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Foundation awards $215K to Delaware County nonprofits

Students take part in an etiquette dinner as part of the enrichment opportunities provided by Motivate Our Minds (photo courtesy of The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County Inc.)

MUNCIE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County Inc. has awarded more than $215,000 to nonprofit organizations as part of its quarterly competitive grant program. The foundation says the 11 Delaware County recipients will use the funding to support community projects.

The foundation says its Quarterly Competitive Grants support projects for arts and culture, human services, economic development, education and community betterment.

The following organizations received funding:

  • The city of Muncie received $25,516 for phase one of improvements to Cooley Park.
  • Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America received $10,000 to provide after-school STEM Scout programming to more than 100 children at Northview, Southview, Royerton, and Yorktown Elementary Schools.
  • East Central Indiana Regional Partnership Inc. received $10,000 to promote the 10-county East Central Indiana region for new business investment and talent attraction.
  • Little Red Door Cancer Agency received $12,500 for the Nutrition Supplements Program which provides supplements to cancer patients to mitigate the negative effects of chemo and radiation treatments.
  • Motivate Our Minds Inc. received $20,000 to support quality academic instruction for more than 200 children in Muncie and Delaware counties.
  • Muncie Arts and Culture Council received $23,000 to provide organizational capacity support.
  • Muncie Delaware Senior Citizens Council Inc. received $21,700 to replace aging refrigerators and freezers at the Senior Center.
  • Muncie Home Ownership and Revitalization received $20,000 to build a home in partnership with Muncie Area Career Center Building Trades students that will provide a home-ownership opportunity in Muncie’s McKinley Live Learn Neighborhood.
  • Psi Iota Xi Charities Inc. received $30,000 to restore the Wolfe Home facility which houses The Bargain Box.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana Inc. received $20,000 for Forward S.T.E.P.S., an initiative that builds relationships and connections across the community to increase the economic stability and vitality of under-resourced households.
  • TeenWorks Inc. received $25,000 to support wages of 60 Delaware County teens participating in the Summer Employment Program.

The foundation is a publicly-supported philanthropic institution governed by a volunteer board of local citizens, and it manages contributions donated by individuals, businesses and corporations as a permanent community endowment.

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