Unrestricted Funds…grant awards are made by the Foundations’ distribution committee and meet changing needs within the community

Bethel Community Fund – 2013 This is an unrestricted endowment fund for community needs in Bethel Township. It was established by the Bowman family to honor and continue the legacies of Kenneth and Fairy Bowman.
  H.E. "Tiny" and Emma Drewing Fund  - 2017 This unrestricted fund was established by Sally Beals to honor her parents. Tiny (1898 - 1984) and Emma (1909 - 1974) were proud of their hometown and believed strongly in education. Tiny owned the Tippecanoe Gravel Company in the 1930s and acquired contracts to remove 140 miles of interurban railroad, which provided jobs for many during the Great Depression.He later raised Herford cattle, pigs, chickens and grain. Emma was an executive secretary for Tube Products and supported Tiny’s endeavors with her skills in bookkeeping.
  Jim & June Kyle Family Fund  2001 As a trustee of the Foundation, Jim Kyle saw first-hand the positive impact that grants have on our community. For this reason Jim and his wife, June, created this unrestricted fund to support charitable and cultural endeavors for the citizens of Bethel and Monroe Townships.
Tipp City Foundation General Fund – 1943 This fund supports broad charitable endeavors to improve the quality of life in Tipp City, Bethel Township and Monroe Township. Since inception, it has received many generous donations including estate gifts from the Timmer, Kendig and Kessler families.

Field of Interest and Designated Funds…grant awards are made by the Foundations’ distribution committee and support specific charities or purposes identified by the donors

Arts Bethel Fund in the Studebaker Tradition of Giving Back – 2014 This fund provides assistance with music, literature and creative art in Bethel Local Schools, which could include materials or​ other academic-related needs.   Created in memory of Emmert and Jane Studebaker, this fund champions learning through the arts.  In addition to their roles as founders of Process Equipment Company, Jane was an organist and weaver. Emmert played flute, wrote poetry, blacksmithed and during his 80s began singing lessons.
Century Milestone Fund iho The Lantz Family – 2017 Buildings authenticated as being at least 100 years old and within Tipp City will be recognized through this fund.  After moving to Tipp City in 1973, Phil and Paula Lantz enjoyed the history exuded by the town. Specifically, they recognized that strong communities don't happen by chance but rather through the commitment of individuals to invest in the maintenance and upkeep of aging properties.
Cross Country at Tippecanoe Fund imo Dave Lightle – 2016 Tipp City High School’s Cross Country Invitational is underwritten by this fund. Dave Lightle’s broad life experiences were imprinted by his entrepreneurial skills, political interests, global view, and linguistics. This translated into a wide-ranging career, which included working as a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan.
Gillis Family Fund for Self-Sufficiency – 2012 Founded by Kelly and Dee Gillis, who believe in the proverb, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” Grants support activities that help adults reach self-sufficiency through programs such as preparation for high school equivalency certificates (GED) or adult literacy training.
August Henke Comfort for the Needy Fund – 1950 Emma Henke Warner, daughter of August Henke, established this fund to provide comfort and support for needy and aged men. A native of Germany, August Henke was considered the oldest living resident in Tippecanoe when he died in 1923 at the age of 92.
Amy Seibert Kronour Scholarship Fund – 2012 Remembers this teacher of special needs children. This fund assists youth enrolled in the Cuvilly Program of Chaminade Julienne High School, which addresses special needs students’ education.
Lucille L. Milner Trees for Tipp Fund – 1998 For over 70 years, Mrs. Milner enjoyed the beauty, shade, fragrance and texture added to Tipp City’s parks and streets by its urban forest. Her desire to help ensure the same beauty for future generations led her to establish this fund, which provides for the purchase of trees for planting in the parks and along the streets. Plantings are coordinated by Tipp City and its Park Board.
Warren E. Miltenberger Parkland Fund – 2008 This fund supports the out-of-doors that Warren held dear through the acquisition, upkeep, maintenance, and preservation of public parkland or other natural areas.
Coach Billy Moore Athletic Fund – 2013This fund honors the memory of Coach Billy Moore who made a career of teaching and coaching for over 30 years in Vandalia-Butler, Troy and Tipp City School systems. His coaching philosophy centered on the idea that “fundamentals are the key to success.” These funds are awarded to boys’ high school athletic programs of football, wrestling and baseball in Tipp City Schools for general need/use in order to ensure that the "fundamentals" are met and maintained.
Outdoor Experiences Fund iho Abby Kessler Bowling – 2017 Outdoor recreation and education as well as parks in Tipp City and Monroe Township receive support from this fund. Abby, a retired teacher and nature enthusiast, encourages people to explore the great outdoors through the creation of this fund.
Radle Family Fund for Science Education – 2007 This fund provides assistance with science and conservation activities for the Bethel Local Schools, which could include scholarships for students or faculty, materials in the science classroom, or student-initiated projects within the community. Woodrow and Mary Radle called Bethel Township “home” since 1946; it is here that they raised their two children.
Safety First Fund – 2017 Public safety initiatives, delivered through emergency services departments in Tipp City, Monroe and Bethel townships, receive support through this fund. Equipment purchases and public education are examples of how these resources may be used. Steve Kessler, who became Tipp City Fire Chief in 1998, established this fund.
Senior Wellness Fund – 2016 Promoting senior health and wellness programs such as eyesight, hearing and dental needs is the mission of this fund. This fund is established in memory of Billy Berk by his parents, John and Kay Berk.
Urban Stewardship Fund – 2009 An architectural mix adds to the streetscape enjoyed by fund founders Heather Bailey and Frank Scenna. This fund has been created to help maintain that charm. Grant awards support the exterior maintenance and upkeep of properties in and around a close proximity of Tipp City’s historical downtown district.
Veterans Tribute Fund – 2013 Public spaces set aside to salute military veterans receive grants from this fund for maintenance and upkeep. This fund is an extension of a commitment to honor those who have served our country, which began in 2005 by a band of volunteers who laid the groundwork for the Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of West Main and Hyatt Streets.

Scholarship Funds…grant awards support higher learning and are selected by an independent body

Lester & Cleon Bowers Family Scholarship Fund – 2010 This fund honors the Bowers family and their commitment to the Miami East community. Graduating Vikings, who demonstrate that they have put forth their best effort academically, while demonstrating a high degree of personal integrity and commitment to community service, are eligible for this award.
Jeanette C. Gaston Memorial Music Scholarship Fund –1992 Tippecanoe High School seniors who have participated in the Tipp City Band and have demonstrated leadership skills and academic aptitude are eligible for this award. Jeanette died in a car accident in 1991 while a freshman at Ball State University, where she played the trombone in the band and was majoring in engineering and physics.
Gilmore Family Scholarship Fund – 2015 Tipp City High School students who balance high achieving grades with community involvement are eligible to receive this scholarship. Founded by Tipp City residents, Russ and Kathy Gilmore. 
Life’s A Journey - Don’t Stop Believing Scholarship Fund – 2013 Graduating high school seniors who selflessly rise to the challenge to care for a family member during a time of medical crisis are candidates for this award. These award winners are called “Rock Stars” as a way of acknowledging the “solid-as-a-rock” character they exhibited as they put their carefree life of youth aside to become a caregiver.
Katherine G. Lobo Memorial Scholarship Fund – 2012 A talented Communications Coordinator of the Tippecanoe School System, Kitty’s presence in the schools helped to forge and promote the district’s reputation for excellence. Her ready smile and gentle approach were familiar and comforting to students, teachers, and parents alike -- and her gift with the written word was both impressive and inspiring. This is a needs-based award.
McKee Family Matthew 5:16 Scholarship Fund –2012 Reflecting the ideals important to Jim and Cheryl McKee and their family, this award is given annually to a student who demonstrates leadership and Christian values as evidenced by service to others.
Sarah Merritt Memorial Scholarship Fund – 2010 This fund awards scholarships to Tippecanoe High School women athletes. Eligible students are those who demonstrate the personal characteristics of Sarah, including the high energy, desire, dedication and determination to succeed.
John S. & Louise T. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund – 1999 This fund honors this Bethel Township farming family by providing scholarships to graduates of Bethel High School. This is a needs-based award. Four generations of the Miller family have attended Bethel Township schools. John Cable Miller, class of 1932; John Adam Miller, class of 1956; John Stewart Miller, class of 1979; and John Caleb Miller, class of 2011.
Robert E. Nessle Memorial Scholarship Fund – 1994 This fund establishes an award for Bethel High School graduates attending Miami University or The Ohio State University and celebrates the diverse life that Rob Nessle led before his death. Rob was valedictorian at Bethel High School, a summa cum laude graduate of Miami University and a doctoral candidate in New York University’s economics program.
Elizabeth Spano Scholarship Fund – 2001 This fund ensures that the memory of this 10-year-old girl endures. Beginning in 2009, the fund awarded scholarships to graduating Tippecanoe High School young women, who have been active in cheerleading, basketball, or softball, all activities that Elizabeth enjoyed in her short lifetime.
Tipp City Rotary Club Scholarship Fund – 2015 This fund assists the Club in awarding annual and renewing scholarships to deserving graduates of Bethel and Tippecanoe High School.
Wenzlau Family Scholarship Fund – 2016 Created to support Tippecanoe High School graduates, this fund was established by Thomas E. Wenzlau. As the president of Ohio Wesleyan University (1969 – 1984), Wenzlau saw the value of education up close. This fund serves as a tribute to Wenzlau Family graduates of Tippecanoe including: Charles Norman Wenzlau, class of 1912; Alice Kessler Wenzlau, class of 1918; Thomas E. Wenzlau, class of 1945; and Charles Norman Wenzlau, II, class of 1949.

Agency Endowment Funds…established by and for nonprofits as a practical way to manage their endowments

Tippecanoe Historical Society Fund – 2013 Promotes a broad range of activities that are historical in nature and may include historical preservation, education and special programming.
Tipp City Area United Fund Endowment – 2001 This fund encourages community-wide health and human services assistance in Monroe and Bethel Townships. The focus of support is on education
Tipp City Public Library Endowment Fund – 2017 The purpose of this Fund is to provide funding necessary for the on-going services of the Tipp City Public Library.

Advised Funds…grant awards are made at the discretion of each Fund’s advising body

Christmas in the Village Fund – 2014 This fund hosts the administrative details of this seasonal event. Begun in 1976, each year decorated homes are used as calling cards to attract ticket holders from a wide geographic region. Annually, proceeds are shared among the nonprofit organizations that collaborate on the tour’s planning and delivery.
Drake Family Fund – 2014 As advisors to this fund, Tim and Mindy Drake award grants reflecting their personal interests. In time, their children Jennifer, Andrew, Jessica and Aaron will follow their parents’ footsteps as advisors to this fund. Since the 1950s, Tim and Mindy have called this community “home”.
Lesher Fund – 2014 As advisors to this fund, the Lesher Family awards grants reflecting their personal interests. Established by Marilyn Lesher Richards and Joel A. Lesher, it serves as a tribute to their grandparents Torrence and Luella Lesher who settled in Monroe Township in 1930, and to their parents William “Bill” and Leonora “Sally” Lesher.
Tipp City Arts Fund imo Ellen Cotterman – 2014 This fund supports art with a preference given to grant requests from the Tipp City Area Arts Council. Artist, volunteer and civic activist, Ellen Cotterman’s impact was enormous and defines the Tipp City we see today. Projects Ellen founded include the Restoration and Architectural Board of Review, the Tree Board, and the Arts Council.
Tippecanoe Alumni Association Fund – 2013 Let’s Go Red Devils! The purpose of this fund is to support the programs and activities of the Alumni Association
Tippecanoe Educational Endowment Fund  1999 The Endowment was established by the Tipp City Board of Education to support enrichment programs that are not otherwise funded through tax dollars in its schools. In 2009, it was added to significantly with a gift from the Kessler Family Remainder Trust, remembering Robert and Lois Kessler.
Wahl Family Fund – 2012 Community involvement has been a staple of life for Bob and Jackie Wahl. The tradition now carries forward to the next generation as daughters Katie and Annie award grants annually in their family’s name.

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