Indian River Healthy Start Coalition focuses on educating future mothers on proper care and nutrition for their newborns and themselves. One of their main programs is Healthy Families. Healthy Families is a nationally accredited home visiting program for expectant parents and parents of newborns experiencing stressful life situations. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Indian River Community Foundation had the pleasure of awarding Healthy Start Coalition a check for $20,000 to fund programs like these. To learn about more the programs Indian River Healthy Start Coalition offers, visit our Nonprofit Search.
Indian River Habitat for Humanity is not only focused on building homes for families in need, but also building their future. Indian River Community Foundation was honored to deliver a $20,000 check from an anonymous donor to help build Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to IRHH home owners and their families to continue their education, and to support participation in after-school and summer educational programs. To learn about all the great things happening at Indian River Habitat for Humanity, visit the “Nonprofit Search” tool.
Since 2001, Dogs for Life has assisted individuals to gain their independence with the help of furry friends. Dogs for Life recently received a generous grant of $20,000 from an anonymous donor who was inspired by their mission. What sparks your generosity? If it is the work of local animal-related charities, visit the Community Foundation’s “Nonprofit Search” to learn more about Dogs for Life and other related organizations.
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous client, Indian River Community Foundation was able to deliver a check for $20,000 to St. Francis Manor. Since 1974, St. Francis Manor has provided affordable housing for senior citizens in Indian River County. To learn more about St. Francis Manor and all the amazing work they do, visit the “Nonprofit Search” tool and search St. Francis Manor.
The demolition of the two modular buildings near the 1916 historic old school house in Fellsmere represents a new wave of change for the Boys and Girls Club. The Fellsmere Boys and Girls club was established in 2010 after the community realized the need for a space designed for youth to enjoy after school. BGC shared space in the basement of the old school house and in one of the modular buildings. Unfortunately, after the past two hurricane seasons, the club had to close off its space at the Fellsmere community for six months, due to flooding. Operating with only half of their space limited the amount of children they were able to serve. Elizabeth Thomason, executive director, and long-time supporters Larry and Karen Mulder, decided to initiate a long-term solution by kicking off a campaign to build a new space for the Boys and Girls Club of Fellsmere. Indian River Community Foundation had the pleasure of delivering a $50,000 check from a generous client who chose to remain anonymous. To learn more about great organizations that are impacting and improving the lives of youth in Indian River County, visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org and click “Nonprofit Search.”