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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.
 

Science Fairs Begin Throughout the School District

The Science Fair season has officially begun throughout the Indian River County School District.  Good Luck to all of the students as they work on their projects and participate in their school science fairs.  Some of these students will earn a spot in the 23rd Annual Indian River Regional Science and Engineering Fair which is beign held on January 31, 2015 at Gifford Middle School.
 
Check out the great photos below of students becoming inspired by Science.  Congratulations to everyone on all of your projects!

Liberty Magnet Science Fair

Citrus Elementary Science Fair

Osceola Magnet School

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Awards $3,700 to The Education Foundation to support a new Career Academy

A Special thank you to Bank of America Charitable Foundation from all of us at the Education Foundation.  Click on our Spotlight Project link (then onto Career Academies) on the left of our home page to learn more about Sebastian River and Vero Beach High School's new Industrial Bio Technology Academies. We have included some fantastic photos of the students extracting DNA from strawberries!

Spotlights

An Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.

Ways To Give

  1. Donations by check cash or credit card (Mastercard/Visa or American Express)
  2. Matching Gifts:
    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.

2015 Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The 2015 Science Fair will take place on Saturday, January 31st 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.

Click on the Programs button to left of the homepage then click on the Science Fair tab for more information and forms.

Our Cherished Sponsors...

Grateful Beneficiary of the Twelth Annual Quail Valley Charity Cup