By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—
Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $99,201 to ten non-profit organizations during the final Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2019.
The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. 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 non-profit organizations and agencies. To date, more than $52 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.
Alpha Center, Inc. received $15,000 (from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation, Jim and Mary Rosema Fund, Nancy J. Smith Fund, Jeanne and John Smith Fund, and Wayne E. and Carolyn K. Thomas Fund) to support operations and programming for the elderly.
Beneficence Family Scholars received $10,000 (from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Unrestricted Fund, Julian and Suzanne Gresham Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, Jon and Barbara Moll Fund, Old National Bank Fund, and David and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to support start-up costs of their programs that will serve single parents who are working to obtain post-secondary education and their children.
Christian Ministries of Delaware County, Inc. received $10,000 (from the Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Linda and Connie Gregory Fund, Jeanne and John Smith Fund, and Wayne E. and Carolyn K. Thomas Fund) to provide homeless families with necessities and assistance to secure permanent housing.
Delaware County Historical Society received $7,000 (from the Bassett Family Fund, John and Katherine Littler Fund, and Daniel and Catharine Stewart Fund) for resource center improvements, including a new HVAC system and display monitor for programs and presentations.
8twelve Coalition received $20,000 (from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation, Pat and Jane Botts Fund, John and Janice Fisher Quality of Place Endowment Fund, John and Janice Fisher Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Fund, LEAP Managed IT Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, Mary Jane Sursa Fund, and Joseph and Janet Wilson Unrestricted Endowment Fund) for planning and management of the collaborative framework, beautification, and a child care study in the served neighborhoods.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Team received $3,701 (Jane Harrell Buckles Fund, Historical Preservation Fund, Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore Fund, Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, and Gary and Amy Thomas Fund) to provide civil rights education to 1,000 students and community members through the Freedom Bus and traveling exhibits.
Muncie Downtown Development Partnership received $15,000 (from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation) to revitalize interest in Muncie’s Downtown and to promote community engagement and commerce.
Muncie Land Bank received $7,500 (from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation and MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund) to acquire properties for the land bank.
Whitely Community Council received $5,000 (from the MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund) to support general operations.
Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana received $6,000 (from the Patrick and Marilyn Cleary Fund, Laura Stanley Keppler Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to purchase youth-sized string instruments for student participant rentals.
For information on how to apply for first-quarter 2020 Competitive Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next letter of intent deadline for non-profit organizations to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is November 29, 2019.