Our Mission & Vision

Inspire through advocacy, education, and enrichment services.

The Mourning Family Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning, provides a multitude of opportunities to enhance the lives of children and families in South Florida through education, enrichment and advocacy. Presently, the Mourning Family Foundation supports over a thousand youths and families through the Overtown Youth Center and Honey Shine programs.

Meet the Founders

When we first founded Mourning Family Foundation over 10 years ago, we never could’ve imagined where it would be today. We started this organization with a sincere desire to give back to Miami, the city that had undoubtedly impacted our lives.

Since 1997, Mourning Family Foundation has raised over $10 million for various programs that aid in the development of children and their families, particularly those in socioeconomically challenged communities.

How to Help & Donate

Help stand up for children in South Florida by getting involved with the Mourning Family Foundation. Learn the many ways to support MFF with tax-deductible donations, and attending our various events.

The Mourning Family Foundation is a qualifying 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services are provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.


Since 2003, Honey Shine has hosted its largest fundraiser, the "Hats Off" Luncheon.

The Luncheon allows Honey Bugs to demonstrate the influence of Honey Shine in their lives through poetry and dance, making the event impactful and energetic. Funds are generated from table and ticket sales, a silent and live auction, along with generous donations from attendees.

Proceeds from the event allow Honey Shine to continue enriching the lives of Honey Bugs by supporting workshops, field trips and Camp Honey Shine, a six-week Summer day camp that takes place at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove Miami.

A Printable Sponsorship Form & Package Details Can Be Found Here

Zo's Winter Groove 2015 from Mourning Family Foundation on Vimeo.

Mourning Family Foundation from Mourning Family Foundation on Vimeo.

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Click below to watch our founder, Alonzo Mourning's HALL OF FAME speech

Click below to watch the "Let's Move" video featuring Alonzo Mourning

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