Non-Profit

A scene from the Harvest Soup Kitchen's “Summer Fun Fest” held last year. File photo.

Harvest Soup Kitchen Annual Dinner & Auction Saturday, March 25th

By: Matt Howell— Join us for a delicious meal with friends in support of the Harvest Soup Kitchen. The Harvest Soup Kitchen will have their Annual Dinner and Live Fundraising Auction on Saturday, March 25th from 6-9pm at the Knights of Columbus in Muncie. The evening will include: Live Cake Auction Live Art Auction Cheer Raffle  & Door Prizes Tickets are $25 or…


Peter Kageyama. Photo provided.

Love Where You Live: An Evening with Peter Kageyama

By: Erin Moore— Muncie, IN—Several organizations in Muncie are working together to host a city-wide presentation on March 15 by Peter Kageyama, an internationally known author and speaker on grassroots engagement and community revitalization. Peter’s books, For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the follow up, Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places, explore…


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The Exchange Club of Muncie Turns 96

By: David “Mac” McGalliard— For ninety-six years, the Exchange Club of Muncie has served the Muncie, Delaware County area with time and money dedicated to American patriotism, building our community, supporting services for children, and preventing child abuse. Since March 7th 1921, Muncie’s Exchange Club has been dedicated to our community and is best know for distribution of American Flags during the…


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ScoutMuncie Survey Shows Property Conditions Online

Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission and Delaware County Historical Society recently completed an exhaustive survey of all 30,000 properties in Muncie. ScoutMuncie surveyed every building and lot in Muncie city limits in order to gather current information that will help the community make informed decisions about planning, preservation, and blight elimination. Besides Gary, Muncie is…


The Community Foundation awarded a grant to Shafer Leadership Academy for scholarships to their leadership development programs. Photo provided.

14 Delaware County Non-profits Receive Grant Funding From the Community Foundation

Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $613,025.75 to 14 non-profit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2017. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which…


“Frankie” is a 21 month old Black Labrador, fully trained by Support Dogs Inc. of St. Louis Missouri. Photo by: Ashley Soldaat

Courthouse Facility Dog Joins Staff of Delaware County CASA Program

By: Ashley Soldaat— On Monday, February 13th, 2017, the Delaware County CASA Office brought their new Courthouse facility dog to the CASA office for the first time. The Courthouse Dog Program uses trained facility dogs to aid children involved with the legal system in reducing their stress and anxiety as they work through the criminal justice system. The use of…


Douglas L. White of First Merchants Trust Company was one of the recipients of a VIVA Award in 2015. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2017 VIVA Award Nominations Now Open

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, Committee Chair for the 2017 VIVA Awards announced that nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted until March 17th.  The VIVA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to the community by the Muncie Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud volunteer heritage.  The awards were named VIVA for “Very Important…


Applications for 2017 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award.  The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize…


MutualBank Benches constructed out of recycled plastic.

MutualBank Donates Benches to Local Non-Profits

By: Jamie Faulkner— Muncie, IN – MutualBank donated sixteen benches, recycled from plastic lids to non-profits throughout Indiana. Throughout 2015 and 2016, MutualBank employees and customers collected plastic lids from a variety of sources such as bottles of water, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, etc. The goal was for each employee to collect a total of two pounds of plastic which…


Community Meets Match to Double Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund

Muncie, Ind. –The town of Selma and Liberty and Perry Townships will see increased community grantmaking thanks to generous residents whose donations captured matching dollars. Started in 2012 through The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.’s Acorn program, the Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment matured quickly with the help of local residents and matching dollars from the Foundation’s…