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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:

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GRANTED

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GRANTED

A Better Way Services, Inc.

$50,000

Lifestream Services, Inc.

$5,000

Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc.

$20,000

Masterworks Chorale

$4,500

Back To School Teachers Store, Inc.

$14,281

Motivate Our Minds, Inc.

$20,000

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

$10,000

Muncie Action Plan

$15,000

Boys and Girls Club of Muncie

$17,000

Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc.

$27,450

Bridges Community Services Inc.

$13,700

Muncie Civic Theatre Association

$75,000

BSU - Department of Technology

$6,000

Muncie Downtown Dev. Partnership

$5,000

Buley Community Center

$15,000

Muncie Innovation Connector

$4,000

AIM Summer Program

$40,000

Muncie Symphony Orchestra

$6,000

Cancer Services of ECI - Little Red Door

$10,000

Project Leadership Delaware County

$15,000

Cardinal Greenway

$32,000

Second Harvest Food Bank

 $20,000

CASA Inc. of Delaware County

$19,480

Shafer Leadership Academy

$14,850

Christian Ministries of Delaware County

$9,000

TeenWorks

$25,000

College Mentors for Kids! Inc.

$5,000

Community Foundation Scholars Program

$10,000

Cornerstone Center for the Arts

$20,000

Robert P. Bell Education Grants Program

$13,500

Del. Co. Historical Society, Inc.

$5,000

The Facing Project

$14,000

Delaware Advancement Corp.

$100,000

Town of Gaston

$18,000

East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra

$2,000

TRC Muncie Head Start

 $20,000

East Central Indiana Regional Partnership

$15,000

United Day Care Center

$5,638

Eaton Public Library, Inc.

$4,559

WIPB-TV

$3,000

Habitat for Humanity

$50,000

Women in Business Unlimited, Inc.

$3,000

Hillcroft Services, Inc.

$75,000

Youth Opportunity Center

$68,726

Home Savers of Delaware County

$50,000

Youth Symphony Orchestra

$4,000

Inside Out Community Development Corp.

$8,075

YWCA

$20,000

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 cfmdin.org/quarterly-competitive-grants or contact Senior Program Officer, Marcy Minton at 765-747-7181 or mminton@cfmdin.org.

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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