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Annual Grants Program

Grants to Tipton County, Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Educational Institutions for Projects that Benefit the Local Community

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Foundation / Corporation

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Tipton County Foundation (TCF)

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government entities, and educational institutions for programs that benefit the community of Tipton County and serve the needs of its residents. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent at least a few weeks before the upcoming grant proposal deadline. Funding is for both the general unrestricted funds and field of interest philanthropic funds.

Government agencies, including entities supported by taxes such as public educational institutions or volunteer fire departments, may submit proposals for special resources or new initiatives.

Incorporated social service agencies may submit proposals covering a portion of their general operating expenses, but must still describe the major programs they provide and the benefits the community derives from them.

Preference will be given to proposals that:
- Address priority community concerns
- Are change-oriented and problem-solving in nature
- Assist grant recipients to achieve certain objectives that are measurable and have a transformational impact on their clientele
- Will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted
- Have the potential of encouraging donations from the general public through a match by the Foundation
- Have the potential of leveraging additional grants from other sources such as government and other foundations

Field of Interest funds:

Education Fund
Findling Legacy Fund
Frank Giammarino Arts & Culture Fund
Tipton County Youth Development
Senior Citizen Programming
Developmental Disabilities Programming
Agribusiness Endowment
Youth Philanthropy

For more information on the Field of Interest Funds:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180271

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be made only:
- To groups which are nonprofit and charitable (including formal, informal, governmental, and ad hoc) and that serve the Tipton County community.
- To organizations that document their responsible fiscal management and adequate accounting procedures. These include a specific fundraising plan and current strategic plan.
- For projects or programs that are proposed in writing by the organization’s governing body.

For eligible applicants under special circumstances:

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals or for the following:
- Political purposes
- Programs or equipment that were committed to prior to the grant proposal period
- Debt reduction
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Building of Endowments, unless located at TCF
- Projects that benefit only a few persons
- Travel expenses for individuals or groups
- Past Grantees who are delinquent in reporting on a previous grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Potential grant seekers are encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to submitting a proposal to be certain the project qualifies for funding.

Statements of intent are always welcome, year-round, from groups engaged in charitable projects.

Proposals are due on January 15, April 1, August 1, and October 1, so inquiries should be made and statements of intent should be submitted a few weeks beforehand.

Payments to grantees are not made until after Board approval each quarter, usually the last week of March, May, September, and November.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To submit a letter of intent, see the URL for Full Text link below.

For questions, contact:
Chad Huff, Program Director
Phone: 765-675-1941

Tipton County Foundation
PO Box 412
Tipton, IN 46072

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Tipton County