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Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Four Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $100,000 to Four Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $100,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Wanda Lincoln, Ed Massey, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Larry Salustro. The...

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SafeSpace’s Emergency Shelter in Indian River County is Now Open! SafeSpace’s Emergency Shelter in Indian River County is Now Open!
SafeSpace’s mission is to empower adult victims of domestic violence and their children through intervention, prevention, and advocacy services. Recently, SafeSpace launched a campaign to open a 19-bed emergency shelter for Indian River County victims of intimate partner violence to access local residential shelter services,...

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“Check the waves and weather, scan the horizon for opportunity or a potential problem and plan accordingly.” - Jeff Pickering In the April 2022 issue, Vero Beach Magazine features an article about how a number of local professionals use surfing as inspiration for performance at...

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How You Can Help the People in Ukraine How You Can Help the People in Ukraine
Many of our friends and partners have asked for ways to help the people of Ukraine. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the leading expert in helping donors maximize their impact in response to domestic and global disasters, has shared the following information: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults...

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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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Community Foundation Earns 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency on their Nonprofit Profile Community Foundation Earns 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency on their Nonprofit Profile
Indian River Community Foundation has updated their Nonprofit Profile to earn the 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency. The nonprofit Candid (formerly Guidestar) profile is a tool for sharing your organization’s story and building trust and demonstrating transparency. The profiles are categorized into four levels in...

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United Against Poverty Looking Forward to Hosting "Build Your Future" Career Expo on March 9th United Against Poverty Looking Forward to Hosting
United Against Poverty serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers. The organization collaborates with local organizations such as the Treasure...

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Weekly Insights: Whole Family Health Center Weekly Insights: Whole Family Health Center
According to Indian River Insights, 12% of Indian River County residents do not have health insurance. Whole Family Health Center provides access to affordable quality healthcare by caring for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Indian River County. In 2021, their Behavioral Health Clinic saw 1,151...

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Community Foundation Awards $160,000 to Five Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $160,000 to Five Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $160,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Wanda Lincoln, Ed Massey, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Larry...

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Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
41.4% of adults above age 24 in Indian River County have a high school diploma or less. The Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County is helping to increase the amount of high schoolers going to college by offering hope, encouragement and scholarship opportunities to local...

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