Grant Request Hibiscus Children’s Center

Hermanowski Family Foundation Initial Request Form


Organization Name: Hibiscus Children’s Center
Legal Name (if Different):
Also Known As:
Mailing Address: 130 South Indian River Drive, Suite #202
City: Fort Pierce
State: FL
Postal Code: 34950
Main Phone: 772-340-5750
Main Fax: 772-323-2404
Organization Website: hibiscuschildrenscenter.org
Employer ID Number: 59-2632361
Organization Tax Status: 501 (c) (3)

Proposal Information


Today’s Date: 10/1/2019
Requested Amount: 10,000

Project Title: Career Pathways to Independence
Project Description:

The Career Pathways to Independence program with Hibiscus Children’s Center helps foster youth complete high school and prepare for college, a trade and/or employment in the Career Pathways to Independence Program. It is a vital educational and career preparation program for youth at the Hibiscus Children’s Village in Vero Beach. Youth are helped to succeed in school through wrap around support and tutoring and 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and technology literacy are developed. The youth who participate in this program will be better equipped for independence, the world of employment, advancing their education and to be successful, productive community members. The career preparation programs we offer teens are essential to success in leaving the foster care system, are substantially underfunded. This is a high leverage opportunity for The Community Enrichment Fund. Hibiscus Children’s Village serves as a nurturing residence for youth escaping abuse, neglect or abandonment. Most of our residents have endured deprivation of one sort or another for years before moving into the Village. In most cases this means the children are behind in educational achievement and at risk of “aging out” of the foster system without earning a high school diploma or GED. The earnings gap and social dysfunction that dropouts suffer is well documented. The Village is often the last, yet best, chance to give these children the educational foundation, life skills training, and labor force preparation mandatory to function independently in our society.

Total Project Budget: 195,426.00

Other Funding
Sources For The Project (Committed & Potential): United Way, Indian River Community Foundation

Project Duration: Indefinite
Geographical Area Served: South East Florida - Treasure Coast
Age Group To Be Served: 12-18

Contact Information


Contact Prefix (Mr,Mrs etc.): Ms.
Contact First Name: Pamela
Contact Last Name: LaFountain
Contact Title: Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: 772-340-5750 ext. 205
Contact Email: plafountain@hcc4kids.org

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