Field of Interest & Designated Funds
Grant awards meet broad 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 legacy of Kenneth and Fairy Bowman, who co-founded the Bowman & Landes Turkey Farm in 1948, served on the Bethel School Board and PTA, actively participated in the West Charleston Church of the Brethren, and helped develop the Miami County Park District, which includes the Charleston Falls green space.
H.E. “Tiny” & 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 Hyde, Kendig, Kessler and Timmer families.