The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County has awarded nearly $600,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations. The foundation says the funding will support a variety of projects in arts and culture, human services, economic development and education.

The organizations receiving the funding include: 

  • A Better Way Services, Inc. – $57,000 to defray cost of providing advocacy and services for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children, a 24-hour suicide hotline and a general crisis hotline.
  • Ball State University Foundation – $17,500 for the expansion of the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie -$67,500 to support operations of the clubs, which serves 600 registered youth.
  • Bridges Community Services – $40,000  to recruit, retain, and develop qualified staff.
  • Cardinal Greenway Inc. – $30,000 to support the cost of operations.
  • Community Enhancement Projects, Inc. – $35,000 to support the construction and installation of signage for the Muncie Memory Spiral in Muncie’s Heekin Park.
  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts – $55,000 to support operational expenses and make technological updates to the historical building.
  • Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – $80,000 to support Habitat’s 2021 housing program and defray the cost of a new administration building for Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity.
  • Home Savers of Delaware County – $57,000 to provide urgent home repairs for low-income homeowners.
  • Muncie Children’s Museum – $50,000 to support the More to Explore Campaign to create new educational and interactive exhibits for children.
  • Project Leadership – $30,000 to support college and career and social and emotional programming as part of a Project Leadership pivot to virtual services, and to assist the sustainability of the Delaware County Comprehensive Counseling Coalition.
  • Shafer Leadership Academy – $18,500 to support the salary for the newly created virtual programs manager position and to support for the nonprofit executive directors’ group.
  • Urban Light CDC – $20,000 to defray cost of neighborhood engagement and housing revitalization in Muncie’s South Central and Industry neighborhoods.
  • YWCA Central Indiana – $40,000 to defray costs of the Emergency Shelter and C.O.T.S. Stay programs.

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