Nonprofit Business NOVO Awards

The NOVO Awards recognize nonprofits that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve, producing outcomes that exemplify innovative excellence, and feature best practices of not-for-profit businesses. The awards are open to not-for-profit organizations that are headquartered or have operations in Miami-Dade County. A cash award of $1,000 will be presented to the winner of each category.

Award Categories

Nonprofit program innovative excellence for nonprofits with an organizational budget of less than $2 million

Nonprofit program innovative excellence for nonprofits with an organizational budget of $2 million and above

Outstanding Board Leader whose volunteer leadership exemplifies the best in nonprofit board service

Recipients

2016

Under $2 Million in Revenue
The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade (2016)

$2 Million and Above in Revenue
The Sundari Foundation (2016)

Outstanding Board Leader
Ed Deppman, Board Treasurer, Branches (2016)

Under $2 Million in Revenue

  • The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade (2016)
  • PACE Center of Girls (2015)
  • Educate Tomorrow (2014)
  • Casa Valentina (2013)
  • Strong Women, Strong Girls | South Florida Mentoring Program (2012)
  • Belafonte TACOLCY Center, Inc. (2011)
  • Human Services Coalition (2010)
  • The Education Fund (2009)
  • The Women’s Alliance, Inc. (2008)
  • The Children’s Bereavement Center, Inc. (2007)
  • Women’s Advocacy Project (2006)
  • Heiken Children’s Vision Fund (2005)
  • Trauma Resolution Program (2004)
  • Non-Violence Project (2003)
  • Girls Advocacy Project (2002)

$2 Million and Above in Revenue

  • The Sundari Foundation (2016)
  • Take Stock in Children (2015)
  • Miami Children’s Museum (2014)
  • Switchboard of Miami (2013)
  • The Posse Foundation | Posse Miami (2012)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Inc. (2011)
  • United HomeCare Services (2010)
  • ACCION USA (2009)
  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc. (2008)
  • Kristi House (2007)
  • Teach for America – Miami-Dade (2006)
  • DFYIT (2005)
  • Family Services Program (2004)
  • Catholic Charities Legal Services (2003)
  • Camillus House (2002)

Outstanding Board Leader

  • Ed Deppman, Board Treasurer, Branches (2016)
  • Bob Dickinson, Chairman of the Board, Camillus House (2015)
  • Darryl K. Sharpton, Chairman of the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, Jackson Health System (2014)
  • Rodney H. Bell, Board Chair, Branches, Inc. (2013)
  • Richard Brilliant, Treasurer and Finance and Audit Committee Chair, Board of Directors, FIU Foundation, Inc. (2012)
  • Alex Montague, Board Chairman, Children’s Bereavement Center (2011)

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Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
UHealth
Wells Fargo