A Listing of Brevard’s Deserving Charities
During this traditional season of giving, many Space Coast residents will choose to give a little something back to their community. According to the Community of Foundation of Brevard, it’s part of our culture, with nearly 64,000 local households reporting charitable giving on their 2005 tax returns. Over the last few years Brevard’s more than 1,400 public charities have felt the pinch of the troubled economy and could really use our help. Whether it’s the arts or animals, civic or health organizations, children or education, any of the organizations listed on the following pages will appreciate anything we can give.
Animals and Environmental
Brevard Botanical Garden, Inc.
Signature Event: Edible Garden Festival, Fall 2012
Brevard Nature Alliance
Signature Event: Annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival
January 25 -30, 2012 at Brevard Community College, Titusville
Signature Event: Safari Under the Stars
April 28, 2012
Central Brevard Humane Society
Signature Events: Mardi Gras Paws in the Park, February, 2012
Paws at the Pier September, 2012
Paws in the Park, Fall 2012
Coastal Poodle Rescue
Purrs And Whiskers Shelter, Inc.
Space Coast Kibble Kitchen
SPCA of North Brevard
(321) 267-8221 ext. 246
Signature Event: Dancing for the Paws
February 11, 2012 at La Cita Country Club in Titusville, 7-11p.m.
Arts, Culture and Education
Acoustic for a Change
Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Brevard Children’s Chorus
December 10, 2011, Holiday Concert with the Brevard CommunityChorus at the Maxwell C. King Center
May 4, 2012, Viera/Suntree Relay for Life at Viera High School 6 p.m.
Brevard Community College Foundation
Brevard Community College Planetarium and Observatory
Brevard Community Connections, Inc.
Signature Event: Colbert Classic golf tournament
Brevard County Gator Club
Signature Event: Gator Gathering, Spring 2012
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
Signature Event: “Starry Night: Where History Comes to Life,” March 2012
Brevard Schools Foundation
Mission: To match community resources with the needs of schools
(321) 633-1000 ext. 756
Brevard Symphony Orchestra
January 28, 2012, Symphony for the Palate at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club
(Historic) Cocoa Village Association
(321) 631 9075
Signature Event: BBQ & Blues, Arts & Craft Fairs
(The Historic) Cocoa Village Playhouse
January 6-19, 2012, “Windy City”
February 3-19, 2012, “State Fair”
April 6-22, 2012, “Titanic: The Musical”
May 3-20, 2012, “Cabaret”
Community Band of Brevard
March 25, 2012 concert “At the Movies”
June 3, 2012 concert “The Great American West”
Dance Arts Centre
eARTh Awareness of Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: September 29, 2012, Space Coast Music Festival
Florida Historical Society
(321) 690-1971 ext. 201
Florida Institute of Technology
April 21, 2012 Scott Center Evening of Hope IV
Foosaner Art Museum
December 17-18, 2011, “The American Nutcracker”
May 28, 2012, “The Best of Galmont Ballet”
Greater Canaveral Chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society
February 25, 2012, “Circus Day in Dixie”
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc.
Signature Event: Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities,
Henegar Center for the Arts
December 2-18, 2011, “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical”
January 20-February 5, 2012, “Pump Boys and Dinettes”
March 9-April 1, 2012, “Fiddler on the Roof”
April 27-May 13, 2012, “Prelude to a Kiss”
Honor America/Liberty Bell Museum
December 16, 2011, Battle of the Bulge Anniversary celebration
Indialantic Chamber Singers
December 11, 2011,Flutes & Voices of Christmas Concert
December 12, 2011,3rd Annual Sounds of Christmas
April 20 & 22, 2012, Spring Concert
KLD Youth Foundation
Signature Event: Dancing with Brevard
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Melbourne Art Festival
April 28-29, 2012, Melbourne Art Festival
Melbourne Chamber Music Society, Inc.
December 16, 2011, Calmus Ensemble, Leipzig (a cappella vocal)
January 13, 2012, Trio con Brio, Copenhagen
February 10, 2012, Daedalus Quartet
March 9, 2012, Jerusalem String Quartet
May 7, 2012, Midori (violin concert)
May 29-June 2, 2012, Brevard Chamber Music Seminar
Melbourne Civic Theatre
December 9-11,16-18, 21-23,29-31, “Holidays with Dino”
January 20-February 26, 2012, “Cactus Flower”
March 16-April 22, 2012 “The Drowsy Chaperone”
May 11-June 17, 2012, “The Elephant Man”
Melbourne Municipal Band
December 14-15, 2011, “A Starry Night” Holiday Concert
February 15-16, 2102, The Music of Sammy Nestico
April 18-19, 2012, “Magic Carpet Ride”
June 13-14, 2012, “Why SO Serious?”
August 8-9, 2012, Guest conductor concert
Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.
November 11-13, 2012, Native Rhythms Festival at Wickham Park Amphitheatre
(Historic) Rossetter House Museum and Gardens
December 3, 2011, Holiday Garden tea
December 17, 2011, Santa arrives
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology
January 21-April 28, 2012, “Traditional Textiles of India”
February 24, 2012, Uncommon Threads Luncheon Symposium
Space Coast Ballet
December 3, 2011, “The Nutcracker” at the King Center
Space Coast Pops Orchestra
January 7, 2012, “A Musical Journey Around the World”
February 2012, “It’s All About Sinatra”
March 3, 2012, “The Great American Song Book”
April 14,2012, “Spring Fling”
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
March 24, 2012, Verdi’s Requiem, First Baptist Church, Merritt Island
Space Coast Writer’s Guild
January 27-28, 2012, Annual Writer’s Conference
January 20-February 5, 2012, “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Titusville Playhouse, Inc
January 13-28, 2012, “Twelve Angry Men”
February 24-March 11, 2012, “42nd Street”
May 4-19, 2012, “Urinetown”
U.S. Space Walk of Fame
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Signature Event: Hands on Art Festival “Pre-Historic Party”
Brevard Zoo March 7-9, 2012
(321) 674 8950
4 The Kids of Brevard
Business and Civic
American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
Signature Event: National Officer of the Year banquet
Association of Fundraising Professionals-Space Coast Chapter
Signature Event: National Philanthropy Day
Brevard Business Leadership Network
Signature Event: Employer Recognition Awards
Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Signature Event: Entrepreneur of the Year, September 2012
Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Signature Event: Celebrate Brevard Food Tasting Extravaganza, November 2012
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.
(321) 728-4009 x116
March 17-18, 2012, 24th Annual Strawberry Festival, Wickham Park Main Pavilion
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
March 3, 2012, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Junior League of Central & North Brevard
Signature Event: Pumpkins in the Park 5K Run & Fitness Walk, October 2012
Junior League of South Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: Festival of Trees, November 2012
Signature Event: 4 under 40 Celebrating the Next Generation of Leaders
Friday, February 17, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
BCC Cocoa Campus
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida
Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section
Signature Event: WOW, IGEW and Annual Engineering Awards Banquet
Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech
Signature Event: Annual Women’s Business Expo and Women’s History Month Luncheon, Spring 2012
Zonta Club of Melbourne
March 25, 2012, Annual Chocolate Festival
Eau Gallie Civic Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hospitals and Health
American Cancer Society
Signature Events: Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Cattle Barons Ball
American Heart Association
Signature Event: Heart Walk, September 2012
Breast Friends of Florida
Signature Event: Joy of Life Luncheon, March 2012
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
Signature Event: Alzheimer’s Barbeque and Car Drawing
Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation
Signature Event: Caring Hearts Benefit
Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the home of Ed and Jeanne André
Circles of Care, Inc.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation
August, 2012, Doctors’ Expo
Health First Center for Family Caregivers
February 3, 2012, Moments to Remember
Health First Foundation
Signature Event: Health First Benefit Ball, Spring 2012
Grape Escape and Health First Golf Classic, Fall 2012
Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Signature Event: Annual Gala, October 2012
March of Dimes
Signature Event: March for Babies
April 28, 2012 at Jetty Park
MIMA Foundation of Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: MIMA Foundation Pro Tennis Classic
May 6-13, 2012 at Kiwi Tennis Club
National Kidney Foundation of Florida
August 31-September 3, 2012, Lavor Day Pro-Am Surfing Festival
Relay For Life
Running Zone Foundation
Signature Event: Running Zone Foundation Race Series
Space Coast Cancer Foundation
Signature Event: Daffodil Gala
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund
We Care 2, Inc.
Signature Event: We Care 2 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction DATE?
Signature Event: Youth Scholarship Campaign
Human Services and Children
American Red Cross.
Signature Event: Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign, March 2012
AMIkids Space Coast (formerly Space Coast Marine Institute)
Signature Events: Space Coast Scramble Golf Tournament, May 5, 2012
Annual Fall Fundraiser Reverse Raffle, November 4, 2012
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
Signature event: Men Cooking from the Heart
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida – Brevard County
Signature Event: Faces of the Future breakfast
Brevard Achievement Center
Signature Event: Coffee & Chocolate
February 18, 2012 at the Space Coast Convention Center/Holiday Inn Express, Cocoa, 7-10 p.m.
Brevard County Legal Aid
Signature Event: Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening
Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition
Signature Event: Anchor at the DOCK breakfast
Brevard Rescue Mission, Inc.
Signature Event: Women Who Care Share luncheon, April 2012
Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: “Have a Heart” Valentine’s Extravaganza, February 2012
Central Brevard Sharing Center
Cherishing the Journey
Signature Event: Walk to Remember (with butterfly release)
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Brevard Division
Signature Event: Portraits of Possibilities
May 5, 2012, at the home of Dr. Robert and Mrs. Maria Seelman in Indialantic.
Signature Event: Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball
Community Services Council of Brevard
April 21, 2012, Passport to Wines Around the World, Space Coast Convention Center
Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc.
Signature Event: Great Brevard Duck Race during the annual Indian River Festival, Spring 2012
Daily Bread, Inc.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives
Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: Step Up For Down Syndrome Advocacy Walk
Family Counseling Center of Brevard
Grace Equine Rescue and Therapy for Humans, Inc.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard
Signature Event: The Child First Gala takes place every year on the Saturday before Grandparent’s Day in September
Harmony Farms Inc.
Signature Event: Buckaroo Ball
June 12, 2012 at the Space Coast Convention Center
Healthy Start Coalition of Brevard
Hidden Potentials, Inc.
Signature Event: Star Awards Dinner, March 2012
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Signature Event: Turtle Splash!
Nana’s Children’s Home, Inc (Nana’s House)
PREVENT! of Brevard, Inc.
Signature Event: JAMBOREE 2012
March 24, 2012 at the Melbourne Auditorium
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Serene Harbor, Inc.
Signature Event: Purses with a Purpose, October 2012
South Brevard Sharing Center
Space Coast Center for Independent Living
Space Coast Center for Mothers with Children
January, 2013, James Buescher Bogey Open
Space Coast Early Intervention Center
Signature Event: Tim Wakefield Celebrity Golf Tournament, January 2012
Szuba Guardian Care Solutions, Inc.
The Children’s Hunger Project
The Compassionate Friends
Signature Event: World Wide Candle Lighting, December 11, 2011
The Haven for Children, Inc.
Signature Events: Haven Golf Tournament, The Havenly Affair
The Women’s Center
Signature Event: Women’s Center South Guild Winter Ball
February 19, 2012, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi of Melbourne.
WEGO Ministries (Worldwide Evangelical Gospel Outreach)
United Way of Brevard
Yellow Umbrella Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
2-1-1 Brevard, Inc.