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Strengthening our communities today. Collectively transforming tomorrow.

Founded in 1996 by Daniella Levine Cava, Catalyst Miami is a nonprofit that works with communities to address immediate needs and build a better future together. Our mission is to build power with frontline communities throughout Miami-Dade County to collectively advance justice and achieve shared prosperity. Our vision is a just society where everyone can lead healthy, prosperous, self-determined lives. 

At Catalyst Miami, our work centers on shifting the economic, social, and political systems that exclude and oppress many people, especially Black and Brown communities. We believe that real, lasting change requires systemic transformation that goes beyond surface-level reforms.

Our communities know what we need, and meaningful change happens when communities affected by injustice can transform the systems that shape our daily lives.

To achieve our mission and vision, Catalyst Miami takes a "both-and" approach: both reforming existing systems and introducing new people-powered systems.

We provide both individual and shared paths to prosperity, enhance civic engagement through advocacy and leadership training, and strengthen our environment and communities through people-led strategies. Together, these efforts contribute to the unified, influential, multigenerational movement needed to bring about systemic change.

We honor the wisdom of frontline communities and follow their lead, as together we catalyze equitable solutions and grassroots transformation. 

View our 2023-2025 strategic plan.

Check out our 2022 Annual Report.

See our history.