The Greater Brandon Community Foundation Story
When we founded the Foundation in 2003, we wanted a platform that provided direct outreach to our community, from our community. The Greater Brandon Community Foundation’s focus has been to improve the quality of life and shape the future of our community by developing resources and supporting initiatives that address local needs.
In 2006, we launched the Foundation Angel Program to help families in the Greater Brandon community who have suffered a catastrophic event or life-threatening illness by matching them with local business owners with available resources to meet practical needs. We also provide financial assistance to help families with utility bills to keep them on their feet during their time of crisis.
Since its inception, the Foundation has given back over $2,000,000 in grants, goods and services to our community and has helped over 550 families.
In 2017, the Brandon Foundation became the Angel Foundation so that our message was clear. Our “Angels” are volunteers, businesses, churches, and organizations that help meet the needs of families in crisis by providing them with temporary practical and financial support so they can get back on the road to self-sufficiency.
Our Foundation Angels are fulfilled as they give back to the community, using their time, talents or treasures to bless someone in their time of need.
Our Junior Angels program is training up future community leaders by providing students with opportunities to serve our community.
To fulfill our mission to “partner with businesses and individuals to be a caring resource for families in our community experiencing temporary crisis due to a life threatening illness or catastrophic event”, we hope two fundraising events each year.
Our signature fundraising events are:
- The Charity Golf Classic & Celebrity Pairings Party in the Spring
- The Evening of Hope in November
Even in tough economic times, our Sponsors and Volunteers continue to support our mission. We could not do it without your help. We hope you will join us and participate in our first-class events and unique programs to take care of those in our community in need.How can you be involved?
- Volunteer – we are always in need of volunteers through our Foundation Angel and Junior Angel Programs, on our event committees or with administrative help.
- Sponsor – we are in need of sponsors large and small to help us host first-class events.
- Donate– become an Angel Donor and help us meet the financial needs of families in need in our community.
For more information about the Foundation, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 813-689-6889.
We hope you will join us to keep our community strong. Together WE are the Greater Brandon Community Foundation.