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#GIVINGTUESDAY, Tuesday, December 2, 2014
 
The Education Foundation of Indian River County has so much to be thankful for.  We have decided to join the nationwide #GivingTuesday Movement, an effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.  Taking place on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a way for us all to come together to celebrate the great American tradition of Giving. 
 
#GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.
 
We hope you will join us as the Education Foundation participates in its first ever effort to inspire our friends and donors.  We are thrilled to have a $10,000 match as we begin our campaign. 
 
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as our Board Members and Volunteers share what they are thankful for. 
 
Join the movement and support our work.  Click here to donate >

What We Do and How it Works

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.
 

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

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.
An Opportunity to Help Make Wishes Come True.

Ways To Give

  1. Donations by check cash or credit card (Mastercard/Visa)
  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.

Our Cherished Sponsors...

Grateful Beneficiary of the Twelth Annual Quail Valley Charity Cup