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Making Education the Foundation of our Community.....Today and Always
 
Pencils and notebooks to succeed in the classroom - shoes and socks to participate in all school activities - new digital content to open exciting worlds - scientific competition to inspire curiosity and critical thinking - teacher grants to engage learning - school grants to provide technology - financial opportunities to achieve higher education - endless possibilities with unlimited benefits for all students.
 
The Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC) exists to fulfill unmet funding gaps.  For over 20 years our program services have been focused on enriching and enhancing educational opportunities for all students and teachers, both public and private, through effective fundraising and efficient allocation of resources.
 
The EF-IRC is one of only ten education foundations in the State of Florida to serve both public and private school students.  This unique structure, as an independent 501c3, allows the organization to direct funding where it is needed most to build a better community.  This ensures educational opportunities for every Pre-K through 12th grade student in Indian River County.
 
We need your help to make education the foundation of our community.  Ninety percent of our funding comes from private donations and grants.  This structure enables the EF-IRC to respond quickly by designating funding directly into the classroom, thus avoiding the delays that often come with restricted dollars.  Your financial gift great or small will make a difference to students and teachers.
 
Thank you for visiting our website.  We invite you to learn more about us and how you can become involved.
 

2015 Indian River Science and Engineering Fair Dates Announced

We have locked down the dates for the 2015 Indian River Science and Engineering Fair.  Next year's fair will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am.
 
Elementary Division Awards Ceremony (grades K - 5) will be held on Sunday,
February 1, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Secondary Division Awards Ceremony (grades 6 - 12) will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
 
Check our website (Programs tab to the left, click on Science Fair) for additonal information and updated forms.

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Ways To Give

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    Many employers will match your charitable donations, thereby doubling (or more) your thoughtful gift. Matching gift forms are available through your company's human resources department.

Our Cherished Sponsors...

Grateful Beneficiary of the Twelth Annual Quail Valley Charity Cup