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 support or keywords. This searchable database provides a comprehensive list based on select criteria reducing the amount of time needed to find grantmakers. To access the database, visit the information desk at the Maring-Hunt Library at 2005 South High Street. The directory will be available on a library computer.
“Nonprofit organizations provide important services to our community,” said Ginny Nilles, Director of Muncie Public Library. “This partnership with The Community Foundation adds this valuable directory to our collection of resources available to support nonprofits.”
The Directory of Indiana Grantmakers is just one of many tools available to nonprofit organizations through the Muncie Public Library. An extensive collection of grant and foundation materials are located at the Maring-Hunt Library. It maintains access to Foundation Center’s databases, Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. It also has the Fundraising Collection, a collection of printed books related to the process of grant seeking and grant writing located in the reference area. The library also hosts workshops for grant seekers twice each year. These workshops familiarize individuals and nonprofits with the many resources available. The next workshop on June 21.
“The Community Foundation strives to be more than a funder for the nonprofit organizations in Delaware County,” said Kelly Shrock, President of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. “Purchasing this directory and placing it in a public, easy-to-access location like the library is just one way we can be a partner. We are a proponent of the valuable work done by nonprofit organizations in the community.”
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. For more information on this partnership or about The Community Foundation visit www.cfmdin.org or call 765-747-7181.