Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $170,000 to nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Pat Brier, Toni Hamner, Dale Jacobs, Ed Massey, Sandy Rolf, and Larry Salustro.
The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund, and included the following:
- $25,000 to Children’s Home Society to support their Transitional Living Program.
- $100,000 to Indian River Land Trust for their effort to protect the land that protects the lagoon.
- $10,000 to LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast for their Building Lives, Protecting Communities Program.
- $35,000 to Mental Health Association in Indian River County for their Middle and High School Violence & Suicide Prevention & Intervention Program.
While most of the Community Foundation’s grants are awarded by clients through donor advised funds, Indian River Community Foundation’s competitive grant program is made possible through the generosity of anonymous donors to several grantmaking funds, including the Community Enrichment Fund. These valuable resources support the Community Foundation’s mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy.
Indian River Community Foundation was established in 2008 with a mission of building a better community through donor-driven philanthropy. With assets of approximately $82 million in 185 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $80 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida. Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.