Non-Profit

Muncie Land Bank Takes on Blighted Properties, Hires Executive Director

By: Muncie Land Bank—  Muncie, IN—The Muncie Land Bank is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to eliminate the negative effects of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties in the City of Muncie. Blighted properties lead to the lowering of property values, uncut grass, trash dumping, high crime and depletion of the local tax base. In July 2016, the State of Indiana passed IC 36-7-38 into law enabling cities to establish land banks. In July 2017, the City of Muncie passed an…

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Community Foundation Grants Additional $11,000 In COVID-19 Response Funding

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $11,000 to six non-profit organizations to support emergency response efforts to the COVID-19 crisis.  Community Foundation staff continue to connect with and listen to the plans, challenges, and needs of a variety of vital community organizations across Delaware County. Decisions for this fourth round of response funding were made to come along side these vital community organizations with identified immediate needs related to the Coronavirus Pandemic….


Muncie Non-Profits Call For Caution, Measured Re-Entry

By: Muncie Non-Profit Organizations— Muncie, IN—On Friday, May 1, 2020, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the first step of easing economic and health restrictions on businesses and individuals that were limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many of you, the agencies in this article are eager to return to a normal state of operations and are relieved that the plan is a step-by-step process that will only move forward if we move cautiously. Over the past several weeks, Delaware…


A Better Way Names Tiffany Kerrigan Director of Development

By: Teresa Clemmons— Muncie, IN—Teresa Clemmons, Executive Director of A Better Way Services, Inc., is pleased to announce that Tiffany Kerrigan will be joining the agency as their new Director of Development. “I believe Tiffany is a great fit for the organization, and will bring our fund development to a new level of success.”—Teresa Clemmons Tiffany’s past nine years have been spent at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Indianapolis, IN, where she was Vice President and Regional Director, East Central…


Online Summer Classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By: Sarah Shaffer— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited to announce Exclusively Online Classes for the 2020 Summer Session. In these trying times the arts are even more important. Creativity is vital to personal and societal health. While social distancing we can still come together as a community. A selection of our most popular Arts Education programming will be available exclusively online beginning the week of June 1 and ending July 23. Classes will be held virtually on…


‘Indiana Navigators’ Offer Health Coverage Enrollment During Pandemic 

By: Bryan Ayars, CEO, Open Door Health Services— Muncie, IN—We’ve heard it said many times during crises, and we’ve heard it during the COVID-19 pandemic: Look for the helpers. Our community has rallied to support our vulnerable populations over the last several weeks—and the truth is, we’re all vulnerable in one way or another during COVID. In the past month, thirty percent of us have postponed healthcare, and more than 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits after losing a job. The…


Supporting Our Students During National Teacher Appreciation Week 

By: Joanna Robertson— Muncie, IN—With schools closed nationwide due to COVID-19 stay-at-home-orders, supporting students and their families with the basic tools for learning has become critical. The Back To School Teachers Store, a non-profit providing free essential learning tools and supplies to teachers, students and families in Delaware County, has provided 5,000 students with remote learning supplies since mid-March. “Pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers and books are the top requested items from teachers year after year,” said Stacy Wheeler, executive director…


MACC Welcomes Erin Williams As Executive Director

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) board is pleased to announce the appointment of its new executive director, Erin Williams. Williams, who has worked at the MACC for two years as the PlaySpace Residency Coordinator, replaces Braydee Euliss, who left MACC at the beginning of 2020. “As the first person to manage [PlySpace], Erin was instrumental in shaping it and connecting the visiting artists to the Muncie community,” said Betty Brewer, MACC board immediate past…


Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity Seeking Partner Families 

By: Eileen Oaks— Muncie, IN— The Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity is actively seeking qualified partner families who are interested in working with Habitat for Humanity to purchase a home. Qualified homebuyers help build their houses by putting in sweat equity hours, and then, purchase their house with a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. You may qualify if your current housing is inadequate or too expensive, or if you are unable to obtain a conventional mortgage. All partner participants must have the ability to pay the Habitat mortgage, which includes proof of steady income within the guidelines…


‘Safe Recovery Site’ for Persons Experiencing Homelessness and COVID-19 to Open May 5th

By: Ryan Remington— Muncie, IN—Through a joint effort, Bridges Community Services will open an emergency, isolation quarantine facility for all individuals experiencing homelessness who have tested positive or are presumed positive, for COVID-19 on May 5th, 2020. Partners in this project include Bridges Community Services, Inc., Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Muncie Community Development Office, the City of Muncie, the Delaware County Health Department, Delaware County Emergency Management, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Heartland Ambulance Services, Open Door Health…