Proceeds from Grillin’ in the Breeze 2023 will support Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) and Take Stock in Children (TSIC).

Santa Rosa Education Foundation was established in 1987 with the mission to create an awareness of and enhance public education in Santa Rosa County by building and sustaining community and business support.  SREF supports educators and students throughout the district through classroom Teacher Grants focusing on Artistic Literacy, Career & Technical Education, Literacy, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Teacher Recognition and Retention programs to reward excellence in the classroom and keep top quality teachers in Santa Rosa County, by supporting district initiatives designed to increase student achievement, and through its TSIC scholarship and mentoring program.

Established in 1996, TSIC provides low-income students an opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty through education.  TSIC offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life.  Since inception, TSIC has served over 200 students in Santa Rosa County with over 100 volunteers providing more than 2,000 mentor volunteer hours.