Community Foundation Grants $20k in Early COVID-19 Response Funding to Community Organizations

Inside the dispatch center (911) at the Delaware County Emergency Operations Center. Photo by: Mike RhodesInside the dispatch center (911) at the Delaware County Emergency Operations Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Kallie Sulanke—

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $20,000 to 12 non-profit organizations to support response efforts to the COVID-19 crisis.

Last week, Community Foundation staff had the opportunity to connect with and listen to the plans, challenges, and needs of a variety of vital community organizations across Delaware County. Decisions for this initial round of response funding were made in an effort to come along side these vital community organizations with identified immediate needs related to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Emergency Response Grants in the amounts of $1,000 or $2,000 have been awarded to the following organizations:

Alpha Center Adult Day Services

Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie

Delaware County Emergency Management

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Inside Out Community Development Corporation

Little Red Door

Muncie Mission

Open Door Health Services

Salvation Army

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana

Soup Kitchen of Muncie

YMCA of Muncie

Emergency Response Grants are funded through The Unrestricted Fund of the Community Foundation. Because of our history of unrestricted donor support, we are able to flexibly respond to unexpected and changing needs in the community. The Community Foundation will continue to assess our community’s needs and respond appropriately.

The Community Foundation is able to award grants to charitable organizations and units of government. Grants to individuals are not permitted. Organizations may contact the Foundation at  to discuss their needs in response to the impact of COVID-19.


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 $54 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.