By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—
Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $1,007,759 was granted to deserving non-profit organizations through the quarterly competitive grants process in 2017.
Grants are awarded that address the broad needs of Muncie and Delaware County in the areas of arts and culture, community betterment, economic development, education, and human services. The Community Foundation received more than $2.1 million in requests this year. A committee of 12 volunteers reviews each application and makes grant recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
|A Better Way Services, Inc.||$50,000||Lifestream Services, Inc.||$5,000|
|Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc.||$20,000||Masterworks Chorale||$4,500|
|Back To School Teachers Store, Inc.||$14,281||Motivate Our Minds, Inc.||$20,000|
|Big Brothers/Big Sisters||$10,000||Muncie Action Plan||$15,000|
|Boys and Girls Club of Muncie||$17,000||Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc.||$27,450|
|Bridges Community Services Inc.||$13,700||Muncie Civic Theatre Association||$75,000|
|BSU – Department of Technology||$6,000||Muncie Downtown Dev. Partnership||$5,000|
|Buley Community Center||$15,000||Muncie Innovation Connector||$4,000|
|AIM Summer Program||$40,000||Muncie Symphony Orchestra||$6,000|
|Cancer Services of ECI – Little Red Door||$10,000||Project Leadership Delaware County||$15,000|
|Cardinal Greenway||$32,000||Second Harvest Food Bank||$20,000|
|CASA Inc. of Delaware County||$19,480||Shafer Leadership Academy||$14,850|
|Christian Ministries of Delaware County||$9,000||TeenWorks||$25,000|
|College Mentors for Kids! Inc.||$5,000||Community Foundation Scholars Program||$10,000|
|Cornerstone Center for the Arts||$20,000||Robert P. Bell Education Grants Program||$13,500|
|Del. Co. Historical Society, Inc.||$5,000||The Facing Project||$14,000|
|Delaware Advancement Corp.||$100,000||Town of Gaston||$18,000|
|East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra||$2,000||TRC Muncie Head Start||$20,000|
|East Central Indiana Regional Partnership||$15,000||United Day Care Center||$5,638|
|Eaton Public Library, Inc.||$4,559||WIPB-TV||$3,000|
|Habitat for Humanity||$50,000||Women in Business Unlimited, Inc.||$3,000|
|Hillcroft Services, Inc.||$75,000||Youth Opportunity Center||$68,726|
|Home Savers of Delaware County||$50,000||Youth Symphony Orchestra||$4,000|
|Inside Out Community Development Corp.||$8,075||YWCA||$20,000|
Grant applications are due quarterly in early January, April, July, and October. Letters of intent to apply are now required five weeks in advance of the application deadline. Organizations interested in applying for competitive grant funding should visit cfmdin.org/quarterly-competitive-grants or contact Senior Program Officer, Marcy Minton at 765-747-7181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic organization 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 $47 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.