Cutler Bay Community Fund



Mission Statement

The Cutler Bay Community Fund was created to support nonprofit organizations that endeavor to improve the life of residents in the Town of Cutler Bay through educational, aesthetic (community beautification), environmental, cultural, social services and other philanthropic programs and services. (Resolution #13-57)

About the Cutler Bay Community Fund

The Town of Cutler Bay established the Cutler Bay Community Fund (the “Fund”) in 2013 with the goal of establishing partnerships that will help to improve the quality of life of residents in our community.  The Fund is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of the current Cutler Bay Mayor and Town Council.  100% of the funds collected through the community fund are solely used for charitable purposes with priority given to organizations that provide services within the Town of Cutler Bay.  Your contribution to the Cutler Bay Community Fund may be earmarked for a particular service category or unrestricted for use in any of our charitable programs.  The Fund currently has six (6) service categories (priority areas) that direct our grant making; educational, aesthetic, environmental, cultural, social services, and other philanthropic activities.

Board of Directors

Tim Meerbott, President

Sue Ellen Loyzelle, Vice President

Robert "BJ" Duncan

Michael P. Callahan

Roger Coriat

Range of Grant Awards

Grant awards range between $500 to $2,500.. Only one application per organization will be accepted each year.


For more information on the Cutler Bay Community Fund, please click here.

For the Cutler Bay Community Fund Grant Application, please click here.


To Donate to the Community Fund

The Cutler Bay Community Fund is a donor advised fund managed by The Miami Foundation.  If you would like to donate to the Fund, please make the check or money order payable to "The Miami Foundation" and add "Cutler Bay Community Fund" in the memo.  The check/money order may be sent to:

Town of Cutler Bay

C/O LaKeesha Morris, Grants Coordinator

10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105

Cutler Bay, FL 33189



The Town has awarded the following grants from the Cutler Bay Community Fund:






Cutler Bay Middle School  $5,000 Positive Behavior System (PBS), an in-school behavior management program that reinforces positive behavior through a system of rewards. 
Cutler Bay High School  $3,000

Purchase materials to build a "St. Ayles" skiff for use in competitive rowing. These materials will be used by the students taking experimental science.

 COAST Academy Parent Association  $2,500 To support the Cutler Bay Middle School's COAST Academy.  Funding is used for Deering Estate NESTT Program Field Trips.

The EDGE Charitable Foundation

 $2,500 To implement a Youth Ambassadors Committee Leadership Program in Cutler Bay.  The program promotes leadership skills and social responsibility among youth ages 13-17.

 DEEP Foundation

 $2,500 To conduct an introductory "Discover Scuba Diving" class.  The program will certify eight (8) participants in Open Water Scuba Diving.
Total Request $15,500