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2020 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.
$13,618 – to purchase office chairs, a desktop computer and printer, and LCD projector.

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.
$50,000 – to support a new building.

Crossover Mission: Helps those most in need to become successful adults through a program of year-round basketball and one-to-one academic mentoring.
$50,000 – to purchase bleachers and a removable basketball court.

Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County: As a leader in community action in Indian River County since 1965, EOC helps people and changes lives
$35,000 – to purchase a Head Start maintenance van.

Education Foundation of Indian River County: Operates both as a funding source and as a service provider for the school community.
$30,100- to purchase vision screeners for use in schools.

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 create a mental health and guidance office (Ellie McCabe grant).

Hibiscus Children’s Center, Inc. – Provides safe nights of care to abused children and teens and helps families in crisis.
$35,245- to purchase up to date computers for Children’s Village.

Hope for Families Center: Provides safe shelter, food and employment services for homeless families and acts as an avenue to self-sufficiency.
$45,000 – to provide playground equipment, fencing and furniture for the children’s reading room.

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 equipment.

Mental Health Association: Provides immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. It’s ok to get help!
$30,000 – to provide windows for the drop-in center.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.
$22,500 – to purchase playground equipment for the Children’s House.

Safe Families for Children:  Keeps children safe and families intact.
$11,000 – to purchase a digital fingerprinting machine.

Safe Space, Inc. – Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
$6,000 – to purchase an air conditioning unit

Senior Resource Association: Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.
$28,500 – to outfit their kitchenette.

Special Equestrians of the Treasure Coast: Fosters personal achievement through equine-assisted activities for individuals with special needs.
$13,500 – to purchase a Kubota utility vehicle.

St. Francis Manor: Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens on a limited income in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.
$38,000 – to purchase windows.

The Arc of Indian River County: Offers comprehensive programs that provide hope and support every day to special needs individuals and their families.
$50,000 – to build a new group home.

The Learning Alliance: Builds innovative and collaborative solutions to help children learn to read.
$7,900 – to purchase literary resources including book nooks, video equipment, and a listening station.

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

Treasure Coast Food Bank: Obtains and distributes food and needed products through partner agencies to help alleviate hunger.
$50,000 – to support Mobile Mercado for Indian River County.

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.
$27,200 – to address air conditioning, foundation work and water issues.

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 a generator.

Veteran’s Council of Indian River County: Supports veterans and their families.
$25,000 – to make capital improvements to veterans’ homes.

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.
$50,000 – to make phase two upgrades to renovate the mobile healthcare van that serves the Gifford community.

Youth Guidance: Works with children from low-income, single parent homes to develop a path out of poverty.
$50,000 – to air condition their building.