By: Eunice Whitlock—
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $103,105 to six nonprofit organizations during the fourth Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2015.
The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic institution governed by a volunteer board of local citizens. The Foundation manages contributions donated by individuals, businesses and corporations as a permanent community endowment. Distributions from these funds are given back to the community in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations and agencies. To date, more than $41 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.
Unless otherwise noted, the following grants were awarded from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.
- Buley Community Center, received $15,000 (from the Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Fund) to defray the cost of the organization’s EDGE (Excellence Discovery and Growth through Education Program), an out-of-school program focusing on academic achievement and life skills for students.
- First Choice for Women, Inc., received $10,000 (from the Morris Youth Fund) to defray the cost of a state-approved, sexual abstinence program for middle and high school students in Delaware County that emphasizes character education and relationship building.
- Hillcroft Services, Inc., received $20,682 (partial funding from The Endowment for the Arts Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, and KAKATU Foundation/David & Joanna Meeks Fund) to provide support to the music therapy program for individuals with disabilities at Hillcroft Services.
- Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc., received $18,423 (partial funding from the Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund and Fisher Quality of Place Fund) to purchase a new entrance sign for the John and Janice Fisher Campus in downtown Muncie.
- Muncie Action Plan, received $15,000 to defray the cost of a contractor and office equipment to support implementation of actions in the Muncie Action Plan.
- Urban Light Christian Development Corporation, received $24,000 (from the Bassett Family Fund, Louisa & Waldo Beebe Named Fund, Gordon & Pam Cox Fund, Jim & Mary Rosema Fund, Hamer D. & Phyllis C. Shafer Fund, Joseph & Janet Wilson Fund) to provide funds for the rehabilitation of homes in the South Central neighborhood of Muncie.
For information on how to apply for the First Quarter 2016 Competitive Grants, visit the Community Foundationwebsite at www.cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Community Engagement Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is January 8, 2016.
Eunice Whitlock, is the Communications Administrator for The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County