Sep/23/2021

NINE DELAWARE COUNTY NONPROFITS RECEIVE $84K FROM THE MAXON FOUNDATION FUND AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $84,348.05 to nine nonprofit organizations from the Maxon Foundation Fund.

The Maxon Corporation, an international industrial heating manufacturer, was locally owned and operated from 1916 through 2008. Today it operates as part of Honeywell Corporation. From its beginning, Maxon Corporation and its leaders built a culture of giving back to the community. In 1986, the Maxon Foundation was created as the charitable arm of the corporation. Shortly after the corporate acquisition, the Maxon Foundation board decided to partner with The Community Foundation. The Maxon Foundation transferred its assets to The Community Foundation to establish the Maxon Foundation Fund. This fund focuses on grantmaking to organizations and programs that support at-risk children and families in Delaware County. A committee of former Maxon Corporation executives and Maxon Foundation board members review grant applications annually. The Maxon Foundation Fund continues the charitable legacy of the Maxon family and Maxon Corporation. Since 2009, the Maxon Foundation Fund has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to our community.

The following grants have been awarded from Maxon Foundation Fund this year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie received $10,000 to support a part-time counselor who will provide services to club members and their families.

Funders Forum Fund at The Community Foundation received $4,288 to contribute to collaborative grantmaking by community funders with a shared community focus.

Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity, Inc. received $20,000 to construct a new home for a local veteran.

KidsPeace received $6,500 for an awareness and education campaign about the importance of foster care and the shortage of foster homes in our community.

Motivate Our Minds, Inc. received $12,000 to defray the cost of quality academic instruction for more than 175 children in Muncie and Delaware County.

United Day Care Center received $9,375 to offset the cost of new flooring throughout the center.

Urban Light Community Development Corporation received $7,500 for costs associated with providing services to women seeking recovery from substance abuse.

Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. received $9,684.78 to support a firewall upgrade allowing for secure TeleHealth and Family Preservation services and remote work by staff.

YWCA Central Indiana received $5,000 to enhance equipment, green space, fencing, and benches in the emergency shelter playground and Hope Garden.

For information about how to apply for Maxon Foundation Fund Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at 765-747-7181 or mminton@cfmdin.org. The next deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for a Maxon Foundation Fund Grant is July 31, 2022.

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. Grants to nonprofits from these funds benefit the community. More than $57 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of Muncie and Delaware County residents.