East Central Indiana Nonprofits Score Funding

Published by Inside Indiana Business

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $205,287 to 17 nonprofit organizations during the second cycle of the 2014 Competitive Grant season.

“The dedication and determination of the nonprofit organizations in this community is astounding,” said Suzanne Kadinger, Vice President of The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County. “Through the grant process we are privileged to witness this commitment and help meet their wide range of needs in order to improve the quality of life for our residents and move the community forward.”

The Community Foundation’s purpose is to contribute to improving the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest: arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is a publicly supported philanthropic institution governed by a volunteer board of local citizens. The Foundation manages contributions donated by individuals, businesses and corporations as a permanent community endowment. Distributions from these funds are given back to the community in the form of grants to nonprofit organizations and agencies. To date, nearly $38 million has been awarded to enrich the lives of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.

The Arc of Indiana received $53,837 (partial funding from the Jeanne & John Smith Fund, Faye Wingate Fund and Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Fund) to provide seed money and start-up expenses for a training institute and hotel in downtown Muncie, specifically a hands-on learning laboratory space and classroom technology. The facility will provide individuals with disabilities with a postsecondary education opportunity in the hospitality industry.

Source: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County Inc.