What is an Agency Fund?
Building a Stable Financial Future
Building a long-term, revenue-producing endowment is one of the best ways a nonprofit organization can build a stable financial future for their work. That’s why many nonprofits in Brevard are building agency endowments with the Community Foundation.
Donors appreciate the way agency endowments offer an avenue to support a favorite cause for the long term. Agency endowments also offer unique advantages for planned and estate giving.
Endowment funds at the Community Foundation liberate nonprofits from the burden and expense of in-house fund administration. We prepare and file tax returns related to the endowment, offer advice, training, administrative support, investment and planned-giving expertise to each organization building endowment with us. Additionally, the agency benefits from access to Community Foundation’s donors who structure gifting through one source. The agency receives income from the endowment for its unrestricted use or may choose to allow all the assets to grow to a designated level.
Current Agency Funds
- Aging Matters in Brevard – has worked to promote and maintain independence and maximize the quality of life for the citizens in Brevard County, particularly for the elderly and disabled for over 50 years.
- Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) – provides persons with disabilities innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success. Capable, trained and dedicated employees bring with them an attitude of pride, job loyalty and commitment. When people with disabilities have successful employment and are committed to the satisfaction of the job put before them, everyone wins.
- Brevard Family Partnership – provides child abuse prevention, foster care and support, adoption, independent living and community outreach services to the children and families of Brevard County.
- Brevard Humane Society – Founded in 1952, Brevard’s Humane Society celebrates its longevity as the oldest established animal welfare organization in Brevard County. They educate the community on responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals, advocate for spaying/neutering to reduce the homeless pet population and provide quality care to Brevard’s abandoned animals by placing them with responsible, caring owners in new “forever” homes.
- Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition – community development organization founded in 2001 to plan, facilitate and implement solutions for the revitalization of impoverished communities.
- Brevard Rescue Mission – works to permanently break the cycle of homelessness in families by providing homeless women with children housing, access to health care, transportation, education, nutrition, job training and life skills in a safe, Christ-centered residential setting.
- Brevard Zoo – works to protect animals around the world and provides memorable experiences by connecting the community with nature and wildlife, while inspiring them to protect our planet.
- Bridges Foundation – a community based organization that has been supporting children and adults with disabilities for more than fifty years.
- Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation – provides assistance to the under insured or uninsured cancer patient, as well as providing education so that cancer may be caught early or avoided altogether.
- Candlelighters of Brevard – dedicated to children with cancer and their families by offering emotional support and financial assistance. Committed to ensuring no one has to face the diagnosis of childhood cancer alone.
- Central Brevard Sharing Center – for over 35 years they have provided emergency assistance to those in the community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.
- Club Esteem, Inc. – offers after-school and summer programs to over 175 children in 1st – 12th grade from economically disadvantaged communities.
- Daily Bread – provides food, showers, hygiene products, a mail stop and clothing to those who are homeless, as well as assistance with healthcare, food stamps, Veteran’s issues, etc.
- Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary – provides aid sick, injured and abandoned wildlife and migratory birds and return them back to the ecosystem.
- Gilchrist Educational Foundation – The Gilchrist Educational Foundation supports Christian education in North Brevard County, Florida, by raising funds for scholarship assistance and facilities improvements.
- Junior Achievement Space Coast – provides a bridge between business and education by allowing local businesses in Brevard County to make an impact on the children of their communities by sponsoring classrooms.
- Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) – The mission of KBB is to develop, motivate, educate and activate community partners to reduce litter, recycle, beautify, and sustain the environment for the benefit of Brevard County.
- LEAD Brevard – For over 25 years, organizations large and small have looked to LEAD Brevard to train their top talent, increase their profile in the community, connect with other leaders and grow community trusteeship.
- Love INC of Brevard –Love In the Name of Christ is a non profit organization that trains and unites churches to help people in need.
- Melbourne Central Catholic High School Scholarships – provides tuition assistance for students and families attending Melbourne Central Catholic High School.
- Preeclampsia Foundation – is the nation’s only not-for-profit organization serving the 5-8% of pregnant women who are affected by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
- Rolling Readers Space Coast – over 200 volunteers read books to children in their classrooms as part of a literacy program that works to instill a desire for children to be lifelong readers.
- Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) – Since its founding by Dr. Archie Carr in 1959, STC’s mission is to ensure the survival of sea turtles, with a particular emphasis on Florida’s turtle populations, through research, education, training, advocacy, and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
- Serene Harbor – is a confidential place where domestic violence victims, their children and pets come to escape dangerous relationships.
- Space Coast Early Intervention Center – provides inclusive, equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability, to ensure that they receive the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.
- The Haven for Children – provides therapeutic shelter care in a homelike environment for children from birth to age eighteen who have been removed from their homes because of neglect, abuse or abandonment.
- Zonta Club of Melbourne – annual scholarship designated to a female senior from a south Brevard high school (or other educational and training purposes) to further the position of women in the community.
How do I Make a Donation to an Agency Fund?
If you’d prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Community Foundation for Brevard, include the fund’s name in the memo section and mail to:
Community Foundation for Brevard
1361 Bedford Drive, Suite 102
Melbourne, FL 32940
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #: CH2148