Non-Profit

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…


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…