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Weekly Insights: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County Weekly Insights: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County
Approximately 16% of children and youth under the age of 18 live below the poverty level in Indian River County. The Boys & Girls Club of Indian River County helps children develop financial skills that lead to workplace readiness, lifelong financial stability and overall success...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the...

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Weekly Insights: Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center Weekly Insights: Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center
In 2021 Indian River County's high school graduation rate reached 95 percent, improving more than 15 percent since 2015. This is one of the highest graduation rates in Florida. The increasing graduation rate demonstrates a strong dedication from our community to help our students achieve...

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Weekly Insights: Treasure Coast Girls Coalition Weekly Insights: Treasure Coast Girls Coalition
TGCG FAU Visit Treasure Coast Girls Coalition (TCGC) empowers girls and young women ages 9-18 through enhanced STEM Curriculum, Digital Technology, and Emotional Intelligence Training. The programs and activities are specifically designed to be a catalyst that helps girls and young women reach their goals and...

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Weekly Insights: Habitat for Humanity Weekly Insights: Habitat for Humanity
Housing should represent a place of safety, stability, and shelter and not a place of stress, strain, or insecurity. When residents struggle to afford a place to live, that financial strain makes it harder to make other healthy choices, like eating a healthy diet or...

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Weekly Insights: The Homeless Children's Foundation Weekly Insights: The Homeless Children's Foundation
According to the Florida Department of Education, there were approximately 423 homeless students in Indian River County in the 2020-2021 school year. In 2015, the Homeless Children's Foundation (HCF) was created to provide sensible solutions for homeless families without duplicating existing services. Their mission is...

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Weekly Insights: Mental Health Collaborative Weekly Insights: Mental Health Collaborative
According to the CDC, 17.7% of adults in Indian River County have diagnosed depression. In addition, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. Mental Health Collaborative's mission is to is to establish a continuum of care for mental health made up...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the...

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Weekly Insights: Environmental Learning Center Weekly Insights: Environmental Learning Center
According to the Florida Department of Education, over 18,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade are enrolled in school in Indian River County. Participating in school is the foundation of our children and youth. It is a way for students to gain new skills and...

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Weekly Insights: United Against Poverty Weekly Insights: United Against Poverty
Approximately 10% of people in Indian River County live below the Federal Poverty line. United Against Poverty (UP) strives to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. UP serves those in poverty by providing crisis care,...

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