February 3, 2023

IRCF Awards Habitat for Humanity $25,000

Jeff Pickering, Pat Brier, Wanda Lincoln, Toni Hamner Dale Jacobs, Marcia Salmon, Trevor Loomis, & Stephanie Kingsbury

Indian River Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. On January 31st, Indian River Community Foundation awarded Habitat for Humanity $25,000 to support their Home Repair and Preservation Assistance Program.

According to Indian River Indicators, the third leading cause of death among seniors in Indian River County is accidents/unintentional injuries. The Home Repair program helps to reduce accidents and other adverse incidents among seniors through improved home safety measures. This program helps individuals afford critical home repairs in order to prevent structural issues such as drywall damage, slip-and-fall hazards, and physical health issues caused by the spread of mold. Grant dollars from IRCF will provide gap funding to serve at least five senior homeowners, 65 years or older, who have successfully submitted an application and meet eligibility requirements for the home repair program.

Indian River Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking is aligned with a vision of a more healthy, prosperous, and generous Indian River County community. Grantmaking priorities are informed by the findings of the most recent community needs assessment and the most current data and information collected on Indian River Indicators. Grants from the Community Enrichment Fund are reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Wanda Lincoln, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Jennifer Watson.

IRCF holds monthly informational sessions for nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations serving Indian River County who are interested in applying for a competitive grant. If interested, please call 772.492.1407 or email Brooke Sauserman to reserve your spot. Please read our Guidelines before registering.

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