Community Champions Fund Awards Over $32,000 To Local Organizations

Photo by: Angela Beck

By: David Huhnke—

Muncie, IN– The Community Champions Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded funds to ten organizations totaling $32,895.00.  This is the final disbursement of the Community Champions Fund, which was 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 $410,000 to 47 different organizations.

The Community Champions Fund has made financial 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:

Stripped Love – Second Sunday Program – Total Award:  $2,000.00

Program: To engage many trouble women and their family members to dinner and discuss their struggles and issues they face as they seek to exit sex trafficking/sex trade work, domestic violence and in many cases, break the cycle of poverty, abuse, and trauma for their children.

Avondale United Methodist Church – Thomas Park – Avondale Neighborhood Meal – Total Award:  $2,000.00

Program:  To increase food access and address hunger as a health and safety issue in the Thomas Park-Avondale neighborhood.

Urban Light CDC – Urban Lighthouse Recovery Home – Total Award: $2,500.00

Program:  To fund the faith-based, 3-phase program, 12-step addiction recovery program for women in Delaware County.

Bridges Community Services, Inc. – Veteran’s Safe Haven – Total Award:  $3,395.00

Program: To fund the restoration of a 12-unit building that will help reduce violence involving homeless veterans and seniors in our community.

Ball State University, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies – 2020 Benjamin Cohen Peace Conference – Total Award:  $1,000.00

Program:  To provide funds to offset the cost of the 2020 conference of promotional materials, catering expenses, and conference supplies.

Muncie and Delaware County BY5 – Promotion of the Delaware County Diaper Bank – Total Award:   $1,000.00

Program: To fund the ten diaper banks of Delaware County of supplies for needed families.

Boy and Girls Clubs of Muncie – Minds in Motion Room – Total Award:  $10,000

Program:  To fund the remodel of the Minds in Motion room and bathroom at the Madison Street Boys & Girls Club in Muncie.

Muncie OUTreach – Resources for Expansion – Total Award:  $5,000

Program:  To help fund the expansion of programs and moving expenses for the LGBTQ youth program at the YWCA.

First Choice for Women, INC – Promoting Safe Sleep – Total Ward: $1,000.00

Program:  To provide funds for more cribs, mattresses and new pack and plays materials to serve more families in Delaware County.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana – Second Harvest School Program – Total Award: $5,000.00

Program:  To fund the programs that engage families that attend a school function where they can receive food and community resources, while teachers and staff members are present to engage with families.

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 over the past few years.  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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