Are you looking for a way to make a difference and be part of a powerful group of female influencers?
Discovery is a women’s collaborative philanthropic group created to support and fund innovative projects and programs at Ball State University – impacting students and benefiting our local, national, and international communities.
Since being established in 2002, Discovery has granted $1 million and supported more than 45 projects and programs at Ball State.
Discovery directors and members are part of a collaborative philanthropic group that works with University administrators to select and support high profile Ball State projects. Grant allocations range from $10,000 to $25,000. Members receive progress reports from grant recipients and participate in the Annual Meeting, grant selection gatherings, tours of funded projects, and the holiday reception.
Memberships and Grant Selection Votes
- Full Members make a gift of $1,000 or more annually and are entitled to two votes.
- Associate Members make a gift of $500–$999 annually and are entitled to one vote.
- Supporting Members make a gift of $250–$499 annually and are entitled to half a vote.
- Discovery gifts of $1,000+ earn you placement in the Ball State University Foundation’s Leaders & Loyals.
Learn more or apply for membership to the Discovery Women's Group by contacting Lola Mauer, associate vice president of strategy, Ball State University Foundation.
Apply for a Discovery Grant
To be eligible for a grant, Discovery will consider funding for: specialized equipment, student assistant wages, graduate assistantships, program administrative costs, and summer stipend (salary is capped at $2,500 plus additional fringe benefits). Discovery will not consider funding for: faculty overloads, computer equipment, general office equipment, or indirect costs. Maximum grant requests may be up to $25,000, and a Project Director may hold one Discovery award per fiscal year. Visit our application page for more information.