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Lori Tragesser
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Chad Huff

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Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to establish their endowment within the Tipton County Foundation. Our professional investment policy promises good growth at a low fee. Anyone may contribute to the Fund(s) of their choice. The named organization determines how to use the proceeds each year.

Boys and Girls Club Endowment [558]

Mustard Seed Endowment [559]

Friends of St. Joseph Center [565]

Tipton County Shares/Jubilee Christmas [566]

 Tipton County Foundation Funds

General Support Fund • Project Grants for Tipton County Organizations. [501]

Operating Fund • Costs and Expense of the Foundation. NE [001]

Office Technology Fund • Aid in Procedures and Equipment for Efficiency of Operation. NE [312]

Foundation Compliance With Ethical Standards. NE [313]

Office/Conference Center Fund • Building Maintenance and Support. [529]

Findling Trust • Provides Support for Programs That Assist Needy Children. [Findling]

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Fund • Pays Tuition and Fees. NE [306]

 Tipton County Community Fund • Administrative Support Endowment. [535]

 The Medicine Chest Fund • Providing Prescription Assistance to Those in Need. NE [303]

 Shoes for Kiddies Fund • Assisting Families in Need to Purchase Shoes. NE [304]

 City of Tipton Fourth of July Fireworks Fund • Accepting Support for Annual Fireworks Show. NE [305]

 Elks Accessibility Fund • Public Contributions to be Matched by the Foundation to Help the Elks Lodge Become Accessible to Persons with Physical Disabilities. NE [348]

 Eagle Scout Service Projects • Receives Public Contributions to Help Fund Community Improvements by Scouts. NE [350]

 C.W. Mount Community Center Funds
Long-Term Support for Operating Costs and Expenses. [530] • Maintenance. [546]

 Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum (KAHM, Inc.) • Support of the Facility and Programs. [548]

 Tipton County Extension Education Center • Continuing Support for Center Projects and Courses. [536]

 Tipton County Historical Society
Endowment Fund • Support for History Projects, Education and Heritage Museum. [515]

Heritage Museum Support Fund • Long-Term Administrative Cost Needs. [543]

Building Fund • Construction of Heritage Center Additions. NE [310]

(See also the Van Nuys Family Designated Endowment Fund for the Historical Society) 

Tipton County Humane Society
Activity and Animal Shelter Support Endowment. [522]

Building Fund • Construction and Support of Animal Shelter. NE [308] 

Nancy Urmston, Tipton County Public Library Endowment • Support for Library Operations and Special Projects. [518]

Tipton County Public Library Building Fund • Planned Library Additions and Remodeling. NE [309]

 Tipton Elementary Schools (TESO) Endowment • Teacher Education Aids and Special Projects. [534]

 Tipton Police Department
        Equipment. NE [345]    • Canine. NE [346]

 Tri Kappa Sorority Park Gazebo Endowment • Long-Term Upkeep on City Park Gazebo. [544]

 American Legion Veterans Memorial Endowment • Long-Term Upkeep on Courthouse Monument. [551]

 Tipton County Habitat for Humanity Fund • Organizational Support for Those in Need. NE [307]

 Normanda Christian Church • Support for Church Projects. [552]

 St. John School Fund • Support for Catholic School Projects. NE [352]

4-H Fair Queen ScholarshipStill in Development; Founding Contributions Welcome. NE [555]

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Each year, the Foundation applies some of the earnings from its investments to the various individual Funds that have been established at TCF since its founding in 1986. Primarily, this is “operating money.” Each Fund can use these earnings for the grants it makes to fulfill its intended purposes. Most of the Funds at TCF are “Endowed,” made up of donations that can never be spent. These endowments receive an extra payout from the Foundation’s earnings to help them accumulate and not lose value to inflation over time.

In the list above, a Fund with the designation, “NE” is Not Endowed. This means that the full amount of the contributions made could eventually be withdrawn for the intended purpose. This is useful for a building fund, for example, or for short-term projects. At the end of each listing, the bracketed [number] is the reference number the Foundation uses in accounting for that Fund.

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