Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Foundation
The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the charitable, 501c3 arm of the chamber. Through its mission, and with the support of its own separate board, our foundation awards multiple scholarships every year to support the Gulf Breeze community. The foundation hosts 2 major events each year to raise funds for its projects. The foundation has no staff of its own and relies on volunteers and chamber staff to assist in the fulfillment of its mission and projects.
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The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Foundation was incorporated in 2018 with approval by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2019. At its conception, the chamber and foundation board members made the decision to move the Annual Awards Gala and the Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament under the organization as fundraisers for future projects. COVID put a halt to many operations, but despite being relatively dormant, the Foundation was still able to raise and donate funds during the pandemic. In 2022, the Foundation was revitalized with new board members, enhanced events, and a commitment to increase its community support. Since its creation in 2019, the Foundation has donated $23,585 to education and military support projects.
Our Events and Programs:
- Annual Awards Gala recognizing community and business leaders
- Annual Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament supporting local military
- Take Stock in Children Scholarship
- Santa Rosa County Rookie Teacher of the Year Scholarship
The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization #82-3937409.