McCabe Leadership Grant

The McCabe Leadership Grant is awarded by the John’s Island Foundation for special capital projects that will have a significant impact on and ensure lasting benefits to our neighbors in need in Indian River County. It is named for Ellie McCabe, the founder of the John’s Island Foundation. She had the vision in 1999 to recognize the need for capital funding in Indian River County philanthropy. 

Criteria:
  • Mission Based
  • Strong Impact
  • Long Term Benefits

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$200,000 inaugural McCabe Leadership Grant to the Coalition for Attainable Homes

The John’s Island Foundation awarded The Coalition for Attainable Homes a $200,000 Inaugural McCabe Leadership Grant for a new triplex with three units of affordable rental housing. This triplex will provide affordable housing for 3 families and up to a total of 16 people. It is being built with a priority for family households at or below 50% of the area median income.


There are two 3-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom unit in the project. Louise Hubbard, Exec. Dir., of Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, V.P., Coalition for Attainable Homes and Julianne Price, President, Coalition for Attainable Homes and board member of TCHSC are overseeing this project. The Coalition for Attainable Homes strives to prevent homelessness on the Treasure Coast by supporting the development and acquisition of affordable housing. Housing is targeted to low-income families, Veterans and other vulnerable populations.


This is a $380,000 building project. The John’s Island Foundation is the only foundation participating in the project. Indian River County has donated the land and authorized the additional funding per unit. This is an excellent example of a public-private partnership to provide critical housing in Indian River County.

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“The triplex that the JI Foundation is funding is about cooperative relationships among funders, local government and private providers, and so much more. It is a shining moment when the true meaning of “community” comes through. JIF provided the energy and support to ignite the spirit of community and stood with us to allow the vision to become an actual reality.”
- Louise Hubbard, ED, TCHSC