Community Foundation Awards $162,000 to Six Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $162,000 to six 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, Angelia Perry, and Jennifer Watson.
The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund and included the following:
- $20,000 to United Against Poverty for STEP and UPskill Academy
- $25,000 to Substance Awareness Center for their Peer Outreach and Recovery Support
- $25,000 to SafeSpace for for the Emergency Shelter in Indian River County
- $25,000 to The Learning Alliance for an Early Learning Programs Prevention Intervention Specialist
- $42,000 to Senior Resource Association for the Main Campus Improvement Plan
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 $95 million in 200 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $90 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida. Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.
Habitat for Humanity: Jeff Pickering, Pat Brier, Wanda Lincoln, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Marcia Salmon, Trevor Loomis, and Stephanie Kingsbury
SafeSpace: Michaelann Todtz, Teresa Albizu, Heather O'Shea, and Charlotte Anderson-Brown
Senior Resource Association: Jeff Pickering, Emily Snow, Pat Brier, and Liz Bruner
Substance Awareness Center: Jeff Pickering, Carrie Maynard-Lester, & Irene Cauwels
The Learning Alliance: Liz Bahl, Randee Ganser-Bok, Heather O'Shea, Brooke Flood, and Barbara Hammond
United Against Poverty: Araminta Caldwell, Jane Snead, Jeff Pickering, Matt Tanner, Jennifer Williams, and Megan Bradford