Four Organizations Receive Grants From L3Harris to Assist Brevard Residents Impacted by COVID-19
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2020
The L3Harris Foundation this month distributed grants in 19 states to organizations
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Four area non-profit organizations have received social impact grants from L3Harris Technologies as part of the company’s effort to provide relief to communities negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The L3Harris Foundation this month distributed grants in 19 states to organizations that applied for funds to address a wide range of needs, including the digital divide, food insecurity, veteran aid, mentorship for STEM students, economic opportunities for small businesses, and others.
Local recipients include Family Promise of Brevard, Neighbor Up Brevard, LEAD Brevard, and Junior Achievement of the Space Coast:
■ Family Promise of Brevard aims to empower homeless families to build a path toward stable, long-term housing and provide security for them along the way. This grant will provide an educational resource lab for homeless students. www.familypromiseofbrevard.org.
■ The Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids (DOCK), a program of Neighbor Up Brevard, is designed to be a safe gathering space for youth after school and enable children and teens to compete more effectively with their peers and provide critical skills and knowledge for the future. The Social Impact grant will provide educational assistance and upgraded computer labs for DOCK students. www.neighborupbrevard.org/dock.
■ LEAD Brevard’s mission is to work together to strengthen the community by inspiring people to lead. The funded program will provide capacity building for cultural equity and COVID resiliency. www.leadbrevard.org.
■ Junior Achievement of the Space Coast’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people in Brevard County to succeed in a global economy. Grant funds will support a virtual career exposition for 7th-9th grade students. www.jaspacecoast.org.
The grants are part of L3Harris’ $2 million commitment to support organizations involved in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts around the world.
The company has provided funds to COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds administered by local United Way agencies and the American Red Cross and is providing a 2X match to employee designated gifts to these and other organizations.
In addition, L3Harris has provided more than $450 million in accelerated payments to small business suppliers in 45 states to sustain the nation’s supply chain and company employees have volunteered to provide respirators, free communications apps, and STEM-oriented “Tech in 10” videos for students.
Employees also are volunteering to assist organizations through the company’s L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) volunteer program, which supports these and other initiatives throughout the year.
“The pandemic has placed a tremendous strain on all facets of our Brevard community,” said William M. Brown, Chairman, and CEO, L3Harris.
“The L3Harris Foundation social impact grants will help provide some relief to those most in need – especially students, parents, communities, and small businesses in areas where our employees work and live.”
L3Harris has 27 locations throughout Florida, with almost 8,500 employees. L3Harris has donated nearly $900,000 annually, prioritizing donations to further educational access and leadership opportunities for those in the Florida community.
Non-profit organizations seeking volunteer assistance can visit the company’s website listed below.