February 19 2014

Got solutions for our fair city? Don’t keep them to yourself. In conjunction with Power of Design, The Wolfsonian came up with Solve This Miami! [1] to help support positive change on the local level. Through Solve This Miami!, The Wolfsonian is awarding a $25,000 grant to a local not-for-profit with a good idea for addressing a local problem. Organizations have until February 25 to apply online. The grant competition is administered by the Miami Herald and all it requires is a brief statement about how you’d use the funds to rectify a local problem.

The contest is being judged by Miami Herald journalists along with a panel of judges from the community. They’ll pick five finalists, whose proposals will be posted on the Miami Herald’s website, along with video pitches. The public will choose the ultimate winner. The community judges are: Amelia Balonek, a private wealth advisor with Goldman Sachs; Ali Codina, an award-winning documentary filmmaker; Jaret Davis, a co-managing shareholder at Greenberg Traurig Miami; Adler Guerrier, a visual artist; Javier Soto, the president and CEO of the Miami Foundation; and Benoit Wirz, the director of business consulting at the Knight Foundation.

We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas for improving our quality of life. We’ll announce the winner on March 22, during Power of Design, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can support the cause by purchasing a #SolvethisMiami t-shirt ($22) through The Museum Shop. 

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Pamphlet, Miami: Metropolis of the Tropics . . . Nearer the Sun!, 1938
City of Miami, Florida, publisher
The Wolfsonian–FIU, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, TD1988.127.1