Non-Profit

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…


Courthouse Facility Dog Joins Staff of Delaware County CASA Program

By: Ashley Soldaat— On Monday, February 13th, 2017, the Delaware County CASA Office brought their new Courthouse facility dog to the CASA office for the first time. The Courthouse Dog Program uses trained facility dogs to aid children involved with the legal system in reducing their stress and anxiety as they work through the criminal justice system. The use of facility dogs in the legal process has expanded rapidly in the United States since 2003 and started focusing on CASA…


2017 VIVA Award Nominations Now Open

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, Committee Chair for the 2017 VIVA Awards announced that nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted until March 17th.  The VIVA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to the community by the Muncie Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud volunteer heritage.  The awards were named VIVA for “Very Important Volunteer Award,” and designed by Tom & Linda Farris of Muncie.  Up to five individuals will be recognized with the…


Applications for 2017 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award.  The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize and promote positivity, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has established the David Sursa Leadership Award in…


MutualBank Donates Benches to Local Non-Profits

By: Jamie Faulkner— Muncie, IN – MutualBank donated sixteen benches, recycled from plastic lids to non-profits throughout Indiana. Throughout 2015 and 2016, MutualBank employees and customers collected plastic lids from a variety of sources such as bottles of water, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, etc. The goal was for each employee to collect a total of two pounds of plastic which would result in 850 lbs. of plastic that would be recycled and turned into park benches. MutualBank achieved 100% participation…


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 help of local residents and matching dollars from the Foundation’s Rural Philanthropy Fund. The charge was led by members of the town council, both township governments, and the local school…


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 together to present, share, and cultivate ideas. All are welcome to attend and participate. Light refreshments will be provided. Maring-Hunt Public Library will be partnering with Ball State University on…


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 local businesses and organizations. The teams compete against one another in various categories: Best Chili (as determined by a panel of judges) People’s Choice (as voted on by all attendees)…


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 amount of $250-$1,000. “Tri Kappa is proud to be a catalyst for positive change in our community,” said Angie Rapp, chapter president. “Whether it’s through service projects or grants, the…