By Matt Howell—
MUNCIE, IN — Matt Howell, president of the Muncie Rotary Club, announced that eight organizations will receive grants from the Rotary Fund endowment held at the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County for 2022.
“Our Board and Executive Committee have been amazed by the interest we have generated this year for our grant opportunity.” Mr. Howell said. “We received so many amazing nominations from so many different deserving organizations, which made our job of selecting the winners all the more difficult.”
The Muncie Rotary Club had a record number of organizations (22) submitting funding requests totaling nearly $55,000. With the authorized annual funding amount the Club was limited to through the endowment, they were proud to be able to fully or partially fund eight agencies for a total of nearly $9,000.
The eight organizations receiving grants in 2022 include:
$1,000 for a mural in the south-central district
Delaware County CASA
$1188 for children’s stuffed animals and the printing of the Courthouse Dog book.
First choice for women
$750 for practical needs mobile unit storage.
$1,500 for the construction of a wheelchair ramp.
Little Red Door Cancer Agency
$1200 for their nutritional supplement program.
Muncie Arts and Culture Council
$1000 for the box! Box! painting program.
Nonprofit Support Network
$500 for refreshments for Network Gatherings, peer group meetings that are hosted and facilitated by Nonprofit Support Network.
$1,500 for their diaper program.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County’s Rotary Club of Muncie Fund was established in 1994 and has funded over $200,000 in grants since its inception. Public, private and corporate contributions to the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund are welcome and may be made by interested parties by sending the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund donation to the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, PO Box 807, Muncie, IN 47308. Annual grants from The Rotary Club of Muncie Fund are used to support specific programs of local nonprofit organizations.
About Muncie Noon Rotary
Muncie Rotary is a catalyst for community leadership, professional development, friendships, service and international understanding. The Club meets Tuesdays at noon in Minnetrista for lunch, networking, a business meeting and a featured program. If you would like to attend one of our meetings and learn more about Rotarian life, please register at https://www.muncierotary.org.
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