Non-Profit

$2.2 Million in New Grants Reflect BBF’s Historic Interests

MUNCIE—Ball Brothers Foundation (BBF), marking its 90th anniversary in November, has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to 21 organizations primarily located in Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana. With a nod to history, the grants support programs and projects that reflect the interests and priorities of BBF’s founders. “The dollars have escalated but the focus is the same,” says Jud Fisher, BBF president and chief operating officer. “As an example, one of the Foundation’s earliest grants in…

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Tri Kappa Awards Local Grants

MUNCIE, IN—The Delta Phi Chapter of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa, Inc. recently distributed $9,000 in grants and scholarships. Grants of $250 to $500 each were awarded to nonprofit organizations that fit the goals of Tri Kappa, which are to promote culture, charity and education within the community. Recipients of this year’s Charitable Grants are East Washington Academy, Ball State University Guardian Scholars Program, Whitely Community Council, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Children’s Clothing Center, Muncie Civic Theatre and Harvest Soup Kitchen. Scholarships of…


PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Works to Fight Hunger

By: Carol Bradshaw— PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union recently partnered with several local businesses to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The promotion dubbed as “FILL A TRUCK” encouraged credit union members and community residents to donate non-perishable food items to fill a Ford F-250 truck provided by Dellen Ford of Muncie. The six week campaign was promoted by media sponsor WLBC, a division of Woof Boom Radio Group throughout the month of April and May. Donation boxes were placed at branch…


Salvation Army and Concannon’s Team Up for National Donut Day

By: Jonathan Taube, Cadet in Charge— MUNCIE, IN- On Friday, June 3rd, The Salvation Army and Concannon’s Bakery are teaming up to observe National Donut Day and express appreciation for the support of the Muncie community. Concannon’s Bakery will be dishing out free donuts to thank customers at both of their store locations, as well as offering donuts on sale for 30 cents each. Staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army will be on hand at each store to collect…


IHS Announces Historic Indy 500 Images Available Online

Panoramic photos taken by race’s first official photographer in May 1911 Indianapolis—The countdown is on to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is marking the occasion with four historic panoramic images, now available to the public online. The panoramic images date back to the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 30, 1911. Taken by Charles F. Bretzman, the race’s first official photographer, two of the surviving panoramic images feature…


“100 Men”and “Champions for Safe Community Fund”Partners with Boys & Girls Club of Muncie

MUNCIE, IN— Jeff Howe, chairman of Champions for a Safe Community Fund, announced today a new partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. (The Muncie Journal live-streamed today’s press conference held at the  Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. You may view that video here.) Listen to WLBC’s Steve Lindell press conference interview below.   Champions for a Safe Community Fund supports the prevention of violence and the protection and care of victims of violence in East Central Indiana. In…


Directory of Indiana Grantmakers Now Available

Muncie, Ind. – Delaware County nonprofit organizations can now access profiles of approximately 1,000 funders awarding grants in Indiana. The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Directory of Indiana Grantmakers 2016 is available through a partnership between The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. and the Muncie Public Library. The Directory of Indiana Grantmakers, published by the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, is an online database that profiles approximately 1,000 funders awarding grants in Indiana. Users can search by areas of interest, types of…


New Pet Clinic Service for Low-Income Individuals

By: Dee McKinsey— Muncie, IN – ARF’s PAW (Promoting Animal Awareness) will offer low-cost services to pets of low-income individuals beginning this summer. It will include low-cost vaccinations and spay and neutering services for animals that might not ever see a veterinarian. “We are proud to announce this new service for the Muncie area,” said Vickie Bevans, executive director of ARF’s PAW. “The idea is not to take away clients that already have veterinarians, but tap into ARF’s low-income individuals,” said…


“Bark for Life” American Cancer Society Fundraiser Held at Morrow’s Meadow

By: Jay Garrison— By 9am on Saturday, Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown had gone to the dogs. Literally, this time, giving that phrase a positive connotation. Delaware County’s third annual American Cancer Society Bark For Life, hosted by Midwest Homes For Pets, raised funds and honored the care-giving qualities of our canine “best friends.” At Bark For Life, families and their dogs came together for a few hours to celebrate cancer survivorship (human and canine), to honor those that have been…


City of Muncie named a “Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community”

By: Kyle Johnson— Muncie, IN—The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the City of Muncie with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award, joining 374 visionary communities from across the country. With the announcement of 34 new and renewing BFCs, Muncie joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming neighborhoods. “We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, vice president of programs at the…