Non-Profit News

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Boys & Girls Club of Muncie Raises $23,000 at Great Futures Luncheon

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Before a sold-out crowd Thursday in its newly renovated gymnasium, the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie raised $23,000 at its Great Futures luncheon, setting a record for the annual fundraiser. The presenting sponsor for Thursday’s event was Old National Bank. Thursday also was a day…


(L-R) Will Isaacs, Chad Zaucha, and Amelia Clark are pictured. Photo provided

YMCA of Muncie Launches 2018 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN – The YMCA of Muncie recently launched its annual campaign  to ensure that everyone in our community  has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Over 150 friends gathered and learned that the Y is so much…


The YOC's unveiling of the total campaign investment reached. The campaign exceed its goal by 13%. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Youth Opportunity Center’s Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal

By: Polly Craig— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana based Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and the YOC Foundation announced the successful conclusion of the Transforming Together: The Next Chapter Capital Campaign on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Vera Mae’s Bistro with more than 90 supporters and friends in attendance. Campaign Chairperson Kelly Stanley,…


The new grocery carts available for use on MITS buses are pictured. Photo provided.

New Grocery Carts Available For Use on MITS Buses

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Karen Howells was responsible for starting Edible Muncie of Delaware County in 2015. Edible Muncie is a non-profit organization involved in reducing food insecurity and food deserts in Delaware County. Karen  applied for a grant from Walmart to provide carts to MITS bus riders in order…


Watasha Griffin (L) is pictured reviewing the new Martin Luther Dream Team website, while Susan Fisher (R) looks on during the 2018 Website Thru The Night event. Photo by: Mike Rhodes.

‘Website Thru The Nite’ Creates Websites for 5 Local Non-Profits

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—At noon on Sunday, January 22nd, 5 lucky local non-profits had brand spanking new websites to call their own. On Saturday, the second Website Thru the Nite project kicked off at the Innovation Connector.  Teams of volunteer web developers and designers were matched with 5 separate non-profit organizations…


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DCHS to Host 4th Beer Tasting Fundraising Event

By: Chris Flook— Muncie, IN—On Saturday, January 27, the Delaware County Historical Society will host its fourth annual beer tasting fundraiser at the Fickle Peach. From 1:00-3:00pm, guests will sample four different regional craft beers, hear a history presentation Muncie Strikes: A Story of Labor, and can take part in…


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability. Photo by: graphicstock

Helping Kids with Autism Is Focus of Muncie Training Session On January 16th

By: Glenn Augustine— Indianapolis, IN—Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is known as a “spectrum disorder,” meaning that although it is defined by a certain set of behaviors, children and adults with autism can exhibit any…


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On My Way Pre-K Program Celebrates Early Victories

By: Carrie Bale, Executive Director, Muncie & Delaware County BY5— Free Pre-School Opportunities Still Available Muncie, IN— On My Way Pre-K, Indiana’s state-wide initiative providing eligible 4-year-olds free pre-school in select counties, has found recent success in Delaware County. The program was initiated by Governor Holcomb and is administered by…


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Muncie Mission Opens Men’s Transitional House

By: Frank Baldwin— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Mission has opened a transitional house for men who have graduated from the recovery program and entered into their new transitional program. While living in this home, or one of the other 7 units available, men will be employed or be enrolled in full…



Ball Brothers Foundation's board includes 3rd and 4th generation family members as well as non-family community members. This photo was taken in May 2017 in Muncie and includes board members, BBF staff, and Associate Directors (next generation Ball family members who are learning more about BBF.) Photo provided

Ball Brothers Foundation 2017 Year In Review

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—With the start of the new year, Ball Brothers Foundation is looking back to 2017 highlights. During the 2017 year, BBF made a record $7.3 million in grants to non-profit organizations in Muncie, Delaware County, East Central Indiana, and Indiana. Early Childhood Providers Convening In early…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Over $1 Million Granted By Community Foundation in 2017

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $1,007,759 was granted to deserving non-profit organizations through the quarterly competitive grants process in 2017. Grants are awarded that address the broad needs of Muncie and Delaware County in the areas of arts and culture, community…


Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

Muncie Action Plan (MAP) to Host Report to the Community On January 10th

By: Aimee Robertson-Fant— Muncie, IN—All Muncie residents are invited to attend Muncie Action Plan’s Annual Public Report to the Community- Wednesday, January 10th– 5:30pm at the Minnetrista Cultural Center. Come learn what each of MAP’s 5 task forces have been doing to help support Muncie’s assets and address community needs…


Results of the 2017 United Way Campaign are unveiled as members of the campaign team take the stage at Cornerstone. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

United Way Surpasses 2017 Campaign Goal

By: Allison Gregory— Muncie, IN— United Way of Delaware County’s (UWDC) 2017 campaign raised $1,427,079, surpassing its $1.2 million goal by nearly 19 percent. By engaging a broad spectrum of community support to tackle the organization’s long-term goal to end generational poverty, the campaign exceeded expectations in the following key…