Town of Gaston Endowment Fund at The Community Foundation Grants $1,700 to Cardinal Greenway

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By: Kallie Sullanke

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., through the Town of Gaston Endowment Fund, is awarding a grant totaling $1,700 to Cardinal Greenway Inc. to install a covered shelter at the Gaston trailhead. This will make the Cardinal Greenway safer by giving people a place to escape inclement weather and offer a place for shade in hot conditions.

The Town of Gaston Endowment Fund was established in 2012 by Betty Jane Clark Carter, a longtime Gaston resident who saw a need in her community. The fund supports projects and programs that benefit the residents of the Town of Gaston and Harrison and Washington Townships. Betty hoped that the establishment of the fund would set an example for others to give back as they were able. A committee comprised of area residents review applications each year and makes recommendations for grants to the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation. Applications are accepted annually on May 1. The existence of this fund guarantees a steady stream of income to fund worthwhile projects in the Gaston area for years to come.

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 $54 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 Gaston Endowment Fund grants, contact Carly Acree-King, Program Officer or visit our website at