The in Muncie, Indiana, has announced grants totaling more than $2.7 million to thirty-one nonprofit organizations in the state.
The largest number of grants was awarded in support of education and youth programs in and around Muncie. Recipients include , which was awarded $350,000 to support the merger of two high schools; the , which will receive $92,500 in support of its programming and to make much-needed facility improvements; and the , which was awarded $75,000 to bolster its , which works to ensure that children in Delaware County are kindergarten-ready.
In addition, and the each will receive $35,000 for afterschool and summer programming; was awarded $35,000 in support of a six-week summer program that combines paid employment, classroom training, and civic engagement opportunities for economically disadvantaged teens in Muncie; and the will receive $125,000 in support of renovations to its downtown campus and an accelerated associate's degree program targeted to students from low-income families.
"Ball Brothers Foundation recognizes that strong schools create strong communities and strong local economies. With the merger of the city's two high schools, we saw an important opportunity to support transition efforts during a key time for our city," said BBF president and chief operating officer Jud Fisher. "We also know that learning takes place outside of the classroom, and our grants this cycle demonstrate our commitment to educational opportunities that promote learning from birth through career and college."
For a complete list of , visit the Ball Brothers Foundation website.