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Weekly Insights: IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad Weekly Insights: IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad
Approximately 15.9% of people in Indian River County live independently with a disability, and over half of those individuals experience ambulatory difficulty. The Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad provides free non-emergency transportation for ambulatory and wheelchair passengers from their places of residence to and from medical...

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IRCF Awards Gifford Youth Orchestra $25,000 IRCF Awards Gifford Youth Orchestra $25,000
The Gifford Youth Orchestra (GYO) strives to provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida and neighboring communities with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments. IRCF recently awarded...

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Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine
In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the May 2024...

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IRCF Awards LifeBuilders $15,000 IRCF Awards LifeBuilders $15,000
​LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast, Inc. works to change lives and build strong communities. The organization seeks to reduce crime, recidivism, and assist low-income individuals who come in contact with Treasure Coast courts as a consequence of criminal behavior or a dependency action. Recently, Indian River...

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IRCF Awards Vero Beach Rowing $25,000 IRCF Awards Vero Beach Rowing $25,000
Vero Beach Rowing is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and teaching the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities. IRCF recently awarded Vero Beach Rowing $25,000 from...

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IRCF Awards $185,000 to Eight Local Nonprofits IRCF Awards $185,000 to Eight Local Nonprofits
Indian River Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $185,000 to eight local nonprofit 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, and Angelia Perry. The grants...

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IRCF Awards the Substance Awareness Center $25,000 IRCF Awards the Substance Awareness Center $25,000
The Substance Awareness Center (SAC) of Indian River County strives to reduce the impact of substance misuse and behavioral health disorders in Indian River County through prevention, education, treatment, and recovery support. IRCF recently awarded SAC $25,000 to support their Peer Outreach and Recovery Support...

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IRCF Awards United Against Poverty $25,000 IRCF Awards United Against Poverty $25,000
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 and...

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IRCF Awards United Way $30,000 to support Access to Justice IRCF Awards United Way $30,000 to support Access to Justice
Ryan Butler, Chiaka Nwosu, Nancy Luna, Toni Hamner, Lisa Kahle, Jeff Pickering, & Meredith Egan On April 8, 2024, Indian River Community Foundation awarded United Way of IRC $30,000 to support their Access to Justice initiative. Responding to the urgent need for accessible legal services,...

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IRCF Awards Habitat for Humanity $30,000 IRCF Awards Habitat for Humanity $30,000
Gina Fiondella, Trevor Loomis, & Heather O'Shea Seeking to put God’s love into action, Indian River Habitat for Humanity develops housing solutions guided by the needs of its family partners and the community. With a deep sense of compassion and a commitment to service, the...

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