We could not do this without you!

The John’s Island Foundation welcomes everyone back for another exciting season! Thanks to the spirit and generosity of our community, we are changing the lives of our neighbors in Indian River County by directly funding the long-term capital needs of local nonprofit agencies. With tremendous gratitude for the overwhelming support of John’s Island residents, we awarded $608,619 in grant monies to 19 agencies last year. Our capital grants funded a mobile classroom for a pre-k class, new flooring and building renovations for a homeless soup kitchen, low-income senior housing, and much more. Since our inception in 1999, the Foundation has contributed $10.5 million to the community!

We could not do this without you! We are fortunate to have a unique model that does not rely on fundraisers or events. We raise funds solely through your donations. Please consider supporting the Foundation to the extent possible. We hope you might consider being part of our special Leadership Circle with a donation of $5,000 and above. Leadership Circle donors show extraordinary generosity and receive special recognition in our annual report and at an exclusive cocktail party every fall.

Please welcome the 2018-2019 JI Foundation board! We are working tirelessly on your behalf and we look forward to another outstanding year of commitment to nonprofit agencies in Indian River County!

President – Ken Wessel
VP Grant Review – Pat Brier
VP Development and Marketing – Emily Sherwood
Secretary – Margie Wheeler
Treasurer – Steve Anderson

Jim Daly, Rob Elliott, Don Kittell, Bill Sayler, Steve Trooboff

“I’m humbled to be president of this organization, and I can’t emphasize enough we can only do what we do for our economically disadvantaged neighbors in Indian River County because of the generosity of the John’s Island Community.”

Ken Wessel
President, JI Foundation

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