Veterans Fund of the Community Foundation is Endowed with Gift of Nearly $95,000 from Transitioning Patriots of Brevard

MELBOURNE, Fla., (December 17, 2020) – The Community Foundation for Brevard is proud to announce that the Veterans Fund has been permanently endowed through a generous gift of nearly $95K by the Transitioning Patriots of Brevard, formally known as Sentinels of Freedom Space Coast.

Established in 2008, Transitioning Patriots of Brevard’s mission was to provide life-changing opportunities for members of the U.S. Armed Forces who suffered severe injuries during their service and needed the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams. Over the years, the founders significantly impacted many lives of local veterans and their families.

Through this gift, Transitioning Patriots of Brevard is entrusting the Community Foundation to carry on their important work. The Veterans Fund of the Community Foundation exists to enhance the lives of Brevard County veterans and their families. The goals of the fund are to:

  • Support the strengths and needs of veterans and their families in Brevard County, with a priority focus on those who are isolated, underserved, or otherwise marginalized;
  • Foster education about veteran issues, and create dialogue between veterans and the general community; and
  • Provide support for nonprofit organizations serving the veteran community.

The annual distribution may be allocated through the competitive grant program of the Community Foundation or distributed separately, depending on critical needs that may arise in Brevard’s veteran community.

“A great debt of gratitude is owed to the founding members of Transitioning Patriots of Brevard for the work they have accomplished over the years,” said Theresa Grimison, president and CEO, Community Foundation for Brevard. “We are humbled that they chose to gift their assets to the Community Foundation. By doing so, we will be able to carry on their mission of supporting veterans and their families in Brevard through the endowed Veterans Fund.”

“America benefits from the strength, courage, and talent that compelled our veterans to serve. Now, more than ever, meeting the needs of veterans and their families is imperative,” shared Barbara Lyn, founder and president of Transitioning Patriots of Brevard. “Our board felt confident that the Community Foundation for Brevard understands these complex issues and would continue to steward the funds in a way that would make our founders, donors, and key stakeholders proud.”

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Supporters can also leave a gift through their wills and trusts through the Community Foundation for Brevard to benefit the Veterans Endowment Fund and create a personal legacy. We can facilitate even the most complex gifts, including bequests, gifts of appreciated stock, real estate, life insurance, retirement assets, and more.