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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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Community Foundation & Vero Beach Magazine Publish Guide to Better Giving 2023 Community Foundation & Vero Beach Magazine Publish Guide to Better Giving 2023
Indian River Community Foundation and Vero Beach Magazine have collaborated once again to produce the annual Guide to Better Giving. The Guide to Better Giving provides donors and volunteers with the ability to “know before you give” your time, talent or treasure. This year’s edition...

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Weekly Insights: The Sally Wilkey Foundation Weekly Insights: The Sally Wilkey Foundation
According to Indian River Indicators, 16% of children and youth under the age of 18 are living below the Federal Poverty Line in Indian River County. The health and well-being of our youth population can be affected by the economic status of their family. Youth...

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Weekly Insights: Veterans Council of Indian River County Weekly Insights: Veterans Council of Indian River County
According to Indian River Indicators, 11.9% of adults in Indian River County are veterans, compared to 8.6% of all adults in Florida. Of the 15,000 veterans living in Indian River County: 88% are age 65+, 34% are disabled, 24% are unemployed, and 5% live in poverty....

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Weekly Insights: Children's Home Society Weekly Insights: Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society (CHS) builds bridges to success for children in order to achieve a world where children realize their full potential. Based on the 2020 HUD Point In Time Count, on any given night in IRC, 342 individuals are homeless. 36% of them or 122,...

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Congratulations to Jaci! Congratulations to Jaci!
After seven years as Accountant at Indian River Community Foundation, Jaci Ruppert will be retiring effective November 15, 2022. Jaci joined Indian River Community Foundation in 2015 with over 30 years of experience in accounting, both nonprofit and for profit.  Her nonprofit experience was with...

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IRCF Awards ORCA $50,000 for Capital Campaign IRCF Awards ORCA $50,000 for Capital Campaign
Angela Schinske, Dr. Edith Widder, Grant & Jeff Pickering, and Heather O'Shea The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) endeavors to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and community education and outreach....

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Weekly Insights: Junior League of Indian River Weekly Insights: Junior League of Indian River
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 37.9% of Florida women and 29.3% of Florida men experience intimate partner dating violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. Chiaka Nwosu & Brooke Sauserman This week, Indian River Community Foundation staff...

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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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