Thank you to the Tipp City Foundation on awarding 3 Grants to Bethel Local Schools!

The Tipp City Foundation (TCF) has been working since 1943, and focuses on their three core principles of "we give", "we receive", and "We say thanks". TCF annually gives grants to nonprofits across a broad array of charitable purposes, including education, the environment, the arts, health, and social services. By receiving support from an array of different sources, TCF is able to a mighty impact on the Tipp City community. The contributions made by the Tipp City Foundation to our district, as well as others, has made and continues to make a huge positive impact. 

Thank you to the Tipp City Foundation for being a part of the #BethelLegacy 



Bethel Local Schools, $3,778.04, molds a long-lasting clay and ceramics program for the high school. Pottery wheels, clay, tools and glazes will come together to teach students 3D art. Awarded, in part, through the Bethel Arts Fund.


Bethel Local Schools, $3,224.51, decodes learning for struggling readers in grades K – 2. Eighty-nine book topics, including science, will serve over 100 students. Awarded, in part, through the Radle Family Fund for Science Education.

Bethel Local Schools, award, provides social emotional learning interventions and tools for the youngest students. Robinson-Walters Family Fund advisors awarded a grant of $600.00.

We are grateful for the support of the Tipp City Foundation. Here are the other contributions they have made to the local area during this fourth quarter of 2022.


Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $3,000.00, offers scholarships to 8th grade students who would like to go on the annual Washington, D.C. trip but aren’t able to without a helping hand.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $2,782.00, picks up the tempo of the high school’s Symphonic Band, Marching Band and Indoor Percussion Ensemble with the purchase of a vibraphone.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $2,000.00, pre-funds the 2023 Stagecrafters Summer Theatre Drama Camp, giving children a two-week experience working both on stage and behind the scenes of a play.

Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,500.00, hires a Mariachi Band to perform in the high school during World Language Week. Arriba!

Tipp City Parks Department, $1,493.00, replaces the gazebo roof in the Veterans Park. A Veteran’s Tribute Fund grant.

Tipp City Public Library, $3,326.00, invests in the space used by young children and their caregivers by purchasing comfortable furnishings.

Tipp City Public Library, $2,000.00, pre-funds the 2023 high school lecture portion of the author series developed through a partnership between the Library, the Schools, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Tippapalooza Music Festival, $2,000.00, supports the 2023 Labor Day concert in downtown Tipp City.

Tippecanoe Historical Society, $863.43, underscores the importance of preserving and maintaining older buildings by supporting the Century Homes project. A Century Milestone Fund iho The Lantz Family grant.


Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,500.00, pilots technology integration in high school English classrooms through the purchase of a Smart Board with Smart IQ Technology.


Tipp City Exempted Village Schools, $1,000.00, brings “The Rock Man” Mike Manning, a retired geology and earth science teacher, to 3rd grade students to share his enthusiasm for rocks through a series of hands-on activities.

Tipp City Parks Department, $150.00, plants additional trees in the Foundation’s grove at Kyle Park. A Lucille L. Milner Trees for Tipp Fund grant.


Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, $5,300, replaces an EEG neurofeedback amp for the Brain Wellness Center. Neurofeedback taught to clients can help 85% of the time with conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression, learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. 


Englewood Little League Challenger Division, $4,560.00, invites Miami Valley kids with special needs to join the fun of baseball. An adaptive field and associated team expenses may be supported. A William’s Gift Fund grant.

Tipp City Parks Department, $5,644.76, leads the way for planned updates in Kyle Park in 2023 and 2024. Awarded, in part, through the Warren E. Miltenberger Parkland Fund and Outdoor Experiences Fund iho Abby Kessler Bowling.

Tipp Monroe Swim Team, $5,000.00, purchases new lane lines for this recreational summer program. Over 130 area swimmers were served last season.


Connections of Tipp City, $4,000.00, supports an after-school program catering to middle and high school students.

The Edison Foundation, $700.00, helps fill the food pantry serving students attending Edison State Community College. Additional support from Dave Drake Fund advisors rounds out this request for a total of $800.00.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, $1,000.00, aids families as they grapple with their child’s illness during their stay at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Last year, 192 residents from the Bethel/Tipp City community benefited from their support. Services include a bite to eat, a place to do laundry, and a private spot for a quick shower…all while staying close to their hospitalized child. Additional support from Dave Drake Fund advisors rounds out this request for a total of $2,000.00.

Tipp City Public Library, $1,099.00, invests in adult literacy learning materials. A Gillis Family Fund for Self Sufficiency grant.

The deadline for 1Q grant submissions is February 15th. If you have any grant-related questions, Jim Ranft is available for you questions at 937-528-2482.

More information about the Tipp City Foundation can be found here.