But in 2014, there were 9,811 domestic violence related offenses in Miami-Dade County. And the average age of a minor girl sold for sex in the United States is 13. There is work to be done.

Only one woman has ever been elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Florida, and her service ended in 1987. Just 25% of the Florida legislature is female. Who is representing the rights of women in our government? There is work to be done.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created substantially important new steps forward for women’s health.  47 million women in the US now have access to guaranteed preventive health services, including mammograms, well-woman visits, HPV testing, counseling for sexually transmitted diseases and much more.  But we still have work to do. 

But women in Florida still only earn 85 cents for every dollar earned by men in comparable work. And 35% of single parent families live below the poverty level. There is work to be done.

Nov 17

It remains a crime largely hidden from public view, but U.S. states are at least starting to take a more forthcoming approach to combating child sex trafficking.  ...

Oct 30

The latest survey of 200 of the nation's largest law firms shows that not much progress has been made to promote female attorneys in their ranks. In 2015, women comprise 18 percent of equity partners in the...

About Us

The Women’s Fund is Miami-Dade’s only organization directing all our energy toward creating equal opportunity, access and influence for women and girls. Through research, collaboration, and grant-making we expose the issues, give voice to the silent majority, and pool our collective giving power to provide grassroots solutions. We are working to create a just and safe Miami-Dade, where power and possibility aren’t limited by gender.

We believe Miami-Dade can be a place where women need not fear violence at home. We know it can be a community where girls see a path out of poverty. We actively pursue and protect justice for women and girls in our county and our state, including our rights to reproductive freedom, healthcare and education. We know that by identifying, funding and mentoring best-in-class programs that build opportunities for women to lead, we make this vision real.

By doing this, we make our community a better place for everyone.