Fifteen years ago, five John’s Islanders gathered around Ellie McCabe’s dining room table to talk about forming a foundation. The idea behind it was to make grants to nonprofit agencies serving the basic human needs of Indian River County residents. The focus was to provide funds for capital improvements.
The John’s Island Foundation proudly celebrated its 20th Anniversary on January 27 in the JI Club Ballroom with over 350 loyal donors in attendance. The Foundation honored founder and first president Ellie McCabe by donating a special $50,000 grant to The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) for their mental health and guidance counseling office.
As we celebrate our 20th year of giving, the John’s Island Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to the many generous donors who allow us to achieve our mission of awarding grants for the capital needs of deserving non-profit agencies in Indian River County. We are dedicated to making lasting change in the lives of our less fortunate neighbors by focusing on things that are put to use everyday. Kitchen equipment, vans, playgrounds, and technology are among the items we have provided local non-profits. Eight grant review teams made up of 51 John’s Island members have begun visiting agencies and evaluating grant requests which will be awarded in the spring. We are proud to make an impact in our community.
Personal Check – Can be mailed to: 75 Remittance Drive Dept #92072 Chicago, IL 60675-2072
Securities – Contact Diana Brennan phone: 772.234.0992 for bank/transfer information.
John’s Island Club Account – Please use the form below