April 16, 2020

Community Foundation Awards $15,000 to the Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Gifford Middle School Dolphin Squadron of the Youth Sailing Foundation.
Gifford Middle School Dolphin Squadron
Photo Credit: Wyatt Hyora

Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded a grant of $15,000 to the Youth Sailing Foundation from the Community Enrichment Fund.  The grant will be used to support the organization’s Squadron Sailing Program for Elementary and Middle School Students. 

This Squadron Sailing Program focuses on building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem for 150 local children annually.  Transportation, professional lessons, and equipment will all be provided to students in the program as a result of this grant.

“We live in such a special community, with easy access to the ocean and the lagoon,” said Stu Keiller, executive director. “This grant will make it possible for more children in our community get outdoors, on the water and into the wind, all through the sport of sailing.”

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 and the Better Giving 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 $70 million in 175 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $70 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida.  Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.

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