Non-Profit

BY5, Open Door to Host Community Baby Shower On Sept 27th

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — New and young parents are invited to attend a Community Baby Shower on Sept. 27, hosted by Muncie & Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. and Open Door Health Services.  The shower will feature several tables of community resources and raffle prizes.  “Caring for our community is at the heart of what we do at Open Door, and we want our new parents to know support for their growing families is never far…

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2019 United Way Campaign Goal: $1.5 million

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Thousands packed onto Walnut Street in the middle of Muncie’s downtown Thursday to kick off the 2019 fundraising campaign for United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties. This year’s goal: $1.5 million, about 5 percent more than the 2018 goal of $1.43 million. Co-chairs Damon Elmore and Liz Ludwick say the energy in the community is palpable. United Way has met goal each of the last two years. “I could not be more excited with how…


Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Over $80,000 in Grants To Local Non-Profits

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—Ball Brothers Foundation, one of the state’s oldest and largest private foundations, awarded over $80,000 during the late spring and summer to support a variety of efforts aimed at improving Muncie, Delaware County, and the surrounding region. The grants were made as part of the foundation’s Rapid Grant program which allows the foundation to respond quickly to community needs. In keeping with the foundation’s long-standing interest in supporting children and youth, several grants were awarded to…


Local support Captures Lilly Endowment GIFT VII Match and Increases Impact by $1.5 million

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The generous support of the community allowed The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. to capture a $1 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant. The $2 to $1 match is part of the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) VII initiative. Lilly Endowment invited The Community Foundation to apply for $1 million in matching funds. The funds were to be raised between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020. As of August…


2019 Walk Indiana Event To Be Held September 7th

By: Cardinal Greenways— Muncie, IN—Walk Indiana is a non-competitive walking event for people of all ages and abilities. Join us for the 10th anniversary year with new routes and distances for 2019. The event will be held on September 7, 2019. Choose from 5K, 10K or 10 miles along the Cardinal Greenway starting at Prairie Creek (10 mile), Medford (10K) or Mansfield Park (5K) with transportation courtesy of MITS provided to your start location. Participants will meet at the west…


Eight Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $84K In Grant Funding From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $84,426 to eight non-profit organizations during the third 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,…


Muncie Removes Dams On The White River

By: John Craddock & Phillip Tevis— Muncie, IN—Over the past 150 years, our community has used the White River to power mills, create electric power, provide our drinking water and, at times, to act as an open sewer for human and industrial waste.  As a result of the Clean Water Act in 1972, industrial pre-treatment, and sewer separation efforts, the White River is now one of the nation’s most pristine rivers in terms of ecological health. Especially in the past…


Kelly N. Stanley Recipient of ‘2019 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award’ From Association of Fundraising Professionals

By: Sara Nash— Indianapolis, IN—Fundraising professionals throughout the state will be celebrating the spirit of giving in November by recognizing philanthropists and the impact of Hoosier philanthropy at the 37th annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards celebration, presented by Aly Sterling Philanthropy. Since 1983, Indiana Philanthropy Awards have honored individuals and organizations who have enhanced philanthropy, the community, and the world through their dedicated efforts, time, leadership, passion, and generosity in Indiana. Past honorees have included some of the foremost philanthropists, leaders,…


NAACP To Host 2019 Freedom Fund Banquet on September 20th

By: George Foley— Muncie, IN—The 3rd Annual NAACP Muncie Freedom Fund Banquet will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center located at 401 S. High Street, Muncie, Indiana 47303. As always, we have an exciting dinner planned to include great food and a dynamic speaker. This year’s keynote speaker is Carolene Mays-Medley, Executive Director-White River State Park and Motivational.  Carolene Mays-Medley has overseen a rapidly increasing event lineup as well as an infrastructure…


Cook And Belle Concert To Kick Off 2019 United Way Campaign

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties kicks off its Delaware County 2019 campaign next month with a downtown celebration and outdoor concert by local music legends – Cook and Belle. The concert – on Thursday, Sept. 5 – begins at 7 p.m. when the local headliners take the stage. Fun for the whole family begins at 6 p.m. with Charlie Cardinal, performances by Ball State’s Code Red Dancers, and games. The event – now in…