Grant Details

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County (Indiana)

 
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    CFDA#

    None
     

    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology

    Authority

    The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County

    Summary

    The purpose of the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaward County is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County. 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, community betterment, economic development, education, and human services.


    Review current grant opportunities at https://www.cfmdin.org/apply-for-grants:

    • Quarterly Competitive Grants - to contribute to improving the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, 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, community betterment, economic development, education, and human services.
    • Robert P. Bell Education Grants - stimulating student learning with innovative ideas, programs, or projects that are related to a classroom unit or lesson.
    • Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund Grants - distributing funds for the betterment of the community. Focus areas include: Fine arts, recreation, children, and the history of East Central Indiana.
    • Maxon Foundation Fund Grants - supporting at-risk children and families in the community.
    • Land Conservation Fund Grants - conserving and protecting lands for public use.
    • Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants - benefiting the residents of the town of Gaston, Harrison and Washington Townships.
    • Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund Grants -benefiting the residents of the town of Selma, Liberty and Perry Townships.
    • Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund Grants - benefiting the residents of the town of Yorktown.
     

    History of Funding

    Current grantees can be seen at https://www.cfmdin.org/our-grantees.

    Additional Information

    The foundation does not make grants to individuals and generally does not make grants for religious purposes, for covering budget deficits, for travel, for fundraising events, for endowments, or for projects normally the responsibility of a government agency. Grants are generally awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations.

    Contacts

    Program Officer

    Program Officer
    201 E. Jackson Street
    Muncie, IN 47305
    (765) 747-7181
    (765) 289-7770
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Quarterly Competitive Grants - First-time applicants are required to call the Foundation prior to creating an LOI.

    • Robert P. Bell Education Grants - Grants are available to K-12 teachers, counselors, special needs teachers and itinerant teachers working in schools in Delaware County. Teachers must be working in accredited in public schools, nationally recognized accredited private schools, or charter schools in good standing to be eligible for grants. Small groups of teachers may submit one application for joint projects, but group applications are subject to the $600 limit.
    • Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund Grants - First-time applicants are required to call the Foundation prior to creating an application.
    • Maxon Foundation Fund Grants - First-time applicants are required to call the Foundation prior to creating an application.
    • Land Conservation Fund Grants - Grants are generally awarded to 501c3 organizations and may also be awarded to units of government or schools.
    • Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants - The Gaston Town Endowment exists to benefit the Town of Gaston or Harrison and Washington Townships. Applications may only be submitted by nonprofit organizations or a unit of government.
    • Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund Grants - The Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment exists to benefit the Town of Selma and Liberty and Perry Townships. Applications may only be submitted by nonprofit organizations or a unit of government.
    • Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund Grants - The Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund exists to benefit the Town of Yorktown. Applications may only be submitted by nonprofit organizations or a unit of government.

    Deadline Details

    Applications vary by program. View each 2022 program deadline at https://www.cfmdin.org/apply-for-grants

    • Quarterly Competitive Grants - All LOIs and Applications MUST be submitted by 4:30pm on the day of the deadline or they will not be considered in that quarter
      • Q1 - LOI: December 17, 2021; Application: January 14, 2022
      • Q2 - LOI: March 11, 2022; Application: April 8, 2022
      • Q3 - LOI: June 10, 2022; Application: July 8, 2022
      • Q4 - LOI: September 16, 2022; Application: October 14, 2022
    • Robert P. Bell Education Grants - Deadlines are quarterly through the academic year. Applicants should take into consideration the following dates when planning for their projects.
      • Deadline: September 1; Applicants notified: September 20, 2022
      • Deadline: November 1; Applicants notified: November 22, 2022
      • Deadline: February 1; Applicants notified: February 21, 2023
      • Deadline: April 1; Applicants notified: April 18, 2023
    • Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund Grants - July 31
    • Maxon Foundation Fund Grants - July 31
    • Land Conservation Fund Grants - For the remainder of 2022, application deadlines are rolling
    • Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants - May 1
    • Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund Grants - May 1
    • Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund Grants - May 1

    Award Details

    • Quarterly Competitive Grants - Requests of $25,000 or more should be submitted during the first grant cycle of the year. Applicants should contact the Senior Program Officer to discuss submitting requests higher than $25,000 in another cycle.
    • Robert P. Bell Education Grants -  Grants are awarded from $50-$600. Recommendations for partial funding may be made.
    • Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund Grants - The Kitselman Advisory Board meets one or more times each year to review applications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Grants are typically awarded between $15,000 and $25,000.
    • Maxon Foundation Fund Grants - The Maxon Foundation Fund Advisory Board meets one or more times each year to review applications and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Most grants from the Maxon Foundation Fund will be awarded in the $5,000-$15,000 range.
    • Land Conservation Fund Grants - Rewards are awarded in a range of amounts.
    • Town of Gaston Endowment Fund Grants - Gaston Grants Committee will review grant applications once each year. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500
    • Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund Grants - The Liberty Perry Selma Grants Committee will review grant applications once each year. Grants will be awarded up to $500
    • Town of Yorktown Endowment Fund Grants - Yorktown Grants Committee will review grant applications once each year. Grants will be awarded up to $2,500

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