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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, $2,713,187.86 has been awarded.

Discretionary Grants Awarded 2022 | Tipp City Foundation
Arts & Culture$43,231.4528%
Health & Safety$26,289.1917%
Social Services$26,299.0017%

“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.”

Bethel Local Schools, $3,778.04, molds a long-lasting clay and ceramics program by purchasing supplies for the high school.

Downtown Tipp City Partnership, $1,175 and $975, spruces up the exteriors of downtown properties identified through the Partnership’s Façade Improvement Program.

Project T.I.P.P. (Teens Impacting and Promoting Philanthropy), $4,200, gives teens limited grantmaking responsibility in conjunction with the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce’s Teen Leadership Academy.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $3,450 and $2,782, purchases a new xylophone and vibraphone for the high school band program.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $3,000, supports the purchase of a new band trailer.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $3,000, offers scholarships to 8th grade students seeking financial assistance to attend the annual Washington, D.C. trip.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $2,000 and $2,000, promotes the two-week Stagecrafters Summer Theatre Drama Camp in 2022 and 2023.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,500, hires a mariachi band to perform at the high school during World Language Week.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,334, purchases new concert band performance folders.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,000, pairs local artist and author Liz Ball with 385 Nevin Coppock K-1 students.

Tipp City Parks Department, $1,493, replaces the gazebo roof in the Veterans Park.

Tipp City Public Library, $3,326, invests in new comfortable furnishings.

Tipp City Public Library, $2,000 and $2,000, explores the challenge of creating peace through literature through a partnership between the library, local schools, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2022 and 2023.

Tipp City Public Library, $462.99, pays for the creation of eight multisensory skills kits, which will be available for checkout.

Tippapalooza Music Festival, $2,000, supports the 2023 Labor Day concert in downtown Tipp City.

Tippecanoe Historical Society, $863.43 and $891.99, underscores the importance of preserving and maintaining older buildings by supporting the Century Homes project.

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

Englewood Little League Challenger Division, $4,560, invites Miami Valley kids with special needs to join the fun of baseball.

Tipp City Parks Department, $5,644.78, leads the way for planned updates in Kyle Park in 2023 and 2024.

Tipp Monroe Swim Team, $5,000, purchases new lane lines for the recreational summer program.

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

Miami County Dental Clinic, $4,500, nods to the importance
of oral health by supporting services for uninsured Miami County patients.

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

Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, $5,300, replaces an EEG neurofeedback amp, useful for treating ADHD
and other conditions.

Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services, $6,500, promotes
fire safety education with a new “smoke house”.

Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services, $3,200, modernizes
the presentation equipment in the training classroom.

Tipp City Fire and Emergency Services, $789.19, speaks for
a person when they can’t through innovative Vial of Life vessels.

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

Connections of Tipp City, $4,000, supports an after-school program for middle and high school students.

Eagles’ Wings Stable, Inc., $2,500, fills a vacancy within the herd of equine “therapists.”

The Edison Foundation, $700, helps fill the college’s food pantry, which serves students attending Edison State Community College.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, $1,000, aids families as they grapple with their child’s illness
during their stay at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Seeds of Hope OH, $2,500, supports new foster and kinship families with the purchase of beds and mattresses.

Tipp City Enrichment Program, Inc., $5,000, urgently addresses their bulk nutrition supply shortage.

Tipp City Enrichment Program, Inc., $3,000, updates essentials in this building such as paint, carpet, and repairs.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,099, invests in adult literacy learning materials.

Tipp City Seniors, Inc., $5,000, underwrites the addition of a restroom to the second floor.

Bethel Local Schools, $3,224.51 and $2,440.45, decodes learning by providing books for readers in grades K-2.

Bethel Local Schools, $2,398, aligns science learning with Ohio standards via a Mystery Science subscription for pre-K through 5th grade.

Bethel Local Schools, $600, adds a designated sensory area for K-2 students.

Child Care Choices, $4,000, purchases books for the Story Lady program, volunteer educators visiting childcare centers.

Miami County Educational Service Center, $1,119.10, helps disabled high school students learn life skills and explore vocational jobs.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $5,000, lifts learning to a new level with the purchase of drone kits for the 8th grade STEM program, encouraging interest in aviation or other engineering fields.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,598, pilots a new course by purchasing copies of “Trouble Don’t Last” by Shelley Pearsall.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,500, integrates technology in high school through the purchase of a Smart Board.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,125, fosters a love for reading by 9th grade students with the purchase of graphic novels.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $600, adds a designated sensory area for middle school students.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $479.94, applies math and science concepts to robotic learning for 5th grade students.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,000, brings “The Rock Man” Mike Manning, a retired geology and earth science
teacher to 3rd grade.

Tipp City Parks Department, $3,440 and $150, 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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