Crushing financial demands are growing around us, caused by the economic shutdown of COVID-19. Two hometown nonprofits reached out to the Tipp City Foundation for immediate help in responding to those demands. Here’s how the foundation helped, and here’s how you can help, too.

A total of $15,000.00 has been awarded by the distribution committee.  These dollars may be leveraged by the nonprofits to grow matching gifts. Donor Advisors from foundation funds will be invited to contribute towards these grant requests. 


Downtown Tipp City Partnership, $10,000.00, seeds the Coronavirus Relief Program. Emergency aid to employers in the downtown, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available.  Applications for relief, and the link to contribute, are found at, or call (937) 667-0883.

The goal of the program is to maintain community vibrancy and economic prosperity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to assist in limiting its economic impact on the residents of Tipp City.


Tipp Monroe Community Services, $5,000.00, replenishes the year-round Community Relief Program. This emergency fund assists families with rent, prescriptions or utility costs. Residents of Tipp City, Monroe Township and Bethel Township are eligible to apply. If you need help, or if you would like to contribute to this program, contact TMCS at (937) 667-8631.

Since 1969, TMCS has identified the needs and wants of the community and found the resources to provide them. This is an August Henke Comfort for the Needy Fund grant.

The distance between people to stay safe from coronavirus is 6 feet.  The grantmaking distance between community need and reaction time is the length of a telephone line.  Other nonprofits in need of emergency economic assistance may contact Jim Ranft at (937) 528-2482 or email

The deadline for 2Q grant submissions is June 1. Grant application forms are found at

Since 1943, the Tipp City Foundation has awarded $2,311,765.44, through December 31, 2019. Members of the Foundation are Heather Bailey, Mary Bowman, Diana Featherstone, Dee Gillis, president, Dave Grim, treasurer, Melissa Keller, Bruce McKenzie, Jim Ranft, vice president and distribution chair, Nathan Rentz, Pete Schinaman, Claire Timmer, Jackie Wahl, secretary, and Sarah Worley.

The Tipp City Foundation is a member fund of The Troy Foundation. If you would like information about how to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Heather Bailey at (937) 528-2482.

For more information visit or Tipp Foundation on Facebook and Instagram.

The Tipp City Foundation is a member fund of The Troy Foundation. You can make a difference with your dollars in our community by:

  • Donating online here.
  • Making your check payable to the Tipp City Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 626, Tipp City, OH 45371.
  • Setting up a fund or legacy plan by contacting Heather Bailey at (937) 528-2482.

We’d love to stay in touch. Stay connected with the Tipp City Foundation by:

All marketing activities of the Foundation is 100% underwritten by generous sponsors. Please contact us at for information on how your business or organization can become our partner in philanthropy. 

  • Silver Sponsor – Thrivent Financial (Matt Buehrer)
  • Bronze Sponsors – Advanced Machinery Companies; Dunaway Family Foundation; Dungan & LeFevre; Ever-Green Turf & Landscape; Gibson Law Offices; Monroe Federal Savings and Loan; New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank; Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling; Unity National Bank
  • Friend Sponsors – Captor Corp.; Edward Jones (Neil Nehring); Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home; Minster Bank; RSM US; Turnstone Financial; US Bank
  • Media Sponsor – Tippecanoe Gazette

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