The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded an additional $9,000 to five nonprofit organizations to support emergency response and recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Foundation staff continue to connect with and listen to the plans, challenges, and needs of a variety of vital community organizations across Delaware County. Decisions for this round of response funding were made to come alongside these vital community organizations with identified needs related to community recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic. This is the ninth round of response funding, including both emergency and recovery support, totaling $100,000 since March 23, 2020.

Response and recovery grants in the amounts of $1,000 to $2,000 have been awarded to the following organizations:

Muncie Public Library

Bridges Community Services

Horizon Convention Center

Whitely Community Council

Kingdom Shifters Christian Empowerment Center

Emergency response and recovery grants are funded through The Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation. Because of our history of unrestricted donor support, we are able to flexibly respond to unexpected and changing needs in the community. The Community Foundation will continue to assess our community’s needs and respond appropriately.

The Community Foundation can award grants to charitable organizations and units of government. Grants to individuals are not permitted. Nonprofit organizations may apply for a Recovery Response Grant for needs related to the impact of COVID-19 by utilizing an online application accessible from the Foundation’s website at\2020-covid-19. Please contact the Foundation at with questions.


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 $71 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 $57 million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.