Update as of September 22, 2020

The Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC) is pleased to announce that 9 grants, totaling $62,406.34 have been selected for funding.

This year the EF-IRC received 17 proposals requesting over $131,000. Selected projects had a compelling case for support and a detailed process of achieving sustainable academic outcomes.

The following schools will receive grant funding:

Education Foundation Executive Director, Douglas Herron commented, “This year, the EFIRC was able to award a total of $62, 406.34 in grants to School District of Indian River County teachers and schools. This is an almost 30% increase over last year’s total award amount. This could not have happened without the generous support of our funders, including the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Quail Valley Charities, and the LJ Foundation. A special thank you to all three of these organizations for making these grant awards possible.

Checks will be presented at the October 13th SDIRC board meeting.

Funding for the grants was made possible through a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program sponsored by the Florida Legislature, with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations serving as the fiscal agent. The matching funds were provided by Quail Valley Charities and the LJ Foundation.

To learn more about the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program – visit:

2020-2021 High Impact Grant Winners

2019-2020 High Impact Grant Winners

2018-2019 High Impact Grant Winners

2017-2018 Winning Letters of Ideas

Examples of Great School and District-wide Grants


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