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MUNCIE, Ind. — The Ball Brothers Foundation’s final round of 2019 grants includes several million dollars in funding to community organizations focused on arts and culture, education, health, human services and public society benefit:
Grants in the various categories include:
Arts and culture
- Cornerstone Center for the Arts: $250,000 for 2020 operating support and auditorium renovations.
- Minnetrista: $2,700,000 for 2020 operating and capital support.
- Huffer Memorial Children’s Center: $50,000 for roof repairs, kitchen equipment and other capital projects.
- Ball State University Foundation: $50,000 for support of special projects of the university.
- Independent Colleges of Indiana: $80,000 for the Ball Venture Fund, a competitive funding program among Indiana’s 30 private colleges.
- Muncie and Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Development, Inc: $40,000 for operating support
- Burris Laboratory School: $200,000 for further development and expansion of Project Lead the Way, research and pilot implementation of individualized learning plans, enhancement of school climate through social-emotional learning curriculum, and technology support
- Ivy Tech Community College: $50,000 for expansion of the Certified Nursing Assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse program.
- Luke Bracken Wiese Fund for Juvenile Diabetes at Riley Hospital for Children: $100,000 for Pediatric Diabetes Research Group research funding.
- Ball State University: $50,000 for expansion of services and locations of the Healthy Lifestyle Center.
- IU School of Medicine–Muncie: $50,000 for hiring of a Healthy Promotion and Disease Prevention Director, who will recruit medical students interested in promoting community health and who will investigate the impacts of its scholarly concentration program and partnership with Ball State University’s Healthy Lifestyle Center.
- Second Harvest Food Bank: $25,000 for upgrades to LED lighting in the warehouse and supply room.
- Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity: $50,000 for 8twelve Coalition projects.
- Inside Out CDC: $32,000 for community room buildout and facility energy retrofit
Public society benefit
- East Central Indiana Regional Partnership: $90,000 for regional marketing efforts to advance new investment and talent attraction/retention.
- Innovation Connector: $50,000 for 2020 operating support.
- Muncie Land Bank: $100,000 for two years of operating support.
- ecoREHAB of Muncie: $25,000 for operating support during transition to new executive director.
- Cardinal Greenway: $600,000 for pedestrian bridge and support of next phase of Kitselman Trailhead project.
- Delaware Advancement Corporation: $120,000 for Vision 2021 implementation and Next Muncie support.
These grants were announced along with Ball Brothers Foundation grants. A $100,000 grant was awarded the newly created endowment for the Muncie Schools CEO position, as well as a $50,000 award for the Director of Public Education/CEO to jointly serve as a clinical professor of educational leadership and innovation with Ball State University’s Teachers College.
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The foundation’s final round of grants for 2019, including those endowments, totals more than $5.2 million, according to a BBF release.
For more information on Ball Brothers Foundation and the types of grants it funds, visit.
This article originally appeared on Muncie Star Press:
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