Carnival Foundation has supported hundreds of organizations throughout the years with primary funding focused in the areas of the arts, human needs, education, environment and health. This section highlights some of the organizations and agencies Carnival Foundation has worked with.

Arts & Culture

Museum of Discovery & Science

The STEM Center for Education and Career Development is a Museum initiative that seeks to prepare students for success by raising the level of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, instruction and career interest, and to create a science-literate community by increasing awareness of and engagement in STEM. MODS provides youth development and internship programs to enrich STEM education.

Other Arts & Culture Partners

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • City Theatre
  • Ensemble Theater
  • New World Symphony
  • National YoungArts Foundation
  • Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Human/Social Needs

Best Buddies International

The world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Best Buddies impact nearly 1 million individuals worldwide annually. Best Buddies’ programs help people with IDD form meaningful friendships with their peers; secure successful jobs; live independently; improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills; and feel valued by society.

Other Human/Social Needs Partners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Broward Partnership
  • Chapman Partnership
  • Dress for Success Worldwide
  • World Central Kitchen
  • Honey Shine Mentoring
  • Kids In Distress
  • Operation Warm
  • Mission United
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
  • YMCA of South Florida

Health/Human Services

American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. Through research, they have uncovered factors that may cause cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients. By translating their research findings into action, they have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before, and have seen a 20% decline in U.S. cancer death rates since the early 1990s.

Other Health/Human Needs Partners

  • Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
  • Dolphins Cancer Challenge
  • Feeding South Florida
  • Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Special Olympics Maryland
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • The Painted Turtle


Breakthrough Miami

Breakthrough Miami is an eight-year, tuition-free academic-enrichment program that provides motivated middle school students from underserved communities with the tools they need to achieve their most ambitious goals in life. The students-teaching-students internship engages outstanding older students as teachers, mentors and role models so that scholars enter and thrive in college-prep high schools and attend college.

Other Education Partners

  • Coast Guard Foundation
  • Florida Prepaid College Foundation
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Junior Achievement of South Florida
  • OneGoal Houston
  • Teach for America
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Overtown Youth Center