Non-Profit

Fork It Over: A Dinner Fundraiser for the Mural Project “On the Mark, For the City”

By: We’re Trying Collective— Muncie, IN – We’re Trying Collective invites Muncie community members to join them for FORK IT OVER: A Dinner Fundraiser for “On the Mark, For the City” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. VIP and General Admission tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite. In August 2016, We’re Trying Collective announced “On the Mark, For the City,” a collaborative mural project to be painted on the side…


Meet Whitely Community Council’s New Executive Director

By: Rebecca Parker— Muncie, IN— Whitely Community Council (WCC) will welcome its first Executive Director, Ken Hudson, in April. After a long and successful managerial career in the for-profit world, Hudson is looking forward to a new challenge and is ready to learn more about the nonprofit world and the Whitely Community. “I have worked in management or some form of leadership in all the jobs I have held in my past. They all have contributed to building the person…


YMCA of Muncie Raises $270,000 to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN—The YMCA of Muncie held its Annual Campaign’s Victory Celebration, announcing the goal of $260,000 was exceeded. A team of 140 volunteers and staff solicited over 700 donations from community members and corporations. Co-chairs Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert led the celebration that not only recognized the accomplishment of exceeding the $260,000 goal, but also the dedication of the volunteers and staff to ensure the Y is accessible for all. “Throughout our community, countless people know…


ecoREHAB Builds Community, One House at a Time

By: Shannon Greeley— Retired school teacher Norma Ruttan thought she might never leave her mobile home. But in January, the Muncie native moved into her “dream house” doors down from her son in the Thomas Park/Avondale neighborhood. Her inviting, energy-efficient home had been a vacant, dangerous eyesore. In January 2014, the city condemned the 10th Street property after its owner was arrested for allegedly cooking methamphetamines. Vapors from production of the synthetic stimulant lingered in its air vents, saturated the…


MACC and BSU School of Art Partner on Professional Development Artist Series

Brings Indy-based Shannon Linker of Arts Council of Indianapolis to Muncie By: Braydee Euliss — Muncie, IN—Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art have partnered to present a series of professional development talks and workshops for artists throughout 2017.  The second event in the series brings Shannon Linker, Vice President and Director of Gallery 924 for the Arts Council of Indianapolis, to Muncie Maker Lab in Downtown Muncie Thursday, March 23rd from 7 – 9…


Harvest Soup Kitchen Annual Dinner & Auction Saturday, March 25th

By: Matt Howell— Join us for a delicious meal with friends in support of the Harvest Soup Kitchen. The Harvest Soup Kitchen will have their Annual Dinner and Live Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9pm at the Knights of Columbus in Muncie. The evening will include: Live Cake Auction Live Art Auction Cheer Raffle  & Door Prizes Tickets are $25 or $200 for an 8-person table. Tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-soup-kitchen-annual-dinner-auction-tickets-30258590258 Help us continue serving all who are hungry, with…


Love Where You Live: An Evening with Peter Kageyama

By: Erin Moore— Muncie, IN—Several organizations in Muncie are working together to host a city-wide presentation on March 15 by Peter Kageyama, an internationally known author and speaker on grassroots engagement and community revitalization. Peter’s books, For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places, explore the powerful role of heart and emotion in community, social, and economic development. Peter speaks all over the world about…


The Exchange Club of Muncie Turns 96

By: David “Mac” McGalliard— For ninety-six years, the Exchange Club of Muncie has served the Muncie, Delaware County area with time and money dedicated to American patriotism, building our community, supporting services for children, and preventing child abuse. Since March 7th 1921, Muncie’s Exchange Club has been dedicated to our community and is best know for distribution of American Flags during the Ball State Homecoming parade, working at the Cardinal Greenway’s Polar Express toy distribution,  and annually displaying over a thousand American…


ScoutMuncie Survey Shows Property Conditions Online

Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission and Delaware County Historical Society recently completed an exhaustive survey of all 30,000 properties in Muncie. ScoutMuncie surveyed every building and lot in Muncie city limits in order to gather current information that will help the community make informed decisions about planning, preservation, and blight elimination. Besides Gary, Muncie is the only city in Indiana to complete a citywide parcel level survey. “To maximize our limited revitalization dollars up-to-date information…


14 Delaware County Non-profits Receive Grant Funding From the Community Foundation

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $613,025.75 to 14 non-profit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2017. 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, human services, economic…