Youth Arts Miami (YAM)

Youth Arts Miami (YAM) Grant Program Summary
Youth Arts Miami provides operational funding support to established non-profit youth arts organizations having a year-round presence in Miami-Dade County, whose primary mission is to create, present or exhibit cultural arts programs for and/or with children and youth. Applicants to this program must have at least a 3-year consecutive track record of providing a year-round season of youth arts activities for children/youth. Programming must include public access components such as performances or exhibitions. Units of government and educational institutions such as schools, colleges and universities may not apply. This program is funded in part by The Children’s Trust.
Category A   funds large-sized professional youth arts organizations possessing the potential to achieve regional, national or international visibility as evidenced by the organization’s current programs and structure;  and demonstrating total prior year’s operating revenues of more than $500,000, (including in-kind services support not to exceed 25% of total cash operating revenues).  See guidelines for additional eligibility criteria.
Category B   funds mid-sized semi-professional and professional youth arts organizations demonstrating operating revenues of between $200,000 and $500,000, for the last completed fiscal year (including in-kind services support not to exceed 25% of total cash operating revenues), and that employs at least one paid professional administrator. 
Category C  funds small and/or developing youth arts organizations with annual operating revenues under $200,000 (including in-kind services support not to exceed 25% of total cash operating revenues).


Funding Period: October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Maximum Funding Request: Refer to Program Guidelines
Applications Available: Monday, February 3, 2014
Pre-Grant Submission Staff Consultations: February 3 - February 21, 2014
Pre-Grant Submission Workshops (YAM Specific): February 11, 2014 – 2:00 PM
February 18, 2014 – 10:00 AM
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CGO Online Grants System Workshops:
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Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM
Administrator Comments/Corrections Issued: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Corrected/Final Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:00 PM
Panel Evaluation Meeting: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Cultural Affairs Council Approval: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Board of County Commissioners Approval: September 2014
Grant Award Notification / Agreements Issued: October 2014
Funds Distributed to Grantees: Not Earlier Than December 2014
Program Administrator: Francine Andersen / 305-375-5024

FY 2014-2015 Youth Arts Miami (YAM) Grants Program Guidelines

YAM Panel Lists
FY 2013-2014 |  FY 2012-2013

YAM Funding History
   FY 2013-2014 Grantees | FY 2012-2013 Grantees | FY 2011-2012 Grantees | FY 2010-2011 Grantees 

 Top Scoring YAM Applications 

→  Category A
→  Category B
→  Category C