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Helping Out Where Help Is Needed Most

The John’s Island Foundation is making a difference in the lives of many who are less fortunate.

A capital improvement grant from the John's Island Foundation helped Childcare Resources expand its commitment to providing affordable quality care for eligible working families.

A capital improvement grant from the John's Island Foundation helped Childcare Resources expand its commitment to providing affordable quality care for eligible working families.

Fifteen years ago, five John’s Island residents gathered around Ellie McCabe’s dining-room table to talk about forming a foundation. The idea behind it was to make grants to nonprofit agencies serving the basic human needs of Indian River County residents. The focus was to provide funds for capital improvements.
 

Don Macrae remembers the conversation well. “I was excited by the idea. At the time I was vice president of the John’s Island Club and I realized how many of our members had recently arrived and had no knowledge of the larger community and the tremendous needs that were out there."

Read the entire article in the February-2014 issue