Ball Brothers Foundation Awards Outdoor Learning Grants

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The foundation says it awards about $7 million annually. The foundation says it awards about $7 million annually.

The Ball Brothers Foundation has announced more than $50,000 in rapid grants to more than a dozen Muncie-area organizations. The latest round of funding focuses on outdoor learning for youth.

The grants include $5,000 to the Muncie Public Library for an outdoor garden pavilion, $3,723 to Camp Adventure for its environmental education programming and $1,660 to Cowan Community Schools for trips to Camp Adventure. The foundation says it awards about $7 million annually in grants in areas including arts and culture, education, health, human services and public affairs.

Other Rapid Grants awarded during the first half of the year included:

Arts and Culture

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Vertical Lift, $4,995
  • Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, Three Trails Music Series, $5,000


  • College Mentors For Kids, Delaware County/Ball State University, $5,000
  • Delaware Advancement Corporation, FAFSA Labs 2018-2019, $5,000
  • Destiny Christian Academy-Yorktown, Outdoor Play Structure, $5,000
  • Purdue Research Foundation (Purdue Polytechnic Institute), MunSEP Feasibility Planning: Muncie Science and Engineering Partnership, $5,000
  • St. Lawrence Catholic School, Student Technology Enhancement, $4,912

Human Services

  • Christian Ministries of Delaware County, Facility Improvement, $2,375
  • Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity, 8Twelve Leadership Conference, $1,000

Public Society Benefit

  • Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Funders Forum Collaborative, $5,000
  • Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Summer Kids Camp, $2,500
  • Muncie Action Plan, Neighborhood-based Initiatives, $5,000
  • Muncie Homeownership and Revitalization, Kilgore Avenue Home Construction for Veterans, $5,000
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