Indian River Community Foundation Awards Habitat with $30,000 Grant

Vero Beach – Indian River Habitat was the recipient of a significant grant award from the Indian River Community Foundation (IRCF).

With the $30,000 contribution, Habitat plans to assist senior citizens in need of critical home repairs. Critical repairs can range from roof, air conditioner, and hot water heater installation to accessibility modifications like grab bars or wheelchair ramps.

Indian River Habitat has served a record number of families through their Home Repair program. During this fiscal year alone, 91 projects have been completed, with three months remaining in the quarter. Since 1991, over 800 critical home repairs have been completed.

“We are grateful for the continued support of Indian River Community Foundation,” Trevor Loomis, Indian River Habitat’s President and CEO begins.

Seniors living on a fixed-income are often just one critical repair away from becoming displaced. Support from local organizations and national partners ensures that this vulnerable population can continue gracefully aging in place.

“This funding will allow us to preserve homeownership for some of the county’s residents with greatest need. The continued partnership with IRCF has helped us reach more families than ever before with desperately needed critical home repairs,” Loomis concludes.

Habitat’s five-year strategic plan aims to complete 500 critical home repairs over five years, concluding in 2027.

For more information on Indian River Habitat’s Home Repair and Neighborhood Revitalization program, visit, or contact Karyn Bryant, Habitat’s Home Repair Manager at 772-562-9860, ext. 211. @ircHabitat

About Indian River Community Foundation:

Established in 2008, Indian River Community Foundation’s mission is to build a better community through donor-driven philanthropy. We carry out our mission by:

  • Helping generous people to simplify their donations and give to the causes they care about through donor advised funds.
  • Inspiring generous people to create and leave a charitable legacy to support causes they love through permanent endowments.
  • Using our philanthropic capital, community knowledge and advice to advance effective philanthropic solutions that make the community better.

The Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking is aligned with a vision of a more healthy, prosperous, and generous Indian River County community. Grantmaking priorities are informed by the findings of the most recent community needs assessment and the most current data and information collected on Indian River Indicators.

About Indian River Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Indian River Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community, and hope. Together with Habitat Affiliates worldwide, our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. To do this, we empower working families by offering them a ‘hand up’ (not a ‘hand out’), on their journey to homeownership. In addition, Indian River Habitat offers affordable home repairs and home preservation to qualifying families through its Neighborhood Revitalization program. Through the Habitat Scholarship program, Indian River Habitat supports the post-secondary educational goals of Habitat homeowners and their dependents by offering financial assistance to help them reach for an education beyond high school or GED certification. With the support of volunteers, donors, businesses and churches, Indian River Habitat helps families build greater strength, stability, and independence.

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