Ducky Day in Tipton Park, and youth philanthropy
Connecting People With Causes That Matter
Whether your resources are great or
small… the United Community Fund can combine your gifts with those of
many others, to benefit the causes that matter to all, through the Tipton County
|American Red Cross – Tipton/Howard Chapter||Boys & Girls Club||Caregiver Companion|
|Girl Scouts||Habitat for Humanity||Council on Aging/Senior Center/Food Bank|
|Mustard Seed||Salvation Army||Shoes for Kids & Medicine Chest @ TCF|
|Local schools and other organizations also receive Foundation grants, but have not been traditional Community Fund beneficiaries. Click the link for information on submitting Grant Proposals.|
|Arts & Culture (Theater, Music, Exhibitions)||Scholarships & Educational Projects||Findling Legacy for the Neediest Children (including Jubilee Christmas)|
|Health (including Medicine Chest for prescription assistance)||Human Services for all ages
and different kinds of families in distress
(including Shoes for Kids)
|Recreation, Environment, and Community Development||Leadership Development for Youth and Volunteers|
You may send a separate contribution to any of these special funds at TCF, or express a preference for your United Community Fund gift to be allocated to…
Arts & Cultural Interests
Schram Education Fund (Not Scholarships)
Findling Legacy for the Neediest Children
Medicine Chest (prescription assistance)
Shoes for Kids
Programs for Senior Citizens (a NEW Fund!)
Other component funds, both endowed and non-endowed, also may receive your
charitable donation, but not in the category of the United Community Fund, where
donations must be made available for current needs of the committed partner
Other community benefit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) tax deductibility are eligible to receive grants from the Tipton County Foundation general fund. However, since they are not formal partners of the United Community Fund (like the ones listed above), they cannot be designated to receive your contribution through this particular campaign. Examples could include the Tipton County Historical Society, Tipton Community Theatre, or local chapters of Special Olympics or the Humane Society. However, every charitable organization that serves Tipton County is eligible to apply in January 2009 for future United Community Fund partnership status.
Once paid, your donations to the Tipton County Foundation are fully tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Pledges are not deductible until they are paid. Matches by your employer qualify the company for a deduction, but do not increase the deductibility of your own gift.
The Tipton County Senior Center opened in 1979, and is located in the C.W. Mount Community Center. They help our growing senior population be independent by dealing with nutritional needs, fellowship, homecare, and transportation. It also houses the Tipton County Food Pantry. The Center offers speakers on a variety of topics, various games, and activities, such as trips to doctors, shopping, and other interests. All seniors are welcome to call or visit and become a part of all that happens there.
The Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County, located in the C.W. Mount Community Center, is dedicated to serving the youth of the community, and has been doing so since 1993. The Boys & Girls Club is special! It is a dedicated youth facility, staffed by professionals, trained in youth development issues. It is open daily after school, and during the summer when youth need positive, productive outlets during their free time. They serve all youth, from kindergarten through grade twelve. And thanks to your support, they keep dues low, and offer scholarships for any interested youth.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build or renovate houses for the poor in Tipton County. They use volunteer labor and donated materials as much as possible. Employing biblical economics, the houses are sold to families in need, unable to secure a bank loan, at no profit and no interest. As the cost of a house is repaid over a fixed time period, the payments help to fund new houses and renovations.
Tipton County Mustard Seed offers supportive community services, such as Crisis and Community Outreach, Little Angels Fund, Little Angels Pantry, Medical Travel for Cancer, and Shoes for Kids (funded by Tipton County Foundation). The Partnering Families program is an all-inclusive six month program designed to help Tipton families and individuals with the life skills, advocacy, education, motivation, and personal strength needed to carry on through crisis, overcome financial obstacles, meet and exceed life challenges, and remove self-sufficiency barriers. Self help is emphasized and facilitated by teaching life skills education, providing advocacy, creating individualized goal setting, resources, referrals, and providing limited financial assistance. Partnering Families learn life changing strategies and key skills to overcome life’s barriers to independence.
Sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph, Caregiver Companion is a
volunteer ministry that provides for the vulnerable in our community. The
organization, whose mission is to assist caregivers of the sick, frail, and
disabled, relies upon volunteers to provide in-home respite care and other
helpful services supportive of this vital ministry. Without your financial will
to make a difference, this support would not be possible. Your thoughtful
generosity encourages concern and care for others… right here in Tipton County.
The American Red Cross Howard-Tipton Chapter has been
saving lives and helping the people of our combined communities prevent, prepare
for and respond properly to emergencies. They have been there in the middle of
the night for people whose homes were destroyed by disaster; trained people
in first aid, CPR, aquatics and water safety; taught disaster preparation,
provided a link with family members in the Armed Forces, contributed to the
hospital blood supply.
The Salvation Army’s emergency assistance program helps to meet basic human needs by providing funds for lodging, groceries, meals, transportation, clothing, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. Volunteer representatives provide referrals for social services in connection with substance abuse, domestic violence, chronic homelessness, and other issues. The local unit visits shut-ins and nursing home residents, and also provides back to school supply kits for needy children.
We are now set up for credit card payments online. Click the Donate Now box at left for more information. Be sure to indicate on the JustGive Screen if you want your gift to go for Current Needs through the United Community Fund @ TCF.
We will be happy also to take a pledge via email or phone, and follow-up with a thank you and reminders by regular mail. Please call or write us with your name, address, phone, email address, and the amount of your pledge.
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