By Kallie Sulanke—
MUNCIE, Ind.—Non-profit organizations serving Gaston, Selma, and Yorktown can apply for funding through The Community Foundation’s Town Endowment Fund Grants Program. Grant applications are available online at cfmdin.org.
Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants
The Town of Gaston Endowment Fund supports projects and programs that benefit the Town of Gaston and Harrison and Washington Townships residents. The fund was established in 2012 by longtime Gaston resident Betty Jane Clark Carter. Betty hoped that she would set an example for others to give back as they were able. Community members have stepped up to continue to support this fund annually. A committee comprised of area residents review applications each year and make recommendations for grants to the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500.
Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund Grants
Residents from Liberty and Perry Townships and the Town of Selma worked together to raise funds and capture a match to build a fund that would support projects for their local community. The fund makes grants annually to support projects in Liberty Township, Perry Township, or the Town of Selma. Project proposals are reviewed and recommended to The Community Foundation Board of Directors by a committee of dedicated residents. Grants will be awarded up to $500.
Town of Yorktown Fund Grants
Community member Howard Gregory established the Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund in 2000. Howard took great pride in his community and wanted to make sure that Yorktown continued to thrive and grow long after he was gone. In 2008 marketing and promotion efforts were re-launched for this important fund. With significant help from the Yorktown Lions Club, an additional $30,000 was contributed to this Fund. A community of Yorktown residents reviews grant applications and recommends grants to the Board of Directors of The Community Foundation. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500.
Nonprofit organizations, including 501c3 organizations, municipalities, and schools, are eligible to apply. Applications for each of the three Town Endowment Fund Grants are due May 1. For information on how to apply, contact Carly Acree-King, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at cfmdin.org.
About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. Since 1985, community members and businesses have helped the Foundation grow our endowment to $88 million. Using the earnings on the endowment, the Foundation distributes grants to non-profit organizations, including scholarships to support students through post-secondary education. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $61million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.