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Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

Champions for a Safe Community Awards over $55,000 in Grants

Muncie, IN – Champions for a Safe Community has awarded grants to 11 organizations totaling over $55,000 to date.  Champions for a Safe Community is funded by 100 Men Who Cook to support organizations within the community to provide programming, services, and activities that endeavor to reduce violence as well as…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Fall 2016 Deadline for 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

By: Eunice Whitlock— The 2017 recipients of the Delaware County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be named in December 2016. Previous scholarship recipients were identified in March of the year they graduated from high school. This change affects the program for all Indiana community foundations. The advanced timeline is the…


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Cornerstone’s Summer Arts Camp is Coming Soon

By: Jessie Irwin— Summer is the perfect time to introduce your child to new activities and interests – so, why not sign them up for a week full of art exploration! Cornerstone’s Summer Arts Camp is back for two individual sessions: June 20 through June 24 and July 11 through…


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ARF “Race 2 Save Lives Event” May 13-15

Part of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend Muncie, IN– The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) will participate in PetSmart national three-day adoption weekend beginning Friday May 13-15. It will be held outside the PetSmart®store, 3450 N. Morrison Road, Muncie. This being May in Indiana, the theme for the ARF booth will…


Muncie Mission's Attic Window Thrift Store

Muncie Mission Provides Assistance For Local People

By: Don Ford— Muncie Mission Ministries (MMM) is a faith-based agency, delivering compassionate rescue services to people experiencing poverty and homeless in East Central Indiana since 1930. Primarily, the Mission provides recovery services on an emergency and long-term basis for adult males and provides assistance to families in need. MMM…


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AAF ECI Holds 2016 American Advertising Awards

By: Allison Robbins— MUNCIE, Ind.— The American Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana (AAF ECI) recently held its annual awards gala, the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs).  The gala honored advertising and creative excellence at the Ball State University Alumni Center in Muncie, Ind. This year’s entries included local and regional…


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Cancer Services of ECI-Little Red Door to Host “Little Red Lunch”

By: Aimee Fant— Cancer Services has had the great privilege of working with two Immersive Learning groups this year; Dr. Adam Kuban’s Ingelhart Journalism Scholars and Dr. Peggy Fisher’s Communication and Health Science undergrad and graduate students. During the 2015 Fall semester, through the crossing of stars, Dr. Fisher learned…



2016 East Central March of Dimes March For Babies. Photo by: Jay Garrison

2016 East Central March of Dimes March For Babies

By: Jay Garrison— The 2016 East Central March of Dimes March For Babies was held this afternoon at Ball State’s LaFollette Field. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was on hand to start the walk, as approximately 150 walkers made the three-mile trek through the Ball State campus in support of the March…


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Paint the Park Day to Bring Color to McCulloch Park

By: Rebecca Parker— Whitely Community Council, The Muncie Parks Department, and Muncie Delaware Clean and Beautiful invite you to paint the town pastel on May 14th during Paint the Park Day at McCulloch Park. This exciting beautification event, part of Whitely’s Year of Color, seeks to pull the gorgeous candy…




"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Local Teachers Awarded Funding for Creative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN— Local teachers will receive $3,480 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. More than 750 students will benefit in this final grant cycle of the academic year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects…


Larry Clendenin was recently honored for his service to the Delaware County Fair. Photo by: Mark DiFabio

Delaware County Fair Board Honors Larry Clendenin

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— In 1979 when Larry Clendenin first became a member of the Delaware County Fair board, the buildings on the fairgrounds were not all numbered. In the years since, they have been identified by numbers. The building directly across from the Dinner Bell restaurant…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Land Conservation Fund Grant Applications Now Available

Muncie, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced the availability of applications for matching grants through the Foundation’s Land Conservation Fund. The Land Conservation Fund was created to preserve and protect important conservation and recreation areas throughout Delaware County or those owned by Delaware…