October 13, 2022

IRCF Awards LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast $15,000

​LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast, Inc. works to change lives and build strong communities. The organization seeks to reduce crime, recidivism, and assist low-income individuals who come in contact with Treasure Coast courts as a consequence of criminal behavior or a dependency action.

Heather O'Shea, Peggy McCord, Katharine Alonzo, & Diamond Litty

Recently, Indian River Community Foundation awarded LifeBuilders a grant of $15,000 for their Building Lives, Protecting Communities program. The grant funds will help provide housing assistance to vulnerable individuals and families in Indian River County to prevent eviction or to help them move into safer, more stable housing.

This grant is projected to help 30 vulnerable families maintain their housing stability. The 156 Indian River County households they served in last year included 172 children, many in households headed by single mothers. These grant funds are crucial to helping hard working individuals and families weather the current affordable housing crisis and increasing rents. Because of this housing crisis, LifeBuilder's housing assistance disbursements for January through June 2022 tripled compared to the same period in 2021 in Indian River County.

“Thank you so much for helping me with rent. Your prompt response helped me from being homeless. LifeBuilders is awesome. You turned a stressful situation into a blessing!” -LifeBuilder's client

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.

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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