The Community Foundation for Brevard serves as a leader, catalyst, and trusted resource for philanthropic individuals and organizations to grow, expand, enhance, and sustain Brevard's quality of life. We are an independent, 501(c)3 organization and manage funds that benefit charities by protecting the investment, achieving growth, and providing a perpetual source of income.

Created in 1981, the Community Foundation for Brevard continues to help strengthen communities by connecting generous donors with the causes that matter most to them. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which allows us to receive gifts from individuals, businesses and agencies who want to support local funds and maximize tax benefits, as well as:

  • Assist donors with their charitable giving
  • Establish lifetime and legacy funds that benefit worthy causes
  • Aid financial advisors and attorneys with options that will benefit their clients
  • Work together with community leaders and private foundations to address current and emerging needs


Our mission is to build and sustain a vibrant and compassionate community for Brevard County through philanthropy.

This is your foundation of Brevard, for Brevard and offers you a very personal and respected way to contribute locally.


If you are new to philanthropy…
we are here to introduce you to proven methods for making our world a better place.

If you are experienced in philanthropy…
we are here to open doors for new opportunities and provide more powerful results to existing efforts.


Leadership Brevard Project Team

  • Danielle Mallady, Manager, Learning Development and Performance, Percepta
  • Andy Anderson, Brevard County Commissioner
  • Chris Ashley, VP Real Estate and Public Affairs, Clear Channel
  • Chris Hughes, President, Eau Gallie Electric
  • Joe Sophia, Commercial Lender, Florida Business Bank
  • Lawrence Lyman, Director of Operations, Tactical Electronics
  • Lisa deCordova, Manager, College Relations & Recruiting, Harris Corporation

Advisory Council

  • Beverly Lampley, Catholic Charities of Central Florida
  • Christine Michaels, President, Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
  • Debbie Kelly, Community Investor Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing
  • Elizabeth A. Lee, Director, Community Impact, United Way of Brevard
  • Ian Golden, Director of Housing and Human Services, Brevard County
  • James E. Luce, Consultant, Organization and Management Systems.
  • Janice Kershaw, Executive Director, Brevard Schools Foundation
  • John Byron, Principal, Sun State Strategy Inc.
  • Kristin L. Bakke, President, LEAD Brevard
  • Libby Donoghue, Executive Director, Brevard 211
  • Bunny Finney, Brevard Cultural Alliance
  • Melissa Byron, Executive Director, Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Shawna Kelsch, Chair, Brevard Healthcare Forum
  • Thomas H. Pollak, The Urban Institute, National Center for Charitable Statistics
  • Victoria Northrup, Executive Director, Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Jan Conrad, Brevard Workforce

To learn more about the Community Foundation for Brevard please visit their website at!