2016 Grant Recipients


Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County: Serving community residents with disorders affecting memory and movement by promoting quality of life and choice through advocacy, support, empowerment, education and research connections. visit website
21,399– Funding to purchase new flooring for the Senior daycare center.

Camp Haven: To transform the lives of homeless men in Indian River County by providing a safe environment that will help them break free from destitution and despair. visit website
$50,000 – Funding to build four efficiency apartments creating transitional housing for the homeless.

Childcare Resources: To ensure the availability and affordability of high quality early childhood and family support programs for children of income eligible working families in Indian River County. visit website
$35,795 – Funding to purchase furniture for a Pre-K classroom for 3 year olds in new childcare center.

Crossover Mission: To support and redirect 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. visit website
$30,404 – Funding to purchase computers and multi-media (audio/video/camera), and athletic equipment.

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. visit website
$26,038 – Funding to purchase a twelve passenger van.

Economic Opportunities Council: To empower low-income families and strengthen our community. visit website
$50,000 – Funding to lease a portable building for a 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 fund raising and efficient allocation of resources. visit website
$35,695 – To purchase assistive technology to meet the varied communication needs and abilities of students with special needs.

Epic Missions: quips, trains, feeds, houses, and provides short term “missionary” volunteers from all backgrounds, nationalities and faiths to Indian River County families and individuals that are in need of assistance in the areas of finance, food, shelter, recovery from abuse, hopelessness, safety, and support and “at risk” children. visit website
$25,000 – Funding to build a basketball court.

Gifford Youth Achievement Center: To establish a partnership among our youth and adults of the Gifford community and surrounding municipalities of Indian River County that will develop self-esteem, teach character, and encourage each individual to reach for his or her ultimate potential. visit website
$50,000 – Funding to purchase hurricane shutters, PowerPoint projectors and Smart boards.

Guardians for New Futures: To support the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children while increasing community awareness and education to further protect children. visit website
$11,194 – Funding to purchase a security system.

Hope for Families Center To provide opportunities for homeless families to end homelessness by achieving self-sufficiency through education, living wages, and permanent housing.visit website
$16,990 – Funding to replace air conditioning unit and to purchase a generator.

Kidz Closet Charities: Connects local resources with local needs. visit website
$9,105 – Funding to purchase a sorting table, storage bins, shelving and keypad lock for new office location.

Mental Health Association: Advocates for those with mental and emotional health disorders by increasing awareness, reducing stigma and working for successful treatment by providing and/or promoting programs and services for support, research and education. visit website
$9,360 – Funding to purchase ten psychological testing kits, electronic signature pads and laptops.

Restoration Ministries: Offers people with life controlling problems a way out and help them find a new way of life through drug education, counseling, life skills training, employability training, and academic and vocational improvement.
$50,000 – Funding to completely renovate pantry and kitchen area.

Salvation Army: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. visit website
$47,000 – Funding to purchase a box truck for the thrift center.

Samaritan Center: Provides long term transitional housing and guidance to homeless families in Indian River County, and prepares them to live independently. visit website
$14,250 – Funding to purchase hurricane shutters for shelter and administration building.

St. Vincent de Paul: Leads young women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to those who are needy and suffering. visit website
$47,000 – Funding to remodel the two bathrooms in order to bring them up to code and renovate a conference room.

Suncoast Mental Health Center: Provides the best practice and research based assessment, counseling, and supportive services to children and families in the Treasure Coast area. visit website
$19,838 – Funding to purchase office furniture, donor database software, desktop computers, defibrillators and a telephone system.

Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council: Prevents and alleviates the conditions of homelessness by providing access to affordable housing, supportive services and community resources.  visit website
$19,200 – Funding to replace four air-conditioning units.

The ARC of Indian River County: Supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals. visit website
$18,360 – Funding to renovate client’s residential homes..

The Learning Alliance: Dedicated to achieving a 90% student literacy rate by third grade. Through innovative, evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning, we empower 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. visit website
$50,000 – Funding to purchase educational curriculum and iPads.

Youth Guidance: Empowers Indian River County’s neediest youth through mentoring relationships, and broadens their horizons with educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. visit website
$28,953 – Funding to purchase a 3D printer w/software and a 12 passenger van.