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United Against Poverty Looking Forward to Hosting "Build Your Future" Career Expo on March 9th United Against Poverty Looking Forward to Hosting
United Against Poverty serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers. The organization collaborates with local organizations such as the Treasure...

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Weekly Insights: Whole Family Health Center Weekly Insights: Whole Family Health Center
According to Indian River Insights, 12% of Indian River County residents do not have health insurance. Whole Family Health Center provides access to affordable quality healthcare by caring for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Indian River County. In 2021, their Behavioral Health Clinic saw 1,151...

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Community Foundation Awards $160,000 to Five Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $160,000 to Five Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $160,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Wanda Lincoln, Ed Massey, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Larry...

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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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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Education Foundation of Indian River County Endowment Partner Spotlight: Education Foundation of Indian River County
The Education Foundation of Indian River County sponsors STEP (Summer Transition Enrichment Program) into Kindergarten, a free four-week summer experience for 4 and 5 year old children. The primary goal of this program is to prepare children for Kindergarten success by providing pre-reading, math and...

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Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County Weekly Insights: Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County
41.4% of adults above age 24 in Indian River County have a high school diploma or less. The Scholarship Foundation of Indian River County is helping to increase the amount of high schoolers going to college by offering hope, encouragement and scholarship opportunities to local...

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Weekly Insights: The Buggy Bunch Weekly Insights: The Buggy Bunch
The Buggy Bunch is dedicated to building relationships and meeting the needs of Indian River County moms and their families. The organization's new Family Center opened on April 26, 2021. Since the building was completed, The Buggy Bunch has seen an increase in the number...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Youth Sailing of IRC
The mission of Youth Sailing Foundation is to provide Indian River County with educational, recreational, and competitive sailing programs for all ages in a fun and safe environment. One program the organization uses to achieve their mission is the Squadron Sailing for Elementary and Middle...

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Community Foundation, United Way Join Childcare Resources to Share Insights on Progress, Ongoing Challenges for Indian River County's Children in Need Community Foundation, United Way Join Childcare Resources to Share Insights on Progress, Ongoing Challenges for Indian River County's Children in Need
Jeff Pickering, President and CEO of Indian River Community Foundation; Meredith Egan, Executive Director of United Way of IRC with children. Photo by: Maureen Nicolace. On February 7, Indian River Community Foundation President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, and United Way President and CEO, Meredith Egan,...

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Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach Weekly Insights: The Samaritan Center of Vero Beach
Pictured from left to right: Renee Bireley, Development Manager; Vania Bartee, Children's Coordinator; Vanessa McGriff, Operations Manager; Kris Rivera, CCPBD Operations Director. The Samaritan Center provides transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County and prepares them to live independently. The average length of stay is 6-9 months....

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