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2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

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Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County: Serves community residents with disorders affecting memory and movement by promoting quality of life and choice through advocacy, support, empowerment, education and research connections.
$12,500 – to purchase shelving, storage, to replace countertops and have the facility interior painted.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever.
$22,290 – to purchase office furniture for the Vero Beach office that the Foundation helped renovate last year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County: Inspires and enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
$50,000 – to support the building of a new Boys & Girls Club in Fellsmere.

Camp Haven: Seeks to transform the lives of homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County by providing a safe environment to help them break free from destitution and despair. With an emphasis on accountability, residents are mentally and physically trained to change their lives.
$24,775 – to purchase hurricane windows and a sunshade for outdoor exercise equipment.

Childcare Resources: Elevates and promotes the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families.
$24,460 – to purchase multi-purpose furniture, art easels, shelving, aquarium tanks, and a projector.

Dasie Hope Center: Ensures the availability of high quality, affordable housing to income-eligible residents and provides hope and encouragement to families who demonstrate a need and desire to maintain their own homes.
$17,970 – to purchase bleachers, desktop computers, software, desks and chairs.

Every Dream Has A Price: Builds and rehabilitates housing for those who are disadvantaged in the community.
$50,000 – to build housing that supports people who are referred by the Mental Health Court of IRC.

Gifford Youth Achievement Center: Offers quality programs for children of all ages that will develop self-esteem, teach character, and encourage each individual to reach his or her ultimate potential; and nurtures partnerships with various community entities in Gifford and the surrounding municipalities of Indian River County.
$50,000 – to purchase 8 SMART boards, desktop computers, and security cameras.

Hope for Families Center: Provides safe shelter, food and employment services for homeless families and acts as an avenue to self-sufficiency.
$50,000 – to renovate the facility to create a children’s reading room.

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition: Develops and maintains a support system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County.
$18,344 – to purchase technology and software.

Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative: Through collaboration, KRC convenes and supports its partners in developing a high quality, family-centered early childhood system.
$10,000 – to purchase office furniture and data management system.

Mental Health Association: Provides immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. It’s ok to get help!
$20,000 – to purchase waiting room furniture.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.
$31,343 – to purchase security cameras and a sunshade for a children’s playground at Children’s House in Vero Beach.

Samaritan Center: Provides long term transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County, and prepares them to live independently.
$28,975 – to replace the interior flooring of the facility.

Senior Resource Association: Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.
$50,448 – to purchase a delivery van that has both the hot and cold capabilities for the Meals on Wheels program.

St. Francis Manor: Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens on a limited income in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.
$33,850 – to purchase storm doors and refrigerators for their senior apartments.

Substance Awareness Center: Leads the community toward a healthier lifestyle by reducing the incidence of substance abuse in Indian River County through prevention, treatment and recovery support.
$28,700 – to provide improvements to the Men’s Assistance House and the Women’s Shelter.

Suncoast Mental Health: Strives to provide best practice and research-based assessment, counseling, case management, and psychiatric services to children, their families, and adults in the four-county Treasure Coast area.
$7,958 – to purchase banners, children’s table, and office furniture.

The ARC of Indian River County: Supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals.
$37,252 – to replace windows, soffits, and siding on a client’s group home.

The Source: A drop-in outreach center that offers refuge and hope to the homeless and working poor, offering the only cold-night shelter in Indian River County.
$25,000 – to purchase a van to support their Dining with Dignity program that supplies meals to underserved children in after school programs in Indian River County.

Treasure Coast Community Health: Provides accessible, cost-effective, high quality, comprehensive healthcare to all persons, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances.
$25,000 – to purchase office furniture.

Treasure Coast Food Bank: Obtains and distributes food and needed products through partner agencies to help alleviate hunger in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties, Florida.
$16,500 – to purchase a forklift.

Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council: Strives to prevent and end homelessness on the Treasure Coast by maintaining a legally constituted system of service delivery planning, development and coordination which provides efficient, documented, and accountable use of public funds to facilitate housing options, primarily for families with children; prevent homelessness where possible; and rapidly rehouse those who have become homeless.
$12,849 – to replace the air conditioners and ovens in clients’ homes.

United Against Poverty: Serves those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food, and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers.
$48,936 – to purchase tables, chairs, and five SMART boards for their STEP program.

Visiting Nurse Association: Provides compassionate, innovative care of the highest quality, setting the standard for patients and caregivers needing home health, hospice, and community services.
$27,984 – to renovate the mobile healthcare van that serves the Gifford community.

Whole Family Health Center: Provides integrated quality and affordable primary, preventative and behavioral healthcare services with respect and dignity regardless of the patient’s socioeconomic status.
$24,000 – to purchase a client transportation van.