Non-Profit News

Community Meets Match to Double Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund

Muncie, Ind. –The town of Selma and Liberty and Perry Townships will see increased community grantmaking thanks to generous residents whose donations captured matching dollars. Started in 2012 through The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.’s Acorn program, the Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment matured quickly with the…


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Maring-Hunt Community Gardens Meeting on Feb 8th

Muncie, IN—Wednesday February 8th from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Maring-Hunt Public Library will be hosting a Community Participatory Planning Event concerning the expansion of the Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. This project will include an outdoor pavilion space for community use and engagement. Neighbors, community members, along with Ball State architecture students will be coming…


“The Par 3 Chili Boys” pose with visitors from Haiti. L-R Mark Flodder, Assene Guibert (Library Manager in Haiti), Ray Conley, Rev. Pedro Gaguerre (Pastor at St. Michael’s in Haiti) and Wes Russell. The name of their chili was “Computer Crash.” (Turns out that one of their secret ingredients was Spam.) Photo by: Carole Clohessy

Local Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Children in Haiti

By: Mike Clohessy— Muncie, IN—The Haiti Library Foundation, Inc. based out of Muncie is hosting its 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge on Saturday, February 11th.  The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall—2600 W. Purdue Ave in Muncie. The annual event pits 12 cooking teams comprised of primarily…


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Local Tri Kappa Chapter Announces 2017 Impact Grant Opportunities

Muncie, IN—The Delta Phi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc., is accepting applications for the 2017 Impact Grant, which will award up to $10,000 to a local nonprofit organization. Tri Kappa is also accepting applications for its annual charitable grants, which award multiple Delaware County nonprofit organizations grants in the…


Ice League girls huddle. Photo provided.

ICE League Draft Day Kicks Off on Saturday

Muncie, IN—The 2017 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday February 4th with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its third season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student…


Chocolate Celebration, Muncie’s first chocolate fundraiser. Photo licensed by graphicstock.

Muncie’s First Chocolate Fundraiser to Be Held on Friday

By: Karen McTague— Muncie, IN—Chocolate Celebration, Muncie’s first chocolate fundraiser, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Second Harvest Food Bank. (6621 N. Old Ind. 3.) Sponsored by Morrison Woods, 15 vendors will provide chocolate items to purchase with tickets: 2 for $5 and…



Alacia Johnson, Club Kid of the Year, delivers a speech on what the Club means to her. Photo provided.

Boys and Girls Club Hosts Third Annual Great Futures Luncheon

By: Jes Wade— MUNCIE, IN – The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie raised some $20,000 at its annual Great Futures luncheon Thursday, Jan. 26, an event that drew nearly 300 supporters and community stakeholders. Muncie resident Amber Sparks, General Manager and head coach of the WNBA team the Chicago…





Akilah Nosakhere, MPL Library Director. Photo by: Loren McClain

Meet the New Muncie Public Library Director

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—The public is invited to a welcome reception in honor of the new Muncie Public Library (MPL) Director, Akilah Nosakhere, on Thursday, January 26 from 4-6pm at Carnegie Library. Nosakhere (pronounced no-sock-ah-ray) joined MPL in early January following the retirement of Virginia Nilles who had served…


The 24 hour countdown clock has started for Website Thru the Nite. Six fully operational websites will be created in the next 24 hours for local non-profit organizations.

Website Thru the Nite: The Countdown Has Begun

By: Mike Rhodes— (This article has been updated with links to the newly created organizational websites. Click the links below to view the newly created works.) Muncie, IN—By noon on Sunday, six lucky local non-profits will have brand spanking new websites to call their own. At noon today, the inaugural Website…


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Muncie Residents Invited to Neighborhood Conference at Ball State

By: Emily Royer, Graduate Assistant, Ball State Office of Community Engagement— Muncie residents are invited to attend the second annual I.D.E.A. Conference on March 4, 2017. The all-day event at Ball State will feature keynote presentations as well as breakout sessions focused on equipping and supporting residents to improve the…


Little Red Door, Cancer Services of East Central Indiana. Photo provided.

Ransomware Hits Little Red Door: Four Questions You Should Ask

By: Michael Wolfe, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Systems— Muncie, IN —In the light of the recent events involving the compromise of the Little Red Door’s company server, data, and privacy, I thought this would be a great time to note some safety tips for all of the non-profits…