The Children's Trust

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The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.

The Children’s Trust emphasizes collaboration and partnership in order to provide the programs and services needed by children and families and to effect community-wide change. The Children's Trust encourages creative approaches to coordinating, integrating and funding services across and within the areas of health, safety, development and to promote increased parental and community involvement on behalf of all our children, while stressing accountability and results.

Since May 2006, The Children's Trust has provided annual funding support to the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and has awarded over $20 million in grants to expand cultural arts programs for children and youth in Miami-Dade County. This generous funding has enabled the Department to expand cultural arts programs for children and youth in Miami-Dade County significantly, more than doubling the Department’s investment in arts education and outreach programs, and enabling us to expand our reach to over 300,000 children and families annually.  By combining resources and efforts this way, The Children’s Trust and the Department are able to coordinate and advance our shared goals of strengthening families and seeking ways for all children to achieve their fullest potential.

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