Welcome to the 2017 Giving Together catalog, an opportunity for you, as a donor
of the Community Foundation for Brevard, to make a gift with targeted impact to
selected nonprofits in our region.
Remember the child-like joy you would experience leafing through the magazines
and catalogs of yesteryear dreaming of the perfect holiday gift to give to your
loved one? The Giving Together catalog offers that same opportunity for you to
support nonprofits in Brevard – they are waiting for you to make their dreams
This catalog provides additional opportunities for our donors to assist the
Foundation in strengthening our region’s nonprofits. The Giving Together catalog
allows donors to choose gifts as individuals, or to engage their families in the
The nonprofits chosen for this year’s catalog span our impact areas of Adult &
Families, Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Conservation & Environment,
Educational Support, Health & Wellness , Housing, Food & Basic Needs, as well as
the broad array of passions and challenges that our donors wish to address.
The nearly 30 projects featured in this year’s catalog were fully evaluated by our
staff, as well as a team of community volunteers, to ensure that they are
representative of nonprofits working most effectively in the region. By giving
together, we can have a greater impact in our communities by insuring that much
needed services and resources get delivered to those who need them.
We ask you to join us in supporting our local community – we are certain there’s
a project to match your passion!
Thanks for all you do to give back!
Manager, Grants & Programs
The 2017 catalog is
broken down into
several impact areas:
Adult & Families
Arts & Cultural
How you use the
catalog is entirely up
You can choose to fulfill
an entire need, or a
part of several.
Health & Wellness
Housing, Food &
*= Organizations with Agency
Endowment Funds at the Foundation
Please feel free to contact the
Foundation with questions about any
of the projects, or how you can make
Aiding Space Coast Animals Project, Inc. ("ASAP")
Did you know pit breeds have one of the largest litters? They also
consistently comprise at least 75% of the dogs in Brevard County's
This is why the need is so critical for the Snip-a-Pit program. Funds will
pay half the cost of ASAP's 2017/18 Snip-a-Pit program to spay/neuter
approximately 100 pit bulls and pit bull mixes at an discounted cost of
$100/dog. This program offers free and low-cost spaying and neutering
of pits to low-income owners who otherwise could not afford the
Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
Legal representation and advocacy to ensure dependent children who
are wards of the state receive services needed to achieve success.
Funds provided for this program will be used for a direct program staff
assistant, whose efforts ultimately help our clients become gainfully
employed, earn high school diplomas, and pursue college degrees as
they age out of foster care and learn to become productive members
of our community.
Brevard County Sheriff's Office Police Athletic League
Brevard County Sheriff's Office Charity Inc., supports a Police Athletic
League program that provides leadership, team building and
heightened self esteem, and promotes a drug free and alcohol free
lifestyle through positive law enforcement interaction, athletic and
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Implementation of Next Generation Artist Residencies for K-12 Brevard
Public Schools students. Residencies provide an intensive series of
classroom sessions designed to immerse students in a particular art
form while enhancing existing school curriculum. Program seeks to
enhance not only participant's artistic skills but overall academic
performance through arts integration, and equip them with
transferable 21st century life skills, such as capacities for creativity and
Brevard Family Partnership*
To pay for summer camp activities for children (ages 6-17) in foster care.
Children and youth in foster care have experienced trauma, and
summer camps are a very good opportunity to develop socialization
skills, and identify other skills that children possess. This includes
therapeutic animal camps (equine therapy) as well as physical and
artistic camp experiences.
Brevard Rescue Mission, Inc.*
Brevard Rescue Mission works to permanently break the cycle of
homelessness in families by providing a long term solution to single
mothers and their children living at Casa Carol, a transitional housing
The 12-24 month program is designed to transform families from
dependency to self-sufficiency through daily accountability, personal
responsibility & goal advancement. Funds are used for support services
such as; education, medical assistance, case management, life skill
education, transportation, child care, shelter & providing housing.
Purchase of several 'SMART' boards from a partnership with
AbilityPlus / No Limits Academy.
Our 'Enrichment Program’ serves more than 80 individuals with
significant intellectual & physical disabilities requiring assistance with
most aspects of daily living. Smart Board is an amazing technology that
not only enhances the way our instructors teach, but it also enhances
the way individuals with disabilities learn & communicate.
Club Esteem, Inc.*
Club Esteem's Future Professionals program helps remove barriers to
higher education for teens from economically disadvantaged
communities. Program activities have a strong emphasis on STEM,
leadership, and high school and college matriculation and graduation.
Activities include: tutoring, mentoring, SAT/ACT prep, assistance
completing college applications, guest speakers from various
professions; resume writing & job interviewing skills, etc.
Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc.
The goal of this program is for homeless students to identify ways
technology, using an iPad, can help them gain professional experience.
Resume writing, proper online communication skills and job search
apps will all be part of the program. The program's objective is to
identify career interests, resume development, online communication
skills and sources to expand career experience for homeless youth.
Daily Bread has started ‘A Way UP’ program aimed at specific on-thejob
skills training. The 12-month program creates economic
opportunity for extremely low income/unemployed Melbourne
residents by providing warehouse skills necessary for successful
employment with local distribution centers.
With this training, there are available openings in the area with hourly
rates of $15-$18, plus benefits, allowing a way up to self-sufficiency.
Dance Arts Centre
‘Brevard Dances’ is a program designed to promote dance education
accessibility to youth residing in underserved, low-income areas of
Brevard. Funds provide free dance classes to youth ages 7-17 from the
Boys and Girls Club Temple Terrace branch, Dorcas Outreach Center for
Kids (DOCK), Lipscomb Community Center and Club Esteem. Focus is
placed on building the students’ self-confidence, enhancing creative
thinking and promoting collaboration and teamwork amongst peers.
Funding would cover a total of 132 classes during the 2016 summer
(40 classes – twice weekly) and fall term (84 classes).
Eckerd Raising Hope, a program of Eckerd Kids, strives to meet the
emergency basic needs of the community's most vulnerable children.
Funds would provide school-aged children, at-risk for homelessness,
with basic hygiene and clothing supplies that will ensure these children
are able to have positive and normalized experiences.
Did you know? From July 2015 - June 2016 the program served 148
children. From July 2016 - January 2017 the room served 228 children,
a 54% increase.
Family Promise of Brevard, Inc. *
Keeping the family unit together, provides short-term emergency
shelter and meals to homeless families with children through a network
of congregations and volunteers. Funds will be used to pay for 31 days
worth of essential services to shelter four families, or 14 people, while
they are transitioning back into stable housing. These essential services
include intensive case management, transportation, & shelter operating
costs necessary to provide the 434 bed nights for those families.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
GRG of Brevard is assisting relative caregivers to become self-sufficient
through the Child First Programwhich includes advocacy, training,
support groups, referral services, and basic needs. Participants are
relative caregivers who are providing safe, loving homes to abused and
abandoned children. Funds will provide parenting classes, support
group meetings, and training materials
Helping Seniors of Brevard County, Inc.
Help underwrite printing of the "Yellow Pages", a free 8-page
educational publication produced monthly and distributed by Senior
Scene Magazine. Its purpose is to increase seniors' awareness of
community resources that will assist with health, legal, financial, and
personal issues that impact their quality of life.
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
The Children's Center Respite Care, a monthly Parents Night Out
program where special needs children and typically developing
children interact while caregivers have time away. As the only place in
North Brevard that offers out of home respite care with a Registered
Nurse, parents are able to relax and enjoy a night away.
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast*
JA seeks funding to support an additional 10 classrooms in Brevard
County Title 1 classrooms. JA's elementary programs prepare students
to develop successful financial management habits, empower them to
explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and provide the
skills necessary to succeed in a global economy.
LEAD Brevard, Inc.*
A 'best practices' board governance workshop for current and next
generation board members and staff of our county's nonprofit
organizations, presented by a nationally renown trainer.
This annual program helps facilitate strategic dialogue about the critical
role that boards play in overseeing their organizations' mission, finances
and strategic direction.
Love INC of Brevard*
Love INC networks churches, businesses, agencies, governments and
individuals to help people out of poverty and need.
Funds will be used to expand the Love INC Auto Repair and Auto
Purchase programs to serve 60 households.
Melbourne Municipal Band Association, Inc.
Support for the 10th annual Summer Youth Band, a free music
program for low income students. Funds will be used to underwrite
teacher stipends, music equipment and supplies, and rental of
rehearsal and performance space.
Promise's Affordable Housing Development will be home to 126
residents with special needs. Currently, only 30% of our Promisers are
employed. Funds will be used for job coaches who provide vocational
training through Promise's Vocational Training and Employment
Program, helping to prepare each Promiser to work at one of our
planned social enterprises or elsewhere in the community.
Space Coast Early Intervention Center*
Free play increases literacy and physical development and our free play
area is in need of a face-lift! Through donations and volunteer labor we
hope to attain a new climbing dome for our kids! We will be using
other funds for painting, repair, storage, and landscaping.
Space Coast Kibble Kitchen
Many low income, disabled and elderly families/individuals in Brevard
are unable to afford to feed their pets and theses pets are at risk for
being surrendered. Funds will purchase 41,000 lbs. (6 month supply) of
quality pet food for distribution free of charge to pre-qualified
applicants. Additionally, we have partnered with Meals on Wheels for
daily home delivery to elderly housebound recipients.
Special Olympics Florida Brevard
Funds will share the cost to provide transportation for Special
Olympics athletes, coaches & chaperones to and from out of county
sports competition throughout the year.
Providing transportation ensures all athletes chosen have an
opportunity to participate in an Olympic style competition. Most
athletes are not able to drive and rely on others to provide this
The Brevard Health Alliance, Inc.
The 'Brush, Book, Bed' program will provide pediatric patients with a
new, age appropriate book at each of their annual well visits, as well as
a toothbrush. Program promotes a higher attendance rate for well
visits, improves health outcomes and preventative care measures, as
well as provides children from low-income families the opportunity
receive free books to facilitate their children's education and free
toothbrushes to promote good oral health.
The Children's Hunger Project
See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid. Our backpack program
follows this simple concept in providing packages of food to children
on the weekends during the entire school year.
The Henegar Center for the Arts
Funding will provide The Henegar Center's youth educational program,
Feller Theatre Academy, the ability to offer additional scholarships to
Brevard students. These scholarship opportunities include classes
throughout the year as well as their summer camp program. Funding
also enables The Henegar to increase production values for the summer
camp performances and offer stipends to our professional instructors.
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Funds will benefit the Multi-Sensory Program for children with
Morgan’s Place provides a safe environment for parents to bring
their children with special health care needs and disabilities for
hands-on therapeutic, creative, and fun activity and play. Our
Sensorium has been specially created for the physically disabled
child to be able to literally “experience” their senses in a wireless
environment and for the child with a sensory processing disorder
to be able to independently regulate the amount of sensory
stimulation they want or need.
The Salvation Army, North Central Brevard Corps
Currently, affordable music and/or dance classes are limited to North
and Central Brevard County youth. Oftentimes, opportunities such as
dance and music classes are one of the first things to be cut from a
family's budget since they can be viewed as "non-essential."
The Salvation Army Performing Arts School will be expanded into the
Central Brevard County Area by offering additional, high quality music
and dance classes.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE:
Community Fund – These unrestricted gifts provide the Foundation with flexibility in its
charitable purpose, allowing the Board of Trustees to respond to innovative projects and
changing community needs.
General Operating Fund – Gifts to the general operating fund help sustain our ongoing
work of building philanthropy in Brevard and strategic initiatives like next generation
philanthropy, staffing, community outreach, Brevard Veterans Resource Network and
more. Gifts to this fund are especially important to the long-term health of the Foundation.
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recommendation from your
Advised Fund, complete the:
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Questions or need assistance,
contact our team:
Robert Watts, Interim CEO
Lisa Davidson, Grants & Program Manager
Theresa Grimison, Philanthropy Services
Shari Richards, CPA
Licci Barham, Program Assistant