Non-Profit

Muncie Food Hub Partnership is Now “Hoosier Roots,” a Program of Farmished

By: Elaine Vidal— Muncie, IN—After joining forces with local food system advocacy organization, Farmished, the Muncie Food Hub Partnership (MFHP) is rebranding. The MFHP will now be known as Hoosier Roots. The mission of Hoosier Roots remains to nourish and strengthen our community through the robust exchange of fresh and affordable local food. As a first step toward this mission, Hoosier Roots will launch its mobile market, Hoosier Roots on Wheels, in July 2017. The mobile market will bring fresh,…


Altrusa International of Muncie Has Big Impact On The Community

By: Marcy Minton— Muncie, IN—Members of Altrusa International of Muncie, IN came together this club year to make a big impact on the Delaware County community.  Projects benefited several non-profit organizations including Soup Kitchen of Muncie, A Better Way, YWCA, Department of Child Services, BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, and several Delaware County elementary schools. A strong focus on literacy included volunteerism for BY5’s Kickoff to Kindergarten and Ready Set Read programs and the inception of five Little Free Libraries across…


YMCA of Muncie Hires Jason Adamowicz As VP of Operations

By: Kristen McConnell— Jason Adamowicz has been hired as the Vice President of Operations Muncie, IN—Jason Adamowicz has been hired into a new position for the YMCA of Muncie. He will provide operational support and leadership to our four membership facilities, Apple Tree Child Development Center and Camp Crosley YMCA. Jason has been a member of our community since 1995 when he moved here from Ft. Wayne to attend Ball State University. He then served the university, after his graduation,…


Rock and Roll Summer Camp at Cornerstone

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited to host Rock and Roll Summer Camp June 9 through 16. Rock and Roll Summer Camp is designed to expand the horizons of music-minded kids ages 11 to 17. This eight-day immersive program encourages guitarists, drummers, bassists, singers, keyboardists, and DJs of all skills to take their love of music to the next level. Rock and Roll Summer Camp is supported in part by Muncie Music Center and Jack’s…


Community Foundation Launches Online Grants System: Training Available to Non-profits

Muncie, Ind – Non-profit organizations seeking grant funding from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. will now be directed to an online grant making system to apply. The online system is designed to make the process easier and more efficient for applicants, reviewers, and staff. To support grant seekers through the new process, The Community Foundation will host training workshops to introduce the software. The first training workshop is scheduled for June 16 at the Ivy Tech…


16 Non-Profits Receive Over $200k From Community Foundation

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $226,456 to 16 nonprofit organizations during the second 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…


Indiana United Ways Elects Christopher Caldwell to its Board of Directors

Indianapolis/Marion County, IN – Indiana United Ways (IUW) elected Christopher Caldwell to its Board of Directors at its State Leaders Conference on April 13, 2017. Mr. Caldwell, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking for MutualBank, brings extensive regional leadership to the IUW table. He currently serves as the Board Chair and member of the Finance Committee and Campaign Cabinet with United Way of Delaware County. In addition, he was the Campaign Cabinet Chair in 2013 for the United Way of Delaware…


Boys & Girls Club of Muncie Awarded $50,000 Grant

By: Juli Metzger— Eight-year-old Dorion Montgomery is a second-grader at Longfellow Elementary School. Each day, he takes the bus to the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie to participate in Project Learn, a program that is proven to increase academic performance. Dorion is just one of the benefactors of a newly announced $50,000 grant from the George and Frances Ball Foundation that will go toward supporting Project Learn. “We couldn’t be more pleased or grateful for this generous support,” said…


Big Brothers Big Sisters Raises $28,845 at ‘Dance for Kids Sake’ Event

By: Kaitlyn Sumner—  Muncie, IN— Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 7th annual Dance For Kids Sake was a night of success. Northside Middle School hosted DFKS on the night of April 22nd, 2017. Choreographers from Cole Academy of Dance worked with eight couples from the community to create wonderful and exciting routines. With instant costume changes and energetic smiles, the event was perfect due to  the dancers’ hard work. Our final total, $28,845, couldn’t have been reached without the dancers’ and donors’ help….


May is Beautification Month in Muncie

By: Betty Brewer— Muncie, IN – In partnership with the Muncie Action Plan, the City of Muncie proclaims May to be Beautification Month. Through community input, Initiative 4 of the Muncie Action Plan (MAP) addresses the need to improve and manage our physical environment to create an attractive and desirable place that all of our citizens will be proud of and guests will be delighted to visit. Like any city, Muncie is an eclectic blend of neighborhoods, a downtown, broad…