New Equity and Inclusion Fund at Community Foundation Expands Educational Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

MELBOURNE, Fla., (September 8, 2021) – At the Community Foundation for Brevard, we strive to connect all Brevardians with opportunities so they can realize their potential and thrive. Our dedication to all residents is strengthened through our newly established Equity and Inclusion Fund.

Through the Equity and Inclusion Fund, we are pleased to announce a $10,000 grant to No Limits Academy, an innovative school in Melbourne, Florida providing customized education for students with complex physical disabilities. Unlike any other school in the country, No Limits Academy creates an environment where students can learn and thrive, while empowering new hope for what children with disabilities can accomplish.

“We know that COVID-19 and disruptions in access to in-person learning over the last year have taken a disproportionate toll on America’s children with disabilities, who, far too often amid the pandemic, experienced challenges in receiving the services and supports that they need,” said Theresa Grimison, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Brevard. “The Community Foundation is committed to improving the lives of all people. We believe the strength of our community is in its diversity.”

“We are so appreciative of the Community Foundation for Brevard and their fund holders,” shared Laura Joslin, founder and president. “At No Limits Academy, we understand the necessity of learning and developing through experience. Too often, students with disabilities are closed-off from those experiences that are required to help them reach cognitive milestones. Our innovative method merges education, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation to help student’s progress and flourish in a way that best fits their individual needs.”

If you would like to learn more or make a secure online contribution to the Equity and Inclusion Fund, please visit: cfbrevard.org/equity-inclusion-fund. The Community Foundation can facilitate even the most complex gifts, including bequests, gifts of appreciated stock, real estate, life insurance, retirement assets, and more.

About Community Foundation for Brevard

The Community Foundation for Brevard’s mission is to strengthen communities through philanthropy. Since 1981, we have helped donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, supported nonprofits in serving the region effectively, and inspired people to make the community a better place. With the deepest integrity and best practices, the Foundation has successfully stewarded the philanthropic interests of donors, granting more than $21 million to build a better, more vibrant Brevard County and beyond. Visit cfbrevard.org to learn more and join us.