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A portion of the net proceeds of the Miami Recognition Dinner support the Task Force's mission to achieve LGBT equality. Recent examples of the Task Force's important and unique work include: intensive training of more than 2,000 LGBT community leaders across the country (in 2011 the Task Force provided training and technical assistance to LGBT leaders and organizations in more than 20 states); release of the first national survey of the transgender community, which has already led to greater protections and advanced policies for the transgender community; and hosting the 24th annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, an intensive five-day conference of 3,000 diverse LGBT individuals and allies to train and educate the leaders and activists in our community.

The Task Force donates the majority of the net proceeds from the Miami Recognition Dinner and Winter Party Festival to the South Florida LGBT community through a grant-making process administered by the GLBT Community Projects Fund of The Miami Foundation — Greater Miami's permanent philanthropic endowment for enhancing the quality of life of all Miami-Dade County residents.

"YES Institute is committed to long term solutions to keep all youth safe — changing hearts and minds through powerful communication and education. People who want to invest in effective, long term solutions fund YES Institute and we are grateful to the Task Force for their support through the Recognition Dinner."
Rachel Sottile, M.S., Executive Director, YES Institute

"The funding we receive enables us to continue our critical emergency sheltering and outreach to LGBTQ abused, abandoned and at-risk youth, and allows us to be the only safe haven in Miami that provides the education, advocacy and resources needed to help these children and teens learn to thrive in their communities."
Mary Andrews, Executive Director, Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc.

The following organizations have received grants made possible by the Miami Recognition Dinner and Winter Party Festival:

ACLU Foundation of Florida
Aqua Foundation for Women
Camillus House
Center for Communications on HIV/AIDS (CECOSIDA)
Center for Positive Connections
Classical South Florida
Creative Arts Enterprises
Equality Florida
Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
Family Resource Center of South Florida
FIU - Center for the Study of Spirituality
FIU - Multicultural Programs
Florida Grand Opera
Florida Together Foundation
Foster Care Review
Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE)
Miami Beach Film Society
Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services
Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Miami-Dade Police Department/Special Victims Bureau
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Miami Gay Men's Chorus
Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami Foundation for Senior Citizens Services
Performing Arts Center Trust
Pridelines Youth Services
Safe Schools South Florida
SAVE Foundation
South Beach AIDS Project
Stonewall Library and Archives
Switchboard of Miami
Temple Israel of Greater Miami/Next @ 19th Street
Tigertail Productions
United People Counseling Ministry Services
University of Miami
YES Institute

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