Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

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Over 30 organizations have been awarded more than $3.2 million in the first round of 2018 grants from the Ball Brothers Foundation. The foundation has awarded no less than $6.3 million per year to various organizations since 2013.

The single largest grant of the round was $1 million awarded to Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, The grant will be used specifically to renovate the 4th floor of the Fisher building to be the new home of the "Ball Brothers Foundation School of Nursing."  The grant is part of a local match needed to assure $38 million in state funding. 

Other grants include:

  • Ball State University: Operation of the New ‘Healthy Lifestyle Center’ which provides a range of complimentary services from dieticians, counseling psychologists, speech pathologists, and other healthcare professionals, $100,000
  • IU School of Medicine-Muncie: Enhancements to physician training including expansion of team-building programming, development of a new standardized ‘mock’ patient program for future doctors in Muncie which will help them to refine clinical and communication skills, and creation of an advisory board, $50,000
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation: Creation of a “Dedicated Nursing Education Unit” which will partner nursing students from Ivy Tech with mentor nurses at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for one-on-one training, $50,000  
  • Burris Laboratory School: Curriculum innovations, marketing/branding, technology enhancements, school safety improvements, $150,000
  • Cowan Community Schools: Playground upgrade, technology enhancements, school safety improvements, $50,000
  • Daleville Community Schools: School library transformation including technology upgrades, media studio, STEM maker space, $50,000 
  • Delaware Community School Corporation: Instructional devices for teachers across district, $50,000
  • Liberty Perry Schools: STEM curriculum and devices, expansion of 1:1 iPad program, district marketing/branding, $50,000
  • Wes-Del Community Schools: Establishment of 6th Grade Academy to help students transition into Middle/High School building, technology coach, $50,000
  • Yorktown Community Schools:  Professional development in reading/writing for elementary teachers in collaboration with Columbia University, new district website, $50,000
  • Ball State University: Continuation of the MP3 Program at Longfellow Elementary, $225,500
  • Ball State University: Distressed School Support-Muncie Community Schools, $50,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Muncie: AIM Collaboration, $80,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Muncie: Operations and Impact Support, $125,000
  • Huffer Memorial Children’s Center: Facility Improvements, $25,000
  • Motivate Our Minds: Strategic Planning Implementation and Operations, $40,000
  • Project Leadership: 2018 ICE League Season, $40,000
  • Shafer Leadership Academy: Mission Impact and Organizational Sustainability, $35,000
  • United Day Care Center: Playground Shade Structures, $15,250
  • Ball State University Foundation: Emens Auditorium Outdoor Terrace, $125,000
  • Muncie Arts and Culture Council: Capacity Building, $10,000
  • Music for All: 2018 Summer Symposium, $30,000
  • Grant County Soil & Water Conservation District: Upper Mississinewa/ECI Headwater Partnership, $25,000
  • Red-tail Land Conservancy: Organizational Strength and Sustainability, $50,000
  • Ball State University: Central City Visioning, $25,000
  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation: Central City Visioning, $25,000
  • Mid-Indiana Trails: Expansion of Prairie Creek Mountain Bike Trails, $40,000
  • Muncie Sports Commission: Parking Lot Driveway Repaving, $60,130
  • Ross Community Center: Multi-Sportsplex Design, $141,460
  • American Red Cross: Emergency Response Vehicle, $75,000
  • Hillcroft Services: Capital Campaign, $50,000
  • Indiana Youth Institute: Organizational Effectiveness Grants, $60,000
  • James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association: Luke Bracken Wiese Fund for Juvenile Diabetes, $100,000
  • Lifestream Services: Veterans Services, $20,000
  • United Way of Delaware County: 2018 Campaign Matching Grant, $75,000
  • YWCA of Muncie, YWCA Emergency Shelter and COTS Stay Program, $20,000

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