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3/20/2014
Ball Brothers Foundation Adds New Program Officer
Jenna Wachtmann joins BBF staff
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12/16/2013
Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Cycle II Grant Awards
Grants to strengthen, enrich community assets
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12/16/2013
Ball Brothers Board Member Honored
Scott Shockley Named Top Lawyer
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Our Grant Programs

The grants program at Ball Brothers Foundation is designed to award funds to organizations that demonstrate "better practices" or strive toward "best practice designation" in conducting their affairs and have a continued interest based on local and regional needs in improving the quality of life for citizens in Muncie, East Central Indiana, and the state of Indiana.

Organizations who submit proposals must be able to submit upon request a current strategic plan or demonstrate their commitment to developing a strategic plan before a proposal will be considered. In addition, organizations must be able to demonstrate a reasonable record of financial continuity over an appropriate period of time or, if new, demonstrate their ability to sustain financial stability over several years.

Grant Program Focus

The Foundation's grants focus on six broad subject areas:

  • Education (higher education, public and private education)
  • Arts, Culture & Humanities (cultural activities & institutions)
  • Human Services (including youth services)
  • Public/Society Benefit (community betterment)
  • Health (including school & community wellness, youth development, & recreation)
  • Environment (including conservation and land management)

The Foundation prefers to provide funding for:

  • Capacity building that will stimulate others to participate in processes designed to strengthen all aspects of an organization and its mission; participate in problem solving, leadership development, partnerships, collaboration, and policy change; and support organizational and institutional effectiveness and professional development.
  • Innovative approaches for addressing traditional or emerging community needs that result in long-term, systematic, sustained solutions that consider the use of community impact models and result in measurable outcomes.
  • Specific Program/Project initiatives or endeavors
  • General operating support
  • Seed money to help launch new programs, projects or initiatives.