Community Foundation Awards $115,000 to Four Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $115,000 to four nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Dale Jacobs, Toni Hamner, Wanda Lincoln, Dawn Michael, and Angelia Perry.
The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund and included the following:
- $40,000 to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy for their Mentoring Programs
- $25,000 to Dogs for Life for Mental Health Support Programs
- $25,000 to Ballet Vero Beach for Programs for School Aged Children
- $25,000 to Women’s Club of Vero Beach for the Building Restoration
While most of the Community Foundation’s grants are awarded by clients through donor advised funds, Indian River Community Foundation’s competitive grant program is made possible through the generosity of anonymous donors to several grantmaking funds, including the Community Enrichment Fund. These valuable resources support the Community Foundation’s mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy.
Indian River Community Foundation was established in 2008 with a mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy. With assets of approximately $85 million in over 200 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $100 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida. Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.