Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | May/24/2019

14 DELAWARE COUNTY NONPROFITS RECEIVE $256,928 IN GRANT FUNDING FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $256,928 to 14 nonprofit organizations during the second 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 $52 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.

Alno Club of Muncie, Inc. received $5,000 (funding from the Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund and Bassett Family Fund) to repair the foundation and waterproof their building’s basement which will both retain structural integrity and increase available meeting space.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie received $60,000 (partial funding from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund, Martin D. and Helen B. Schwartz Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, and MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund) for out of school programming and summer programming that supports elementary-aged students and teens from across Delaware County.

Centerstone received $2,100 (funding from 5000th Charitable Fund, Inc. Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, and Bill and Nancy Mitchell Living Well in Delaware County Fund) to create mobile play therapy kits to be used by therapists and mental health clinicians during school and home-based treatment sessions for children who have experienced trauma.

East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, Inc. received $10,000 (from the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Fund) for marketing to attract new business investment and talent to the 10 county east central Indiana region.

ecoREHAB of Muncie received $20,000 (partial funding from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Unrestricted Fund, Louisa and Waldo Beebe Unrestricted Endowment Fund, MutualBank Charitable Foundation Fund, and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to build organizational capacity.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency received $6,000 (funding from the Jeanne and John Smith Fund, Jeanne and John Smith Unrestricted Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) for nutrition supplements for cancer patients.

Motivate Our Minds received $20,000 to support academic instruction for children in Muncie and Delaware County.

Muncie Children’s Museum received $14,949.50 (partial funding from the David and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to upgrade computer hardware and software.

Muncie Civic Theater received $22,974 (partial funding from the Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, Gary and Amy Thomas Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to upgrade their sound system.

Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. received $20,000 (partial funding from the Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund) for the Real Impact for Student Entrepreneurs (R.I.S.E.) Program that will pair Delaware County high school students with nonprofit organizations to find solutions for everyday challenges.

Muncie Mission received $10,366 (from the Bassett Family Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, John and Janice Fisher Quality of Place Endowment Fund, and Jim and Mary Rosema Fund) for renovations to transitional housing that will serve men completing a residential addiction recovery program.

Music for All, Inc. received $5,000 (from the David and Mary Jane Sursa Fund) to support direct programming and outreach within the Muncie community during the organization’s Summer Symposium, a national music camp for teens hosted on Ball State University’s campus annually in June.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc. received $25,000 (partial funding from the Linda and Connie Gregory Fund, Mid-West Metal Products Fund, and Jeanne and John Smith Fund) for the school pantry program that serves five schools in Delaware County and the Forward S.T.E.P.S. program that focuses on helping families in Delaware County find financial stability and sustainability.

YMCA of Muncie received $35,538 (partial funding from the Louisa and Waldo Beebe Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, Francis Lafferty Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Fund, and Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund) for equipment and supplies needed to establish classrooms at the new Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center, a partnership program with Ball State Child Study Center.

For information on how to apply for third 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 May 31, 2019.

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Photo Caption: Through a second quarter Competitive Grant, the Foundation supports Second Harvest Food Bank’s school pantry program, which serves five schools in Delaware County, and the Forward S.T.E.P.S. program, which focuses on helping families in Delaware County find financial stability and sustainability. Through these programs, Second Harvest not only meets the immediate needs of participating families and individuals – food – but helps participants prepare for the future by facilitating relationships and connecting participants to other available community resources.