Indian River Foundation Guide To Giving


Our Mission

Indian River Community Foundation’s mission is to build a better community through donor-driven philanthropy.

Our Services

We carry out our mission by:

  • Helping generous people to simplify their donations and give to the causes they care about through donor advised funds. 
  • Inspiring generous people to create and leave a charitable legacy to support causes they love through permanent endowments. 
  • Using our philanthropic capital, community knowledge and advice to advance effective philanthropic solutions that make the community better. 

Our History and Cumulative Impact

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 Founders made the initial financial commitment to support the Foundation’s operating costs and the Board of Directors is entrusted to oversee the Foundation’s mission.

A core strategic priority is growing, stewarding and deploying philanthropic capital to make our community better. Today the Community Foundation holds more than $90 million in over 200 charitable giving accounts. Together with our clients we have awarded more than $80 million in grants to charities in Indian River County and around the world.

Another core strategic priority is developing and sharing knowledge about community needs and the nonprofit charitable organizations, programs and projects that merit philanthropic investment.  With a past discretionary grantmaking portfolio of more than 100 successful competitive grants, helpful tools like our online Nonprofit Search, a pioneering report “Transfer of Wealth in Indian River County” and new resources like a Community Needs Assessment and Indian River Indicators, the Community Foundation has become the most knowledgeable philanthropic resources in our community.

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