Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations
information about funds, investments, events, and volunteering
Community Development Officer
Education Program Officer
Ducky Day in Tipton Park, and youth philanthropy
meeting room reservations, donor receipts and
payments to vendors
Board of Directors
1020 W. Jefferson St.
send all mail to PO Box 412.)
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
The nonprofit social service agencies at work in Tipton County need thousands of
dollars every year to provide the essential programs that support the quality of
life for everyone. The Tipton County Foundation, a member of the Indiana
Association of United Ways, conducts and underwrites the expenses of an annual
campaign, so that every dollar donated by the public can be used for grants to
the partner organizations of the United Community Fund. How has this come
A Half-Century of Community Leadership and Service
For more than fifty years, the original Tipton County Community Fund helped
local social service organizations with some of their fundraising burden. A
unified campaign each autumn has helped to partially fund the important work
these agencies do year ‘round to provide a safety net and helping hand.
Working Together for the Future of Tipton County!
In the Fall of 2007, the Tipton County Foundation joined this effort and in a
series of ads and mailings announced that it would match certain gifts to the
Community Fund. On November 29 last year, the Tipton County Community Fund,
Inc., was formally dissolved. Among its final grants were contributions to the
community fund operating endowment at the Tipton County Foundation. TCF also
received TCCF's unexpended funds for current operations, such as rent,
telephone, and insurance, and all of their equipment and records at the
Community Connections offices, 121 N. Main St., in Tipton. The Foundation
acknowledged all of the contributions made in the Fall 2007 campaign, and pays
the bills that come due.
TCF has established the United Community Fund to carry on the tradition of
collaborative fundraising in Tipton County. We have become a member of the
Indiana Association of United Ways, so
that we can continue the best practices in this important area of philanthropy.
(Technically, we cannot become a United Way of America affiliate because that
federation of local United Ways is not accepting more members. The only way to
affiliate today would be to join an existing United Way in a neighboring
Members of the community can thus contribute your fair share, whether by a one-time yearly gift or memorial, a
payroll deduction arranged through your
employer, or a pledge that enables you to increase your total gift by
spreading the payments. Gifts to the special United Community Fund at TCF are not endowed and invested,
but the entire amount contributed by the public to the
United Community Fund this year will be added to the Foundation’s grantmaking
budget for all the charitable needs in the county next year. Foundation grants are awarded strategically,
based on the high impact that projects will have on improving community life.
Your Giving is Essential
The United Community Fund at the Tipton County Foundation is ready to receive
your gifts and will distribute them fairly to the partner agencies, based on
proposals those agencies submit. You have the option of designating how your
gift will be allocated, but we hope you will entrust to TCF the flexibility of
making it possible for all of our partners to provide their essential services.
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. Some companies also match
employee or retiree contributions. Send in the paperwork with your check and TCF
will complete it to double your gift!
a High Impact Gift Now
Kindly click on the link to open a contribution form in Microsoft Word. Print it
out and mail it in with your check to make a personally significant investment
in the United Community Fund. You will note that the form invites you to invest
your time and talent as well, to help TCF to encourage others to do the same.
Call for information or assistance at any time: (765)675-1941. Thank You!
Wednesday, August 19, 2015