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Community Foundation Awards $154,000 to Five Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $154,000 to Five Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $154,000 to five 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, Angelia Perry, and Jennifer Watson....

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IRCF Awards Healthy Start Coalition $40,000 IRCF Awards Healthy Start Coalition $40,000
Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition strives to establish and maintain a support system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies, and their families living in Indian River County. They work to ensure that every infant has the opportunity for good health and...

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IRCF Awards Gifford Youth Orchestra $24,000 IRCF Awards Gifford Youth Orchestra $24,000
Gifford Youth Orchestra (GYO) strives to provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida and neighboring communities with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments. IRCF recently awarded...

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IRCF Awards Ballet Vero Beach $25,000 IRCF Awards Ballet Vero Beach $25,000
Ballet Vero Beach (BVB) strives to promote the art of dance as a universal language in Indian River County and beyond. Each season they provide three free student matinee performances to 1st, 3rd, and 4th graders in Indian River County. For the past four years,...

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IRCF Awards LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast $15,000 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,...

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Fellsmere Volunteer Clinic Opens at Operation Hope Fellsmere Volunteer Clinic Opens at Operation Hope
Approximately 11% of adults in Indian River County do not have health insurance. This means that over 17,000 individuals may not receive the care they need and deserve. Recently, a free health clinic for uninsured people ages 18 to 64 opened at Operation Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated...

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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...

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Dodgertown Elementary Community Partnership School Children's Corner Grand Opening Dodgertown Elementary Community Partnership School Children's Corner Grand Opening
On September 15th, 2022, community members and partners came out to congratulate the Dodgertown Community Partnership School in the Grand Opening of its brand-new Children’s Corner. The Children’s Corner was created to be a peaceful, fun, and rewarding incentive for students who have been identified...

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Help Victims of Hurricane Ian Help Victims of Hurricane Ian
Fort Myers Beach, Florida Hurricane Ian resulted in vast destruction leaving many people across southwestern Florida without electricity, drinking water, and homes. The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover...

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How You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico How You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico
On September 18, a Category 1 hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic flooding, landslides and blackouts. Upon making landfall, Hurricane Fiona brought winds of over 100 mph and up to 30 inches of rain in some areas of the island. At least 10 rivers have flooded....

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