The Indian River Community Foundation  


Building A Stronger Community Through Donor-Driven Philanthropy

The Indian River Community Foundation is a neutral nonprofit organization whose priority is donor-driven philanthropy. By partnering with the Community Foundation, donors receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation plus significant tax benefits. Donors also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking on solutions to meet community challenges.

The need for a Community Foundation was noted by a local estate planning attorney in the early 1990s. He worked with clients who had both estate planning issues and a desire to be philanthropic but required more flexibility than simply naming a charity as the ultimate beneficiary. After researching numerous solutions, it appeared that a local Community Foundation could provide a solution.

Value of IRCF

If you were to ask Ralph King why he moved his family foundation to a donor advised fund at Indian River Community Foundation, you might be surprised by his honest answer. “Laziness! I was tired of all the work that goes along with having a family foundation and looked for a way to ease the burden,” Ralph said. Ralph lives at Oak Harbor and has been a Vero Beach resident for 35 years coming from Cleveland. He knew this would be the place to retire having vacationed here since he was a young boy. After serving in the Navy for three years, he was an entrepreneur. Ralph was married to his wife, Jane, for 47 years until her death in 1998.

- Ralph T. King

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