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The yardstick tallying grants awarded into our community is the most meaningful way the Foundation measures itself. It is the fulfillment of our mission as we commit to future generations.

Taking a chance on new ideas is our calling.
When the Tipp City Library strategized that a “bikemobile” could bolster the literacy of folks less likely to come into the library, we wanted to help. Check out its license plate the next time you see it on the road!

What do grants support?
What do grants support? Six broad impact areas are served: arts and culture, social services, health and safety, recreation, environment, and education.

Our community continues to change.
The evolution of our community can be understood through the grants awarded over the years. Read on to learn more about area-wide priorities met through our grantmaking. Since 1943, $2,882,128.86has been awarded.

Discretionary Grants Awarded 2022 | Tipp City Foundation
Arts & Culture$60,387.5636%
Recreation$29,825.0019%
Health & Safety$32,510.8418%
Social Services$29,412.3617%
Education$9,841.246%
Nature$5,971.004%
$167,948100%

“When that money is invested, it earns interest. That interest is used to make grants. That’s grantmaking in a nutshell.
The better the investment’s return, the more money is available to award.”

EDUCATION:  $9,841.24 — 6%

Bethel Local Schools, $3,656.24, individualizes support for English Language Learners and special needs students, ages 6 – 9, with the purchase of eight new iPads and cases. Apps customized to the needs of each learner will be updated as the students accelerate through the coursework.

Bethel Local Schools, $3,586, purchases STEM-related educational materials for grades K–12.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $599, purchases a large green screen for filming classroom plays.

Troy-Miami County Public Library, $2,000, supports Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

ARTS & CULTURE:  $60,387.56 — 36%

Bethel Local Schools, $3,865, elevates the elementary music program by supporting the purchase of a keyboard and risers.

Bethel Local Schools, $2,473.24, maximizes and securely stores the artwork of 900 elementary students on new drying and display racks.

Bethel Local Schools, $1,000, builds upon the high school ceramics program with the purchase of clay, glazes, and tools.

Downtown Tipp City Partnership, $8,000, celebrates the solar eclipse for 3 days in April 2024 by underwriting the Community Eclipse Block Party.

Downtown Tipp City Partnership, $5,588, shouts out upcoming 2024 city-wide community activities through the printing and mailing of event cards to all homes in 45371.

Downtown Tipp City Partnership, $1,250, spruces up the exteriors of downtown properties identified through the Partnership’s Façade Improvement Program.

Frank E. Robinson Post 586 of the American Legion, $1,015, refurbishes the signage for this organization, which supports veterans.

Project T.I.P.P. (Teens Impacting and Promoting Philanthropy), $5,000, gives teens grantmaking responsibility in conjunction with the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce’s Teen Leadership Academy.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $9,374.76, replaces the live audio system used by the high school band.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $3,624.75, replaces the cyc in the high school center for performing arts, a light-reflecting fabric that hangs at the back of the stage.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,635, hosts children’s book author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand in K-1 classes to discuss the creative stages of making a book.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,430.63, jazzes up photo backgrounds for student recognition pictures.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $699, updates the high school band room with a Harmony Director, a keyboard that helps make teaching more effective.

Tipp City Parks Department, $1,688, supports maintenance in the Veterans Park.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,000, and $5,000, explores the challenge of creating peace through literature via a partnership between the library, local schools, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, in 2023 and 2024.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,590, charges mobile devices of patrons with three new mobile charging stations.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,154.18, doubles the number of machines for the monthly teen sewing class. Sewing promotes dexterity, confidence, patience and creativity.

Tipp City Seniors, $5,000, fills out a newly renovated space by purchasing tables and chairs.

HEALTH & SAFETY:  $32,510.84 — 19%

Bethel Township Fire Department, $6,350, promotes fire safety education by supporting the purchase of a new “smoke house.”

Miami County Dental Clinic, $5,000, supports Traveling Smiles, a dental care program for uninsured and underinsured children from our community.

New Creations Counseling Center, Inc., $6,000, assists with counseling and psychological services for those with financial need.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, $1,746.06, aids Hospice House’s patients’ visitors through the purchase of an AED.

Pink Ribbon Good, $2,500, supports Tipp City-area individuals (and their families) who have been diagnosed with breast or gynecological cancer by providing nutritious meals, rides to treatment, cleaning supplies and peer support.

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, $614.93, expands the tools available for Body & Brain Integration therapy sessions. Treatment can improve fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination, speech, and mobility.

Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services, $5,068, keeps EMS staff skills sharp with the purchase of a new Resusci Anne medical simulator.

Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services, $2,700, posts Stop the Bleed kits throughout Tipp City schools. These supplies would be used in case of a mass casualty event. We salute the Fire and EMS services for their preparedness and sincerely hope these kits will never be used.

Tipp City Seniors, Inc., $2,462 and $69.85, purchases AED and first aid equipment to have at the ready.

SOCIAL SERVICES:  $29,412.36 — 17%

Bethel Hope, $3,000, purchases book bags and school supplies for incoming students in need. Many of these students are from resettled refugee families.

Bethel Hope, $3,000, assists citizens of Bethel Township in meeting basic needs during times of critical personal downturns.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley, $1,500, matches local youth on a waiting list with mentors.

Campaign for Equal Justice/ABLE, $1,777.64, supports civil legal services for people living in poverty.

DREAM Pet Rescue, $2,400, spays and neuters dogs from the Miami County Animal Shelter.

Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, Inc., $2,500, purchases food, paper goods and cleaning supplies needed for sheltering victims of domestic violence and homelessness.

GIVE Medical Ministry, $1,500, supplements durable medical equipment for this lending source.

Isaiah’s Place, Inc., $2,000 and $2,000, increases retention of foster parents by purchasing welcome baskets and hosting support events. Nationally, 50% of foster parents stop after their first year. Retention assures continuity for foster children, which leads to better outcomes.

Isaiah’s Place, Inc., $1,000, smooths the transition for children entering foster care through the purchase of Care Bags. Bags include weighted blankets, weighted stuffed animals and sound machines; each can soothe and sustain sleep while calming stress.

Needy Basket of Southern Miami County, $1,777.65, helps meet an expanding demand for food for the needy.

Riverside, $425.07, supports mental wellness programs and services.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,408, invests in adult literacy learning materials.

We Care Arts, $5,124, continues Transition to Work classroom programming in high schools throughout Miami County.

RECREATION:  $29,825.00 — 18%

Bethel Local Schools, $5,000, represents a payment towards the Foundation’s commitment of $25,000 to build a new stadium.

Cub Scout Pack 285, $2,000, revs up the fun with the purchase of a new Pinewood Derby track.

Miamibucs, $2,500, fuels the “I Can” Triathlon for children with different abilities through the purchase of t-shirts and medals for up to 75 athletes and their buddies.

Tipp City Parks Department, $2,950.12, contributes towards a doggy splash pad coming to Kyle Park.

Tipp City Parks Department, $1,886.40 and $788.48, improves the experience for visitors to the new Chamberlain Pond through the purchase of benches and signage.

Tipp Monroe Community Services, $3,600 and $3,600 defrays Camp Kern excursion costs for 95 campers in 2023 and 100 campers in 2024.

Tipp Pride Association, $7,500, represents a payment towards the Foundation’s commitment of $75,000 to build a new stadium in City Park.

NATURE:  $5,971.00 — 4%

Brukner Nature Center, $1,508, warms orphaned and injured wildlife in three new incubators. Nearly 1,300 wild patients pass through this rehabilitation unit annually.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $820, brings “The Rock Man” Mike Manning, a retired geology and earth science teacher, to 3rd grade.

Tipp City Parks Department, $3,643, continues the partnership with Tipp City to plant a tree grove in Kyle Park to honor donors.

Contact us:
Ph: 937-528-2482

Make checks payable to:
Tipp City Foundation
P.O. Box 626
Tipp City, OH 45371

The Tipp City Foundation promotes local community endeavors and advances charitable giving through an unwavering commitment for future generations.

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