Five Delaware County Nonprofits Receive Grant Funding From Community Foundation

"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., awarded $68,500 to five nonprofit organizations during the last Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2016.

The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.

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 and agencies.  To date, more than $44 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

Unless otherwise noted, the following grants were awarded from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.

 

  • Alpha Center, received $15,000.00 (partial funding from the Mary Kate Pingry Fund and Jeanne and John Smith Fund) to defray the costs of the client meal program, in-house client programs of education and entertainment, and out-of-center field trips.

 

  • Buley Community Center, received $15,000.00 (partial funding from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Fund, Louisa and Waldo Beebe Unrestricted Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, Francis Lafferty Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, Jon and Barbara Moll Fund, Kent Shuff and Steve Fennimore Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to defray the cost of the EDGE after school program incorporating tutoring and academic enrichment activities that support student achievement in the classroom.

 

  • Muncie Delaware Robotics, received $10,000.00 (from the Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund and Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Unrestricted Fund) to purchase equipment for the community room located at MadJax Muncie of the First Lego League Robotics Team comprised of students from all schools in Delaware County.

 

  • Red-tail Land Conservancy, received $3,500.00 to purchase signage for White River Woods, a 20 acre upland hardwood forest, which will enable free access to the public for hiking, bird watching, botanizing and education opportunities.

 

  • Urban Light Christian Development Corporation, received $25,000.00 (partial funding from the Bassett Family Fund, Jeff and Beth Lang Unrestricted Fund, Jim and Mary Rosema Fund, Hamer and Phyllis Shafer Fund, and Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Fund) to build capacity in order to further focus on holistic rehabilitation of homes in the South Central neighborhood.

 

For information on how to apply for first quarter 2017 Competitive Grants, visit our website at www.cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at mminton@cfmdin.org.  The next deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is January 6, 2017.