The past fiscal year again proved the generosity of the members of the John’s Island Community. The John’s Island Foundation received $733, 975 in contributions from 558 donors, compared with $686,600 from 546 donors the previous year. This represents a 6.9% increase in donations. To those who donated last year, please accept our most sincere thanks.
During the 2015-2016 review year, we awarded twenty eight capital grants to non-profit organizations who provide essential services to those who live in Indian River County. Some of the items we funded were new flooring for a senior center, a complete kitchen and food pantry renovation for a homeless shelter, 3-D software w/printer and a 12 passenger van for an afterschool youth program which will provide transportation to students to and from the program who need it.
We are entering in our eighteenth year and since our inception have granted over $9.2 million to more than 83 separate nonprofits serving Indian River County. Our success in making a difference in people’s lives is due to the generous outpouring of support from people like you throughout the John’s Island community.