Past Grant Recipients

Our Funded Programs and Community Partners

Impact 100 is comprised of women who collectively impact the lives of individuals and our community through transformational giving. Each member contributes $1000 (plus a $100 administrative fee) and gets one vote. $100,000 grants are given to the winners selected at the Grant Awards and Annual Meeting after a comprehensive grant application and vetting process is completed.

2022 Grant Recipients

Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC)

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.

Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH)

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.

United Against Poverty (UP)

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.

Youth Sailing Foundation

In partnership with the Homeless Children’s Foundation (HCF), expand YSF’s successful Squadron after-school free sailing instruction by forming two new 20 sailor squadrons made-up of 60% homeless children and 40% children from Dodgertown and Vero Beach Elementary schools in the academic year 2022-23 and 2023-24 respectively.

Year One (2009)

The Exchange Club’s CASTLE Program – for a new child abuse center to serve as its parent service headquarters. (Family)

The Treasure Coast Food Bank’s “Backpack Program” to allow for the immediate expansion of this program, providing food for hungry grade-school children to take home for the weekend in back packs. (Health & Wellness)

Year Two (2010)

Childcare Resources of Indian River to create an “Infant Suite” in their new Education Center. (Family)

Harvest Food and Outreach Center to assist in the build-out of their cost share grocery program located in their Life Enrichment Center on 28th Street. (Health & Wellness)

Year Three (2011)

The Hibiscus Children’s Center to provide a transition program for youth ages 15-17 living at Hibiscus Children’s Village to promote continuing education, career pathways and financial management skills. (Education)

The Learning Alliance to train 33 teachers to implement a reading program called “Fundations” to 540 kindergarten and first grade students. (Education)

Treasure Coast Community Health Inc. – to upgrade dental programs and facilities at the clinic’s site in Fellsmere, allowing the recruitment and training for dentists to see hundreds of additional patients each year. (Health & Wellness)

Year Four (2012)

CASTLE to provide education and support to lower-risk families, strengthening the families and keeping children safe through a home-based “Safe Families Volunteers” program. (Family)

Sebastian Charter Junior High School for a “Fully Equipped and Ready to Learn” grant for needed furnishings and equipment including computers, interactive white boards, science lab desks and clinic equipment. (Education)

ORCA for the “Save the Water Babies,” a project designed to give students a real-world science and education experience to use as the basis to understand how community actions and inactions contribute to the health of the Indian River Lagoon. (Enrichment & Environment) 

The Education Foundation of IRC to fund a secure network system for the SDIRC called “ForeScout Counteract,” which will allow students access to an enhanced learning environment. (Education)

Year Five (2013)

Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Youth  Guidance for comprehensive mentor training, staff development and a Mentor Roundtable facilitation for county non-profits that are implementing a mentoring program. The grant provides for a trainer/coordinator as well as establishing a resource library. (Family)

Camp Haven for a shelter for homeless adults without dependent children Their grant also provided a new roof and a small commercial kitchen. (Family)

Senior Resource Association, Inc. for relocation of the Adult Day Care Center to the Schumann Center.  (Health & Wellness)

Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc. – to provide oral health education and preventative care through the expansion of pediatric services at their Oslo center. (Health & Wellness)

Year Six (2014)

Florida Institute of Technology to help establish the Scott Center for Autism Treatment in Vero Beach. (Health & Wellness)

Indian River Charter High School to retrofit an outdoor venue to create a versatile performance space for the Charter family and community to enjoy. (Enrichment & Environment)

ORCA for the development of a Marine Science Education Network to develop active learning modules, video-based virtual field trips and laboratory exercises, enabling students to access and analyze data from ORCA’s Kilroy database. (Education)

Shining Light Garden Foundation to provide equipment that would be used to increase production by 50% for donation of all its crops to local organizations which feed the needy. (Health & Wellness)

Year Seven (2015)

Indian River County Medical Society Foundation to renovate dedicated clinic space at the Gifford Health Center for its “We Care” program, a collaboration between the IRC Medical Society, Health Department and Hospital District, through which volunteer physicians provide an average value of $1 million in free medical care to low-income residents. (Health & Wellness) 

Literacy Services of Indian River County to enable the purchase of a successful, nationally recognized program that teaches parents how to navigate and participate in the school system; ultimately improving their child’s academic success. (Family)

Senior Resource Association, Inc. to transform its Sebastian Adult Day Care Center in a similar fashion to the Vero Beach Center renovation, thanks to a 2013 Impact grant, improving the space to better handle the needs of seniors with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. (Health & Wellness) 

Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast to fund a music therapy program to bring comfort to hospice and in-home Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients. (Health & Wellness)

Year Eight (2016)

Habitat for Humanity – to construct “Meadows Field”, a 25-acre park in Fellsmere adjacent to Grace Meadows, a Habitat community. The park will consist of two soccer fields, a baseball diamond, a walking trail, and a picnic pavilion. (Health & Wellness)

New Horizons  the Treasure Coast – to open an Indian River Learning Center which will help individuals with mental health illnesses to learn or relearn the skills necessary to live meaningful, productive lives. (Health & Wellness)

The Learning Alliance – to continue its Moonshot Moment goal of achieving 90 percent literacy by third grade through a year-long Moonshot Institute Learning Lab for Educators. (Education)

United Against Poverty – to fund Jump Start Job Opportunities enabling them to take their existing educational STEP initiative further by expanding enrollment, purchasing computers and other learning materials. (Education)

Year Nine (2017)

Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of IRC – to fund a mobile unit that offers “Virtual Dementia Tours”, bringing education and training to the community. (Health & Wellness) 

Childcare Resources of Indian River – to provide an easily-accessible, comprehensive credentialing program for early educators in Indian River County. (Education)

Hibiscus Children’s Center – to fund their Helping Children through Careers Graphic Design and Impact Center, an on-site career development business line for youth at the Hibiscus Children’s Village. (Education)

ORCA for the “The Living Lagoon Project” whose goal is to restore impaired areas of the IRL in IRC, while also exposing IRC students to the world of “living shorelines” (Enrichment & Environment)

Year Ten (2018)

Economic Opportunities Council of IRC – Early Bird Program Expansion to Dodgertown Elementary – to provide a high quality early education program that includes busing and food for at-risk children living in Gifford. (Education) 

Tykes & Teens – to dedicate two full-time Infant Mental Health Therapists who will train staff and families how to recognize and respond more effectively to children’s problem behavior. (Education) 

Veterans Council of Indian River County – to repair, upgrade and increase handicapped accessibility for impoverished IRC Veterans without charge. (Family) 

Youth Guidance – to build and implement an innovative STEAM learning lab for academic enrichment and mentoring services to underprivileged youth. (Family) 


Year Eleven (2019)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County – to provide a transformational college and career preparatory program for disadvantaged teens ages 13-18. (Education)

H.A.L.O. No Kill Rescue – to fund their Enrichment Center which offers low cost veterinary services and training. (Enrichment & Environment)

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra – to support four educational programs in Indian River County. (Family)

Year Twelve (2020)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indian River County – Recruits veterans and service professionals to mentor and engage the
struggling disadvantaged youth in Indian River County.

Camp Haven: Fund a new multipurpose services and programs building that will be the meeting place for training, psychological
counseling, AA meetings and much more. 

Children’s Home Society, The Dodgertown Elementary Community Partnership School: A program that will assess and address school community challenges and implement a school improvement program that will provide behavioral health services, after school enrichment program and parent engagement services.

The Source, DINING with DIGNITY Food Truck: an employment skills training program that offers culinary training to help resolve the greater issues of hunger, homelessness, poverty, underemployment and chronic unemployment. 

The Treasure Coast Food Bank, Mobile Mercado, Indian River County:  a self-contained roving grocery store on wheels and SNAP (Food Stamps) access point that will meet Indian River residents where they live, work and play.

Year Thirteen (2021)


Crossover Mission – the Center for Achievement and Tutoring (The CAT) is the creation of a multi-purpose, multi-media center within the new Crossover Center.

SafeSpace – the creation of  a 19-bed full services Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter in Indian River County.

Veterans Council – providing free home repairs for veteran homeowners or selected family member homeowners who are experiencing substandard living conditions.

Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy – provides low-income children with three meals a day, hands-on vocational training, life skills, and academic support at the Learning Center at Youth Guidance.


Year Fourteen (2022)


Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) –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.

Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH) – The TCCH Vision Program provides necessary vision services to underserved children in Indian River County.

United Against Poverty (UP) – The 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

Youth Sailing Foundation – expands YSF’s successful Squadron after-school free sailing instruction by forming two new 20 sailor squadrons. 


Thank you to our sponsors.

Rick & Mary Ellen McCarthy

Joanne Quaile

Anne Lanier

Cindy Galant

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