Who Are We?
Indian River Community Foundation is a vibrant nonprofit enterprise with a powerfully simple mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy.
What Do We Do?
Indian River Community Foundation’s business is philanthropy, and our main products are the charitable giving accounts established by our clients. Here are three ways we serve as a partner in our clients’ philanthropy.
- We help generous people to simplify their donations and give to the causes they love now through donor advised funds.
- We inspire generous people to create and leave a charitable legacy to support causes they care about forever through permanent endowments.
- We use the philanthropic capital entrusted to us to find, fund and follow charitable organizations, programs and projects that make our Indian River County community better.
Indian River Community Foundation was established in 2008 and is accredited as meeting National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. The Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundations of Florida, a member affiliate of the Florida Philanthropic Network.
Our Cumulative Impact
Since our establishment in 2008, Indian River Community Foundation has collected more than $130 million in charitable contributions, and together with our clients, has distributed more than $60 million in grants to charities locally and around the world. In doing so, the Community Foundation is one of the fastest growing new community foundations in Florida, and has become one of the most active grantmaking foundations in the country.
The Community Foundation’s professional staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality service, and regularly receives ratings of “high satisfaction” and “strong likelihood to refer” from clients and their professional advisors. With a past discretionary grantmaking portfolio of more than 75 successful competitive grants, new resources like our online Nonprofit Search, and pioneering reports like “Transfer of Wealth in Indian River County” and “Indian River County’s Nonprofit Sector Market Report,” and “Indian River County Community Needs Assessment” the Community Foundation is quickly becoming one of the most knowledgeable philanthropic resources in our community.