5 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $61K in Grant Funding From The Community Foundation

Students reading at the Buley Center. Photo provided.Students reading at the Buley Center. Photo provided.

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $61,559 to five non-profit organizations during the fourth 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.

Roy C. Buley Community Center, Inc. received $15,000 (partial funding from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Unrestricted Fund, Waldo and Louisa Beebe Unrestricted Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Fund, Jim and Mary Rosema, Jeanne and John Smith Unrestricted Fund, and Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Endowment Fund) to support the EDGE afterschool program.

Cancer Services of East Central Indiana – Little Red Door received $10,000 (from the Jeanne and John Smith Fund) to provide cancer client assistance including nutritional supplements.

Eaton Public Library received $4,558.85 (from the Bassett Family Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, and MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund) to replace aging computer workstations, software, warranties, and accessories for the library.

The Facing Project Gives received $14,000 to support the book production costs associated with two 2018 Facing Projects for Delaware County: Facing Teaching and Facing LGBTQ Pride.

The Town of Gaston received $18,000 (partial funding from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Jane Harrell Buckles Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, and Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund) to replace unsafe playground equipment at a town park.

For information on how to apply for Quarterly Competitive Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at mminton@cfmdin.org.  Letters of Intent to apply by nonprofit organizations planning to submit an application in the first quarter of 2018 are due December 1, 2017.