The Mariano Foundation is a family foundation led by its founder and benefactor, Steven M. Mariano, a leading financial services entrepreneur in South Florida. The Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged communities throughout the world with a particular emphasis on developing solutions to issues affecting children. The Foundation identifies projects that resonate with its trustees and develops focused and attainable goals in support of those projects. Supporting initiatives and organizations through grants and active participation in related activities, The Mariano Foundation secures the services of experienced and effective executives to ensure that the stated goals are brought to fruition.
As a way of reaching wider audiences, The Mariano Foundation has, since its inception, supported a variety of third-party organizations, including The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, The American Heart and Stroke Association, The Juvenile Diabetes Institute, Pope Frances-directed charities in Africa, and many others.