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Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist!
Whether your resources are great or small, and whatever your charitable intent, your local community foundation can help you support the causes you care about- now, and forever.
You can make a gift in memory of a departed loved one or in appreciation of a significant birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, or other occasion or achievement. Besides acknowledging the tax-deductible gift to the donor, TCF informs the bereaved family (or honoree in the case of tributes) that you have paid homage by making a lasting investment in the community- and the donor may specify whether the gift should be invested or what cause it should support!
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.
Visit our web page that raises some things to consider if you are thinking about establishing a component Fund at TCF.
There are many ways of giving to and through the Tipton County Foundation. Please review the range of gift choices designed to fit a variety of circumstances.
The information contained on this web site is general, and describes some of the recognized charitable giving techniques developed over the years. You should consult your own attorney, accountant, or other financial advisor for a detailed explanation of any technique you may be considering, and to learn how it might apply in your particular situation. The Foundation may be able to refer you to a knowledgeable professional who is familiar with our work.
Professional advisors (Attorneys, Bankers, CPAs, CFAs, CLUs, etc.) can gain access to Charitable Giving information that is just a click away. Your local community foundation is pleased to provide you with Planned Giving Answers Online (“PALS”), a convenient, easy to use and free resource.
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights... [Click]
Each year, the Foundation applies some of the earnings from its investments to the various individual Funds that have been established at TCF since its founding in 1986. Click for List Primarily, this is “operating money.” Each Fund can use these earnings for the grants it makes to fulfill its intended purposes. Most of the Funds at TCF are “Endowed,” made up of donations that can never be spent. These endowments receive an extra payout from the Foundation’s earnings to help them accumulate and not lose value to inflation over time.
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 Grants are Made to Support Community Needs
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