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Community Foundation Awards $162,000 to Six Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $162,000 to Six Local Nonprofits
Substance Awareness Center Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $162,000 to six nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Dale Jacobs, Toni Hamner, Wanda Lincoln, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry,...

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IRCF Awards United Against Poverty $20,000 IRCF Awards United Against Poverty $20,000
United Against Poverty works to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. The organization serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training...

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IRCF Awards Substance Awareness Center $25,000 IRCF Awards Substance Awareness Center $25,000
Jeff Pickering, Carrie Maynard-Lester, & Irene Cauwels The Substance Awareness Center of IRC (SAC) works to reduce the impact of substance misuse and behavioral health disorders in Indian River County, through prevention, education, treatment and recovery support. Recently, Indian River Community Foundation awarded SAC $25,000...

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Indian River Ranks Among Top 10 Most Charitable Counties in Florida Indian River Ranks Among Top 10 Most Charitable Counties in Florida
Smart Asset, an online source for consumer financial information, preformed a study in 2022 to determine which counties make the most charitable contributions. Indian River was ranked as the 8th most charitable of Florida's 67 counties. In addition, Indian River was ranked in the top...

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IRCF Awards The Learning Alliance $25,000 IRCF Awards The Learning Alliance $25,000
The Learning Alliance is a vision-driven, emergent learning organization dedicated to uniting a community and building a pipeline of support for children birth - 3rd grade. They strive to transform our community's future and become a model for the nation by cultivating a culture in...

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Community Foundation 2022 Annual Report Community Foundation 2022 Annual Report
After several years of continuous growth and impact, Indian River Community Foundation’s most recent fiscal year ended with mixed results. Unfavorable market conditions limited donations into charitable giving accounts which led, in part, to lower total assets. On the contrary, a generous response by both...

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Congratulations to Jaci! Congratulations to Jaci!
After seven years as Accountant at Indian River Community Foundation, Jaci Ruppert will be retiring effective November 15, 2022. Jaci joined Indian River Community Foundation in 2015 with over 30 years of experience in accounting, both nonprofit and for profit.  Her nonprofit experience was with...

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IRCF Awards ORCA $50,000 for Capital Campaign IRCF Awards ORCA $50,000 for Capital Campaign
Angela Schinske, Dr. Edith Widder, Grant & Jeff Pickering, and Heather O'Shea The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) endeavors to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and community education and outreach....

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Weekly Insights: Junior League of Indian River Weekly Insights: Junior League of Indian River
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 37.9% of Florida women and 29.3% of Florida men experience intimate partner dating violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes. Chiaka Nwosu & Brooke Sauserman This week, Indian River Community Foundation staff...

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Community Foundation Awards $154,000 to Five Local Nonprofits Community Foundation Awards $154,000 to Five Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $154,000 to five nonprofit charitable organizations serving Indian River County. The grants were reviewed by a Grants Committee comprised of volunteers Suzanne Bertman, Pat Brier, Dale Jacobs, Toni Hamner, Wanda Lincoln, Dawn Michael, Angelia Perry, and Jennifer Watson....

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