2017 Grant Recipients

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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.
$12,539 – Funding for computers, software, and program accessories.

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
$38,000 – Funding for a heavy-duty pickup truck with towing capabilities.

CASTLE
Prevents child abuse and neglect through education and awareness.
$15,000 – Funding for computers, laptops and software.

CHILDCARE RESOURCES
Ensures the availability and affordability of high-quality early childhood and family support programs for children of income eligible working families in Indian River County.
$12,500 – Funding to build a learning garden for the children of the daycare.

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.
$51,820 – Funding to purchase office furniture, computers, iPads and a minivan.

DASIE HOPE CENTER
Offers a safe and nurturing environment where the children of Wabasso can learn, dream and aspire to achieve by developing self-esteem and acquiring life-survival skills.
$15,149 – Funding for building renovations.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES COUNCIL
Empowers low-income families and strengthens our community.
$21,379 – Funding for new computers for Head Start classrooms.

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.
$56,860 – Funding for classroom renovations to create a learning lab at the Wabasso School

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 who are in need of assistance in the areas of finance, food, shelter, recovery from abuse, hopelessness, and safety, and supports “at risk” children.
$28,000 – Funding for an electrical upgrade to dorm building and UTV vehicle.
$44,789 – Emergency grant to replace hurricane-damaged roof

EVERY DREAM HAS A PRICE
Builds and rehabilitates housing for those who are disadvantaged in the community.
$70,000 – Funding to build a duplex for homeless vets and/or elderly.

GUARDIANS FOR NEW FUTURES
Supports the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children while increasing community awareness and education to further protect children.
$4,605 – Funding for fencing, playground, and ceiling fans for new building.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
$25,000 – Funding for special collaborative project to create baseball fields.

MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE
Establishes a continuum of care for mental health made up of private and public funders, mental health providers and individuals who work in collaboration to increase access, decrease duplication and facilitate community-wide support of mental health issues.
$22,281 – Funding for computers, office furniture, and phone system.

PELICAN ISLAND AUDUBON
Preserves and protects the animals, plants, and natural communities in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.
$35,000 – Funding to purchase a fifteen-passenger van.

REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION
Opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from the crib to high school and beyond.
$34,850 – Funding for playground renovation.

SAFESPACE
Offers victims of domestic violence safety, support and education while empowering positive self-direction of life.
$24,900 – Funding for a mini-van.

SAMARITAN CENTER
Provides long term transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County, and prepares them to live independently.
$44,750 – Funding for bedbug resistant bedroom furniture and bedding.

SENIOR RESOURCE ASSOCIATION
Promotes independence and dignity in our community by providing services to older adults and transportation to all.
$39,894 – Funding for building renovations.

SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS
Contributes positively to the cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social well-being of special needs individuals regardless of age or economic status through therapeutic equine activities so as to enhance self-awareness and personal achievement.
$7,826 – Funding for two storage sheds and an animal waste spreader.

FRANCIS MANOR
Provides affordable, independent apartments to senior citizens with limited incomes in an attractive, safe and socially supportive environment.
$69,863 – Funding for a roof and appliances for a new building.

THE ARC OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals.
$25,092 – Funding for removal and replacement of flooring in office building.

THE LEARNING ALLIANCE
Strives to achieve a 90% student literacy rate by third grade. Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, The Learning Alliance empowers teachers to transform children’s lives.  Through partnerships with the School District of Indian River County, Indian River State College and civic youth organizations in our community, the Alliance hopes to create local solutions that can serve as a model for the nation.
$50,000 – Funding for books for shared resource library.

TREASURE COAST HOMELESS SERVICES COUNCIL
Prevents and alleviates the conditions of homelessness by providing access to affordable housing, supportive services and community resources.
$10,000 – Funding for two air conditioners in client’s homes.