Over its 21 year history, John’s Island Foundation has provided more than $12 million in capital grants to non-profit agencies in Indian River County. In 2020, we distributed a total of $898,563 in capital grants to 26 local nonprofit agencies serving Indian River County neighbors who are in need. This included a $50,000 grant to the United Way’s COVID-19 relief fund. These monies were specifically directed toward helping those most severely impacted by the pandemic.
Because JI Foundation grants are targeted only for capital needs, they are specific, identifiable and measureable: home improvements for veterans; computers for a residential youth facility; mobile food delivery trucks; healthcare vans; bookmobiles; playground equipment; housing units for the disabled; and other key infrastructure. John’s Island Club members volunteer their time to serve on our grant committees, assessing agency need, visiting agency sites and reviewing agency financials.
We make a significant difference in the lives of our neighbors in need because of the consistent and ongoing generosity of our donors in the John’s Island Community. Year after year, we have asked…and year after year, they have given. Of every dollar donated, $.93 goes directly to grant recipients.