Nov/9/2020

Giving Tuesday Gifts to Support K-12 Technology Resilience Grants

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Celebrates Giving Tuesday with K-12 Technology Resilience Grants, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement on December 1, 2020

Muncie, Ind. - The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County is responding to meet the needs of local students by raising funds to support technology resilience in local K-12 schools.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated shutdown of local schools, The Community Foundation launched a grants program to support K-12 schools as they experienced an increased use of technology to support students learning. The Community Foundation has already awarded $59,000 to Delaware County K-12 schools through two rounds of grant funding. A third round of funding is planned for December 2020, and The Community Foundation is reaching out to the whole community this GivingTuesday to increase the total amount available through this final round of 2020.

“With the generous support of local foundations, The Community Foundation is prepared to direct more than $163,000 to support students and their schools as they turn to technology to enhance learning,” said Carol Seals, chair of The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors. “However, we believe that everyone can participate in philanthropy and are asking all community members to consider giving to help us reach our goal of $200,000 in grant funds to support technology initiatives in the schools.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 14.2 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved.

"GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year." said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. "With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world."

Those who are interested in joining The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit cfmdin.org/givingtuesday. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.

About The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Muncie and 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. Since 1985, community members and businesses have helped the Foundation grow our endowment to $66 million. Using the earnings on the endowment, the Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, including scholarships to support students through post-secondary education. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $56 million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday is organized in partnership with GivingTuesday, the organization, and a global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals.