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Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County granted $1 million in 2017

Friday, January 5, 2018

(Muncie, Indiana) The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $1,007,759 was granted to deserving nonprofit organizations through the quarterly competitive grants process in 2017.

Grants are awarded that address the broad needs of Muncie and Delaware County in the areas of arts and culture, community betterment, economic development, education, and human services. The Community Foundation received more than $2.1 million in requests this year. A committee of 12 volunteers reviews each application and makes grant recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Grants included:





A Better Way Services, Inc.


Lifestream Services, Inc.


Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc.


Masterworks Chorale


Back To School Teachers Store, Inc.


Motivate Our Minds, Inc.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters


Muncie Action Plan


Boys and Girls Club of Muncie


Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc.


Bridges Community Services Inc.


Muncie Civic Theatre Association


BSU - Department of Technology


Muncie Downtown Dev. Partnership


Buley Community Center


Muncie Innovation Connector


AIM Summer Program


Muncie Symphony Orchestra


Cancer Services of ECI - Little Red Door


Project Leadership Delaware County


Cardinal Greenway


Second Harvest Food Bank


CASA Inc. of Delaware County


Shafer Leadership Academy


Christian Ministries of Delaware County




College Mentors for Kids! Inc.


Community Foundation Scholars Program


Cornerstone Center for the Arts


Robert P. Bell Education Grants Program


Del. Co. Historical Society, Inc.


The Facing Project


Delaware Advancement Corp.


Town of Gaston


East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra


TRC Muncie Head Start


East Central Indiana Regional Partnership


United Day Care Center


Eaton Public Library, Inc.




Habitat for Humanity


Women in Business Unlimited, Inc.


Hillcroft Services, Inc.


Youth Opportunity Center


Home Savers of Delaware County


Youth Symphony Orchestra


Inside Out Community Development Corp.




Grant applications are due quarterly in early January, April, July, and October. Letters of intent to apply are now required five weeks in advance of the application deadline. Organizations interested in applying for competitive grant funding should visit or contact Senior Program Officer, Marcy Minton at 765-747-7181 or

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic organization 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 $47 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

Photo Caption: Spirit of Community

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