Posted by: Kallie Sulanke  | Jun/28/2017


The Foundation is awarding $2,500 to Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. and $500 to the Yorktown Council for the Arts.

BY5 will use this funding to conduct a Kickoff to Kindergarten program this summer at Pleasant View Elementary School for incoming Kindergarten students.

The grant to the Yorktown Council for the Arts will support the programs or projects which they determine to have the greatest need.

The Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund was established in 2000 by Howard Gregory, a longtime resident and leader in the community. Howard took great pride in his community and wanted to make sure that Yorktown continued to thrive and grow long after he was gone. In 2008 marketing and promotion efforts were relaunched for this important fund. With significant help from the Yorktown Lions Club an additional $30,000 was contributed to this fund. The Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund at The Community Foundation guarantees a steady stream of income to fund worthwhile projects in Yorktown for years to come. Applications are accepted annually on

May 1.

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. To date, over $46 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

For information on how to apply for the Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund grants, contact Colton Strawser, Program Officer at or visit our grants webpage.

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