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McCabe Foundation Starts New Chapter, Establishes Fund for Better Mental Health in Indian River County
  [caption id="attachment_2022" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Brett Hall (Executive Director, Mental Health Collaborative), Bob and Ellie McCabe, Jeff Pickering (IRCF CEO)[/caption] Indian River Community Foundation was one of several charitable organizations invited to a Luncheon and Legacies celebration on Friday March 17th to celebrate the end...

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Philanthropy Field Trip: Old Vero Ice Age Site
On March 14, 2017, Indian River Community Foundation's team took a philanthropy field trip to learn more about the Old Vero Ice Age Site.  The organization is led by a team of dedicated volunteers, and works to preserve and appropriately excavate important Ice Age archaeological and paleontological sites in...

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Community Foundation Celebrates Nine Years Community Foundation Celebrates Nine Years
On February 23, the Community Foundation celebrated nine years of successful operation along with clients, Founders, Directors and friends.  Here are just a few examples of how the Community Foundation has used $1.75M in start-up operating capital contributed by Founders between July 1, 2008 through December...

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What Sparks Your Generosity? What Sparks Your Generosity?
Sparks were flying at IRCF's second "Spark Session" thanks to the energetic participation of Irinia Fernandez (Special Olympics), Iva Powell (Gifford Youth Orchestra), Kelly Sartain (The Buggy Bunch), Hannah Trodglen (Homeless Children's Foundation) and others. This one-hour idea lab was designed to generate ideas about...

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What Sparks Your Generosity?
Sparks were flying at IRCF's first "Spark Session" thanks to the energetic participation of Judy Lemoncelli (Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County), Hannah Trodglen (Homeless Children's Foundation) and Molly Steinwald (Environmental Learning Center).  This one-hour idea lab was designed to generate ideas about how we might...

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The Business of Giving The Business of Giving
Indian River Community Foundation is continually seeking ways to spark interest in innovative charitable initiatives within the community, whether through individual donor-advised funds or philanthropic alliances such as the 12 local businessmen who recently established a Business for a Better Indian River County Fund. Read full article here

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Effective Management: Ken Grudens and the Indian River Land Trust Get Things Done
One of the eight local charitable organizations listed in Indian River Community Foundation's 2016 Better Giving Index is Indian River Land Trust.  Here is an excerpt from our Measure of Our Mission:  2015-2016 Annual Report featuring one of the reasons why we believe the organization has...

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Measure of Our Mission: Vero Beach Rowing Seeking a Stroke of Generosity for New Boathouse
Vero Beach Rowing (formerly Indian River Rowing Club) was founded in 2008 with a mission "to promote and teach the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities."  Since its...

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Program Results: The Learning Alliance Makes Literacy Count
One of the eight local charitable organizations listed in Indian River Community Foundation's 2016 Better Giving Index is The Learning Alliance.  Here is an excerpt from our Measure of Our Mission:  2015-2016 Annual Report featuring one of the reasons why we believe the organization has been...

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Annual Report Highlight: 2016 Better Giving Index Annual Report Highlight:  2016 Better Giving Index
Since our establishment in 2008, most of the grantmaking we do is conducted together with our clients through donor advised funds.  In fact, last year approximately 20 percent of the $34 million received by Indian River County charities from foundations came from donor advised funds...

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