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Community Foundation for Brevard Awards $172,250

Community Foundation for Brevard Awards $172,250 to Strengthen  Brevard County Communities

The Foundation awarded grants to 37 community organizations in 2020 competitive grant process.

On behalf of its donors, the Community Foundation for Brevard awarded 30 local agencies competitive grants in the amount of $127,833 that will contribute to numerous programs and services benefiting Brevard County residents. The annual competitive grant program supports a range of causes including, education, food and shelter, the arts, underserved children and adults, health and wellness, animal welfare, and conservation.

“This year has been especially challenging for our nonprofit community,” said Community Foundation for Brevard’s President & CEO Theresa Grimison. “We knew priorities had shifted, programs had to be canceled or postponed and that we needed to be flexible. As a result, we surveyed each of the organizations that would be awarded grants to ensure they could still use the funds as intended or allowed for flexibility. Our challenges in Brevard County are complex but we’re inspired by organizations and people coming together in this time of crisis to lift up and strengthen communities through relief and recovery efforts.”

The Community Foundation has also granted an additional $44,420 through Donor Advised Funds to organizations who scored highly and were included in our 2020 HYPERLINK "https://www.cfbrevard.org/grants/grant-opportunities/2020-donor-catalog/" Giving Together Catalog of grant opportunities for our fund holders.

The Foundation greatly appreciates the 50 volunteer review committee members, including our board of directors, for their careful scoring and thoughtful deliberations that guided these grant award decisions.

These grants would not be possible without the many individuals and families who have established charitable funds in support of making our region a better place for all. There are many tax and other advantages in establishing a fund with the Community Foundation. In addition to its competitive grants program, the Foundation has awarded more than $20.7M in grants and scholarships to advance the vitality of Brevard and beyond. We invite you to join us.

 

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