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The Tipton County Foundation awards grants to programs and community organizations for projects that not only address the common good, but the areas of specific interest to donors, as well.

For those who are passionate about a particular cause, Field of Interest Funds provide strategic, lasting support—even as needs change over time. Contributions to Field of Interest Funds allow donors to target gifts to causes important to them. These funds each provide a special pool of money that can support Foundation grants to organizations that support the cause mentioned, without giving control of the total fund to any particular agency.

#500 General TCF Endowment for Changing Needs
#500 General Endowment for Administrative Needs

#507 Robert & Ibby Ann Schram Education Fund
#544 Tipton Park Gazebo and Other Park Improvements
#560 Women's Philanthropy
#561 Arts & Cultural Interests
#562 John B. Findling Legacy for the Neediest Children
#570 Senior Citizen programs
#575 Developmental Disabilities programs
#576 Agribusiness Endowment— focused on matters related to this vocation and lifestyle
#589 Youth Philanthropy— focused on fundraising and grantmaking by and for young people aged 5 to 25

Robert and Ibby Schram Education Fund (#507) • Provides Support for Education Projects (not college scholarships).

Women’s Fund (#560)This collaboration of women of all generations works together to create a stronger community, where women and girls are empowered to reach their full potential. Women share time, talent and treasure, and offer grants to support programs focused on the needs of Tipton County women.

Arts & Cultural Interests Fund (#561) Life-transforming experiences of art appreciation, music, and theater can be made more affordable and available to all. Projects can include: concerts, matching grants for programs from the regional arts council, subsidies of field trip costs for students, or honoraria for guest artists at community events.

Senior Citizen Program Fund (#570)Our fastest growing population segment, committed citizens, proud neighbors, with issues of health care, economic vitality, and productive ways to use their skills and knowledge. This fund will make money available for enriching seminars, trips, equipment, and other projects.

Developmental Disabilities Program Fund (#575) When the Tipton County ARC ceased operations in 2009, they entrusted to TCF the care and future growth of the nest egg they had developed after years of fundraising and grants to assist special education teachers, organizations like Janus Development Centers, and such programs as the Special Olympics. Contributions from people and groups to sustain this support will grow this Fund for permanent benefits for our neighbors with special needs.

Funds That May Be Created If Community Support Warrants It:

  • Environment and Animal Welfare

  • "My Generation" Philanthropy— focused on fundraising and grantmaking by men and women aged 25 to 50

  • Recreation

  • Volunteerism and Leadership Development

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