Marine Resources Council Partners with Community Foundation to Establish Endowment Fund

MELBOURNE, Fla., (June 10, 2021) – Marine Resources Council (MRC) recently established the Marine Resources Council Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for Brevard to help propel their mission to improve water quality and to protect and restore the fish and wildlife resources of the Indian River Lagoon, coastal waters, inshore reefs, and the watershed by advocating and using sound science, education and the involvement of the public at large.

More than 30 nonprofit organizations have chosen to build endowment funds with the Community Foundation for Brevard. These funds generate a predictable stream of income for a nonprofit organization, leaving assets invested to grow in perpetuity. They offer the flexibility to meet the nonprofit’s immediate needs while ensuring assets are always preserved for the group’s long-term mission.

The Marine Resources Council works relentlessly to reduce pollution and to improve and restore the water quality of Florida’s natural resources with a focus on the Indian River Lagoon, which spans through 40% of Florida’s east coast.

“Marine Resources Council is a multi-faceted and valuable program in our community,” said Theresa Grimison, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Brevard. “Giving to an agency’s endowment creates the opportunity for donors to leave a lasting legacy of support. A nonprofit organization with an endowment is sending a message to its donors that the organization will be here fulfilling its mission for decades to come.”

“Marine Resources Council is proud to partner with the Community Foundation for Brevard to provide additional giving opportunities for our supporters to leave a gift through their will, trust, retirement fund or life insurance policy,” stated Marine Resources Council’s executive director, Dr. Leesa Souto.“ This partnership emphasizes stewardship and a formalization of legacy gifts that will strengthen the future work of MRC.

If you would like to make a secure online contribution to the Marine Resources Council Endowment Fund, please visit:

We invite you to join us in supporting the Marine Resources Council Endowment fund. Supporters can give a donation online, or leave a gift through their wills and trusts through the Community Foundation for Brevard to benefit Marine Resources Council forever while creating their personal legacy. The Community Foundation can facilitate even the most complex gifts, including bequests, gifts of appreciated stock, real estate, life insurance, retirement assets, and more.