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Moonshot Moment's Little Library, Better with Help from IRCF Moonshot Moment's Little Library, Better with Help from IRCF
The Indian River Community Foundation is continuing to collect books for the Moonshot Community Action Network (MCAN). This network, created by The Learning Alliance, leads the way to getting 90% of all Indian River County students reading on grade-level by third grade. The donation of...

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Turning Anger Into Accomplishment Turning Anger Into Accomplishment
City of Vero Beach Recreation Director Rob Slezak, founder of GoPlayVero Kelley Della Porta and City of Vero Beach Assistant Recreation Director Patty Howard (Photo Credit: Tania Ortega-Cowan) A group of frustrated Indian River County moms and dads worked with the City of Vero Beach...

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Community Foundation Awards $50,000 to Camp Haven Community Foundation Awards $50,000 to Camp Haven
(Vero Beach, Fla.  – February 3, 2020) Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to Camp Haven from its Community Enrichment Fund. The grant was awarded after careful review by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Scott Alexander, Dale Jacobs, Mike McManus,...

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Community Foundation Awards $155,000 to Five Local Nonprofits for Education, Service to Vulnerable Individuals and Families in Indian River County Community Foundation Awards $155,000 to Five Local Nonprofits for Education, Service to Vulnerable Individuals and Families in Indian River County
(Vero Beach, Fla.  – January 13, 2020) Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $155,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Scott Alexander, Dale Jacobs, Mike McManus, Sandy Rolf and Larry...

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Community Foundation Awards $10,000 to Little Birthday Angels Community Foundation Awards $10,000 to Little Birthday Angels
Indian River Community Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to Little Birthday Angels from the charitable giving account of an anonymous client. Little Birthday Angels is a local organization that strives to, “provide a birthday celebration for every homeless child living on the Treasure Coast...

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Community Foundation, Business for a Better Indian River County Fund Award $33,500 to Camp Haven, Other Charities Serving Boys and Men in Need Community Foundation, Business for a Better Indian River County Fund  Award $33,500 to Camp Haven, Other Charities Serving Boys and Men in Need
            (Vero Beach, Fla.  – October 18, 2019) Donors to the Business for a Better Indian River County Fund at Indian River Community Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to Camp Haven.  The purpose of the grant is to help with improvements to the organization’s...

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Community Foundation Honors Angelia Perry
(Vero Beach, Fla.  – October 1, 2019) When Scott Alexander recently ended his final term on the board of directors of Indian River Community Foundation he was given the honor of selecting the recipient of the Chairman’s Nonprofit Leadership Award in recognition of his service...

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Nonprofit Seek updated data on area social needs
[caption id="attachment_3930" align="alignleft" width="200"] Hope Woodhouse, Jeff Pickering, and Meredith Egan Photo by 32963[/caption] The United Way of Indian River County and other groups are launching a Community Needs Assessment to get a handle on the scale of poverty and social need in an area...

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Superintendent Search
The School District of Indian River County has begun its search for the new superintendent. One of the first steps of the search is to collect input from the community. This input will assist in developing a leadership profile that defines the qualities, characteristics, and...

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Hurricane Dorian Relief
Indian River Community Foundation recommends giving to one or more of the following organizations offering relief in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian’s impact.   These organizations are highlighted because they have existing operations or chapters in the region, the ability to incorporate a large influx of...

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