Non-Profit

Local Land Trust Protects a Habitat Critical to Wildlife

By: Kelley V Phillips— Buck Creek Wetlands has been restored and preserved to safeguard an urgently needed habitat Muncie, IN – Earlier this month, Red-tail Land Conservancy acquired a 44 acre wetland in Henry County to benefit at risk wildlife and restore water quality. Adjacent to Buck Creek near Summit Lake State Park, Buck Creek Wetlands will act as a sanctuary to birds as they search for nesting sites near the lake. As the owners, Red-tail Land Conservancy (RLC), a non-profit headquartered…

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

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…


DWNTWN Muncie Receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation

By: Vicki Veach— MUNCIE, IN— Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the organization behind DWNTWN The Original Muncie, has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™. “We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,”…


Yorktown Non-profits Receive $3,400 in Grant Funding

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., through the Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund, is awarding $3,400 in grants to two organizations serving the Yorktown community. Yorktown Fire Department has been awarded $1,700 to defray the cost of designing, developing, and publishing fire safety education booklets to give to children in the Yorktown community. The project will allow the Yorktown Fire Department to collaborate with Pleasant View teachers to promote fire safety…


Selma Athletic League Receives Grant From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., through the Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund, is awarding $890 to the Selma Athletic League.  Selma Athletic League offers baseball and softball opportunities for children of all ages in the community. This grant will defray the cost of improvements needed to run an effective baseball and softball league for youth in Selma.  The Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund started as an Acorn Fund…


Scholarships Awarded to Students by Muncie Pride and Muncie OUTreach

By: Dee McKinsey— Muncie, IN—Two Delaware County recent graduates were awarded scholarships for their essays on the origin of the gay pride flag. Trevor Lowe,  Muncie resident and recent graduate of Muncie Central, will receive a $1000 scholarship.  Micah Brown, Dunkirk resident and  recent graduate of Wes-Del High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship. Lowe is a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra; Muncie Central Marching band and plans to study music education at University of Indianapolis. Brown organized…


George and Frances Ball Foundation Awards 2nd Allocation of Funds to Muncie Community Schools

Muncie Community Schools Expands Preschools to all Elementary Buildings, and Project Lead the Way STEM Curriculum at all Muncie Community School Buildings with Support from the George and Frances Ball Foundation By: Thomas J. Kinghorn— Muncie, IN—The George and Frances Ball Foundation awarded the second allocation of a $1 million, 3-year commitment to the Ball State University—Muncie Community Schools partnership. The first year’s grant supported summer professional development for teachers, introduction of Project Lead the Way curriculum in 4 schools,…


‘United & Ignited’ Campaign Raises $14,250 for DWNTWN Businesses

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, IN—We are excited to announce that with Muncie Downtown Development support and contributions from the community, the “United & Ignited” campaign raised $14,250 for the DWNTWN Small Business Relief Grant. Nineteen businesses qualified and will be able to use the funds to offset loss of revenue due to COVID 19.   We are grateful to all of you who contributed, shared information and went to bat for our DWNTWN businesses. You really are why DWNTWN is a…


Muncie Habitat for Humanity Dedicates New Home

By: Eileen Oaks— MUNCIE, IN—After months of putting in sweat equity hours, completing homeowner education classes, saving for down payment, and volunteering around the community, the Lyon’s family is finally moving into their new, built-for-them home. The Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity partners with local families, like the Lyons, who are interested in working with Habitat for Humanity to purchase a home with a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Each Habitat home is a collaboration of volunteers contributing hundreds of labor hours,…


Solarize Indiana to Sponsor Zoom Meeting About Installing Solar Before Federal Tax Credit Ends

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, IN—Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will sponsor a Zoom meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, to tell area residents and business owners how they can add solar panels on their houses or businesses before there is no longer a federal tax credit. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers. There is no charge to attend the Zoom meeting. Prior registration is required. The Zoom link for…