focusing on economic development, planning, performance improvement and policy solutions to public, private and non-profit organizations in South Florida.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

Volunteer

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Public Space Challenge

Map Your Ideas. Connect With Partners. Make Your Place.

Vibrant public spaces build a stronger sense of community by sparking social engagement between Miamians. The Miami Foundation created the Our Miami Public Space Challenge to discover the best ideas for improving, creating, and activating local public spaces.Anyone can post ideas: individuals, groups, for-profit companies or nonprofit organizations.

Community experts and professional placemakers will select the best ideas, and then we’ll invest $100,000 to make them a reality.

Health Foundation of South Florida is investing an additional $30,000 in the challenge for ideas promoting healthy, physical exercise activities and access to fresh food through gardens and farmer’s markets.

Together, we’re making Miami a more open, attractive and engaged place to live.

  • Anyone can post ideas
  • Any area in Miami-Dade County is eligible
  • Final ideas are due by April 8, 2014

The Public Space Challenge submission period is March 3 – April 8.
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN IDEA!

Have an idea? Get some help!

Project Partners

  • Media Partner

  • Ioby Beet

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  • Media Partner

Through the Our Miami initiative, The Miami Foundation fosters community by building attachment to the city, developing public spaces and retaining young talent in Miami. Our Miami uses research from the Our Miami: Soul of the City Study that clearly shows attracting and retaining young, talented and creative people in Greater Miami will grow the economy faster than other more traditional measures of economic development.

Match305

How good of a match is Miami for you?

Where you live is much more than your address.

It’s where you connect with the world around you.These connections create a relationship with your city; they help you feel attached to Miami.

We want to know, how attached are you?

The Miami Foundation and its partners developed the Our Miami Match305 project, a tool measuring “attachment” to the city, then providing a suggestion engine that makes it easy to engage with places, events and happenings in Miami.

Participants learn how good of a match Miami is for them and then connect to Miami based on their interests around town.

The data collected will give regional stakeholders and residents a view into what connects us all and insight as to how we can further engage each other.

  • Measure your “Attachment Quotient” (AQ) in just a few minutes.
  • Get matched with things to do and places to go – all personalized for you.
  • Join the conversation by sharing your favorite features of Miami.
  • Share the project with people you know.
  • Visit the Match305 Frequently Asked Questions

Get your AQ now! (and automatically enter to win an iPad mini)

Project Partner

  • Blackbook HR

Community Partner

Through the Our Miami initiative, The Miami Foundation builds community by developing and engaging young talent in Miami. Our Miami uses research from the Our Miami: Soul of the City Study that clearly shows attracting and retaining young, talented and creative people in Greater Miami will grow the economy faster than other more traditional measures of economic development.