Indian River Community Foundation

About Us

Indian River Community Foundation was founded in 2008 with a mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy. With assets of around $100 million, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded over $80 million in grants, mostly to local nonprofit organizations.

Annual Report

Our Progress

Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, the Community Foundation’s 2020-2021 fiscal year was another of strong growth, increased financial stability, consistent service to clients and local charities, and meaningful community impact through grantmaking and launch of Indian River Indicators.

Open a Charitable Giving Account

About Our Funds

We offer a range of charitable funds-each a great giving option for philanthropy. Many of our funds are donor advised - a powerful tool that lets you make a gift and stay involved recommending uses for your gift. We also hold a field of interest, designated, and unrestricted funds.

Indian River Indicators

Find Local Data

Indian River Indicators annually provides key data and info on our community that can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices or inspire innovation leading to solutions to persistent community challenges.

Apply for a Grant

About Our Grants

Most Community Foundation grants are awarded from charitable giving accounts established and advised by local individuals and families. Thanks to generous contributions from anonymous local philanthropists, Community Foundation is also able to annually award a limited number of competitive grants.

Our Leadership

About Our Board and Staff

The Community Foundation is led by an engaged board of directors. These active members of the community volunteer time and expertise to ensure our mission is fulfilled. Our staff is comprised of local philanthropy experts providing excellent service to clients, nonprofits, and community partners.

Indian River Community Foundation

Give Now

Make a credit card donation to the Community Foundation or to a fund.

Establish a Fund

Organize Your Charitable Giving

Simple steps to establish a fund:


Name your fund.


Provide your contact information.


Choose a fund type.


Choose a method of investment.


Contribute to your fund.


Start using your fund to make grants.

What Sparks Your Generosity?

Leave a Legacy

Make a bequest or other planned gift to charity.

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News & Events

Read the latest news and insights about our work and community.

May 23, 2023
Gifford Youth Orchestra Celebrates Tatiana Wallace
Gifford Youth Orchestra (GYO) strives to provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts,...
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May 19, 2023
Weekly Insights: Saint Francis Manor
In Indian River County, 32% of seniors fall into the ALICE population and 6% of seniors...
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May 12, 2023
Weekly Insights: Mental Health Collaborative
According to the CDC, 16.9% of adults in Indian River County have diagnosed depression. Furthermore, 22...
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