Dear <<First Name>>,
Can you believe how far The Community Foundation has come? In just 35 years, we've grown from a concept to provide perpetual community grantmaking to a foundation with assets over $75 million that awards more than $3 million back into the community annually – and growing. We are thankful for each and every supporter, like you, who makes this possible.
As our role within the community continues to evolve, we have moved beyond solely a grantmaker and into a community leader and partner. Staff build relationships with nonprofit leaders. Through these relationships, we make connections, direct resources, and work together to contribute to larger community goals that enhance Muncie and Delaware County's quality of life.
For nearly 35 years, we have done this through fund administration fees and The Unrestricted Fund. But just as we encourage our nonprofit partners to develop a sustainability plan, the Foundation's Board of Directors saw the need for a fund to support internal sustainability. The Board of Directors Endowment Fund was established in 2018 to capture GIFT VII matching dollars. In 2020, Foundation Board members made qualifying gifts resulting in a $100,000 board engagement grant from Lilly Endowment to benefit this fund.
We invite you to make a special gift this year to the Board of Directors Endowment Fund. Your contribution will provide long-term sustainability as we continue growing.