“At Coastal, community service is personal too. Caring for the community extends beyond financial contributions. We are committed to corporate social responsibility. We roll up our sleeves, we stay late, and we do whatever it takes to make an impact for those less fortunate. Caring and Compassion are woven into our company fabric. We put the ideals of family, community and integrity into everything we do. Building is in our blood but compassion is in our hearts.”
—Mike Murphy, Coastal Cares Chairman
Coastal Cares is the philanthropic arm of Coastal Construction Group intended to benefit nonprofit organizations, in their on-going efforts. For more than 20 years, Coastal has made an impact in its community. Coastal is actively involved in Miami Bridge, I Have a Dream Foundation, Rebuilding Together, Camillus House, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, Sheridan House Family Ministries, ACE Mentoring Program, United Way, Baptist Health Foundation, Education Fund/Teach-A-Thon, Miami Dade County Public Schools, and numerous other non-profit organizations.
ACE Mentoring Program:
Coastal has partnered with the national ACE Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program — a high school mentoring program focused on tutoring young minds about careers in the design/building industry through a variety of educational classes focusing on different aspects of design and construction.
For more information on Achilles International, visit them on the web at:
American Heart Association:
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
To learn about the work of the American Heart Association, visit:
Haiti’s Ayikodans Dance Troupe:
Haiti’s premier dance troupe, Ayikodans, was on the brink of having to close its doors after Haiti’s devastating January 2010 earthquake, when a broad-base of Miami community leaders, including Coastal, sponsored the dance troupe’s fundraising at a critical time following Haiti’s devastating earthquake.
Visit: http://www.ayikodans.com/for information on this special dance troupe.
Baptist Health Foundation:
The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida.
Visit https://baptisthealth.net/en/giving/pages/default.aspx to read about what the Baptist Foundation is doing to create innovative health care.
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a range of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions, educational programs, artist projects, lectures, and concerts. Bass Museum’s mission statement is to present contemporary art to excite, challenge, and educate.
To learn more about the Bass Museum, visit: https://www.thebass.org/l/visit/
Best Buddies creates opportunities for 1-to-1 friendships, integrated employment & leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Visit: https://bestbuddies.org/ for information on how you can get involved.
Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters awakens possibilities for thousands of kids – one child and afternoon at a time – through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with caring adult volunteers.
To get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit: http://www.bbbsmiami.org/
Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade & Broward Counties:
Boys & Girls Clubs has been serving youth since 1940. Thousands of boys and girls are provided programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation.
To learn how you could join in serving our Youth, visit: http://bgcmia.org/ & http://bgcbc.org.
Broward County Minority Builders Coalition:
Recognizing needs in the community, these leaders and visionaries, set out to level the playing field for minority owned construction companies. BCMBC is a leader in creating pathways for success for minority contractors and construction professionals.
Learn more about the efforts of the Broward County Minority Builders Coalition at:
Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to the indigent and homeless populations of Miami-Dade County, Florida for more than 50 years. Camillus House is a full service center offering a “system of care” for persons who are poor and homeless. Camillus holds a deeply held belief that every human being is precious in the eyes of the Lord and deserves love, respect and a chance to live a dignified life.
For more information on Camillus House, visit: http://www.camillus.org/
Dan Marino Foundation:
The Dan Marino Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization established by Dan and Claire Marino, motivated by their experiences in raising their son, Michael, who is diagnosed with autism. For over 24 years, the Foundation has been a leader in innovation and change, “empowering individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
To read more about the Dan Marino Foundation’s initiatives, visit: http://www.danmarinofoundation.org/
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida:
The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. was formed on September 29, 1994, as a non-profit organization to provide assistance, funding and promotional support to contribute to the health and well-being of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. Wildlife Foundation of Florida is the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The mission is to partner with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the conservation and enhancement of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources so they survive and thrive for current and future generations of Florida residents and visitors.
To read more on the efforts of the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, visit:http://www.fishwildlifeflorida.org/
The FIU Foundation is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors, whose members play a significant role in the development of the University as a major educational, cultural and economic resource.
To learn more on the impact of the FIU Foundation on research initiatives and the student experience, visit: https://give.fiu.edu/
The Gloria M. Silverio Foundation:
The Gloria M. Silverio Foundation’s mission is to save the lives of newborns in danger of being abandoned and to help preserve the health and future of their mothers through education, prevention and community involvement in the state of Florida.
To learn more about the work of The Gloria M. Silverio Foundation, visit:http://asafehavenfornewborns.com/
Homes for Haiti:
Homes for Haiti provides homes for families in Haiti who suffer from a lack of adequate shelter. Homes for Haiti recognizes that effective philanthropy must be based on sound economic models that alleviate suffering while working toward long-term economic solutions.
To learn how Homes for Hati is providing homes for families without adequate shelter in Hati, visit: http://www.homesforhaiti.org/homesforhaiti/Welcome.html
I Have A Dream:
The “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s vision is for all children to have an opportunity to earn a college degree and capitalize on their talents, aspirations, and dreams of fulfilling careers and productive global citizenship. The “I Have a Dream” Foundation provides long-term support to children and youth living in under-resourced communities to achieve their full potential.
Read more about the “I Have A Dream” Foundation at, http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
For more information on The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit: http://www.lls.org/
Make a Wish Foundation:
The Make-A-Wish® vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. This one belief guides and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
To learn about how the Make a Wish Foundation is making thousands of wishes come true, visit: http://wish.org/
March of Dimes:
The March of Dimes Foundation is a United States non- profit that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. It was founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to combat polio.
Visit http://www.marchofdimes.org/ for more information about how March of Dimes Foundation is improving the health of mothers and babies.
In 2011, Coastal spearheaded a $150,000 in-kind donation to provide much-needed structural support and interior renovations to Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services’ Miami campus, the city’s only emergency shelter for abused, neglected, and abandoned youths ages 10-17. Miami Bridge annually serves more than 800 children and teenagers in crisis. This massive collaborative effort would not be possible without the help of RC Aluminum, D. Stephenson Construction, US Brick and Block, Color Factory, Suntech Plumbing, Multiline and Twin Stone. The Miami shelter was renamed the Miami Bridge Coastal Home for Children in honor of Coastal Construction’s support and efforts in leading the initiative.
Read more on the work of Miami Bridge at: http://miamibridge.org/
Miami Children’s Museum:
Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. To achieve its mission, the Museum builds unique collaborations and pursues strategies that welcome all families to participate in the MCM learning community.
To learn more about the Miami Children’s museum, visit:
Miami Dolphins Foundation:
The Miami Dolphins Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts to provide support in the South Florida communities under education, health and volunteerism initiatives. Signature programs under these three pillars include education, health, and volunteerism.
For information on the various efforts of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, visit:
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis:
Founded in 1985, through the groundbreaking work of its team of experts, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has become the world’s most comprehensive research center dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury.
Visit http://themiamiproject.org for more information.
Moffit Cancer Center:
Moffitt Cancer Center has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.
Read more about the work of the Moffitt Cancer Center at: https://moffitt.org/
Raising the Roof and Lifting Spirits for a Family in Need
In 2015, when homeowner Nicole Donald reached out for help with her damaged roof, Coastal Cares spearheaded efforts with its subcontractors to get the job done and lift the spirits of a deserving family. 28 volunteers from Coastal and subcontractors, Biscayne Roofing, Color Factory, Boulanger Drywall, All Green Landscaping, Gomez Fence and F&L Electric, gathered at the Donald’s residence to unveil the new roof while also assisting with painting the home’s exterior, landscaping and clean-up efforts. Coastal Cares also presented the family with a $1,000 surprise gift certificate to Publix.
After a 13-year career with the City of Miami Police Department, a Degenerative Disk Disease diagnosis forced Donald to retire early. She underwent two spinal surgeries, one of which left her paralyzed for three months. On a limited income, the single mother of three struggled to make ends meet and maintain her home.
In a letter to Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Donald explained, “the thing that brought me the most joy is now bringing me the most pain,” when referring to the condition of her home. The biggest problem was the roof, she said, “when it rains, all my children, my mom, and I can do is pray.”
“At Coastal Cares, we focus on real need,” said Mike Murphy, vice chair of Coastal Cares. “It’s difficult to understand true desperation until you’re face to face with it. We have strength in numbers and its amazing how, when we band together, we can make such a positive impact on someone’s life.”
Perez Art Museum:
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
To learn more about the Perez Art Museum and its exhibits, visit: http://pamm.org/
Rebuilding Together is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to energy efficiency, veteran’s housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction.
To learn more about the transformative work of Rebuilding Together, visit: http://togetherwetransform.org/
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center:
Sant La’s mission is to empower, strengthen and stabilize South Florida’s Haitian community, through access for free services and resources, to ensure its successful integration.
For Information on the initiatives of the Sant La Hatian Neighborhood Center, visit:https://www.facebook.com/Sant-La-Haitian-Neighborhood-Center-262850936370/
SAHF Salvadorian American Humanitarian Foundation:
The Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation channels aid to meet critical needs in El Salvador. SAHF has distributed nearly $600 million in in-kind assistance to more than 550 health-related institutions and programs throughout El Salvador. Together, SAHF and FUSAL mobilize the good will, social responsibility and generosity of its caring supporters to promote lasting well-being for the citizens of El Salvador.
Get informed on the work of the Salvadorian American Humanities Foundation by visiting them at: https://www.facebook.com/SAHF1983/
Sheridan House Family Ministries:
Sheridan House is committed to offering our community services, which give children and families the opportunity to reach their full, God given, potential; opportunities that might otherwise not be available due to impeding circumstances in the home. The mission of Sheridan House Family Ministries, Inc. is to honor Christ, by serving the needs of children and families.
Visit http://www.sheridanhouse.org/web/ to learn about how Sheridan House is serving families
University of Florida Foundation:
The University of Florida Foundation connects private donors with their passions at the university, all in support of UF’s three-fold missions of teaching, research and service. The University of Florida Foundation’s mission is to increase philanthropy, manage, and ensure the appropriate use of endowed funds.
To learn more about how donor gifts are contributing to the pursuit of excellence at the University of Florida, visit: http://www.uff.ufl.edu/AboutTheFoundation/
University of Miami:
The University of Miami is a private, non-sectarian research university located in Coral Gables, Florida. The university has 12 separate colleges/schools, including a medical school located in Miami’s Civic Center neighborhood, a law school on the main campus, and a school focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences.
To read more on how the generosity of donors is helping the University of Miami be one of the world’s most distinguished centers of research, intellectual inquiry and
scholarship, visit: http://welcome.miami.edu/give/index.html
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer:
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (UM/Sylvester) has been the cancer brand for the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. As the only university-based cancer center in South Florida, Sylvester has transformed cancer research and treatment in South Florida and beyond.
Find information on the work of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit http://sylvester.org/
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio University of Miami School of Architecture:
The Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building will include studios to accommodate about 120 students. A fabrication lab and modern workstations, designed to enable advanced digital production, are included as well. A lounge, computer lab, presentation areas, review spaces and offices are additional amenities. The facility will occupy about 20,000 square feet, including outdoor workspace and an outdoor jury area, when completed.
United Way of Miami Dade:
United Way of Miami Dade works to build a caring community strengthened by its diversity and compassion. United Way will be seen as a catalyst in building community by bringing hearts, minds and resources together.
Visit http://www.unitedwaymiami.org/ to learn how the United Way is working to create opportunities for a better life for all.
Voices for Children:
Voices For Children’s enables the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program to recruit, train, and support volunteers to serve as the “Voice” for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. By advocating for their best interests in dependency court proceedings. This is the only organization that provides this type of caring and objective voice in court. Guardians ad Litem make sure children are not lost in an overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate home or shelter. Voices’ financial support also helps fulfill the children’s medical, educational, and social needs.
Go to http://beavoice.org/ to learn how this organization is making a difference in the lives of neglected children.
The Walkabout Foundation:
Walkabout Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world. Read more on the efforts of The Walkabout Foundation at: https://walkaboutfoundation.org/