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Foundation Grants:

The Tiffin Community Foundation may not make grants to individuals.
Only qualified, nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt, public charitable organizations may receive grants.
Scholarships are paid to the college or university for the benefit of the student.
Most of the Foundation’s component funds have designated where their charitable grants shall be made
The White Family Charitable Fund is an unrestricted fund. Grant requests may be made for general, capital or specific project support. Grants will be awarded only to qualified, nonprofit, charitable organizations that support the community of Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio and enhance the lives of its citizens. The Foundation will also consider making challenge grants for worthwhile projects in order to encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors. Applicants located outside Seneca County, Ohio, must provide information on how Tiffin and Seneca County residents will be served. Applications are reviewed quarterly.
If you would like an electronic copy of the guidelines (a Microsoft Word document) or application form (a Microsoft Excel document) email-attached to you, please email [email protected] to make your request. You can also use the attached Grant Application on our website to apply for a grant.

Applications due: December 6, 2017

2018 Deadlines: March 7, June 6, September 5, and December 5.

The Betty Jane Memorial Fund is designated to support charitable organizations and activities in Tiffin, Ohio, and the surrounding area, which assist and promote physical, mental, social and vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Proposals are accepted from publicly supported charitable organizations described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRS Code. All proposals will receive careful consideration as to merit. All applicants will be notified by mail of the disposition of their requests.
Funding applicants will submit a proposal including description of who will be served, strategies, work plans, budgets and timelines to accomplish outlined program, project or activities. Proposals 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 in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The proposals will be considered on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Assessment of Need: involvement of advocates, professionals and individuals with disabilities in the development of the proposal, program, concept or project.
  • Inclusion: extent of advertising plans and marketing strategies.
  • Administration: quality of work plans, timelines and budgets for each proposal component, knowledge and expertise of the proposal oversight personnel.

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
If you would like an electronic copy of the guidelines (a Microsoft Word document) or application form (a Microsoft Excel document) email-attached to you, please email [email protected] to make your request. You can also use the attached Grant Application on our website to apply for a grant.

Proposals must be postmarked by December 31

Deliver to: The Betty Jane Memorial Fund
                   Tiffin Community Foundation
                   31 S. Washington Street
                   Tiffin, OH 44883

Scholarships:

The Bob Ames Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship is awarded to a college-bound senior of the Tiffin Columbian boys’ basketball team.
The Carmie Fund: Annual scholarships to graduating students of Tiffin’s St. Joseph and/or St. Mary’s grade schools who will be attending Tiffin Calvert High School.
The Casey Rochelle Elchert Memorial Scholarship: Annual college scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors of Tiffin Columbian and Tiffin Calvert High Schools. For more information contact the senior guidance counselors of each school.
The George E. Cranch Memorial FundHeidelberg College: College scholarships are awarded at the annual Science Day competition at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio.
Dunn Family Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships are awarded to a high school senior who is a son or daughter of a National Machinery LLC employee or a Sentinel Career and Technology Center Advanced Placement Program student employed by National Machinery, LLC 
Garlapati Family Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to one eighth grader and one senior from Tiffin Schools who demonstrates leadership to prevent bullying
The Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio Scholarship: Annual college scholarships are awarded to graduates of Seneca County schools.
Dr. and Mrs. Prasad C. Kakarala Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to graduates of Tiffin Columbian High School.  Preference given to students who will be entering the medical field.
The Teresa Kessler Memorial Scholarship: An annual scholarship is awarded to a New Riegel High School senior who is pursuing a post secondary degree in a two or four year program at a college or university. Contact the senior guidance counselor of New Riegel High School for more information.
The Daniel G. Klepper Memorial Scholarship: Annual college scholarships are awarded to graduates of Tiffin Calvert High School. Tuition assistance scholarships are also awarded annually to Tiffin St. Mary’s and St. Joseph grade schools, Calvert High School, and St. Joseph School in Decatur, Indiana.
Gayle A. Kraut Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships awarded to graduates of Tiffin Columbian or Tiffin Calvert High School to a student who is pursuing a degree as a special education teacher.
The Father Edmund F. Morman Memorial Scholarship: An annual scholarship is awarded to a New Riegel High School senior who is pursuing a post secondary degree in a two or four year program at a college or university. Contact the senior guidance counselor of New Riegel High School for more information.
The New Riegel Moose Scholarship Fund: Provides tuition-assistance college scholarships to graduating seniors of high schools located in Seneca County, Ohio
The Mary Lou Schultz Memorial Scholarship Fund: Awards annual scholarships to students studying to become Registered Nurses.
The Barbara N. Somers Scholarship: Annual high school scholarships to students attending Calvert High School in Tiffin, Ohio.
The St. Francis Care Center Foundation of Green Springs Scholarship Fund: Awards scholarship grants to students currently enrolled in health care Associates, Bachelor, or higher.
The James C & Eleanor Streacker CCS Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships are awarded to a Tiffin Calvert High School Junior.
The Tiffin Columbian Alumni Association Scholarship: An annual college scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. Contact the senior guidance counselor of Tiffin Columbian High School for more information.
The Harland & Ida Warns Scholarship: An annual college scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio, who plans on pursuing a career in education. Contact the senior guidance counselor for more information.
Linda K. Wurm Memorial Scholarship: An annual college scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of Calvert High School who intends to pursue studies in the medical or health related field. Scholarships may also be awarded to graduates of Tiffin St. Joseph’s and Tiffin St. Mary’s grade schools who will be attending Tiffin Calvert High School. Contact the senior guidance counselor of Calvert High School for more information.
The Nick Zeyen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors of Seneca County High Schools who plan to attend a college or university and earn a two or four year degree.
Roland Zimmerman Inspiration Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship awarded to graduating seniors enrolled in High School Agriculture education who are pursuing a post secondary degree in a program of further Agricultural study.
Katie Wertz Memorial Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarship awarded to a Senior at Sentinel Career Center who is pursuing a post secondary degree.
The John & Janet Steinmetz Family Scholarship Fund:  Provides annual scholarships to Hopewell-Loudon graduating seniors.
The Donna Warns March and Donald R. March Scholarship Fund: Annual scholarships to Hopewell-Loudon graduating seniors.