Non-Profit News

Brett Ellison is pictured modeling a Ford's Tuxedo during the 2017 Altrusa Style Show. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Photo Gallery: 2017 Altrusa of Muncie Style Show

Photos by: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— Each year, Altrusa International of Muncie creates a unique event for the community to enjoy—The Altrusa Style Show. The style show showcases local businesses that provide the newest in fashion, while raising funds to address a variety of community needs. This year, the following…


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eKeeper Systems Announces 2nd Annual Website Thru The Nite Challenge

By: Dustin Humm— Muncie Innovation Connector to host benefit for Delaware County non-profits January 20-21, 2018 YORKTOWN, Ind. – eKeeper Systems, an IT consulting firm providing comprehensive technology services to companies throughout Central Indiana, announced the 2nd annual Website Thru The Nite (WTTN) challenge today, calling for volunteers and non-profit…



The winners of the 2017 Mayors Arts Awards presented at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. See their individual photos, awards and bios below. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2017 Mayor’s Arts Award Winners Announced

By: The Muncie Arts and Culture Council— Muncie, IN—The winners of the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards were announced at a gala event at Cornerstone Center of the Arts earlier this evening, September 26th. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the City of Muncie on individual…


Students at Motivate Our Minds get hands-on instrument experience. Maxon Foundation Fund Grants will support programming at MOMs and bring Youth Symphony Orchestra programs on-site at the organization. Photo provided.

Nine Delaware County Non profits Receive $55,370 from Maxon Foundation Fund Grants at The Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $55,370 to nine nonprofit organizations from the Maxon Foundation Fund. The Maxon Foundation Fund was established when assets of The Maxon Foundation were transferred to The Community Foundation. The Maxon Foundation…



Community members walk along the White River Greenway, part of the Cardinal Greenway trail system. A Kitselman Fund Grant will support the organization’s property management plan. Photo provided.

Five Delaware County Non-Profit Organizations Receive $67,428 from Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund Grants at The Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $67,428 in grants to five non-profit organizations from the Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund. Harry and Janet Kitselman were residents and civic leaders in the Muncie community.  Per Mr. and Mrs….


Shafer Giving Plaza. Photo provided.

Youth Opportunity Center Re-Accredited Through Council on Accreditation (COA)

By: Richard Crist— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana based, Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. has achieved national re-accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA) through 2021. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of YOC’s programs, services,…


(L-R) Thrive CEO, Brett Rinker, presents check to Hillcroft President-CEO Debbie Bennett and Hillcroft VP of Therapy Services LeAnne Cole. Photo provided.

Thrive Credit Union Raises $500 for Hillcroft Services Creativity Unlimited

By: Brittani Richards— Muncie, IN—Thrive Credit Union recently held their first Thrive Member Market on Saturday, September 9th. The market featured over 28 small businesses from Delaware County, including Hillcroft Services Creativity Unlimited. Over 350 community members attended the event where they could shop and learn more about local businesses…


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Flu Shots now Available at Open Door Health Services

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN – Flu season is upon us and Open Door Health Services is available to help. Each year millions of Americans fall ill to the flu. Receiving a flu shot is one of the best ways to help protect you and your family from getting sick. Flu…


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Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Hires Development Officer

By: Richard Crist— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Parks-Strack as Development Officer. Parks-Strack has many years of experience in the non-profit sector including work with The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. She most recently worked for three years as a Development…


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YWCA Hosts “Put Yourself in Her Heels” Event on September 23rd

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, — Put Yourself in Her Heels is the YWCA’s signature event designed to raise awareness and show support to the YWCA’s residential program.  For the event’s fifth anniversary, the community will join us on our mission and participate in a one-mile walk through downtown Muncie. Upon receiving…


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2017 ATHENA Award Nominations Are Now Open

By: McKensie Monroe— Muncie, IN—Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for business women of East Central Indiana, would like your help finding and honoring individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence, community service and actively assists women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills….


“Keep Calm and Let the Direct Support Professional Handle It.” Photo provided.

Hillcroft Services Celebrates Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

By: Genet Soule, VP Development & Marketing— Muncie, IN—Hillcroft Services, Muncie, Ind., a local provider of services for the developmentally disabled is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week, September 10- 16, 2017. This is an annual opportunity to honor the work of direct support professionals who provide services…


A family enjoys a past "Be My Neighbor Day." Photo provided.

WIPB-TV’s Third Annual Be My Neighbor Day Set for Sept. 16

By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV— “Everyone is big enough to do something.” – Daniel Tiger Muncie, IN – Join our community’s great neighbors at the third annual Be My Neighbor Day, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated…