Our stylized eternal flame - designed by a community leader in 1985 - is a symbol of the lasting effect a gift of today can have for generations to come. The Community Foundation offers a way to assure that one’s generosity, either by gift or bequest, will have a permanent impact on our community far beyond the donor’s lifetime. The flame reflects three concepts central to the mission of the Foundation:
- Intensity of Need and Commitment
- The Optimism and Reality of a Better Quality of Life
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County.
To impact and empower Muncie and Delaware County by enabling philanthropy as a trusted community leader and promoting positive change now and for generations to come.
Our Strategic Plan
- Representative: The Community Foundation values the ability of all citizens in Muncie and Delaware County to give and serve for the common good of the community.
- Responsive: The Community Foundation values its ability to serve as a community convener around issues and needs of Delaware County.
- Relevant: The Community Foundation values the understanding of, importance of, and involvement in charitable giving to the people of Muncie and Delaware County.
Our Strategic Directives
- Continue to build endowment by focusing on increasing the unrestricted fund
- Develop working relationships with professional advisors to enhance awareness of creative methods of giving and promote Legacy Society
- Cultivate relationships with and solicit local donors
- Prudently manage investments/endowed funds
- Support the local nonprofit sector through good grantmaking
- Establish a proactive grantmaking program, linking funding priorities to community needs
- Measure outcomes and impact of funded programs
- Build collaborations
- Increase and develop The Community Foundation’s relationships with local nonprofit organizations
- Promote nonprofit organizational effectiveness
- Increase community understanding of the Foundation while educating the public about philanthropy
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