TCF Funds

Fiscal Sponsorships

At TCF, new Funds are created only when a portion of the Donors’ gift is endowed. Fiscal Sponsorships may be arranged for other charitable interests on a pass-through basis. Current pass-through funds, which have no endowment, receive no proceeds from investments, and are charged no fee, are retained as Fiscal Sponsorships. Any new arrangements for fiscal sponsorships (or pass-through funds) are subject to a $500 startup fee and must be proposed to the Gift Acceptance Committee.

Current Fiscal Scholarships

 
  • United Community Fund
  • Shoes for Kids
  • City of Tipton Fireworks
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Tipton Police Honor Guard
  • Tipton Police Canine
  • Tipton County Canine
  • Fairview Cemetery Beautification
  • Community Thanksgiving
  • Recycling for Benches
 

Community Grantmaking Endowments

A Community Grantmaking Fund typically is established to provide support for general, unspecified charitable purposes at the discretion of the Community Foundation, with no advice or recommendations from the Donor (or any persons designated by the Donor).

Current Community Grantmaking Funds

 

•   Fund 500 – General Community Grantmaking Fund

 
 
  • Ben & Becky Hobbs Fund
  • Nancy Nicholson Fund
  • Drs. Charee & Kevin Condict Fund
  • Jason & Stacy Hare Family Fund
  • Smith – Henderson Family Fund
  • Curry – Haskett Memorial Fund
 

Designated Funds

A Designated Fund typically is established to provide support for a specified public charity (e.g., the local art museum, symphony, or hospital), with no future advice or recommendations from the Donor (or any persons designated by the Donor).

Current Designated Funds

 
  • Edward & Judith Ripberger
  • Lowell & Mary Luella Miller
  • Holman Family
  • Urmston for Tipton County Library
  • Charles B. & Kathleen O’Banion Van Nuys
  • TESO-Elementary School Teachers
  • Elizabeth Lebo for Tipton Hospital
  • Goose Bean Garden Fund
  • Robert C. & Phyllis M. Orr
  • American Legion Veterans Memorial
  • JRB Orr Fund
  • Mary L. Miller for the United Methodist Church
  • Robert Stroup & Joyce Hall
  • Dick McIntosh Memorial
  • Devon W. & Mary Jane Flaningam
 

Field of Interest Funds

A Field of Interest Fund typically is established to provide support for a specified charitable purpose (e.g., cancer research, the arts, public schools, impoverished children), with no future advice or recommendations from the Donor (or any persons designated by the Donor).

Current Field of Interest Funds


Advised by the Education Grantmaking Subcommittee, the fund supports proposals to engage in educational projects for any age, in any subject area, in any location for the benefit of the people of Tipton County.
Another field of interest is the particular cause of “the neediest children,” whom the Foundation seeks to benefit through grants from the John B. Findling Legacy Fund. Traditionally, this fund has made small grants to sororities, service clubs and other organizations for special child-oriented programs, especially at holiday time. Such projects need not take place just at the Christmas holidays, but may be considered in any of the quarterly grantmaking cycles of the Tipton County Foundation. Agencies receiving a major grant from TCF should include any Findling-qualifying projects in their main annual proposal. Organizations seeking funding only for a project to benefit the neediest children should submit their letter of intent and proposal as early in the calendar year as possible to ensure Board approval in time for their event.
The Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund at the Tipton County Foundation is endowed to support a range of projects that enrich the quality of life. Life-transforming experiences of art appreciation, music, and theater can be made more affordable and available to all. Grants may provide concerts, exhibitions, matching grants for programs from the regional arts council, subsidies of field trip costs for students, or honoraria for guest artists at community events.
A committee of Pioneer employees consider proposals from organizations that benefit the youth of Tipton County.
Tri-Kappa Sorority spearheaded a campaign to build the Gazebo in Tipton Park, and establish an endowment that could provide support for its maintenance. In recent years, this Fund has also been used to include other permanent gifts for park improvements. In addition, by request of the Park Board, the Foundation has received and distributed funds restricted by the donor for the new Park Trails, Christmas Lights in the Park, other projects.
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 can make money available for enriching seminars, trips, equipment, and other projects.
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.
The Agribusiness Field of Interest Fund at the Tipton County Foundation is endowed to support a range of projects that encourage individuals and groups to engage in education, research, and experiences that advance Agribusiness. This fund will be used to promote all aspects of Tipton County’s agricultural heritage and future. The scope of projects that it can fund may include gardening, 4-H and FFA, nutrition, family farming, livestock, forestry, seed production, research, marketing, soil and water conservation, the farmers’ market, renewable energy, attracting recent college graduates to return—and anything else prospective grantees may propose to add value to the effort to encourage this vocation.
When a student aged 6-22 plans to make a personally significant investment of their time, talent, and treasure in a cause that matters, and encourage others to do the same, the Foundation is eager to help him or her be effective. If they seek to involve others in volunteer work and fundraising, whether for a long-term or short period of time, their efforts could qualify for support of project expenses, grants that match the gifts of others, and technical support.This is the ideal approach for in school service clubs or societies, youth ministries, Eagle Scout candidates, and others who want to do some good, Young people should contact TCF in the early stage of their planning. Also check http://www.tiptoncf.org/fundraising.htm.
Women and girls with roots in Tipton County unite their charitable giving through the Women’s Fund of the Tipton County Foundation. Their grantmaking creates a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community where women are empowered to reach their full potential.

Learn More About the Women’s Fund

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund typically is established at the request of a Donor to the Community Foundation to provide support for charitable and similar exempt expenditures or recipients recommended by the Donor or persons designated by the Donor to advise the Community Foundation. The recommendations must be advisory only, and the Community Foundation must be free to reject any or all recommendations.

Current Donor Advised Funds

 
  • Hubert & Frieda Henderson
  • Raver Family
  • Judy & Eddie Burton
  • Bret & Summer Bailey
  • Mark & Linda Baird
  • Tom Ripberger Family Fund
  • Tina (Ripberger) Colbert Family Fund
  • Brad & Christine Nichols
  • Philip & LaKeita Legg
  • Zahn Family
  • Ressler Family
  • Dr. M.G. and Hilda T. Smith
  • Stewart & McQuinn Family Fund
 
 

Scholarships

A Discretionary Scholarship Fund typically is established to provide educational scholarships to individuals, with no advice or recommendations from the Donor (or persons designated by the Donor). If the Donor wishes to be involved in the selection of scholarship recipients (or wishes to designate one or more persons to be involved in the selection of scholarship recipients), the Advised Scholarship Fund Agreement forms should be used.


An Advised Scholarship Fund typically is established to provide educational scholarships to individuals, where the Donor or persons designated by the Donor are to be involved in the selection of scholarship recipients. Under the Pension Act, the Donor (or his or her designee) may only participate in such selection as a member of a larger advisory committee, and the following additional requirements must be met:

  1. Each and every member of the committee must be appointed by the Community Foundation (rather than by the Donor);
  2. The Donor and his/her designees may not control or constitute a majority of the committee, and
  3. All scholarship grants must be awarded pursuant to objective and nondiscriminatory procedures, approved in advance by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Advised Charitable Organization Funds

At the Tipton County Foundation, these are called Agency Funds. They are typically is established at the request of a charitable organization to provide support for its exempt purposes. The Agency’s recommendations must be advisory only, and the Community Foundation must be free to reject any recommendations.

Current Charitable Organization Funds

 
  • Hilton Hobbs Healthcare/Tipton Hospital
  • Tipton County Historical Society
  • Tipton County Humane Society
  • Friends of CW Mount Center
  • CW Mount Center Maintenance
  • Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum (KAHM)
  • Normanda Christian Church
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Mustard Seed
  • Friends of St. Joseph Center
  • Tipton County Shares/Jubilee Christmas
  • West Street Christian Church
  • IU Health Tipton Hospital Professional Development
 

Foundation Funds

The Sustainability of the Tipton County Foundation allows it to grow, lead, and serve without direct contributions to its administrative budget. This support is provided by fees collected from its investment proceeds, and the growth of two fundamental endowments.

Current Foundation Funds

 
  • General Operating Endowment
  • Conference Center Support Endowment
 

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