May 2, 2019

Community Foundation Awards $142,500 to Five Local Nonprofits

IRCF CEO Jeff Pickering, Crossover Mission COO Antoine Jennings, ED Cathy De Schouwer, and Crossover Mission Students

(Vero Beach, Fla.  – April 16, 2019) Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $142,500 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund, and included the following:

  • $50,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County to support construction of a new facility in Fellsmere.
  • $15,000 to Crossover Mission to support a full-time volunteer coordinator.
  • $25,000 to Indian River Habitat for Humanity to match a private donation for scholarships for Habitat homeowners and their families.
  • $22,500 to Sunshine Physical Therapy as a match challenge to purchase new fitness equipment.
  • $30,000 to the Veterans Council of Indian River County for the “Veterans Helping Veterans” home repair program.

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 $50 million in 165 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $60 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida.  Visit to learn more.

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