Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $165,000 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, Louis Schacht, Sandy Rolf, and Larry Salustro. The grants were awarded from the Community Enrichment Fund, and included the following:
- $50,000 to the Substance Abuse Council of Indian River County to fund a Recovery Support program.
- $45,000 to Tykes & Teens to support their Healthy Families of Indian River program.
- $20,000 to Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition to support its Removing Barriers through Technology program.
- $50,000 to The Buggy Bunch as a match challenge to acquire and renovate a new Family Education Center.
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 $75 million in 180 charitable giving accounts, the Community Foundation and its clients have awarded more than $71 million in grants, mostly to nonprofit charitable organizations located in Indian River County, Florida. Visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org to learn more.