Mission and Vision

The Tipton County Foundation exists for the broad-based philanthropic interests of and community benefit of residents of the defined geographic area of Tipton County, Indiana. The Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, autonomous, publicly supported, nonsectarian philanthropic institution. Through philanthropic donor services, strategic grantmaking, and constructive leadership, your hometown community foundation unites the gifts of many to sustain the causes that matter to all— now, and for all generations to come.


Since its founding in 1986, the civic-spirited volunteers responsible for TCF’s Board leadership, fund-raising, investment decisions, and grantmaking have built a substantial endowment that will never be spent. The income earned from investments is used to help meet Tipton County’s charitable needs– from social services for youth and senior citizens, to art, culture, education, recreation, historical preservation, animal welfare, and community development projects of all types. TCF is also a conduit for individual support of organizations, receiving non-endowed contributions that are earmarked and sometimes matched for local needs.

Tipton County Foundation Accreditations



Communications & Donor Relations

Donor Privacy Policy • TCF keeps all private information obtained with respect to donors and prospects confidential to the fullest extent possible. The Tipton County Foundation does not sell, loan, or trade their donors’ personal or contact information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of individuals, causes, or organizations that do not have a fund established in the Foundation. There is a more detailed policy on Confidentiality that may be discussed upon request. TCF communicates openly and transparently on a regular basis. The Foundation educates and engages donors in identifying and addressing community issues and grantmaking opportunities. TCF promptly and accurately acknowledges gifts. TCF provides fund statements to those donors who have established component funds.

Donor Bill of Rights

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Growing, Leading, & Serving (2016-2020)

Download our strategic plan to learn about the goals of the Tipton County Foundation

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Annual Reports

Annual Report on 2017

As a public charity, the Community Foundation believes very strongly in the principles of openness and transparency not only to our donors, but to the public and community groups we serve. To that end, our annual reports and IRS 990 filings are posted below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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