The deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.
The Heal the Healers Now program, which focuses on Transcendental Meditation, is now available to local nurses at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital. The first Transcendental Meditation course was recently provided to eight nurses at the Hospital. Through performing the courses, certified teachers Nancy Dudley and Sue Dudley were able to help local heroic nurses mange their stress.
The following are some words of gratitude from the nurses following the Transcendental Meditation course:
“Thank you so much for your generous contribution for this TM course for Nurses. It has made a major change in the amount of stress I hold in my body, then before I took the course. I really appreciate you.”
“During this time of Covid and missing the human touch, this class has been able to help me with balancing my emotions and stressors. It has helped me with centering myself…Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn this valuable way to settle myself.”
The gift of the Transcendental Meditation course can be life-changing. Once learned, a student enjoys the benefits for the rest of their lives. The TM technique will continue to be offered to local nurses at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
The Ocean Research and Conservation Association (“ORCA”) has a mission to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and community education and outreach.
Over the past decade, Indian River Community Foundation (“Community Foundation”) has distributed over $529,000 from the Community Enrichment Fund and $405,240 from client funds to programs at ORCA such as Ranking Muck Inputs into the IRL in IRC and Reclaiming Our Indian River Lagoon. The most recent program funded by Community Foundation is TeamORCA: Citizen Science Leadership Project. This program teaches science and leadership skills to high school students as they create a scientifically sound monitoring data set of the Indian River Lagoon.
To learn more about this program, watch the video above or visit ORCA’s website.
IRCF President and CEO Jeff Pickering appeared on KRC’s Moonshot Radio to talk about the IRC Community Needs Assessment. Click on the link below to learn about why this assessment was done, what was done to ensure inclusivity, specific insights in local children’s needs, and what is next for our community. A huge thank you to Dr. Nivea Torres of the Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative for hosting Jeff and shining a light on Community Needs!
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $165,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Ed Massey, Louis Schacht, Sandy Rolf, and Larry Salustro. The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund, and included the following:
- $50,000 to the Substance Abuse Council of Indian River County to fund a Recovery Support program.
- $45,000 to Tykes & Teens to support their Healthy Families of Indian River program.
- $20,000 to Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition to support its Removing Barriers through Technology program.
- $50,000 to The Buggy Bunch as a match challenge to acquire and renovate a new Family Education Center.
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 $75 million in 180 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $71 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida. Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.