Green Gables is the grateful recipient of a $10,000 operating Support Grant provided by the generosity of the Barbara Wells Family Foundation and Community Foundation for Brevard. This award will cover the cost of water and sewer impact fees for Green Gables and connection for water service and plumbing for our outside operation. City water access will be such a welcome commodity for hygiene for volunteers and visitors, in cleaning the building, for future construction crews, and for watering our gardens.
“Foundations such as the Community Foundation for Brevard and philanthropy such as the Barbara Wells Family Foundation are the catalysts that keep historic preservation in our communities and so many smaller nonprofits operational” said Green Gables Board Member, Sue Fallon.
On June 7, 2022 the Florida Division of Historical Resources awarded Green Gables a $482,500 acquisition matching grant toward the purchase of the historic home and site of Green Gables. Volunteers have spent the past dozen years fundraising and trying to strike a deal to buy the six-bedroom, 1896-vintage American Four Square/Queen Anne house — which features a distinctive octagonal porch — to refurbish as a public asset. Marion Ambrose, president of the preservation-minded nonprofit Green Gables, described her reaction as “stunned.” But I'm very excited," Ambrose said. “Because we have so many plans now that we own it. "Melbourne needs Green Gables and its grounds because virtually every other significant element of the early built environment has been obliterated in the development associated with the Space Age," the application said.
Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village, Inc., is a tax-exempt organization (Tax ID#27-4206685) duly qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Solicitation of Contributions Act Registration. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the State. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352. www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
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