Community Foundation Details Grants

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The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County Inc. has announced more than $115,000 in grants. The funding will support efforts ranging from city beautification projects to a school Christmas concert event.

November 21, 2014

News Release

Muncie, Ind. -- The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $115,586 to eight nonprofit organizations during the fourth Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2014.

"We are pleased to round out our grant making for this year with a group of projects and programs that will benefit so many citizens of Delaware County," said Suzanne Kadinger, Vice President of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. "From beautification projects making our downtown space more engaging to beloved community-wide holiday family events, these grant recipients represent the best of what our community has to offer."

The Community Foundation's purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic institution 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 $39 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

Unless otherwise noted, the following grants were awarded from the Unrestricted Fund of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.

Alpha Center, received $16,200 (partial funding from the Day Star Center Fund) to defray the cost of meals as well as educational and entertainment programs for clients receiving Alpha Center's adult day care services.

Bridges Community Services Inc. received $12,536 (from the Hamer & Phyllis Shafer Fund and Jeanne & John Smith Fund) to provide furnishings for Bridges Community Services' emergency family shelter.

Buley Community Center received $15,000 (partial funding from the Morris Youth Fund) to defray the cost of the EDGE Afterschool Program, Summer Shake-Up Program, and the pilot of the YELL Program.

Future Choices, Inc. received $8,000 to support the 2015 Muncie Homecoming Festival, a community celebration featuring educational, arts, health, and cultural experiences.

Inside Out Community Development Corporation received $32,850 (partial funding from the Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Fund) to defray the cost of upgrades to the restrooms in the organization's community center in order to make them ADA compliant and in compliance with local codes.

Muncie Community Schools received $6,000 (from the Bassett Family Fund) to defray the cost of the 78th Annual Community Christmas Sing Celebration.

Muncie Parks and Recreation Department received $20,000 (partial funding from the Fisher Quality of Place Fund) to defray the cost of the second stage of landscaping at the new Gateway Park, located at 101 South Madison Street.

Yorktown Public Library received $5,000 (from the Faye Wingate Fund) to enhance the young adult department and make a comfortable, enjoyable space for the library's teenage patrons.

Source: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County Inc.