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Ball Brothers Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Ball Brothers Foundation

P.O. Box 1408

Muncie, IN United States 47308

Telephone: (765) 741-5500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $169,274,654

Total giving: $6,745,000





Additional Contact Information

Additional address: 222 S. Mulberry St., Muncie, IN 47305. Additional e-mail:


Incorporated in 1926 in IN - Founded in the name of Edmund B. Ball and his brothers. The first funds received for use by the foundation were securities valued at approximately $3 million from the estate of Edmund B. Ball, one of the founders of the Ball Brothers Company of Muncie, Indiana. It is now the Ball Corporation, a well known producer of glass jars used for canning

Purpose and Activities

Support for the environment, humanities and cultural programs, higher and other education, health and medical education, youth, and family and social services.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Ball General Grants

The foundation will consider program/project requests, general operating requests or a combination of the two.

Ball Rapid Grants

The purpose of the rapid grants program is to provide funding to organizations needing rapid funding to continue a project, buy equipment or materials for a project, attend a conference or travel to meet with representatives to advance ideas for a project currently in operation or a future project. Rapid grants do not fall within the normal granting period. Requests may be submitted at any time between Feb. 1 and Nov. 30, with a decision made within four business days and the award sent within seven to ten days. Eligibility for Ball Rapid Grants is limited to Delaware, Henry, Randolph, Jay, Madison, and Blackford Counties.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Medical education
  • Museums
  • Public affairs
  • Reading promotion
  • Secondary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $169,274,654 (market value)

Expenditures: $9,146,450

Total giving: $6,745,000

Qualifying distributions: $7,416,882