By: Tom Farris—
Muncie, IN – Kelly Shrock, President of The Muncie Rotary Club, announced eight organizations will receive grants from the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund for 2019.
“We were pleased to receive seventeen applications from nonprofit organizations in the community for this year’s funding cycle,” stated Ms. Shrock. “Since 1917, the Muncie Rotary Club has maintained a heritage of supporting organizations doing good work in and for our community.” The eight organizations receiving grants in 2019 include:
A Better Way
To repair and patch steps that lead into the domestic violence shelter and offices to increase safe access.
To purchase a bicycle repair stand to be placed at the Gaston trailhead.
Funders Forum at the Community Foundation
To provide support for a collaborative grant focused on substance abuse prevention and education.
To build one wheelchair ramp and porch for an identified homeowner.
Little Red Door Cancer Agency
To provide care packages to newly diagnosed cancer patients.
Motivate Our Minds
To purchase items used in the literacy and math curriculum for the after-school program.
Muncie OUTreach / Muncie Pride
To stage Muncie Pride 2020 to connect members of our community with resources, education and support.
Whitely Community Council
To purchase shelving and carts for the food pantry program.
In addition to the monetary grants, The Muncie Rotary Club will also team with many of the above organizations on service projects during the 2019-2020 Rotary year. Checks for the grants will be presented to the recipient organizations at an upcoming Rotary meeting.
The Rotary Club of Muncie Fund at The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County was established in 1994 and has funded more than $173,715 in grants since it’s inception. Public, private and corporate contributions to the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund are welcome and may be made by interested parties by sending the donation to the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund at The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, P.O. Box 807, Muncie, IN 47308-0807. Annual grants from the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund are used to support specific programs of local area not-for-profit organizations,
About Muncie Rotary Club
The Muncie Rotary Club, affiliated with the global service organization Rotary International, was founded in 1917 by a group of Muncie business executives, professionals and community leaders – and is celebrating its 102nd anniversary this year. Muncie Rotary is a catalyst for community leadership, professional development, friendships, service and international understanding. The Club meets on Tuesdays at noon at Minnetrista for lunch, networking, a business meeting and a feature program. The Club has more than 100 members. For more information visit the Club website www.muncierotary.org or Muncie Rotary Club on Facebook
Rotary International was founded in 1905, in Chicago, by Paul Harris and three business associates. It is now a global network of more than 1.2 million members involved in 35,000+ clubs. Neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers that see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Rotarians work together to promote peace; fight disease; provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene; save mothers and children; support education; grow local economies; improve quality of place; and address local issues. Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.