April 15, 2024

IRCF Awards Habitat for Humanity $30,000

Gina Fiondella, Trevor Loomis, & Heather O'Shea

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Indian River Habitat for Humanity develops housing solutions guided by the needs of its family partners and the community. With a deep sense of compassion and a commitment to service, the organization works hand in hand with their family partners, volunteers, and community stakeholders to create lasting change.

IRCF recently awarded Indian River Habitat for Humanity $30,000 to support their Neighborhood Revitalization Critical Home Repair Program. Twelve years ago, the organization launched its critical repair program for low to moderate-income families to provide home repairs that are essential to the comfort and accessibility of their homes.

This program provides the following services:

  • Affordable critical repairs, like installing hot water heaters, roofs, air conditioner repair or replacement, plumbing, electrical, or bathroom remodels to improve accessibility
  • Affordable home preservation or minor repairs, like new exterior paint, pressure cleaning, motion lights for safety, exterior doors, mulch/planting, or exterior wood repair
  • Collaboration with other social service organizations to leverage assistance for low-income, elderly, and Veteran or military-status families

Now, with over 750 repairs completed, Indian River Habitat for Humanity uses home repair and preservation to embrace a mission of not only helping and uplifting homeowners but also building and uplifting communities. Although hundreds of homeowners have been helped already, hundreds more need assistance to improve the functionality, accessibility, and safety of their homes.

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, and Angelia Perry.

IRCF is holding 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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