State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund
2012 Proposal Guidelines
Proposal Deadline: 4 pm on Friday, March 2, 2012
The State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund was created in 2009 by the State
Attorney’s Office for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida. State Attorney Katherine
Fernandez Rundle established the Fund in memory and honor of Denise M. Moon, who
died in 2004 and worked for three decades as a pioneering leader and advocate for
victim services in Greater Miami. Contributions to the Fund come primarily from
criminal defendants at the time of their sentencing or election to participate in pre-trial
A resolute supporter of the crime victims' movement, Ms. Moon has been
described as "the ultimate professional." She was hired in 1974 as the
first social worker at the Jackson Memorial Hospital Rape Treatment
Center/Crisis Intervention Clinic. She later served as director of the State
Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Unit. Ms. Moon's record of
accomplishments for victim services left a strong legacy that continues
today. She helped organize the Children's Center, a special unit
dedicated to the forensic interviewing of child victims and witnesses. In
1987, Ms. Moon helped initiate the first prosecutor-based domestic violence unit in
Florida, and in 1992, helped create a pioneering misdemeanor domestic violence court.
She crafted a plan to finance the Victim Access Network, a comprehensive automated
victim notification and information system and served on the Board of Directors of the
Florida Network of Victim Witness Services, including a term as its President.
The Fund’s Purpose
The Fund strives to enhance and ensure community safety and social justice and promote
opportunity, diversity and civility. Ms. Moon’s work and the Fund’s focus includes, but is
not limited to, supporting efforts that assist victims of crime, reduce crimes’ effect on our
community, promote opportunities for job training and placement, educational
attainment and scholarships and other efforts providing alternatives to criminal activity.
Eligible organizations include nonprofits serving Miami-Dade County that show a strong
track record of providing quality programs that reflect the Fund’s purpose or show strong
potential to develop them. While the Foundation will give preference to strengthening
nonprofits in Greater Miami, we also encourage partnerships with those outside Greater
Miami to bring quality programs to our community. Nonprofits that have current
Foundation grants must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered.
The Miami Foundation
The Miami Foundation connects philanthropy with community needs and opportunities
to make Miami a greater place to live, work and play. Since 1967, the Foundation has
been entrusted with $225M in custom, charitable Funds that allow us to support the arts,
champion diversity, teach children to read and develop the next generation of leaders.
The Fund seeks to create, enhance and expand quality programs that achieve clear results
in the areas below. The descriptions are intended to provide guidance, not exclude other
potential approaches to achieving the Fund’s purpose.
1. Victim Assistance*: Help individuals and families overcome the financial, personal,
emotional or other challenges they face as a result of being victims of crime. Grant
range: $5,000 to $50,000
2. Crime Prevention: Build community engagement in reducing crime by expanding
residents’ awareness of how to prevent criminal activity and deter involvement and
improve their vigilance and willingness to cooperate with the criminal justice
system. Grant range: $5,000 to $40,000
3. Crime Deterrence: Improve opportunities for job training, job placement or other
programs that can deter individuals from resorting to criminal activity. Grant
range: $5,000 to $40,000
4. Education and Scholarships*: Improve opportunities for adults who are past
offenders to attain the educational skills they need to pursue a productive and
crime-free future; or provide education-related assistance to individuals or family
members whose chances of finishing or furthering their education have been
severely impacted by being victims of crime. Grant range: $5,000 to $50,000
5. Tutoring, Education and Youth Development for Juveniles: Reduce the risk that
youth become involved in crime by combating truancy and/or improving low
performance in basic academic areas through tutoring, mentoring, educational
enrichment, personal development opportunities or other effective approaches. Grant
range: $5,000 to $40,000
* Applicants that want to provide financial assistance to victims or scholarships must
show they have prior experience and effective systems to award and monitor such
assistance. They must also have broader services that allow them to carefully screen
potential recipients, assess and address their overall needs for services and follow
up on the outcomes of the direct assistance.
Use of the grant:
Grants can be used to cover expenses directly related to implementing a program. Grants
may not be used to supplant dollars for existing positions and program activities – that
is, reducing existing dollars for positions and activities and covering them with this grant
instead. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to sustain their programs from other
sources after this grant would end so they would not be reliant on recurring awards.
Number of requests
Nonprofits can submit one application. In the case of colleges and universities, they can
submit requests from multiple departments, which we will consider competitively against
each other and other applications.
Submit one original and two copies of your proposal by the deadline. You can mail or
deliver your proposal. It must be complete and must arrive in our office by the deadline
date and time. The timeline is:
Proposals due: Friday, March 2, 2012 by 4 pm
Estimated notification of grant awards: May 31, 2012
Grant period: June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013
For questions and information contact:
Betty Alonso, Director of Programs
Phone: 305.357.2086 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address proposals to:
Javier A. Soto, President & CEO
The Miami Foundation
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 505
Miami, FL 33131
2012 State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund Proposal
The proposal includes this signed cover sheet, a narrative addressing the questions on the
next page and required attachments. One original and two copies must be received by 4
pm on March 2, 2012.
Proposal Contact: Title:
Phone Number: Email:
If using a Fiscal Agent:
Fiscal Agent Name:
Fiscal Agent Federal Tax-ID
Contact Person: Title:
Phone Number: Email:
Briefly describe the mission of your organization (50 words or less):
Total Project $ Requested $
Project Description (50 word or less):
Issue Areas: Indicate the Issue Area for which you are applying.
Victim Assistance Education and Scholarship
Crime Prevention Tutoring, Education and Youth Development
Crime Deterrence for Juveniles
Signature of Executive Director/CEO or person authorized to approve grant
Printed Name & Title Date
2012 State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund proposal narrative questions
Narratives can be no more than four pages. Use a font no smaller than 11 points and
margins no less than .5 inches. Tell us the following about your agency and the program
for which you are seeking grant support.
1. Give us a brief summary of the main programs your organization provides, who
they serve and about how many people you reach each year.
2. Describe the community issue and need you will address and how it impacts the
3. How will the program or services you propose make a difference regarding this issue
and need? What other organizations provide similar programs or services?
4. Describe the program or project you are proposing. Your response should provide
details about your goals, the main activities you will implement, why they reflect
the most effective approach, when and where they will take place and your
5. Who will you reach and how? Describe the geographic area, your target population,
why they are a priority and your main strategies to reach them - in particular,
any collaboration with other groups.
6. Describe your capacity to implement the program including staffing, financial
resources, the role of any key partners and your past success in similar programs.
7. How would this grant be of particular value to moving the program forward? How
close are you to raising all the dollars needed? How will you sustain this work from
other sources once this grant ends?
Performance and results form
Proposal budget form
Agency’s current annual operating budget
Current board list
2012 State Attorney’s Denise Moon Memorial Fund
Performance and Results Form
Results: What are the top three outcomes you will achieve that show those you serve are
better off as a result of taking part in your program?
What is the desired outcome?
How will you measure results?
(Include number to be served and % who will
(What tools or methods)
Performance: Concisely state the main activities you will conduct to support your desired
outcomes and the related information.
How often will it
What is the activity? will you