Home Manufacturer fund The Maxon Foundation Fund provides $ 84,348 to local nonprofits

The Maxon Foundation Fund provides $ 84,348 to local nonprofits


MUNCIE, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County awarded $ 84,348.05 from the Maxon Foundation Fund to nine nonprofits.

The Maxon Corporation, an international manufacturer of industrial heaters, was locally owned and operated from 1916 to 2008. Today, it is part of Honeywell Corporation. In 1986, the Maxon Foundation was established as a charitable arm of the company. Shortly after acquiring the company, the board of directors of the Maxon Foundation decided to partner with the Community Foundation, transferring its assets to the Community Foundation to create the Maxon Foundation Fund, according to one. communicated.

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This fund focuses on providing grants to organizations and programs that support at-risk children and families in Delaware County. A committee of former Maxon Corporation officers and members of the Maxon Foundation board of directors reviews grant applications each year. Since 2009, the Maxon Foundation Fund has awarded more than $ 600,000 in grants.

The following grants were awarded by the Maxon Foundation Fund this year.

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie received $ 10,000 to support a part-time counselor who will provide services to club members and their families.
  • The Community Foundation’s Funders Forum Fund received $ 4,288 to help provide collaborative grants by community funders with a common community goal.
  • Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity, Inc. received $ 20,000 to build a new home for a local veteran.
  • KidsPeace received $ 6,500 for an awareness and education campaign on the importance of foster families and the shortage of foster homes in our community.
  • Motivate Our Minds received $ 12,000 to cover the cost of quality school education for more than 175 children in Muncie and Delaware County.
  • United Day Care Center received $ 9,375 to offset the cost of new flooring throughout the center.
  • Urban Light Community Development Corporation received $ 7,500 for costs associated with providing services to women seeking recovery from substance abuse.
  • The Youth Opportunity Center received $ 9,684.78 to support a firewall upgrade enabling secure telehealth and family preservation services and remote work by staff.
  • YWCA Central Indiana received $ 5,000 to improve equipment, green spaces, fences and benches in the Emergency Shelter and Hope Garden playground.

For more information on how to apply for the Maxon Foundation Fund grants, visit cfmdin.org or contact Marcy Minton, Senior Program Manager, at 765-747-7181 or [email protected] The next deadline for nonprofits to apply for a grant from the Maxon Foundation Fund is July 31, 2022.