Johns Island Foundation grants $630,000 to local agencies

VERO BEACH — Daniel E. Somers, President of the John’s Island Foundation, announced that the Board of Directors have approved the granting of $630,000 to 30 local non-profit agencies in Indian River County for its 2010-2011 fiscal year.

The agencies that will receive grants for capital projects ranging from $6,000 to $50,000 are:

Abilities Resource Center, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dasie Bridgewater Hope Center, Daughters of Naomi, Economic Opportunities Council, Education Foundation,   Every Dream Has A Price, Exchange Club CASTLE, Gifford Youth Activity Center, Guardians For New Futures, Harvest Food and Outreach, Homeless Family Center, IRC Volunteer Ambulance, Junior League of IRC, Kidz Closet, Mental Health Association, Palm Beach 211, Plumbago Volunteer Service, Restoration Ministries, Salvation Army, Special Equestrians of the TC, St. Francis Manor, St. Vincent De Paul, Substance Abuse Council, Suncoast Mental Health, TC Homeless Services Council, The Source, Women’s Refuge and Youth Guidance.

“We are very pleased to be able to extend this amount of support to those in need of assistance,” said Somers.  “These funds will be used for necessary repairs to facilities, computer software and hardware, transportation vehicles, freezers, beds, furniture and other capital equipment that will support the programs provided by these agencies who serve the residents of Indian River County.”

In addition, Mr. Somers stated, “Since our inception 12 years ago, the John’s Island Foundation has provided over $6.5 million to local non-profit agencies in our community.”

The John’s Island Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was established in 1999 by residents from the John’s Island community.  Its mission is to provide funding, through a thorough grant review process, to non-profit organizations who serve the Indian River County community for capital projects and improvements.

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