Eight Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $84K In Grant Funding From Community Foundation

Participants of Masterworks Chorale’s 2018 Music That Makes Community Workshop celebrate together after a day of learning chorale techniques. Photo providedParticipants of Masterworks Chorale’s 2018 Music That Makes Community Workshop celebrate together after a day of learning chorale techniques. Photo provided

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $84,426 to eight non-profit organizations during the third Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2019.

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 $52 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

Grants Awarded

Animal Rescue Fund, Inc. received $10,700 (from the Roni Johnson Fund, Mid-West Metal Products Fund, Mary Kate Pingry Fund, Shafer/Muncie Power Products Legacy Fund, Nancy J. Smith Fund, and Joseph and Janet Wilson Unrestricted Endowment Fund) to support veterinary services at the Muncie ARF PAW Clinic.

College Mentors for Kids, Inc. received $10,000 (from the 5000th Charitable Fund, Inc. Fund, Esther Ball Fund, Gordon and Pam Cox Fund, Jane E. Hughes Fund, and Jeff and Beth Lang Fund) to expand programming to students at South View Elementary and impact more than 250 elementary students from across Delaware County through a Ball State University mentoring program.

East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra received $2,058 (from the Stefan and Joan Anderson Unrestricted Fund) to support the 2019-2020 concert season.

Indiana Youth Institute received $4,400 (from the Faye Wingate Fund) to provide high-quality professional education and networking opportunities for youth-serving professionals in Delaware County.

Inside Out Community Development received $16,482 (from the Bassett Family Fund and Jeanne and John Smith Unrestricted Fund) to install new doors to expand the food storage space available for Fresh Directions, food rescue, food pantry and the community meal program.

Inspire Academy received $10,786 (from the John and Janice Fisher Quality of Place Endowment Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David and Joanna Meeks Fund, and MututalBank Charitable Foundation Fund) to install poured rubber surfacing on the school’s playground which will make it wheelchair accessible. The playground will be open to the public.

Masterworks Chorale received $5,000 (from the Jane Harrell Buckles Fund and The Endowment for the Arts Fund) to support outreach and education programs including the second annual Music That Makes Community Workshop.

Ross Community Center received $25,000 (from The Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation, Linda and Connie Gregory Fund, Laura Stanley Keppler Fund, Francis Lafferty Fund, Michael O. and Nicole T. Lunsford Fund, Bill and Nancy Mitchell Living Well in Delaware County Fund, Jim and Mary Rosema Fund, Martin D. and Helen B. Schwartz Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund, and Charles and Claudia Sursa Unrestricted Named Endowment Fund) to defray the cost of preschool, afterschool, and out of school programs as well as a weekly community market and other community events.

For information on how to apply for fourth quarter 2019 Competitive Grants, visit our website at cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Officer, at mminton@cfmdin.org.  The next letter of intent deadline for non-profit organizations to apply for a Quarterly Competitive Grant is August 30, 2019.