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Introducing 2024 Candid Seals of Transparency  Introducing 2024 Candid Seals of Transparency 
Villanova University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers compared nonprofits that earned a Candid Seal of Transparency to those that did not. Nonprofits that earned a Seal averaged 53% more in contributions the following year than organizations with no Seal. The research also found organizations that elect to...

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IRCF Awards Crossover Mission $25,000 IRCF Awards Crossover Mission $25,000
Crossover Mission empowers kids to become successful adults through a program of year-round basketball and one-to-one academic mentoring. The organization provides experiences that can shape the students’ vision about what is possible in their own education and careers. IRCF recently awarded Crossover Mission $25,000 from the Community...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the February 2024...

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IRCF Awards Feed the Lambs $15,000 IRCF Awards Feed the Lambs $15,000
Founded in 2004, Feed the Lambs has a mission to provide education, recreation, workforce development, and mentorship services for underprivileged children, youth, and young adults at no cost who would otherwise be unable to obtain those services. Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded Feed the...

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Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Six Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Six Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $150,000 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...

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IRCF Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC $35,000 IRCF Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC $35,000
Established in 2000, the Boys and Girls Club of Indian River County works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens. Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded the Boys and Girls Clubs...

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IRCF Awards Childcare Resources $25,000 IRCF Awards Childcare Resources $25,000
Founded in 1994, Childcare Resources of Indian River elevates and promotes the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families. Indian River Community Foundation recently awarded Childcare Resources $25,000 from the Community Enrichment Fund to...

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Community Foundation 2023 Annual Report Community Foundation 2023 Annual Report
Last year, charitable giving in the US was down by almost 10% compared to the prior year. Indian River Community Foundation fared better, although contributions by clients to their charitable giving accounts remained flat largely due to downward market pressure on the most common type...

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IRCF Awards The Buggy Bunch $25,000 IRCF Awards The Buggy Bunch $25,000
Jeff Pickering, Sue Dean, Tara Wright, Leslie Bowen, & Brooke Sauserman Founded in 2009, The Buggy Bunch is dedicated to building relationships and meeting the needs of Indian River County moms and their families. Their vision is that all Indian River County moms and families...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the January 2024...

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