Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | Feb/22/2019

14 DELAWARE COUNTY NONPROFITS RECEIVE $551,500 

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $551,500 to 14 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2019.

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 nonprofit organizations and agencies. To date, more than $51 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 $55,000 (partial funding from Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Patrick and Marilyn Cleary Fund, Julian and Suzanne Gresham Fund, LEAP Managed IT Fund, Martin D. and Helen B. Schwartz Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, and Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore 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.

American Red Cross received $10,000 (from Francis Lafferty Fund, John and Katherine Littler Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund, Daniel and Catharine Stewart Fund, and Gary and Amy Thomas Fund) to purchase a Next Generation Emergency Response Vehicle for Delaware County.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts received $30,000 (partial funding from Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund, and David and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to defray the cost of providing quality art education programs.

Delaware Advancement Corp. received $100,000 (partial funding from Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Economic Development Fund, and Beulah M. Frogge Fund) to support the operating efforts of the Vision 2021 Economic Development Plan.

Habitat for Humanity received $50,000 (partial funding from Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund, Jane Harrell Buckles Fund, John and Janice Fisher Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Fund, Mid-West Metal Products Fund, Jim and Mary Rosema Fund, Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, and Mac and Lila Warrell Endowment Fund) to defray the cost of the 2019 housing program.

Hillcroft Services, Inc. received $75,000 (partial funding from Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Bassett Family Fund, and Beulah M. Frogge 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 Louisa and Waldo Beebe Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Day Star Center Fund, William and Margaret Dutton Fund, Linda and Connie Gregory Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Fund, and Jeanne and John Smith Unrestricted Fund) to provide urgent home repairs for low-income homeowners.

Ivy Tech Foundation received $50,000 (from Stefan and Joan Anderson Unrestricted Fund, John and Janice Fisher Quality of Place Endowment Fund, John and Janice Fisher Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to defray the cost of the capital campaign to expand educational facilities in downtown Muncie.

Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc. received $24,000 (from The Endowment for the Arts, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, and David and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to provide organizational capacity support.

Shafer Leadership Academy received $7,500 (from Mary Kate Pingry Fund, Shafer/Muncie Power Products Legacy Fund, and Joseph and Janet Wilson Unrestricted Endowment Fund) to provide scholarships for nonprofit organizations and neighborhood association members.

TeenWorks received $25,000 (from Morris Youth Fund and Youth as Resources Fund) to pay salaries of Muncie students participating in the Career Pathways Initiative.

Urban Light CDC received $25,000 (partial funding from Esther Ball Fund, Jon and Barbara Moll Fund, Old National Bank Fund, and Jeanne and John Smith Fund) to defray the cost of housing programs in Muncie’s South Central and Industry neighborhoods.

Youth Opportunity Center received $20,000 (from Morris Youth Fund and Laura Stanley Keppler Fund) to replace a water heater.

YWCA Central Indiana received $30,000 (partial funding from Jeanne and John Smith Fund and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to defray the costs of the Emergency Shelter and C.O.T.S. Stay programs.

For information on how to apply for second quarter 2019 Competitive Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at mminton@cfmdin.org. The next deadline for nonprofit organizations to submit a letter of intent to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is March 1, 2019.