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IRCF Celebrates International Volunteer Day! IRCF Celebrates International Volunteer Day!
International Volunteer Day, observed annually on December 5th, provides an opportunity to recognize and applaud the selfless efforts of millions of volunteers around the world. Volunteering embodies the spirit of giving back to society, promoting empathy, and creating a sense of shared responsibility. On this...

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Weekly Insights: Treasure Coast Food Bank Weekly Insights: Treasure Coast Food Bank
Treasure Coast Food Bank strives to alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties. The organization works tirelessly to help families and individuals in need by providing them with nutritious food, hope, and dignity....

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Weekly Insights: Tykes & Teens Weekly Insights: Tykes & Teens
Indian River County's rate of hospitalizations for mood and depressive disorders among youth under age 18 is 1,120.3 per 100,000 youth and children. This rate is over twice the state average. According to the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 40.2% of male students and 51.5%...

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IRCF Awards Women's Club of Vero Beach $25,000 IRCF Awards Women's Club of Vero Beach $25,000
The Women's Club of Vero Beach, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been in existence since 1915. The mission of the Women's Club is to promote friendship among all women in Indian River County, host educational activities, provide charitable outreach to the community, and preserve...

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Weekly Insights: The Veteran's Council of Indian River County Weekly Insights: The Veteran's Council of Indian River County
In Indian River County, veterans comprise approximately 11.2% of the population, which is higher than the state average of 8.2%. The Veterans Council of Indian River County works to support veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran needs and their contributions to society....

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Weekly Insights: RCMA Weekly Insights: RCMA
In Indian River County, only 45% of children are ready for Kindergarten as compared to the state average of 49%. RCMA is a nonprofit organization that utilizes a wholistic approach to ensure their students are on the track for success. RCMA offers free childcare and...

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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 November 2023...

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Community Foundation Awards $115,000 to Four Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $115,000 to Four Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $115,000 to four 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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The Hope for Families Center Launches Capital Campaign The Hope for Families Center Launches Capital Campaign
For over 30 years, The Hope for Families Center (HFC) has been an integral part of improving the lives of families in crisis. The organization serves as the catalyst to get families back on their feet and provide the structure, education and resources to not only keep...

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Endowment Partners Spotlight: The Arc Endowment Partners Spotlight: The Arc
In Indian River County, approximately 15.9% of individuals live with a disability. The Arc of Indian River County was founded in 1975 to help support people with special needs and provide a continuum of care for their life.  The Arc has grown from a grassroots...

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