A robust variety of grant requests were submitted for the Tipp City Foundation’s first quarterly meeting. Perennial favorites among them addressed literacy, children’s dental care, and new high school stadiums. Read more about these below.

Other requests stood out for the scale and scope of the need. One of those is Bethel Hope’s expansion into book bags and backpacks for incoming refugee students. These essentials for building a new life in a new country are in demand as resettled families move into the Bethel community.

Ultimately, 12 organizations were chosen to receive 13 awards. Grants totaled $43,612 for the first quarter.

The following is a list of recipients, award levels and the impact these grants will make. Any additional support that donor advisors gave through their grantmaking is included.


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

Tipp City Seniors, $5,000, fills out a newly renovated space by purchasing tables and chairs. Members will be able to show off this new space in just a few months. Awarded, in part, from the Jim and June Kyle Family Fund and the August Henke Comfort for the Needy Fund.


Bethel Local Schools, award, pilots the Positive Behavior Support Rewards project in the elementary. A Robinson-Walters Family Fund grant.

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



Brukner Nature Center, $1,278, warms orphaned and injured wildlife in three new incubators. Nearly 1,300 wild patients pass through this rehabilitation unit annually. 


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


Bethel Local Schools, $5,000, represents a payment towards the Foundation’s commitment of $25,000 to build a new stadium. Awarded, in part, from the Bethel Arts Fund.

Tipp Monroe Community Services, $3,600, defrays Camp Kern excursion costs for 95 campers.

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


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

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

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

Quarterly grant deadlines are February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15 each year. Jim Ranft is available for your grant-related questions at 937-528-2482. Applications are available online at www.tippfoundation.org.

Since 1943, the Tipp City Foundation has awarded $2,713,187.86 through December 31, 2022.

Members of the Foundation are Heather Bailey, Richard Bender, vice president, Bryan Blake, Mary Bowman, Diana Featherstone, treasurer, Dee Gillis, Joellen Heatherly, Bruce McKenzie, Glen McMurry, Patrick Reese, Jim Ranft, president and distribution chair, Julie Taylor, Jackie Wahl, and Bill Wendel, secretary.

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

For more information visit www.tippfoundation.org 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.

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

  • Silver Sponsor – Thrivent Financial (Matt Buehrer)
  • Bronze Sponsors – 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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