Our mission is to promote the arts in the community and perpetuate the artistic and humanitarian legacy of A.E. Backus. Why that's important: Albert Ernest Backus (1906-1990) was a largely self-taught artist from Fort Pierce who created iconic images of the timeless beauty of the Florida landscape. Whether in the glades, the beaches, the rivers, the savannas, or the back country, his paintings capture a unique sense of place that is instantly recognizable and beloved. Praised and renowned as an exceptional artist in the regionalist tradition, he was also a mentor and advocate for countless people in his lifetime, and is remembered today both for his artistic accomplishments, his altruistic spirit, and in sharing the arts with his community.
A “hands on” Grassroots 501 c 3 all volunteer organization that goes out Daily to bring out and give hope and a hand up with support to local homeless Children, Veterans, Elderly and disabled homeless living on the streets and in camps located in the woods and fields and other areas not meant for human habitation all along Florida’s space and Treasure coast. We offer them dignity, respect, and a way out of homelessness.
The mission of Ballet Vero Beach is to promote the art of dance as a universal language in our community and beyond.
We seek to accomplish this goal with performances by our professional company, the presentation of reputable national and international dance artists, and through our educational and community outreach programs.
Our vision is to make professional dance attractive to all and to be an integral part of our community.
Ballet Vero Beach’s work will be guided by our commitments to artistic quality, community engagement, and cultural relevance.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Care Net is committed to providing compassionate help and practical support for those facing unplanned pregnancies and post abortion stress.
To elevate and promote the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families.
Protect coastal habitats through education and connecting people with the environment.
Enrich the lives of people in our community through the art and cultural experiences
Discovery exists to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being.
We save horses! Our mission is to rescue abused, neglected, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses and rehabilitate them, re-train them and find permanent adoptive homes.
Provide the ingredients for a holiday home cooked family meal for the working poor, and for families who may not qualify for food stamps or free school lunch programs. Our goal is to create an outreach program to encourage family mealtimes by providing families the tools to get back to the basics; meal time together.
Provide Peace of Mind to Senior Citizens when they can no longer care for their beloved pets when placed into Hospice, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living or Rehab following a medical procedure.
To Operate a Paws Meals On Wheels Pet Food Program providing Pet Food not only for Senior Citizens but also for the Disabled, Veterans, Low Income and Homeless families with pets.
As a contribution to the idea of breaking the cycles of poverty, our mission is to provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida (and neighboring Indian River County communities), with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.
Grace Way Village’s mission is to provide emergency support in the area of nutrition and children’s clothing, while addressing long-term needs through educational classes and workshops. With over 45% of St. Lucie County households living in the “employed low-income” and the “poverty” levels, the services provided are greatly needed to assist our neighbors in need. It is considered a privilege by all involved to provide each service free of charge, bringing them hope for a future of self-sufficiency.
Helping Animals Live and Overcome (H.A.L.O.) provides a no-kill safe haven where extraordinary measures are taken to save homeless pets and protect them from abuse and neglect. H.A.L.O. believes in engaging our community by providing resources, education, and programs to do the same.
The mission of Hibiscus Children's Center is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention, and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs. Hibiscus Children's Center serves the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County.
The Historical Society of Martin County (HSMC) collects, preserves and interprets for the public the history of Martin County and American life in the context of the St. Lucie River region and Florida in relation to the larger currents of world culture and history.
The HSMC is the parent organization of the Elliott Museum and House of Refuge Museum. The Elliott Museum wows guests with its renowned car and baseball collections, changing exhibits, and galleries featuring local history and the works of local artisans; the House of Refuge transports visitors back in time, depicting what life was like for the keeper and his family in turn-of-the-century Florida. Both museums showcase a wide variety of events, exhibits, collections, and lectures, all designed to engage the interests of people who live in and visit Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Empowering Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship.
To provide compassionate care and nurture the bond between people and pets.
Indian River Clay is a clay studio of full and part-time members founded in 2018 to promote the learning and development of pottery skills. We foster a community that inspires curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay, drawing together students, artists, and an engaged public. We believe that every person is an artist and that clay is a perfect medium through which to explore our talents. Every day in our studio we strive to deepen the connection between people and clay with the highest quality programs because we believe that shared creativity, so fundamental to humanity, is a critical force for good. IRC is a non-profit, 501c organization.
The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is dedicated to preserving the author's historic home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writers groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.
To Improve lives through the gift of literacy