About Us

What is the Education Foundation?

The Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC), an independent and self-funded organization, exists to fulfill unmet funding gaps of the School District of Indian River County through six core programs that link and engage community leaders in the process of supporting public education. During the 2015-2016 school year the EF-IRC infused over $325,000 in program services and awarded over one million dollars in college scholarships and academic awards at the Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair. 

What is the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations?

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
About the Consortium and Florida's Local Education Foundations

CFEF advances K-12 public education in Florida by increasing the capacity and resources of member local education foundations in partnership with key stakeholders. Florida's local education foundations serve as the conduit for private sector investment and community involvement in our public schools.

Out of 67 county-wide school districts, there are currently 60 local education foundations across the state and 57 are members of CFEF.

More than 1,100 community leaders serve on local education foundation boards with 76% of these volunteers from the private sector.

CFEF serves as the primary link between local education foundations and regional, statewide, and national donors.

CFEF leverages these relationships for the benefit of local education foundations and creates partnerships with businesses and foundations that impact students in the classroom and strengthens cooperation between the private sector and our public schools.

Our member education foundations raise more than $47 million annually to support initiatives that increase student achievement in Florida! They invest in programs not funded through tax dollars, including student scholarships, mentoring and other drop-out prevention strategies, teacher quality and recognition programs, classroom grants, literacy improvement strategies, technical/career education initiatives, and targeted support for low-performing students and schools.


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Education Foundation Mission Statement

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