Tipton County Foundation
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Frank Giammarino
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Lori Tragesser
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Chad Huff

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TCF is a volunteer-driven nonprofit public charity established in 1986. With your help, whether your resources are great or small, and whatever your charitable intent…

  • Your community foundation unites your gifts with those of many others, to benefit the causes that matter to all.
  • The value of your donations is increased by sensible investment.
  • The good you want to do is permanent, because your endowment gift is never spent—only the annual earnings—currently a net 4%.
  • Grants are made to local agencies and citizens’ groups who work to help our neighbors.
  • Scholarships are awarded to help young people pursue more education with less debt.
  • Leadership is convened, makes plans, and collaborates to improve the quality of Tipton County life.

The Foundation’s Conference Center (1020 W. Jefferson St., on the Pioneer campus west of Tipton) houses our offices, and provides a meeting place for community organizations.

Thank You For Helping Us Do Well!

…Fulfilling Donors’ Wishes
A gift to any fund at the Foundation can be made in memory of someone or in honor of a special achievement —even a significant birthday.

The civic-spirited volunteers responsible for TCF’s Board leadership, fundraising, investment decisions and grantmaking have begun a substantial endowment that will never be spent, but always provide benefits– which can increase over time with your help!

Special funds are set up to match special charitable interests, such as the United Community Fund for human and social services, the Women’s Fund, Agribusiness Endowment, Arts & Culture, Education, the Findling Legacy for Children, Shoes for Kids, Medicine Chest prescription assistance, and others. Contributions are tax-deductible under sections 501(c)(3), 509, and 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

…Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter

Many families and organizations have set up funds for operating charities, scholarships, facilities, and events like the July 4th fireworks.

Foundation Funds • Supporting TCF Operations
General Endowment for Sustainability
United Community Fund Current Grants, Administration or Endowment
Foundation Office Technology
Conference Center Building Support

Community Grantmaking Endowments
Unrestricted Community Grantmaking Endowment#500
Ben & Becky Hobbs Community Grantmaking
Curry-Haskett Memorial Community Grantmaking
Nancy Nicholson Community Grantmaking
Jason & Stacy Hare Family Community Grantmaking
Henderson-Smith Family Community Grantmaking

List of Component Funds at the Tipton County Foundation
Italicized Funds are Not Endowed • Gifts to Them May Be Used Immediately, Rather Than Invested for Growth

Field of Interest Funds • Created to Encourage Support of a Cause
City of Tipton Fireworks
Disaster Recovery
Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Robert & Ibby Ann Schram Education
Tipton Park Gazebo & Improvements
American Legion Veteran's Memorial
Women's Philanthropy
Arts & Cultural Interests
John B. Findling Legacy for the Neediest Children
Senior Citizen Programming
Developmental Disabilities
Agribusiness Endowment
Youth Philanthropy

Agency Funds • Established for Support of an Organization
Shoes for Kids
Tipton Police Honor Guard
Tipton Police Canine
Fairview Cemetery Beautification

Hilton Hobbs Healthcare/Tipton Hospital
Tipton County Historical Society-History Education
Tipton County Heritage Center Museum Support
Tipton County Humane Society Endowment
Friends of C.W. Mount Center Support
C.W. Mount Community Center Maintenance
Tipton County Education Center Sustainability
Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum, Inc.
Normanda Christian Church
Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County
Tipton County Mustard Seed
Friends of St. Joseph Center (Environment)
Tipton County Shares/Jubilee Christmas
Mary L. Miller Methodist Church Fund
West Street Christian Church Endowment

Designated Funds • Established by Donor to Support Specific, Named Causes
Lowell & Luella Miller Memorial Fund
Lebo Fund for Tipton Hospital
Holman Fund for West St. Christian Church
Tipton County Library – Nancy Urmston
Charles B. & Kathleen O. Van Nuys Family Fund for the Museum Building
Robert C. & Phyllis M. Orr Fund
JRB Orr Fund for Foundation Grantmaking
Robert Stroup-Julia Hall Endowment
Dick McIntosh Memorial Endowment

Donor-Advised Funds • The Donor Advises TCF on Grants by the Fund
Hubert & Frieda Henderson Family Fund
Raver Family Fund
Judy & Eddie Burton Family Fund
Bret & Summer Bailey Family Fund
Mark & Linda Baird Family Fund
Brad & Chris Nichols Family Fund
Phil & LaKeita Legg Fund
Drs. Charee & Kevin Condict Family Fund
Zahn Family Fund
Ressler Family Fund
Tipton County Youth Development
TESO-Elementary School Teacher Projects
Dr. M.G. & Hilda T. Smith
Jerry & Nancy Armstrong
Schoettmer Family Christian Endowment

Scholarship Funds • TCF-Managed to Support Higher Education
Tipton County Alternative Scholarship Fund
Tipton Rotary Club Vocational Education
Tipton Kiwanis Club
Windfall Lions Club
Tipton Bus Drivers
Eldon Cage-American Legion Post 46
Goose Bean Garden Fund
Robert J. Woods Memorial
Lester V. Hart Memorial
George & Catherine Shortle Memorial
Michael Hoover Memorial
Marty Walker Memorial Track
John Moses Memorial
Walter York Encompass Memorial
Bob & Lillie Enneking Memorial
Billy B. Reel Memorial
Jessica Merrell Memorial
Charles Wolf Memorial
Richard Pence Memorial
Dorman & Marilyn Rogers Memorial
Michael Stoops Memorial
Wilma Small Parks Memorial
Nan P. Nichols Memorial
James F. Makosky Future Educators
Jim "Chewy" Keith Memorial Veterans Scholarship

Special Scholarship Opportunities:

  • The Foundation makes the nomination of a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar each year.
  • George R. Myerly & Sons scholarships are awarded to the finalists in the LECS process.
  • Richard & Mildred Harrison Scholarship: College Seniors apply by Nov. 1, the year before receiving their degree, to help relieve debt.
  • E.W. Kelley for Indiana University Kokomo (4 years)
  • Robert & Dorothy Wooldridge Memorial (4-years)
  • Blue Devil Honors for Math & Science
  • Fred Calhoun/Bill White Science Club
  • Herbert “Lanky” Snyder Visual Arts
  • Merlin & Margaret Harlow Memorial Music
  • 4-H Related—
    • Tipton County 4-H Council
    • Hilton Hobbs Livestock 4-H
    • Eva O. Lilly Memorial
  • Healthcare Related—
    • Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital Associates and the Patricia Rogers & Merrilee Rice Memorial Scholarships
    • Laurie Van Dae Memorial
    • Rosalie H. Maxey Memorial Nursing
      Mary Alice Nichols Memorial (Graduating RN)
  • Purdue Related—
    • Tipton County Purdue Alumni
    • James & Emogene Davis
    • Ray & Lillian Bower Memorial (4-years)

TCF Component Funds do $1 million worth of good each year! Thank You For Helping Us Do More!

By “card,” cash, check, stock, or real estate, gifts can be made in memory of your forbears, or in honor of your neighbor or other person whom you want to thank or recognize for a birthday, anniversary, or accomplishment. Please make checks payable to: Tipton County Foundation, and mail to PO Box 412 • Tipton, IN 46072

Donations on Line by Credit Card

Donors can make a safe online credit card donation through the JustGive service at www.tiptoncf.org/give-online.htm.

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