This Fund aims to impact student achievement by supporting 501(c)(3) organizations that serve both children and youth, from the time they enter daycare to completing grade 12 that reside in or attend schools in Cutler Bay. Activities include, but are not limited to; out-of-school programs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, educational field trips, teacher incentive programs, curriculum enhancement/development activities, educational equipment/supplies, personal safety/prevention activities (i.e. anti-bullying, distracted driving awareness, abuse prevention), parenting skills training, life skills training, civic engagement, and college/career preparation.
This Fund aims to support 501(c)(3) organizations that implement programs to enhance the overall attractiveness and safety of residents in our community. Activities include, but are not limited to; facade improvements and repairs, community beautification projects, assistance with code compliance matters for the elderly or low-income residents, graffiti abatement, community message boards, landscaping, community gardening, preserve/enhance green spaces, and other general aesthetic improvements.
The Town of Cutler Bay was the first municipality in Miami-Dade County to receive "Certified Silver" designation as a Florida Green Building City. In keeping with our initiative to "Go Gree", the Cutler Bay Community Fund supports 501(c)(3) community programs that promote environmental responsibility. Activities include, but are not limited to; "green" education and awareness activities, community gardening, recycling, alternative transportation (bicycle, walking programs), conservation, maintenance of environmentally sensitive lands, and other general environmental activities.
Culture is represented through the art, literature, costumes, customs and traditions of a community. Culture is one common bond which brings the people of a community together. This Fund aims to ensure that cultural activities are accessible to all residents regardless of age, ability or economic status. To this end, 501(c)(3) organizations that provide the following activities will be supported through the Fund; concerts, art in public places, heritage festivals, cultural awareness programs, community festivals, intergenerational activities, artistic performances, monthly cultural displays at Town Hall (i.e. Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History, 4th of July), history preservation, and other general cultural activities.
This Fund aims support local 501(c)(3) social service agencies for projects that will improve the quality of life of Cutler Bay residents in need. Activities include, but are not limited to; workforce development, healthy living (support of community bike events, nutrition activities, anti-bullying campaigns), youth development (support for programs that encourage youth leadership and facilitates their transition into adulthood), basic needs (i.e. utility assistance, food, and emergency shelter), outreach efforts, aging in place programs, housing, and other generally defined social services.