Over $1 Million Granted By Community Foundation in 2017

"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

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.

Grants included:

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 mminton@cfmdin.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.