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Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club Issues Request for Proposals Head, Heart and Hands of Indian River Club Issues Request for Proposals
Thanks to the generous contributions from the residents and members of the Indian River Club, Head, Heart and Hands (HHH) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP). To read the full request for proposals, please click here. The application process begins with a Letter of...

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Weekly Insights: The Source Weekly Insights: The Source
According to the Treasure Coast Homeless Service Council, there are 225 total homeless adults in Indian River County. Homeless is lacking stable and appropriate housing. Those who experience homelessness may experience adverse health outcomes both physically and mentally. Homelessness can increase rates of certain health problems such...

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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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Scholarship Foundation Awards $664,730 in New Need-Based Scholarships Scholarship Foundation Awards $664,730 in New Need-Based Scholarships
The Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County is a locally funded organization that was founded in 1964 with the mission to offer hope, encouragement, and scholarship opportunities to Indian River County students. Since its inception, SFIRC has awarded more than $14.1 million in need-based college...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties Endowment Partner Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties
According to the Florida Department of Education, 58% of children are Kindergarten ready and 58% of Students Are Satisfactory or Higher in Third Grade English in Indian River County, Florida. Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties works to improve...

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Weekly Insights: Gifford Youth Achievement Center Weekly Insights: Gifford Youth Achievement Center
Approximately 5.5% of youth (ages 16-19) are neither working nor in school. Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) helps keep youth connected to our community by inspiring them to discover untapped talents and possibilities through educational, cultural, and social opportunities. GYAC's new Youth Employability Program is...

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Weekly Insights: United Way of Indian River County Weekly Insights: United Way of Indian River County
In Indian River County, there are approximately 18,910 Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) households. In other words, 33% of households in our county earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but yet still not enough to afford basic necessities. These necessities include housing, childcare, food,...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: The Hope for Families Center Endowment Partner Spotlight: The Hope for Families Center
For over 30 years, The Hope for Families Center has been an integral part of improving the lives of families in crisis. This organization values the family and often helps break the cycle of generational poverty and homelessness. Programs, education, health care guidance, and safe...

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Weekly Insights: Camp Haven Weekly Insights: Camp Haven
According to the Treasure Coast Homeless Service Council, there are approximately 225 total homeless adults in Indian River County. Established in 2014, Camp Haven is the only transformational shelter for homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County. Camp Haven teaches the men to get...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of IRC Endowment Partner Spotlight: Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of IRC
The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County improves the quality of life for individuals and families in Indian River County who are affected by memory and movement disorders, through support, education, and connection. Christine Lipski - Longtime Supporter of the Alzheimer & Parkinson...

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