The 2024 Windsor Charity Polo Cup will benefit three local Indian River County charities. The charities selected offer programs to support the basic, educational and enrichment needs of underprivileged children, and to protect the area’s land for the health and wellbeing of future generations.
Homeless Children's Foundation of Indian River County
The Homeless Children's Foundation of Indian River County (HCF) funds year-round enrichment activities for local homeless children, including after-school programs and summer camp. Founded by Windsor Members in 2015, HCF now serves 375 children annually. Prior to HCF’s existence, most children were left in cars or motels so their parents could work. The support HCF provides assists the entire family unit: children are provided programs which open doors of opportunity, meanwhile parents can work additional hours, save, and come out of homelessness.
Ballet Vero Beach
Ballet Vero Beach (BVB) challenges the notion of what an arts organization is capable of. The company not only presents a full season of the highest quality productions, but has received international attention for its education and community engagement efforts. Fostering a love of our natural world, ensuring access to the arts for all, and combating the early literacy crisis for the children of Indian River County are just some of the ways BVB leverages dance to effect positive change.
Indian River Land Trust
The Indian River Land Trust’s (IRLT) has protected more than 1,200 acres of environmentally-sensitive land throughout Indian River County, including 12 miles of Indian River Lagoon shoreline. IRLT remains focused on preserving wildlife habitat, protecting scenic waterfront, and providing access to nature for the public. For nearly a decade, IRLT has partnered with a variety of organizations to provide local youth groups and students with unique educational and research opportunities to engage in nature on IRLT properties.