Community Foundation Awards $210,000 to Six Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $210,000 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, and Angelia Perry.
The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund and included the following:
- $50,000 to The Hope for Families Center for the Shelter Program
- $50,000 to VNA of the Treasure Coast for the Mobile Clinic
- $50,000 to Youth Sailing Foundation for the Community Sailing Center
- $25,000 to Children's Home Society for the Transitional Living Program
- $25,000 to Literacy Services for North County Programs
- $10,000 to Bike Walk Indian River County for The Bike Rehab Project
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.