Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $613,025.75 to 14 non-profit organizations during the first 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 development, education and community betterment.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic institution governed by a volunteer board of local citizens. The Foundation manages contributions donated by individuals, businesses and corporations as a permanent community endowment. Distributions from these funds are given back to the community in the form of grants to non-profit organizations and agencies. To date, more than $44 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.
Unless otherwise noted, the following grants were awarded from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.
A Better Way Services, Inc. received $50,000 (partial funding from the Bassett Family Fund, Beulah M. Frogge Fund, Julian and Suzanne Gresham Fund, Roni Johnson Fund, John and Katherine Littler Fund, and Jeanne and John Smith Fund) to defray the cost of providing advocacy and services for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children, a 24-hour suicide hotline and a general crisis hotline.
Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc. received $20,000 (from the Economic Development Fund and the MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund) for an employment preparation program to serve unemployed and underemployed residents of Delaware County.
Cardinal Greenway received $32,000 (partial funding from the Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund, and Janet and Joseph Wilson Fund) to defray the cost of trail maintenance including efforts to manage invasive vegetation.
Delaware Advancement Corp. received $100,000 to support the operating efforts of the Vision 2021 Economic Development Plan.
Habitat for Humanity received $50,000 (partial funding from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Jim and Mary Rosema Fund, Jeanne and John Smith Fund, and John and Janice Fisher Quality of Place Fund) to defray the cost of the 2017 housing program.
Hillcroft Services, Inc. received $75,000 (partial funding from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to support the capital campaign designated for facility and service provision consolidation of programs.
Home Savers of Delaware County received $50,000 (partial funding from the Bassett Family Fund, Louisa and Waldo Beebe Fund, Day Star Center Fund, Linda and Connie Gregory Fund, Mary Kate Pingry Fund, and Jeanne and John Smith Fund) to provide urgent home repairs for low-income homeowners.
Motivate Our Minds, Inc. received $20,000 (from the Morris Youth Fund and 5000th Charitable Fund, Inc. Fund) to support the cost of programming and increased student capacity.
Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc. received $27,450 (partial funding from the William and Margaret Dutton Fund, John and Janice Fisher Fund, Beulah M. Frogge Fund, Old National Bank Fund, Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore Fund, and Mac and Lila Warrell Fund) to expand capacity through staff, office, and equipment.
Muncie Civic Theatre Association received $75,000 (partial funding from the Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund, Patrick and Marilyn Cleary Fund, Endowment for the Arts Fund, Historical Preservation Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, Charles and Claudia Sursa Fund, Mary Jane Sursa Fund, and Shafer/Muncie Power Products Legacy Fund) to support the capital campaign designated to renovate critical portions of the historic Boyce Block building in order to improve safety and accessibility..
Muncie Downtown Development Partnership received $5,000 (from the Faye Wingate Fund) to defray the cost of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series.
Shafer Leadership Academy received $14,850 (from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Fund, Esther Ball Fund, Jane Harrell Buckles Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, and Jeff and Beth Lang Fund) to provide operation support and scholarships for nonprofit organizations and neighborhood associations.
TeenWorks received $25,000 (from the Robert P. Bell Education Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, Francis Lafferty Fund, Leap Managed IT Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, Mid-West Metal Products Fund, Mutual Bank Charitable Foundation Fund, Daniel and Catharine Stewart Fund, Faye Wingate Fund, and Youth as Resources Fund) to defray the cost of the Summer Employment Program in Muncie.
Youth Opportunity Center received $68,725.75 (partial funding from the Louisa and Waldo Beebe Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, Jon and Barbara Moll Fund, Morris Youth Fund, Martin D. and Helen B. Schwarz Fund, Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund, and Gary and Amy Thomas Fund) to purchase durable furniture and replace lighting for a residential program.
For information on how to apply for second quarter 2017 Competitive Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next deadline for non-profit organizations to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is April 7, 2017.