2018 Grant Recipients


The ARC of Indian River County: Supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals.
$34,000 – Funding for two generators for two group homes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Provides for children facing adversity.
$50,000 – Funding to renovate “little house” and update the electrical system.

Camp Haven: Indian River County transitional home where homeless men are educated, encouraged and empowered with life skills necessary to transform their physical, mental and emotional challenges into sustainable success.
$16,250 – Funding to purchase outdoor exercise equipment.

Crossover Mission: Supports and redirects at-risk youth in Indian River County through a year-round, community youth recreational activity and enrichment program available to children eight years of age through high school.
$25,325 – Funding to purchase office furniture, technology and sports equipment.

Economic Opportunities Council: Empowers low-income families and strengthens our community.
$25,000 – Funding to purchase a portable Pre-K classroom.

Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc.: Enriches and enhances educational opportunities for all students and teachers, in both public and private schools, through effective fundraising and efficient allocation of resources.
$24,900 – Funding to purchase a twelve-passenger van

Epic Missions: Equips, trains, feeds, houses, and provides short-term “missionary” volunteers from all backgrounds, nationalities and faiths to Indian River County families and individuals in need of assistance. Volunteers provide help in the areas of finance, food, shelter, recovery from abuse, hopelessness, safety, and support of “at risk” children.
$47,000 – Funding to connect to the City of Vero Beach’s waterline.

Feed the Lambs: Builds and rehabilitates housing for those who are disadvantaged in the community.
$3,700 – Funding to purchase laptops for tutoring program.

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 – Funding to purchase desks, chairs, furniture and tables for eight classrooms in the new wing.

Healthy Start Association: Develops and maintains a support system of care that optimizes the health of moms, babies and their families living in Indian River County.
$42,000 – Funding for building conference room and cabinets.

Hope for Families Center: Provides safe shelter, food and employment services for homeless families and acts as an avenue to self-sufficiency.
$49,700 – Funding to purchase a generator ($24,800) and a twelve-passenger van ($24,900)

Mental Health Association: Provides immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. Its ok to get help!
$18,000 – Funding to purchase computer server, software and eleven desktop computers

Redlands Christian Migrant Association: Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.
$32,682 – Funding to replace 2 playground sets at the childcare center

Salvation Army: Preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and meets human needs in His name without discrimination.
$25,000 – Funding to purchase a cooler and freezer.

Senior Resource Association: Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.
$37,000 – Funding to purchase furniture and buy over-bed tables.

St. Francis Manor: Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens with limited incomes in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.
$50,000 – Build nine new apartments for indigent seniors.

Suncoast Mental Health: Provides outpatient mental health assessments, counseling, and supportive/educational services to children, adults, and families in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties.
$21,782 – Funding to purchase laptops, a server and office furniture.

The Source: Offers refuge and hope to the homeless and working poor without discrimination as to race, religion, or social status.
$6,900 – Funding for new flooring, a projector mount, and projector.

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.
$49,380 – Funding to make building renovations and purchase twelve refrigeration units. – (In reserves)