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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2019-2020 Grant Recipients

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County elders looking at computer screen

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 kids playing on climbing structure

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 boards of directors

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 with executive director and teen boys

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.

$ 30,000

– to purchase a Head Start maintenance van.

Education Foundation of Indian River County teens in car

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 kids posing with $50,000 grant check

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. team photo

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 Brenda Kelsey, Chuck Lyon and Elissa Holmes posing next to organization sign with logo

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 girl reading a book

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 team photo in front of Our House program

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 kids at playground

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 father and 2 kids playing in beach sand

Safe Families for Children

Keeps children safe and families intact.

$ 11,000

– to purchase a digital fingerprinting machine.

Safe Space, Inc. mother and child

Safe Space, Inc.

Provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

$ 6,000

– to purchase an air conditioning unit

Senior Resource Association volunteers and seniors doing art

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 Bruce Gillespie, Anne Rhoads, Special Equestrians staff, Francie Cramb, John Hessian

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 buildings

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 group photo

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.

Leaning Alliance bookmobile with kids and sheriff

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 team photo

Treasure Coast Community Health

Provides accessible, cost-effective, high quality, comprehensive healthcare to all persons, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

$ 25,000

– to purchase pediatric xray equipment and software.

Treasure Coast Food Bank man and boy carrying boxes of food

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 offices

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 volunteers and clients holding cardboard letters that spell "EMPOWERED"

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.

United Way of Indian County volunteers

United Way of Indian River County

Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good.

$ 50,000

for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Veteran’s Council of Indian River County man and woman at information table

Veteran’s Council of Indian River County

Supports veterans and their families.

$ 25,000

– to make capital improvements to veterans’ homes.

Visiting Nurse Association TCN VNA mobile health by Eric Hasert_TC Palm

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 kids pretending to be doctors

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.

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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