Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

TIPTON COUNTY FOUNDATION INC

  • Tipton, IN
  • http://www.tiptoncf.org

Mission Statement

Everyone can be a philanthropist through the Tipton County Foundation! Whether your resources are great or small, and whatever your charitable intent, your local community foundation can help you support the causes you care about- now, and forever. You can make a gift in memory of a departed loved one or in appreciation of a significant birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, or other occasion or achievement.

Main Programs

  1. Community Benefits
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Tipton County, Indiana

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Frank Giammarino

Keywords

Self-reported

community foundation

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Also Known As

TCF

EIN

31-1175045

Physical Address

1020 W. Jefferson St.

Tipton,

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

There are funds for Education and Scholarships, Agribusiness, Women's Philanthropy, Arts & Cultural Interests, the neediest children through the Findling Legacy, Shoes for Kids, Medicine Chest for prescription assistance, and dozens more. If there is not already a fund for the causes you care about, we can help you start one!

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Community Benefits

Project Grants

Endowed Scholarships

Leadership Development

Ducky Day in Tipton Park

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$583,236.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Assist donors by the establishment of permanent endowments that fulfill charitable purposes, present grants to help sustain community benefit organizations, award scholarships to help provide higher educational attainment, give leadership to civic engagement,
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Provide information about our programs and services, participate in community life, host public events.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    With increasing assets and continued growth of investments, a qualified veteran staff, and especially the involvement of a diverse Board and creative volunteers the Foundation can provide the essential resources for accomplishing its mission.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Publication of our annual report, invitations to our open houses and recognition events, consultation with community leaders, and availability during regular office hours all provide the opportunity for community feedback on our successes and shortcomings.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In general, the Foundation has been successful in growth and service. We are accredited in compliance with the National Standards for US Community Foundations.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

Tipton County, Indiana

Funding Needs

Scholarships, United Community Fund Support, Endowments for Women's Issues, Agribusiness, and Other Charitable Causes That Matter

Accreditations

Council on Foundations National Standards

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

TIPTON COUNTY FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

TIPTON COUNTY FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Frank Giammarino

BIO

Frank M. Giammrino, President & CEO, is Tipton County Foundation's first full-time staff member. He has served in this role since June 2005. Mr. Giammarino envisionsTipton County as a vibrant, growing, responsible philanthropic community that advances the common good, and seeks to have TCF serve as a leader in achieving that vision.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Growing, Leading, and Serving Since 1986!
What is the Tipton County Foundation?TCF is a volunteer-driven nonprofit public charity established in 1986. With your help, whether your resources are great or small, and whatever your charitable intent, your community foundation...
unites your gifts with those of many others, to benefit the causes that  matter to all.
The value of your donations is increased by sensible investment.
The good you want to do is permanent, because your endowment gift is never spent—only the annual earnings—currently a net4%. 
Grants are made to local agencies and citizens' groups who work to help our neighbors. 
Scholarships are awarded to help young people pursue more education with less debt. 
Leadership is convened, makes plans, and collaborates to improve the quality of Tipton County life."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jan Henderson

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?