Non-Profit

Three-year Plan Designed to End Homelessness for Families and Youth

By WaTasha Barnes Griffin— MUNCIE, IN—What do you think of when you hear the word homeless? Is it a shifty drifter on the street with a cardboard sign asking for a handout? Is it someone, in an oversized wool coat, slumped on a park bench sleeping in plain sight? Is it an old lady pushing a grocery cart loaded with her only possessions down a country road? In fact, in our community, there are two cohorts who are the most vulnerable…

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Robert A. & Beverly D. Terhune Foundation Continue Support to the Muncie Children’s Museum

By Ashlee Anderson— MUNCIE, IN–Bob & Beverly Terhune established the Robert A. & Beverly D. Terhune donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County as a vehicle to help community organizations on a yearly basis. With so much need in the community, the Terhune family felt that grants to local charitable causes was the best way to give back. The foundation has been supportive of the Muncie Children’s Museum over many years and extended their generosity with…


Submit a Proposal for the 8th Annual I.D.E.A. Conference

By Heather Williams, Vice President, MAP Board of Directors— Mark your Calendar and Make a Difference MUNCIE, IN—Mark your calendars for the 8th annual I.D.E.A. Conference on Saturday, March 4th at Ball State’s L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Gather alongside Muncie’s positive change makers to share best practices on neighborhood association development and neighborhood improvement projects at this free event. The I.D.E.A. Conference planning committee is currently seeking proposals from speakers who have experience and information to share that will help…


Ball Brothers Foundation Explores Intersection of Outdoor Recreation and Education at Summit

By Eliza Guion— MUNCIE, IN—This fall, Ball Brothers Foundation took a group of eleven grantees on a special trip to Leland, Michigan where the foundation hosted a “Northern Michigan Summit.” For several days, the group explored the intersection of outdoor recreation and education, specifically the value of outdoor learning in the lives of children and young adults. The group stayed at the historic Leland Lodge and had the opportunity to meet BBF board members who live in the Leland area, an…


Kiwanis Club of Muncie Elects New Officers and Announces Fundraising Efforts

By Susan Fisher, Kiwanis Club of Muncie— MUNCIE, IN—The Kiwanis Club of Muncie recently elected and inducted new officers for the 2022-2023 year and discussed fundraising efforts for the club. Ed Armantrout, President of the Yorktown Kiwanis Club and a District Lt. Governor of Kiwanis, assisted with the pinning ceremony. Officers for the coming year include: Paul Zedekar, Immediate Past President; Cornelius Dollison, President; David Dixon, President-Elect; Matt Harkin, Treasurer; and Susan Fisher, Secretary. Additionally, several members were elected to the…


Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Over $5 Million in Funding for 39 Projects

By Melissa Narlock— MUNCIE, IN — Ball Brothers Foundation approved over $5 million in funding for 39 projects during its second round of grantmaking in 2022. The grants included funding to support efforts that further bolster school counseling programs and expand outdoor learning throughout schools in the heart of Muncie. During its fall grant round, Ball Brothers Foundation awarded funding to educational organizations including: Project Leadership: $15,000 to support continuation of the Delaware County Comprehensive Counseling Coalition. Burris Laboratory School…


Madjax Accepting Applications for Makers and Educators in Residence

By Kyra Zylstra, Director of Initiatives and Partnerships, Madjax Maker Force— MUNCIE, IN—What are you passionately curious about? What skills or designs would you like to share? Join the Madjax team in creating new opportunities for curiosity, connection, and purpose. Madjax is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Maker Cohorts including Makers in Residence, Educator Makers in Residence and Fab Lab Fellows. These year-long fellowships provide the opportunity for makers, artists, students, and educators to contribute to the Madjax Maker…


Feed My Sheep Celebrates 27th Anniversary, Needs Donations

By Jeannine Lee Lake— MUNCIE, IN—I am one of those people who absolutely loves Muncie. I love living here, I love the people here, I love Ball State University where I graduated and I think we might have the market cornered on the “love your neighbor” thing. I love Muncie because we truly are “Middletown” still in 2022, a wonderful melting pot of tough blue-collar workers, educated professionals, and tons of sub-cultures, races and ethnicities in between. I think what…


The Community Foundation to Relocate Effective December 5th

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will have a new address beginning later this month. The Foundation offices will move from their home in the Muncie Power Products building to a building acquired earlier this year located at 302 E. Jackson St. “Our new building gives us space to welcome donors, volunteers, nonprofit partners, and others to the table,” said Marcy Minton, presidentand CEO of The Community Foundation. “We look forward to…


Facing Aging Will Unveil Latest Collection of Stories on November 12th

By Molly Flodder— MUNCIE, IN—In 2012, a Muncie woman who had shared a story about living in poverty sat in a darkened auditorium hearing the story written about her being read.  Although she was very familiar with the story, she realized how the storyteller had captured her emotion, frustration and desperation in a way that was mesmerizing members of the audience who were listening.  They were facing her poverty as she faced it every day and as the storyteller had…