2022 Grant Award Recipients

This year’s Annual meeting was held in person for the first time in three years and we were able to award 4 -$100,000 grants!

The recipients:

Gifford Youth Achievement Center
Treasure Coast Community Health
United Against Poverty
Youth Sailing Foundation

Because we had to adjust to virtual presentations during the pandemic, we were able to offer voting 3 ways:

  1. Absentee ballots
  2. Online voting, based on written summaries of the projects
  3. In person voting, supervised by Leslie Swan of Indian River Elections

Due to the incredible efforts of our Membership committee, headed up by Suzi McCoy Shriner, Impact 100 IR had a surplus of grant funds.  We awarded one $20,000 merit grant to the fifth finalist, and the surplus has been added to next year’s grant fund.  The total that Impact 100 Indian River County has awarded to non-profits in the last 14 years is over $6 million, and we are working to make that number much great in celebration of the upcoming 15th year anniversary.

Planning is in the works for a showcase of the projects we have funded over the years, location to be determined, but we hope to hold a huge, fun-filled event at an outside venue, sometime in March 2023.  Please keep checking our website as we confirm date and location.

Congratulations to the 2022 Impact 100 Award winners!

2022 $100,000 Grant Award Recipients

Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC)

PROJECT:  The Youth Employability Program (YEP) will be a dynamic youth workforce program that prepares its students to enter targeted in-demand careers after high school and provides local employers a pipeline of diverse, exceptional, job-ready workers. The strength of the YEP will be (a) the selection of work assignments that match the students’ job interests, abilities, and career aspirations; and (b) the students’ high performance on their work assignments.

Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH)

PROJECT:  The TCCH Vision Program truly makes its mark by providing necessary vision services to underserved children in IRC with affordable, high quality eye exams, eyeglasses and early referrals for ophthalmology as necessary, resulting in a stronger, healthier community. With a unique option of a SFS, paired with across-the- board affordability, the TCCH Vision Program will reduce stress and worry in families already on tight budgets, choosing between basic necessities and costly health care.

United Against Poverty (UP)

PROJECT:  United Against Poverty’s Going UP Bus will assist adults and families by providing access to one of the greatest barriers vulnerable communities face in their pursuit of breaking the cycle of poverty…transportation. A key element to our effectiveness as an organization is our commitment to learning and growing based on the stories and realities of the struggles of the families we serve. The primary barrier preventing countless families from benefitting from our programs and collaborative partnerships is access to them.

Youth Sailing Foundation

PROJECT:  Expand YSF’s successful Squadron after-school free sailing instruction by forming two new 20 sailor squadrons. This program will provide an opportunity to lift the most vulnerable children in our community out of a cycle of poverty and expose them a whole new world of sailing the Indian River Lagoon.

2022 Merit Award Recipients


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Impact 100 Indian River

We are women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving.

Email: info@impact100ir.com
Registered Charity: CH-59372

PO Box 643425
Vero Beach, FL  32964