This month we are reviewing requests from 27 non-profit organizations in Indian River County, totaling more than $850,00 to fund their various capital projects. Since we don’t have the funds to support all these requests, we will need to make some difficult choices. A final determination on funding decisions will be announced by the Board at the end of March.
One example of the type of capital funding requests we receive is from the Education Foundation for the Wabasso School. This school is a special education center serving students aged 5-22. The mission of the school is to help children and young adults reach their maximum potential for independent living and academic achievement. Most of the students are developmentally disabled and have no or very limited ability to speak. John’s Island Foundation was asked to provide funds for iPads loaded with communication applications to enable the non-verbal students to communicate during class time. These individual mobile devices can transform learning for the students and also allow them to communicate outside school with family and people in their community.
We would like to continue helping local non-profit organizations which we feel are well run and are providing needed services in our county. Please consider making a donation this year to the John’s Island Foundation. Please go the the donation page for a convenient way to charge your contribution to your John’s Island Club account or simply call Jennifer Jones at 772-234-0992.