Community Impact


Granted to Brandon-area nonprofits and causes since our founding.

We believe the Brandon area is a great place to live, work, and play. We also believe we have a responsibility to help preserve and sustain what’s good here, and to support local nonprofits which make our community even better.

Passion & Purpose

We're here to foster a culture of giving and care in Brandon, to inspire philanthropy, and to improve quality of life and enhance the vibrancy of our community.

In 2022 alone, the Brandon Community Foundation presented more than $55,000 in grants to local nonprofits. The grants were awarded to nonprofits serving youth, mature adults, recreation, education and more and were presented at the annual Oak and Vine event, held at the Brandon Holiday Inn.

The Spirit Award

Each year, the Brandon Community Foundation presents the Spirit Award, an honor that celebrates philanthropic individuals or families whose innovative leadership and consistent generosity have positively impacted the Brandon community.

Past Spirit Award Honorees

  • Randy & Lisa Marso (2022)
  • Bob Young (2021)
  • Roger Hunt (2020)
  • Barb Fish (2019)
  • Tony Bosch (2018)
  • Greg & Sheri Carmon (2017)
  • Gene Johnson (2016)
  • Dennis Olson (2015)
  • Dick Pickering (2014)
  • Jimmie Fjerstad (2013)