Non-Profit

Community Foundation Awards $60,555 to Local Nonprofits

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $60,555 to nine nonprofit organizations from the Maxon Foundation Fund. The Maxon Foundation Fund was established when assets of The Maxon Foundation were transferred to The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.  The Maxon Foundation was originally established by Maxon Corporation and the founding family as a way to give back to the community and support worthy causes in Delaware County.  The Maxon Foundation Fund…

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Second Harvest Hosts First Annual Car Show

By: Becca Houser— Second Harvest Food Bank’s first annual Hot Rods for Hunger Inaugural Cruise-In presented by Dellen Ford-Lincoln will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, located at 6621 N. Old State Rd. 3. There will be six trophy classes and 50 Dash Plaques awarded throughout the day.  Entry for the event is a freewill donation. Other sponsors include: PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Midas, Midwest POS Solutions, G&G Oil Company of Indiana and Great Deals. Koorsen…


Community Maker Initiative Gets New Formal Name

By: John Fallon— The former Cintas building in downtown Muncie has a new name. The Board of Directors of Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that the facility has been formally named GearBox: Muncie—A Maker Hub. The name was selected after a few weeks of discussion among the organization’s leaders, consultation with branding experts, research into naming trends among other maker spaces throughout the country and thinking about an appropriate connection with the local community. While those involved in the…


United Way of Delaware County Adds Another School to Reading Club Program

By: Kelsey Crist— United Way of Delaware County announced adding another school to its Reading Club program. United Way of Delaware County will be returning to Longfellow and Sutton Elementary in addition to taking Reading Club to Wes-Del Elementary. Reading ability by the 3rd grade is one of the single greatest predictors of school success. United Way of Delaware County’s initiative to helping children read at grade-level has brought about a passion for children’s success and learning. United Way is…


“Dine for Cornerstone” Throughout September

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts invites you to “Dine for Cornerstone” at area restaurants throughout the month of September. Dining at local businesses in support of Cornerstone is an easy and fun way to support the organization’s programming, specifically the low-cost arts classes provided for children and families. Restaurants participating in this month-long fundraiser include: Chili’s Bar & Grill, Let’s Spoon Frozen Yogurt, Texas Roadhouse, and The Wedge Artisan Grilled Cheese. Each restaurant will donate a portion…



WIPB-TV Be My Neighbor Day Set for September 12

By: Michelle Kinsey— WIPB-TV will have its first Be My Neighbor Day, Saturday, September 12 from 1–4 p.m. at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this FREE family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor. Be My Neighbor Day events include: A neighborhood map guide to visit booths where the Muncie community’s great neighbors “live.” Participate in…


WATCH: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership Premieres Film DWNTWN: The Next Muncie

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP) is premiering its follow-up video to the 2012 hit, DWNTWN: The Original Muncie. The second film, DWNTWN: The Next Muncie, follows three stories: a dancer trying to make a name for herself, a young couple beginning a life together as they move into their first apartment, and the staff of ProjectiOne working hard in their fabrication studio, contributing to the much talked about maker movement. In 2012, the DWNTWN Muncie campaign began as…


United Way Day of Action—Being a Nonprofit for Your Nonprofit

By: Kelsey Crist— Day of Action is a day-long event where volunteers from around Delaware County come together to serve partnering nonprofits. This day is a chance for people to give back to the community through volunteerism. Work at the agencies helps the volunteers better understand community needs, and the local not-for-profits that help fulfill them. “It takes the whole community working together to achieve greatness. Day of Action is one big day of celebrating the community pulling together. The…


Ice League Expanding to Include Girls Next Season

By: Kaye Harrell— An innovative sports league that leverages students’ love of sports while promoting stellar academics, is expanding in its second season to include middle school girls. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League is operated by Project Leadership with the Ball Brothers Foundation as the League’s founding partner. The League completed its first baskeball season in March 2015 and is designed to motivate participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary educations. The…