Fifteen east central Indiana nonprofits will share in nearly $190,000 in grants. The funding from the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County Inc. aims to support efforts by youth, education, arts and religious programs throughout the region. According to the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, the recipients are:
Albany Community Library, Inc., received $13,121.25 (from the Bassett Family Fund, KAKATU Foundation/David & Joanna Meeks Fund, John and Katherine Littler Fund, and Mary Kate Pingry Fund) to purchase new computers, chairs, and software.
Boys and Girls Club of Muncie, received $20,000 (from the Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Fund and Mutual Federal Foundation Fund) to defray the cost of after-school homework help and tutoring for youth in grades K-12 to ensure on-time grade progression and high school graduation.
Cardinal Greenway, received $28,590 (partial funding from the Stefan & Joan Anderson Fund, Ball Corporation Community Betterment Fund, Waldo & Louisa Beebe Fund, Jane Harrell Buckles Fund, Gordon & Pam Cox Fund, William & Margaret Dutton Fund, John & Janice Fisher Fund, John & Janice Fisher Quality of Place Fund, Beulah M. Frogge Fund, Jeff & Beth Lang Fund, and Joseph & Janet Wilson Fund) to defray the cost to control invasive weeds along the entire trail system and replace shoulder stone.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, received $25,000 (partial funding from the Endowment for the Arts Fund, Martin D & Helen B. Schwartz Fund, Hamer & Phyllis Shafer Fund, Shafer/Muncie Power Products Legacy Fund, Charles & Claudia Sursa Fund, Mary Jane Sursa Fund, and Faye Wingate Fund) to defray the cost of arts education programming.
Daleville Community Library, received $3,550 (from the Faye Wingate Fund) to purchase a new library management system for the circulation of materials, cataloging and processing of items, and the addition of a web-accessible patron catalog.
East 16th Street Church of God, received $700 (from the Faye Wingate Fund) to provide tools and supplies for the organization’s community garden. All food grown in the garden will be donated to the community through food giveaway distributions.
East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, received $25,000 (partial funding from the Economic Development Fund) to fund a targeted industry analysis for Delaware County and the surrounding region. Results of the study will be utilized to launch a lead generation program targeting companies that may consider Muncie and the region for new investment.
EcoREHAB of Muncie, received $30,000 to defray the cost of sustainable rehabilitiation of blighted and vacant houses on Walnut Street.
Hearts and Hands United, received $3,000 (from the Jeanne & John Smith Fund) to purchase backpacks for the 2015 Tools for School supply distribution.
Magic City Music Men, received $4,000 to defray the cost of two performances in conjunction with local high school students.
Masterworks Chorale, received $4,500 to defray the cost of the 2015-2016 concert season.
Motivate Our Minds, Inc., received $20,000 (partial funding from the Morris Youth Fund and Jeanne & John Smith Fund) to defray the cost of academic programming and provide need-based tuition assistance to students enrolled in the organization’s education enrichment program.
Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Inc., received $4,500 to defray the cost of the organization’s Sesquicentennial Arts Festival, composed of two new events held in conjunction with existing cultural events designed to cap off sesquicentennial celebrations in October 2015.
Muncie Crime Stoppers, Inc., received $3,000 (from the Morris Youth Fund) to allow local children to shop for back to school items with a police officer, firefighter, EMT, or other community hero.
Servants at Work, Inc., received $2,400 (from the Jim & Mary Rosema Fund) to purchase supplies to build three home wheelchair ramps for low-income residents of Delaware County.