The John’s Island Community Service League (JICSL), Florida Rural Legal Services (FRLS), and the Indian River County Bar Association (IRCBA), are combining resources, strengths and expertise to support IRC residents facing COVID-related housing challenges through their NEW Indian River County Housing Emergency Advocacy Response Team Program.
In the video below, members of the Gifford Youth Orchestra share a beautiful socially distanced performance.
As the Community Foundation’s fiscal year ends, we are mindful of the generous members of the Alma Lee Loy Legacy Society who we lost this year. Because of their generosity, a total of more than $5 million in planned gifts were made from the estates of Louis Lawson, Bob Theis, Alma Lee Loy and Bob McCabe to permanent endowments supporting the causes they loved in perpetuity.
Louis Lawson passed away at the age of 78 on October 9, 2019. The retired Life Insurance Company Home Office Executive and talented singer donated his time and resources to many local charities. To name a few, Mr. Lawson gave to Cleveland Clinic Scully-Welsh Cancer Center, Gifford Youth Achievement Center, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Humane Society of Vero Beach, Indian River State College Foundation, and Vero Beach Opera.
Bob Theis passed away on November 8, 2019 at the age of 95. His generosity spread from Syracuse, NY to Vero Beach, FL where he gave to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach Museum of Art, and local charities serving the homeless.
Alma Lee Loy passed away at the age of 90 on April 10, 2020. The first lady of Vero Beach and namesake of our legacy society was a strong supporter of women’s rights and local philanthropic efforts. McKee Botanical Gardens, the First Baptist Church, Gifford Youth Achievement Center, Indian River Land Trust, United Way of IRC, Vero Beach Museum of Art all benefitted from her strong business sense and support.
Bob McCabe passed away at 81 on April 21, 2020. The investment banker and venture capitalist donated to local organizations such as the Environmental Learning Center, Humane Society of Vero Beach, and United Way of IRC. Mr. McCabe and his wife Ellie also worked with the Mental Health Collaborative of IRC to establish the McCabe Connections Center, which offers mental health and substance abuse services and the Endowment for Better Mental Health in Indian River County.
The Alma Lee Loy Society honors donors who have entrusted Indian River Community Foundation with their charitable legacy. To learn more about making a planned gift from an estate, visit www.ircflegacy.org or call 772.492.1407.
Impact 100 has now opened their application system for the 2020-2021 Grant Season. Their funding cycle runs from May 1st, 2020 through April 30th, 2021. The number of $100,000 grants awarded each year depends on overall membership numbers, in addition to the number of qualified proposals received. Awardees are determined by a vote of total membership at the Annual Meeting in April.
Organizations eligible for an Impact 100 of Indian River County grant:
1. Are recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code as attested by a letter from the IRS.
2. Are based in Indian River County or are a chapter of a multi-county, state, or national non-profit serving the residents of Indian River County. If the organization serves multiple counties, its Board must include Indian River County residents.
3. Possess at least two years of complete financial statements. (Detailed submission requirements are based on whether financials are audited or unaudited and are more fully outlined at the bottom of these Grant Guidelines and within the Grant Application.)
4. Cannot have received a $100,000 Impact 100 grant within the last three years.
Grant Applications are due for the current cycle: November 11th, 2020
Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) is gratefully accepting donated school supplies for it’s 22nd annual Back to School Supply Drive. Check the list and drop off school supplies at any of the locations listed from June 29-July 31.
For more information, please call Freddie Woolfork at 772-794-1005 or email email@example.com.