Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $6 Million in Grants

The in Muncie, Indiana, has announced grants totaling $6 million to more than fifty nonprofits in the state, including several grants in support of initiatives designed to improve the quality of life in the area.

Through its Cycle I grant program, the foundation awarded $2.6 million to the for operating, capital, and collections expenses; $150,000 to the for the organization's Muncie capital campaign; $100,000 to for general operating support; and $50,000 for the second phase of a science and math exhibit at the . Other grantees include the , which received $80,000 in support of its hospitality training institute; , which was awarded $60,000 for a community-based mentor program; and the agency, which received $100,000 in support of community preparedness education.

The foundation also awarded a number of special grants, including $5,000 to for a rapid re-housing/homelessness-prevention program; $3,505 to the for a public awareness project; $3,000 to for the organization's Catalyst for Empowering Women program; and $1,000 to for the winner of its Excellence in Teaching award.

In addition, the foundation awarded $1 million to for improvements to the university's sports programs and facilities as outlined in the Muncie Action Plan and the foundation's Quality of Place Initiative. "We're convinced that people want to live, learn, work, and play in a community that offers a range of entertainment options," said BBF president Jud Fisher. "Recruiting talented student-athletes and coaches, creating a comfortable environment to watch sports, and improving the overall look of the campus are assets that directly contribute to economic growth and sustainability."

For a complete list of , visit the Ball Brothers Foundation Web site.

"." Ball Brothers Foundation Press Release 07/01/2013.