A young mother works with her child. Photo provided.

United Way Earns Grant to Improve Early Childhood Brain Development

By: Allison Gregory– United Way of Delaware County, in Partnership with BY5, Awarded Vroom Grant to Encourage Families to Emphasize Early Childhood Brain Development MUNCIE, IN – United Way of Delaware County, a BY5 Ambassador, was selected as one of 23 communities in the nation to receive the Vroom Grant…

River conservation. Photo provided.

Land Conservation Fund Supports 5 Projects to Date

Muncie, Ind. – The Land Conservation Fund project has secured over 300 acres of land in East Central Indiana. The fund was created to preserve and protect important conservation and recreation areas throughout Delaware County or those owned by Delaware County organizations. A partnership between The Community Foundation of Muncie…

Wednesday for the press conference announcing the torchbearers for the 92-county Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay in September. Photo provided.

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Torchbearer Names Announced

Indianapolis, IN— Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb today unveiled the names of more than 2,000 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearers during a press conference at the Indiana Statehouse. “The 2,000 plus Hoosiers selected as torchbearers embody the Indiana traditions of service, civic pride, community involvement and volunteerism,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. “As we…

Boys & Girls Club of Muncie’s Pilot Program for Young Leaders Was Good Experience for Teens and Staff. Photo provided.

First Youth Leadership Boot Camp Was Successful

Muncie, IN —Diplomacy, collaboration and networking were pegged as important attributes for some of Muncie’s most engaged community leaders, as they closed out a weeklong Youth Leadership Boot Camp Friday. Twenty-five students, grades 8-12, attended the weeklong residential program on the campus of Ball State University. The Boys & Girls…

Website Thru the Night will take place in 2017. Photo provided.

Muncie IT Firm Announces Inaugural “Website Thru The Nite Challenge”

By: Casey Stanley & Ashley Runkle— Muncie Innovation Connector to host benefit for Delaware County nonprofits January 21-22, 2017 eKeeper Systems, an IT consulting firm providing comprehensive technology services to companies throughout Central Indiana,  announced the first Website Thru The Nite (WTTN) challenge, calling for volunteers and nonprofit participants in…

Aerial image of Muncie Central High School. Photo by: Michael Wolfe

$2.2 Million in New Grants Reflect BBF’s Historic Interests

MUNCIE—Ball Brothers Foundation (BBF), marking its 90th anniversary in November, has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to 21 organizations primarily located in Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana. With a nod to history, the grants support programs and projects that reflect the interests and priorities of BBF’s…

(L-R) Jacob Moore, Macy Whitehair, Joseph Scruggs. Photo provided.

Tri Kappa Awards Local Grants

MUNCIE, IN—The Delta Phi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. recently distributed $9,000 in grants and scholarships. Grants of $250 to $500 each were awarded to nonprofit organizations that fit the goals of Tri Kappa, which are to promote culture, charity and education within the community. Recipients of this year’s…

PrimeTrust staff and a representative from Second Harvest Food Bank and Dellen Ford pose with the 651 pounds of food collected during the Fill-A-Truck event sponsored by PrimeTrust during the months of April and May. Photo provided.

PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Works to Fight Hunger

By: Carol Bradshaw— PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union recently partnered with several local businesses to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The promotion dubbed as “FILL A TRUCK” encouraged credit union members and community residents to donate non-perishable food items to fill a Ford F-250 truck provided by Dellen Ford of Muncie….

National Donut Day, June 3rd.

Salvation Army and Concannon’s Team Up for National Donut Day

By: Jonathan Taube, Cadet in Charge— MUNCIE, IN- On Friday, June 3rd, The Salvation Army and Concannon’s Bakery are teaming up to observe National Donut Day and express appreciation for the support of the Muncie community. Concannon’s Bakery will be dishing out free donuts to thank customers at both of…

IIndianapolis 500. Photo provided by: IHS.

IHS Announces Historic Indy 500 Images Available Online

Panoramic photos taken by race’s first official photographer in May 1911 Indianapolis—The countdown is on to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is marking the occasion with four historic panoramic images, now available to the public online. The panoramic images date back to…

Photo by: Raven Brooks

Directory of Indiana Grantmakers Now Available

Muncie, Ind. – Delaware County nonprofit organizations can now access profiles of approximately 1,000 funders awarding grants in Indiana. The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Directory of Indiana Grantmakers 2016 is available through a partnership between The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. and the Muncie Public Library. The Directory of…

ARF's PAW is an outgrowth of Muncie’s Animal Rescue Fund (ARF). Photo by: Mike Rhodes

New Pet Clinic Service for Low-Income Individuals

By: Dee McKinsey— Muncie, IN – ARF’s PAW (Promoting Animal Awareness) will offer low-cost services to pets of low-income individuals beginning this summer. It will include low-cost vaccinations and spay and neutering services for animals that might not ever see a veterinarian. “We are proud to announce this new service for…

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City of Muncie named a “Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community”

By: Kyle Johnson— Muncie, IN—The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the City of Muncie with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award, joining 374 visionary communities from across the country. With the announcement of 34 new and renewing BFCs, Muncie joins a leading group of communities, in all 50…