The Institute

When The Viera Company envisioned Viera in the mid-1980s, the idea was to create a vibrant community — a place people would want to call home. Through its involvement with the community, the Viera Community Institute helps create the quality of life environment that will be Viera’s legacy for generations to come.

Who We Are

Viera was built upon the idea of neighbors and businesses coming together to help build a better community, and the Viera Community Institute is the place to turn whether you’re looking for support or looking to offer support.

We are a resource for:

  • Educational and cultural experiences
  • Charitable giving

What We Do

“We are pleased with the community events we’ve established over the last few years and hope to continue to build upon them. Our goal now is to develop greater partnerships within the community to help us take on the additional aspect of environmental stewardship, assist local charitable organizations, and create positive community activities and traditions that can be passed on for generations to come.”

– Lauri J. Duda, President, Viera Community Institute –

Community Enrichment &
Charitable Giving

The Institute is the primary planner for two major community events, The Great American Celebration  &  Light Up Viera. These signature events, built around two great annual holidays, bring neighbors and friends together to celebrate.

Education &

The Institute is committed to ensuring the protection of Viera’s conservation lands and educating Viera residents on how they can participate in reducing environmental impacts. The Institute will work in conjunction with the Viera Stewardship District and environmental organizations to assist Viera’s residents in understanding eco-friendly landscape and irrigation practices.


The Institute is the place to turn when non-profit or charity organizations need support. Think of us as a community facilitator, bringing people, resources and ideas together in order to build a brighter future for Viera and Brevard County.


The Viera Community Institute is an incubator bringing resources together in order to create a stronger community. Whether you’re planning an event or looking to volunteer your time with a local charity, we’re a library of knowledge and information, where the community can turn for answers and support.

Support The Institute

Supporting the Viera Community Institute is a great way to get involved with our local community and to help build a brighter future. Businesses and individuals can support the institute in many different ways whether it is buying a float, sponsoring an event or simply spreading the word about our efforts.

Sponsor An Event

Viera’s community organizations are always planning events and can always use your help.

Invest In Your Communtiy

Sponsor A Float

Purchasing a float at our Light Up Viera Holiday Parade is a great way to get involved and give back at the same time.

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Spread The Word

Support us by spreading the word about our wonderful events and encourage others to get involved.

Our community thrives as a result of the generosity of our area businesses.  Their support of our efforts showcases them as good corporate citizens, and allows them an opportunity to engage with our residents. We appreciate their ongoing support and commitment to making Viera and Brevard County a beautiful community.

The Viera Community Institute, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation duly incorporated and in good standing under the laws of Florida. The Institute is organized to foster the health, harmony and well-being of the Viera community by facilitating education, environmental, cultural and charitable activities and outreach programs within Viera and Brevard County. Although the Institute is a not-for-profit organization, it is currently not exempt from Federal income tax and neither contributions nor gifts to the institute are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.