Non-Profit

Ball Brothers Foundation Funding Supports Students in Navigating Graduation Requirements

By: Ball Brothers Foundation— MUNCIE, IN—As high school freshmen and sophomores return to school this fall—whether virtually or in-person—among the changes they face are ensuring that they meet new graduation requirements focused on career exploration and employment skills. Passed by the Indiana state legislature in 2018, the new requirements are designed to expose students to a variety of careers, customize students’ high school experiences to align with their career interests, and prepare students with employment skills. To meet these new…

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Grant From General Motors Helps Neighborhood Revitalization During COVID-19

By: Eileen Oaks— Muncie, IN—“Revitalization work in Muncie’s South Central and Thomas Park/Avondale neighborhoods continued despite, and in some circumstances, fueled by the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a generous grant from General Motors,”according to Jena Ashby, Muncie Habitat Director of Impact & Programs. The $25,000 grant received from General Motors in the fall of 2019,was used to help resident-driven and partner-organization projects that supported neighborhood needs. “General Motors funding proved vital as the effects of the COVID-19…


Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship For HS Seniors Application Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—Incoming high school seniors are now able to apply online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. Applicants must be a resident of Delaware County, Ind. and attend an accredited high school in Delaware County. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Muncie and Delaware County recognizes a student who possesses leadership potential, who is community-minded and well-rounded. The scholarship covers tuition and required fees and provides…


2020 Fisher Governance Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

 By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN—The deadline to nominate a board member for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award is fast approaching. Delaware County non-profits have until Aug. 15 to nominate one of their board members for the award.  Ball Brothers Foundation has been a longtime advocate for strong board leadership. The Fisher Governance Award was created to honor the important role boards play in governing non-profits that serve the citizens of Delaware County. The…


United Way Expands Dolly Parton Imagination Library

By: Juli Metzger— New Castle, IN and Winchester, IN – United Way of Delaware County’s generous donors, volunteers and dedicated staff have been working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for every single person in our community since our foundation in 1925. As United Way of Delaware County expanded to serve Henry and Randolph Counties too, their work remains driven by each community’s aspirations. In listening to and learning from residents of Henry and Randolph counties, people had a…


Ivy Tech Executives to Lead 2020 United Way Campaign Drive

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Three executives from Ivy Tech Community College Muncie-Henry County are leading the 2020 United Way campaign for Delaware, Henry and Randolph Counties. Chancellor Jeffrey Scott is joined by Jeannie Hamblin-Fox, Site Director Henry County Campus and Alisa Wells, Director of Community Engagement & Wraparound Support. Ivy Tech, Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, is uniquely positioned to support this campaign. They, themselves, managed a record-setting fundraising initiative as it launched its downtown Muncie campus rebuild. Ivy Tech…


Local Land Trust Protects a Habitat Critical to Wildlife

By: Kelley V Phillips— Buck Creek Wetlands has been restored and preserved to safeguard an urgently needed habitat Muncie, IN – Earlier this month, Red-tail Land Conservancy acquired a 44 acre wetland in Henry County to benefit at risk wildlife and restore water quality. Adjacent to Buck Creek near Summit Lake State Park, Buck Creek Wetlands will act as a sanctuary to birds as they search for nesting sites near the lake. As the owners, Red-tail Land Conservancy (RLC), a non-profit headquartered…


Town of Gaston Endowment Fund at The Community Foundation Grants $1,700 to Cardinal Greenway

By: Kallie Sullanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., through the Town of Gaston Endowment Fund, is awarding a grant totaling $1,700 to Cardinal Greenway Inc. to install a covered shelter at the Gaston trailhead. This will make the Cardinal Greenway safer by giving people a place to escape inclement weather and offer a place for shade in hot conditions. The Town of Gaston Endowment Fund was established in 2012 by Betty Jane Clark…


DWNTWN Muncie Receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation

By: Vicki Veach— MUNCIE, IN— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the organization behind DWNTWN The Original Muncie, has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™. “We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,”…


Yorktown Non-profits Receive $3,400 in Grant Funding

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., through the Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund, is awarding $3,400 in grants to two organizations serving the Yorktown community. Yorktown Fire Department has been awarded $1,700 to defray the cost of designing, developing, and publishing fire safety education booklets to give to children in the Yorktown community. The project will allow the Yorktown Fire Department to collaborate with Pleasant View teachers to promote fire safety…