Fourteen nonprofit organizations have been awarded over $250K from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. The Grants were awarded to fund projects in several areas, including arts and culture, human services, economic development and education.
The grants were funded by the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund and a variety of family and business funds and foundations.
- Alno Club of Muncie, Inc. received $5,000 to repair the foundation and waterproof their building’s basement which will both retain structural integrity and increase available meeting space.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie received $60,000 for out of school programming and summer programming that supports elementary-aged students and teens from across Delaware County.
- Centerstone received $2,100 to create mobile play therapy kits to be used by therapists and mental health clinicians during school and home-based treatment sessions for children who have experienced trauma.
- East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, Inc. received $10,000 for marketing to attract new business investment and talent to the 10 county east central Indiana region.
- ecoREHAB of Muncie received $20,000 to build organizational capacity.
- Little Red Door Cancer Agency received $6,000 for nutrition supplements for cancer patients.
- Motivate Our Minds received $20,000 to support academic instruction for children in Muncie and Delaware County.
- Muncie Children’s Museum received $14,949.50 to upgrade computer hardware and software.
- Muncie Civic Theater received $22,974 to upgrade their sound system.
- Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. received $20,000 for the Real Impact for Student Entrepreneurs (R.I.S.E.) Program that will pair Delaware County high school students with nonprofit organizations to find solutions for everyday challenges.
- Muncie Mission received $10,366 for renovations to transitional housing that will serve men completing a residential addiction recovery program.
- Music for All, Inc. received $5,000 to support direct programming and outreach within the Muncie community during the organization’s Summer Symposium, a national music camp for teens hosted on Ball State University’s campus annually in June.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, Inc. received $25,000 for the school pantry program that serves five schools in Delaware County and the Forward S.T.E.P.S. program that focuses on helping families in Delaware County find financial stability and sustainability.
- YMCA of Muncie received $35,538 for equipment and supplies needed to establish classrooms at the new Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center, a partnership program with Ball State Child Study Center.