Community Champions Fund Awards over $27,400— Names Recipients

Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael WolfeAerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

By: David Huhnke, Community Relations Manager, Old National Bank—

Muncie, Indiana The Community Champions Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded funds to seven organizations totaling $27,495. Community Champions Fund is subsidized by Old National Bank’s 100 Men Who Cook event to support organizations within the community to provide programming, services, and activities that endeavor to reduce violence as well as provide security and care for victims of violence.  Since 2015, Community Champions Fund has awarded over $350,000 to 41 different organizations.

The Community Champions Fund will consider support to not-for-profits, civic, business, and government organizations to support the development and delivery of innovative solutions, otherwise unavailable in our community, designed to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

Here is a breakdown of the organizations receiving funds:

Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity – 8 Twelve Coalition Sense of Community Events – Total Award: $2,500.00

Program: To help support projects related to the Sense of Community outcomes and activities that will take place in 2019.

Delaware County Foster Closet – Total Award: $5,000.00

Program:  To help fund the foster family closet with supplies and expenses associated with running the organization.

The Community Basket – Fill the Baskets Project – Total Award: $6,000.00

Program: The project will provide items to stock the baskets of non-food items that clients are needing such as cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products.

Whitely Community Council – Food Insecurities & Community Relations/Development – Total Award: $4,000.00

Program: The project will help fund three areas: The Whitely Food Pantry for high-quality food and fresh produce; The Whitely Neighborhood Tool Shed to provide access to resources for home repair and neighborhood beautification; and Citizens for Central to support the educational success of neighborhood children through relationship development by its residents.

Ross Community Center – Interactive Educational Panels for Ross Park Playground– Total Award: $3,000.00

Program: The project will install six outdoor interactive educational panels (two science, two art, and two music) to contribute to the holistic education of our children and youth by enhancing the park’s capabilities.

Muncie Central High School – Freshmen Mentor Program – Total Award: $2,995.00

Program: The project will fund Central’s Advisory Team freshmen orientation program with supplies and food for the year-long mentor program between freshmen and upperclassmen.

Lil Miracles Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc – Parenting Pack Educational Materials – Total Award: $4,000.00

Program: The project will help fund the costs of the Parenting Pack educational materials from Heritage House Pro Life with counselor one-on-one instruction, group classes, and incentive rewards for the parents.

Jeff Howe, Region President for Old National Bank stated: “We are very pleased to be able to meet the needs of our community through the Community Champions Fund. Through these grants, many organizations can continue to meet the needs of their clients and make Muncie a community of choice to live and work.”


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