Through philanthropic donor services, strategic grant making and constructive leadership, your hometown community foundation of Tipton County unites the gifts of many to sustain the causes that matter to all – now and for generations to come. Tipton County Foundation (TCF) is home to over 150 unique funds that serve the county in many different ways, including Community Grant-Making funds, Field of Interest funds and the Scholarship funds.
“The role of the foundation is to steward the resources of community-minded donors toward impactful community benefit,” says Chad Huff, associate director. “Tipton County has so many generous citizens. I am always taken aback by just how much people in this community are willing to give of their time, talent and treasure. That is why it is so essential that TCF does everything it can to ensure that goodwill doesn’t go to waste. There is no wrong way to be generous, but there are effective and ineffective ways.”
As we approach fall, TCF is setting its sights on a day of major fundraising – Giving Tuesday. Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a day dedicated to generosity, encouraging individuals to cultivate a culture of philanthropy and altruism. It reminds people of the joy and fulfillment of helping others, and contributing to charitable causes that resonate with their values.
TCF is hosting a Holiday Reception on Tuesday, November 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the foundation office. Guests will enjoy a light meal and dessert provided by local eateries, and it is not necessary to donate in order to attend the reception.
“This is a great opportunity for us to invite the community to visit our building and enjoy fellowship and food from local businesses,” says Dawn Dunn, community outreach and donor relations manager. “We enjoy sharing TCF stories with people who may not know what we do in the community. The foundation celebrates this special day by running matching programs to build endowments that will benefit Tipton County for years to come.”
“The foundation is a community convener, a catalyst for change, and a tool that anyone can use to ensure that their philanthropic vision can become a sustainable reality,” Huff adds.
TCF accepts donations via their website’s online portal. They accept gifts via cash, check, credit card, stock, as well as grain and other commodities. The community’s needs aren’t just financial. TCF needs your time and talent, and encourages you to seek out your favorite charity or cause to see how you may help.
“I encourage everyone to ask themselves, what do you want your legacy to be?” says Mark Baird, executive director. “We all have a limited amount of time on this earth, but what do you want to be known for in your community? TCF can help you think through the best way to fulfill your passion for the community.”