Non-Profit

Sustainable Muncie Receives Grant from AARP

By AARP Indiana— MUNCIE, Ind. – Sustainable Muncie Corporation (SMC) was selected for a $12,500 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant and plans to bring greater access to broadband internet service to one of Muncie’s east-side neighborhoods. SMC will use the funding from the grant to bring public Internet access to Madjax, a facility centered on supporting makers and building a micro-economy by providing a new kind of community center. This will provide residents of the East Central neighborhood and throughout…

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Teachers Awarded $1,863 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—Five local teachers will receive $1,863.49 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County, Ind., are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms. Teachers may…


Solarize Indiana Meeting to Help Residents Plan For Installations of Solar Panels

By Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will sponsor a Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, During the meeting, area residents and business owners will learn how they can plan now to add solar panels on their houses or businesses before there is no longer a federal tax credit, which ends in 2021. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-minute presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers. There is no charge to attend…


‘Solutions to Community Impacts of Factory Farms’ Workshop Scheduled for Saturday

By Jeni Jenkins, Hoosier Environmental Council—  Delaware County, IN—The Hoosier Environmental Council, Keep Delaware County Clean, League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County and local concerned citizens are partnering to host a free online public workshop for people concerned about the impacts of factory farms, also known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). This informational workshop, which focuses on education, action, and expanding the emerging local and statewide movement for a more sustainable food production system, will take place online…


MCS Teachers Access Professional Development Through Funds From Community Foundation

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind.—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County awarded $235,126 to Muncie Community Schools through the Successful Schools Fund in 2019 and 2020. Teachers and administrators across the school system accessed various professional development through this funding, including direct training in specialized teaching methods and access to online subscription training services. The Board of Directors of The Community Foundation established the Successful Schools Fund in May 2018 following the Indiana Legislature’s landmark decision to give Ball…


Give the Gift of Hope to a Senior Through the AngelWish Program

By Hannah Dunckel— Muncie, IN—This year’s holiday season will look different for many people across the United States. What is typically a time spent preparing a feast for our families and making room for out-of-town guests, has instead been adapted to smaller family gatherings in our own homes due to the ongoing pandemic. While spending the holidays without our families is new for many of us, it is the reality for many senior citizens every year. The holidays are often…


YMCA Proposes a Community-Centric Vision for a Riverside YMCA

By Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN— Yesterday, the YMCA of Muncie is unveiled a bold vision for a centrally located YMCA that reaches deep into the community, offering expanded services with wellness minded indoor and outdoor activities for all. By providing a unifying, neutral catalyst for positive change, the project has potential to be a turning point for the community. A strong Y signals a thriving community.  “The YMCA is a community benefit organization.  It not only benefits its 20,000+ constituents, but…


10 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $96K in Grant Funding From Community Foundation

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $96,151 to 10 non-profit organizations during the final Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2020. 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,…


The ‘Future of Work’ Seeks Input for Active Collaborations 

By The Future of Work— Muncie, IN—Imagine if all local residents were excited about their work and felt prepared for the future. What would that look like? You’re invited to help create the future of work in Muncie! You have the opportunity to invest your input, ideas, and energy in active collaborations to make our community a better place to live, work, and create. During the last two years, the Future of Work initiative has helped foster unique and innovative…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie ‘Just Desserts’ Fundraiser A Hit

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie wrapped up another successful Just Desserts Fundraiser despite the change in format.  This year’s event raised $11,394.36 during the event on Friday, November 6. This total does not include the $3,735.56 raised at events leading up to the main event. The money raised from this event will go directly toward providing quality programs for the local Clubs. This year’s Just Desserts took on a new format to maintain staff,…