Chef Niven Patel is participating in the Tour of Kitchens! Recognized and awarded by Food and Wine, The James Beard Foundation and the Michelin Guide, all who attend TOK2023 will have the opportunity to sample bites from his restaurant Mamey on the Tour! 

While your taste buds are thanking you, you may also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that with the purchase of your TOK2023 ticket, you are paying it forward and supporting the culinary dreams of a Coral Gables High School student.

Ticket Link in Bio. 

#TOK2023 #CoralGables #MiamiEvents

Josh Pascual of Josh's Premium Meats is joining us for our 14th annual Tour of Kitchens! As you know, @JoshsPremiumMeats is South Florida's source for the highest quality Wagyu and Premium meats, and you'll have the opportunity to sample them on the Tour.

While your taste buds are thanking you, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that each TOK2023 ticket sold supports the culinary dreams of a Gables High School student.

Time is running out! Get your ticket today. Link in bio.

#TOK2023 #TourOfKitchens #CoralGables

Don't miss your chance to meet 2023 Tour of Kitchens Headliner Celebrity Chef Donatella Arpaia!

The Foundation is overjoyed to welcome Chef Donatella Arpaia, Celebrity Chef of The Food Network's Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef, as Host of our Tour of Kitchens VIP Kickoff Party at Noma Beach on Wednesday, February 8th!🥳

Additionally, you can catch Chef Arpaia at the TOK Opening Breakfast on Saturday, February 11th at Merrick Park.

For tickets and information, please visit

#tok2023 #tourofkitchens #foodlovers #homedec
#miami #miamievents #miamifoodies #southflorida #coralgables #foodies #ironchef

The Foundation is thrilled to welcome Ashley Cusack as our newest board member.

Ashley Cusack is one of Miami’s most experienced and sought-after real estate experts, helping guide luxury real estate clients to successfully navigate the complex Miami market for over 30 years.  

Ashley has been a Member of Junior League of Miami for 35 years,  and she has served as a volunteer with the Beaux Arts of the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, and on the esteemed Orange Bowl Committee.  She serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School and is the Senior Warden of the Vestry for St. Thomas Episcopal Parish Church. Ashley Cusack has served as a volunteer lacrosse coach at Ransom Everglades School since the team’s inception.  

As if all of the above wasn’t enough, Ashley Cusack has also competed in 8 marathons, including Boston, Chicago and Marine Corps (D.C.)! Please join us in enthusiastically welcoming Coral Gables native, the incredibly dynamic Ashley Cusack to the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Chris W. Erickson has joined the Board of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Welcome Chris!

Chris employs his extensive operating and executive experience to help advise company executives and corporate boards with regard to strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), risk management, and management team selection and mentoring. For the past several years, Chris has worked across a wide range of businesses including health care, pharmaceuticals, personal care, search engine optimization and IT. 

Chris lives in Coral Gables and serves as a guest lecturer on negotiation at the University of Miami School of Business.

A Donor Advised Fund is a charitable investment ac­count that allows donors to make gifts to the causes and charities that are important to them. Gift cash and/or securities to your Donor Advised Fund for which you will receive an income tax deduction which could be used to reduce your annual tax liability.

The Foundation handles all of the administrative aspects of your Fund and can help you determine the most tax-efficient method of accomplishing your philan­thropic objectives. You have the flexibility to rec­ommend the specific organizations you’d like to benefit from grants awarded through your Fund. Everything from your alma mater, to your place of worship and food pantry.

Establish your Fund with:

Cash, Stock
Real Estate, Life Insurance
Gift from another DAF
Grant from a Private Foundation

Let’s Get Started.

We look forward to being your philanthropic partner. Let us help you maximize the impact of your charitable dollars and establish a legacy of impact that will last forever. For more information, please visit (link in bio) or contact us at

Your Coral Gables Community Foundation wishes you a peaceful and meaningful Martin Luther King Jr Day.


January 15th is Opening Day for the Coral Gables Community Foundation's Scholarship Program! We encourage high school seniors to visit to learn about the 18 different scholarships that are managed by the Foundation and begin the application process.

We wish every applicant success!🎓

Link in bio.

It's officially Scholarship Season at the Foundation! As January 15th dawns, here are some words of guidance from Matthew Meehan, the Chair of the Scholarship Division of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

We wish every applicant success!🎓

We're so excited! Tour of Kitchens 2023 is February 11th! You'll definitely want to be a part of it. Enjoy this look back at TOK2022. The url to purchase tickets is Link in bio.

#tok2023 #TOK14 #TourOfKitchens #coralgables

Happy New Year!✨️ We wish you the very best in 2023!✨️ ...

Allow the Foundation to assist with your Year-end giving. 

“We were giving in different areas in the community and we said, 'Well, we’re going to channel it through the Foundation.' We win as a family that is giving funds to the Foundation, and the Foundation wins because they can manage our funds.”

-- Marielena Villamil

Past Board Member, Donor, Fund Holder, Coral Gables Community Foundation

The Foundation is privileged to administer the Villamil Family Endowment.

#philanthropy #FamilyEndowment #yearendgiving #coralgables #cgcf

Warm Holiday Greetings from your friends at the Coral Gables Community Foundation. 🎁✨️ ...

The Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Merrick Society invite you to “Heart Health: In The Know,” an event focused on Hypertension, cholesterol, arrhythmias, heart failure, inherited heart conditions.

Enjoy an exclusive evening learning about the latest developments in heart health at UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine.

This event is made possible by University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

RSVP: - Link in bio.

Place: Newman Alumni Center
Date: February 15, 2023
Time: 6:00pm


#HeartHealth #communityprogramming #MerrickSociety #CGCF #hypertension #hypertensionawareness #cholesterol #arrhythmia #heartfailure

Working with the Coral Gables Community Foundation is a great way to make the most of your year-end giving and take advantage of tax benefits.

For more information and direct links to year-end giving opportunities, please click here:

*Link in bio.

During this season of celebration and reflection, we are thankful for all you do throughout the year to meet the needs of our community.




Begin Your Charitable Giving Today

The Coral Gables Community Foundation offers several ways to support the community you love. Fulfill your philanthropic goals through one or more of our various giving options.



Strengthen Your Client Relationships 

Partnering with the Foundation adds a philanthropic component to your range of services. We offer distinct philanthropic support while you stay in control of your client relationships.



Apply to a Scholarship 

We have awarded 305 students with scholarships to continue their higher education in the last few years. Applications are open now, and the deadline is Friday, March 3rd, 2023 at 11:59 p.m..

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Learn About Our Community Giving

Since 2014, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has awarded grants to deserving local non-profit organizations that address issues within our focus areas and serve Coral Gables.

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About the Foundation

The Coral Gables Community Foundation works to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, learn and play in the City Beautiful. Since 1991, the Foundation has been at the forefront of Coral Gables’ evolving needs by effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to “The City Beautiful.”

The Foundation, through its discretionary, donor-advised and scholarships funds, provides grants to local nonprofits, scholarships to deserving students and has supported issues within the Foundation’s focus areas: education, arts & culture, historic preservation and social & health services.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation is proud of awarding more than $11 million to worthy causes throughout our community as well as bringing Umbrella Sky to Coral Gables in the summer of 2018 and hosting our signature events the Tour of Kitchens each February and The Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation in October. In 2022 the Foundation’s unrestricted funds exceeded $1 million.

Click Here to Download our 2020 Annual Report.

Give Where You Live

The Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Coral Gables by addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to critical local needs such as educational, cultural, and historic preservation. Your support represents a sound investment in giving back to your community.

Establish a Fund

We believe everyone can be a philanthropist. When you partner with us, we’ll help you become one. Creating a fund allows you to address the issues and needs you care about most. The Foundation is poised to steward your philanthropic interests to achieve your local charitable objectives.


Saturday, February 11, 2023
at 9:00 a.m.


Thursday, Friday & Saturday:
March 9-11,
March 16-18
March 24-26

MOON Over The Gables

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Healthy Heart: In The Know

Corporate Partners


2023 Scholarships
Scholarship Committee Chair Matthew Meehan

May 2022
Scholarship Awards Event

January 2023
Welcome to the Coral Gables Community Foundation

Intro to Donor Advised Funds with Michael Walsh, Partner, Evensky & Katz

March 2022
Tour of Kitchens Video Highlights

Profiles in Philanthropy:
Peter Bermont on Donor Advised Funds