Grant Recipients

Agencies eligible for capital needs funding are those that serve people in need in Indian River County and whose programs are directed towards meeting needs or assisting with issues related to food, shelter, disabilities, health, age, abuse, or children’s education.  

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2021-2022 Grant Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Provides one to one mentoring relationships to support the social and emotional development needed to build resilience and foster the well-being of children in Indian River County.

$ 25,000

– to purchase a Resilience Gazebo that will serve as an outdoor enhanced learning structure.

Camp Haven

Opened in January 2014 as the only transformational shelter for homeless and at-risk men of Indian River County.

$ 50,000

– to purchase a complete renovation of the parking lot, drainage and main entrance.

Children’s Home Society of Treasure Coast

Transitional Living Program offers safe and stable housing along with life skills for 18-21-year-old young adults from the Treasure Coast who are leaving the State of Florida Foster Care System.

$ 15,300

– to purchase a generator for their Transitional Living Program building.

Coalition for Attainable Homes

Strives to prevent and end homelessness on the Treasure Coast by supporting the development and acquisition of affordable housing. The focus is on addressing the limited affordable housing stock in the community, preserving it for the tenants and the community.

$ 200,000

– McCabe Leadership Grant (click here for details)

Crossover Mission

Helps those most in need to STET program of year-round basketball and one-to-one academic mentoring.

$ 50,000

– to purchase fireproof windows in the second-floor study center.

Dogs for Life

A non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for Veterans, First Responders, and other individuals suffering from PTSD through training service and hearing dogs and owning and operating an off-leash dog park.

$ 20,000

– to purchase a new generator for current PTSD Service Dog Training Center.

Economic Opportunities Council

Helps to transition at-risk individuals and families from poverty to self-sufficiency through our agency programs and public/private partnerships.

$ 48,000

– to purchase new playground equipment, sunshade over new equipment and artificial turf layers base for Douglas Head Start Playground in Wabasso.

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 hurricane impact windows.

Hibiscus Children’s Center, Inc.

Provides safe shelter for abused, abandoned or neglected children through prevention, early intervention, and advocacy services within quality residential, assessment, and recovery programs; Hibiscus Children’s Village is a group-home facility for foster youth in IRC ages 13–17 years.

$ 45,000

– to replace roof.

Hope for Families Center

Provides safe shelter, food and employment services for homeless families and acts as an avenue to self-sufficiency.

$ 21,000

– for roof repairs on Administrative building, and a food warming table.

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 facilities throughout Indian River County.

$ 25,000

– to purchase vehicle for transporting ambulatory passengers.

Indian River Heathy Start Coalition

Provides resources, education and help with planning from pregnancy, labor, delivery and developmental milestones for a smooth transition to motherhood and family well-being.

$ 20,000

– to purchase a safe convenient storage facility.

Mental Health Association in Indian River County

Provides mental health services for all ages and income levels.

$ 48,000

– to purchase generator, security system, kitchen fixtures and furnishings (refrigerator, microwave, kitchen counters, table & chairs) for their Drop-in Center.

Mental Health Collaborative of IRC

Provides a continuum of care for mental health made up of private and public funders, mental health providers and individuals who work in collaboration to increase access, decrease duplication, and facilitate community wide support of mental health issues.

$ 8,000

– to purchase computer equipment (Grant is given in memory of Ellie McCabe).

Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.

$ 48,500

– to purchase playground equipment, toddler playground, shade structure and sound panels for improved acoustics in four classrooms for RCMA’s Whispering Pines Child Development Center in Fellsmere.

SafeSpace, Inc.

Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

$ 55,000

– to purchase playground equipment for new protected playground for families sheltering from abuse.

Samaritan Center of Vero Beach

Provides transitional housing for homeless families living in Indian River County; Samaritan Center, a program of Catholic Charities, has assisted more than 650 families, 1,000 children and 1,850 individuals since 1992.

$ 20,000

– to purchase security enhancements with LED lighting and additional security cameras making it safer for clients, staff and volunteers to come and go at night.

Senior Resource Association

Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.

$ 50,000

– to purchase retractable awnings outside buildings housing the day away facilities and the meals-on-wheels pick up stations in Vero Beach and Sebastian.

St. Francis Manor

Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens on a limited income in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.

$ 43,000

– towards replacing 11 windows and 3 doors with energy efficient, hurricane resistant impact windows and doors in social hall, and 12 through-the-wall air conditioners and security cameras.

Suncoast Mental Health Center

Provides quality mental health care for the residents of the Treasure Coast.

$ 16,054

– to purchase office furniture, refrigerator, electric door opener, children’s games.

Sunshine Rehabilitation Center of IRC dba Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic

A non-profit, independent, outpatient rehabilitation center, providing quality services to Treasure Coast residents since 1953.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of all our patients, and offer professional services by a friendly, caring, and well-qualified staff. We service a variety of patients from children, seniors, and veterans.

$ 27,500

– to purchase HVAC system.

The Arc of Indian River County

Offers comprehensive programs that provide hope and support every day to special needs individuals and their families.

$ 75,000

– to purchase a new Pavilion at the West Campus to be utilized for their Day Program

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.

$ 50,000

– to purchase technology for three classrooms to provide for offsite class participation.

Veteran’s Council of Indian River County

Supports veterans and their families.

$ 40,000

– to provide repairs to veteran’s homes, Veterans Helping Veterans.

Youth Guidance Donation Fund of Indian River County, Inc.

The longest running mentoring program in Indian River County, providing positive adult role models for children from low-income and single parent families since 1973.

$ 47,924

– towards passenger van for student transportation.

Youth Sailing Foundation of IRC

Offers free instruction in the sport of sailing to kids of all backgrounds, engaging them in a safe, fun and social activity while challenging them to be responsible, confident and responsible.

$ 20,000

– to purchase 3 Hobie Wave Catamarans for YSF’s special needs sailors for training and sailing and for beginner elementary sailors.

Charitable Gifts

Yes, we (I) would like to support your effort. Enclosed is a check payable to John’s Island Foundation.

Personal Check – Can be mailed to: 75 Remittance Drive Dept #92072 Chicago, IL 60675-2072

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