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White Fund Grant Guidelines

1. Purpose:
The Tiffin Community Foundation is committed to funding charitable purposes from the White Family Charitable Fund which will assist and promote the well being of the citizens of the City of Tiffin and Seneca County.

 

2. Eligibility:
The Foundation welcomes grant applications from public and private organizations in the City of Tiffin and Seneca County that are tax exempt according to Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or are organized for a charitable purpose.

 

3. Grant making policy:
In general, the Foundation gives priority to applications in any field or program area that reflect one or more of the following characteristics:
  • Promotes personal achievement, independence, and education
  • Promotes cultural enrichment, diversity, and equity
  • Develops new solutions to community problems
  • Facilitates cooperation and collaboration among organizations and avoids duplication of services
  • Improves the quality of nonprofit organizations by means of becoming more self-sustaining
  • Increases individual access to community services
  • Encourages volunteerism, civic and community involvement
  • Promotes environmental awareness and improvement
  • Improves personal health, wellness, and independence
  • Capital campaign applications must address specific needs
In order to make the best use of available funds, the Foundation does not usually make grants for the following:
  • Construction projects for routine maintenance
  • Normal operating expenses
  • Loan payments
  • Endowments
  • Religious or sectarian purposes
  • Individual financial assistance
  • Political purposes
  • Multi-year funding

Application Procedures:

Upcoming Deadlines are:
June 7 2017, September 6 2017, and December 6 2017.

Forms can by requested by emailing the TCF administrator at [email protected] or calling 419-448-1791. Mail completed grant applications to: 

The White Family Charitable Fund
c/o The Tiffin Community Foundation
31 South Washington Street
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Applications are accepted to the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) using the same guidelines. Special consideration is given to ideas benefiting the youth of Tiffin and Seneca County.

YAC applications are due March 31. Decisions will be made in April.

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund Grant Guidelines

Purpose

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund of The Tiffin Community Foundation is committed to supporting charitable organizations and activities in Tiffin, Ohio, and the surrounging area, which assist and promote physical, mental, social and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. 

General Criteria

Applicants must reflect one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Promotes improved health, wellness and rehabilitation.
  • Promotes achievement and scholarship.
  • Develops new solutions to community problems
  • Facilitates cooperation and collaboration among organizations and avoids duplication of services
  • Contributes to creating universal access.

Forbidden Use

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is not intended and shall not be used for the following:

  • Construction projects for routine maintenance.
  • Normal operating expenses.
  • Loan payments.
  • Endowments.
  • Religious or sectarian purposes.
  • Individual financial assistance.
  • Political purposes.
  • Multi-year funding.

How to apply for a grant

Grant proposals should be submitted to:

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund
c/o The Tiffin Community Foundation
31 South Washington Street
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Betty Jane grant applications are due December 31. Grant awards will be made in January.

The review process:
The White Family Charitable Fund Distribution Committee is comprised of community volunteers and members of the Tiffin Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Committee reviews applications on a quarterly basis. The Distribution Committee carefully considers the merits of each individual grant application. All applicants will be notified by mail of the Committee’s decision. Usually, denied requests will not be reconsidered.