Government & Foundations

Your Support Matters

Miami City Ballet is grateful for the support of our foundation and government partners, whose generous funding fortifies the breadth of our mission to produce and present the highest level of dance performances throughout Florida and the United States. Grant funding allows us to advance artistic excellence in classical ballet, deepen our commitment to holistic dance education, and eliminate barriers to the arts for thousands of community members at every level of arts exploration.

Major funding for Miami City Ballet is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a national foundation with strong local roots, investing in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. The Foundation’s goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which they believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Major funding is also provided by the Ford Foundation, working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

Miami-Dade County support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Performances and programming in Miami Beach is provided with the generous support of the City of Miami Beach and the Cultural Arts Council.

Support for Miami City Ballet in the Palm Beaches is generously sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County.

Broward County funding is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

The Company is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.



Miami City Ballet is deeply grateful for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s cumulative giving of more than $11 million in its history.


Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council
Ford Foundation
Ansin Foundation

  • Edmund N. Ansin*
  • Andrew Lerner Ansin
  • James Lerner Ansin
  • Stephanie Lerner Ansin



City of Miami Beach
Cultural Council for Palm Beach County
Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
The Miami Foundation
Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget
Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
The Louis B. Mayer Foundation
The Shubert Foundation
The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation



Broward Cultural Council
National Endowment for the Arts
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
Freed of London
The Kirk Foundation
The Batchelor Foundation
Carnival Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
Funding Arts Network
Funding Arts Broward
Community Foundation of Broward
Rundgren Foundation
The Clinton Family Fund
Stephen A. and Ethel L. Keller Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward
Wells Fargo Foundation



TD Charitable Foundation
SQA Foundation
The Cowles Charitable Trust
Comerica Bank
Citizens Interested in Arts
Joseph S. and Louise B. Rumbaugh Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward