As the philanthropic arm of Brevard Public Schools, Brevard Schools Foundation is proud to help students achieve their educational goals and dreams and to help teachers become the best in their profession. Our community is made stronger when we invest in educational opportunities. Our students continue to prove, with their remarkable achievements, that this investment is a good one. Brevard Schools Foundation is committed to helping make an impact on all of the district’s 82 schools, 73,000 students, and nearly 5,000 teachers. Thank you for your contribution to that impact! Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 annual impact report.
Organizational Highlights 2016-2017
- 3% increase in revenues between 2015 and 2016
- Ranked 8th in the nation for supporting public education.
- 28% increase in scholarship revenue.
- 12% increase in support to the Supply Zone for Teachers.
Foundation Program Results:
The ABC Awards – Our school district’s finest teachers, employees, philanthropic partners, volunteers, and administrators are honored in an entertaining Academy Awards-style show and elegant reception catered by student culinary programs held in January.
Back to School Supply Drive – With help from many community partners, backpacks and supplies were provided to over 1,800 children in need at a giveaway event held at Clearlake Middle School in August.
Classroom Grants – The Foundation awarded 48 new projects totaling $55,098 and impacting over 10,000 students. These grants allow for teachers to encourage innovation and creative projects that help learning come alive in the classroom. 2016-2017 had a 25% in the number of teachers served through this program.
Scholarships for Graduating Seniors– The Foundation awarded 64 scholarships to deserving seniors valued at $63,000 helping make college more accessible and affordable.
School Support – Directed more than $1,000,000 in contributions to students, teachers and schools.
Space Week – To inspire our next generation of space scientists, engineers and explorers, nearly 5,500 sixth grade students traveled to Kennedy Space Center on a full-day study trip focused on STEM.
Supply Zone for Teachers – A store for teachers to receive free school supplies for their students and classrooms, the Supply Zone served more than 755 teachers from the highest poverty schools this year with 1,094 shopping trips made reaching 17,718 students. $484,382 worth of school supplies were distributed to those in need. The Supply Zone also reached a major milestone by giving away over $1,000,000 in free school supplies.
Take Stock in Children – A drop-out prevention, mentoring and scholarship program, Take Stock changes the lives of deserving low-income students in Brevard Public Schools. Our program received a perfect score in the statewide accountability report (Balanced Scorecard), graduated 31 students, invested $164,956 in scholarships and accepted 65 new students into the program.
Thank you for your support of Brevard Schools Foundation and Brevard Public Schools!