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IRCF Endowment Partners Program IRCF Endowment Partners Program
The purpose of the Foundation's Endowment Partners Program is to help local charities plan for long-term sustainability by growing a permanent endowment fund. The term “endowment” is broadly used to describe funds set aside for the long-term benefit of the nonprofit (rather than for current...

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EPP Spotlight: Mental Health Association of IRC EPP Spotlight: Mental Health Association of IRC
In 2020, the hospitalization for depression rate among youth and children under age 18 was 1,003 per 100,000 in Indian River County. In comparison, Florida's average hospitalization for depression rate among youth and children was 446 per 100,000. Per the most recent community needs assessment,...

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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Vero Beach Opera Endowment Partner Spotlight: Vero Beach Opera
Vero Beach Opera (VBO) strives to enrich the cultural lives of our community and promote an increased awareness and deeper appreciation of opera to expanding and diverse audiences of all ages.  One way VBO carries out their mission is through the Opera in the Classroom...

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EPP Spotlight: Vero Beach Rowing EPP Spotlight: Vero Beach Rowing
This summer the Vero Beach Rowing Club traveled to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to compete in the US Rowing Youth Summer Nationals. Seven boats advanced to the semifinals and three boats advance to the finals. The Vero Beach Rowing Club's Men's U17 2X event team earned...

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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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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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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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Endowment Partner Spotlight: Senior Resource Association Endowment Partner Spotlight: Senior Resource Association
Senior Resource Association was established in 1974 to promote independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation for all. One of their programs to promote dignity in our community is the Public Guardianship Service. The Office of Public &...

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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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EPP Spotlight: Indian River Golf Foundation EPP Spotlight: Indian River Golf Foundation
Indian River Golf Foundation promotes and expands interest in the game of golf for golfers of all ages, encourages participation, awareness of opportunities and encourages high levels of performance, enjoyment and appreciation for the game.  The Foundation's Starting New At Golf (SNAG) Program introduces golf...

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