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Board of Directors Meeting

Date: April 20, 2015Time: 8:00 am

Investment Committee Meeting

Date: April 28, 2015Time: 8:00 am

Grants Committee Meeting

Date: May 4, 2015Time: 8:00 am


 Land Conservation Fund 

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2014 Scholarship Recipients

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 Foundation Competitive Grant

Application Deadlines

April 10, 2015
July 10, 2015
October 9, 2015
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We believe Delaware County is a great place to live. We also believe that we can make it even better. So we work every day to improve our community. Sometimes that means sponsoring educational programs, other times it means granting funds for important community projects. On this site, you can learn about the full spectrum of work we do − and how to become a part of it.

Sursa Leadership Award 2015

Applications are now available

clientuploads/_photos/Sursa Award/David Sursa Cameo BW - resized.jpgThe Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award.  Established in memory of David Sursa and his outstanding contribution to The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the goal of the award is to reward, recognize and encourage extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member displaying the characteristics and commitment to community displayed by David Sursa during his lifetime.  Nominees must live or work in DelawareCounty, and his/her service must benefit DelawareCounty.  Current board members of The Community Foundation are not eligible nominees.  The recipient will be announced at The Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting in May, and a $1,000 grant will be made, in the recipient’s honor, to the nominating organization.

Click here to obtain a brochure and application.  Contact Marcy Minton, Community Engagement Director, at with any questions  Nominations must be received by The Community Foundation no later than March 31, 2015.

Recent News

MutualBank Charitable Foundation

Published Tuesday, March 17, 2015

     To honor the 125th Anniversary of MutualBank, the MutualBank Charitable Foundation is donating a combined total of $125,000 to ten Indiana community foundations. The receiving community foundations include: Allen, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Hamilton, Kosciusko, Montgomery, Randolph, St. Joseph and Wabash counties.
     These funds will be matched one to one by funds from the Lilly Endowment’s Gift VI and, in some cases; they will be additionally matched by local funds in specific counties. The total received by the previously listed community foundations as a result of this gift will be over $300,000.
Photo:  Pat Botts, President and COO of MutualBank presents Kelly Shrock, President of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., with a check.
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Party launches the Richard W. and Dorothy J. Burkhardt Fund

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The birthday party was traditional in every way but one. Clusters of silver and burgundy balloons and a decorated sheet cake awaited the guests who streamed into The Community Foundation’s conference rooms on January 26. The difference: No one brought a gift, but everyone received one—with the promise of many more to arrive annually.  The occasion was the “birth” of a new fund, established by Richard and Dorothy Burkhardt to benefit 17 nonprofit organizations whose work the couple had admired.

2015 1st Quarter Competitive Grants Awarded

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Community Foundation is awarding $494,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2015.