It's Your Miami County Foundation

The Miami County Foundation, serving as a catalyst, provides support for programs in the arts, community development, education, health and human services. Qualifying organizations may submit requests by the last day of February or August. If denied the request may be resubmitted.

Generous Miami County donors, through restricted scholarship funds, provide annual scholarships for County residents pursuing post-high school education in any accredited college, trade/vocational, nursing or health related facility.

Donor Designated Funds

Thelma Ross Dalton Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for Miami County residents wishing to further their post-high school education in any accredited college, trade/vocational, nursing, or other health related facility.

Don Favorite Deeter, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Provides scholarships for Newton High School graduates pursuing a degree in science.

Jean & John Dugan Family Fund

Provides grants to organizations determined by family.

Miami County Medical Society Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to a selected resident of Miami County who has been accepted into or who is pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor at an accredited medical school, college or university. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Fellowships are not considered.

Marjorie Lyons Netzley Scholarship

For Darke & Miami County residents pursuing a degree in health/medical field.

Robert Netzley Scholarship

For Darke & Miami County residents whose career goal is to work in public service. A career in government, not-for-profit, church, politics, public service or health & safety is ideal.

 Newton Board of Education/American Legion Scholarship

Provides a scholarship to a Newton High School senior to further their post-high school education in a
2 or 4 year instituion of higher learning.

Dorothy Bleil Richi Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a St. Patrick School student or graduate enrolled or attending Lehman Catholic High School. Contact the St. Patrick School Principal for application details.

 Miami County Agricultural Leadership Fund

The purpose is to connect people to agriculture and create leadership opportunities by enabling educational programs, community projects and special events. This Fund enables community members to leave a lasting legacy, with assurance that their donation will benefit many future accomplishments right here in Miami County’s rich agricultural community.

 Milton-Union Education Foundation Fund

To promote the programs, activities and facilities of the Milton-Union Schools including: Academic Excellence, Staff Enrichment, & General Activities.

Endowment Funds

Bradford, Ohio Railroad Museum

Supports the creation and maintenance of railroard museum artifacts and history, funds the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of the museum and supports educational events to promote and preserve the rich Bradford, Ohio railroad history.

CASA/GAL of Miami County

Furthers the programs and operations of this organizations that works to advocate for abused, neglected and dependent children in the court system.


Our Mission

To effectively assist, encourage and promote the health, education and welfare of the citizens of Miami County by soliciting, receiving and administrating assets exclusively for their charitable needs.

To Make a Donation

Cash donations are the easiest way to give to the Foundation, and they are tax-deductible. Donations can be made to:

Miami County Foundation
P.O. Box 1526
Piqua, OH 45356-1526



Read the latest highlights from the Miami County Foundation. Learn how your donated dollars are being invested in Miami County.

8 Simple Steps

Setting up a family fund is a way to create a lasting legacy for your family and to meet the vital needs of the community. You can setup a fund in just a few simple steps:

  1. Discuss your goals with your family and your professional advisors.
  2. Discuss what method of giving to use ~ Cash, securities, real estate, etc.
  3. Select issues and organizations that are close to your heart.
  4. Meet with the Miami County Foundation to discuss your vision.
  5. Choose a fund type: Donor Advised Fund, Field of Interest Fund, Designated Fund, Scholarship Fund, or Unrestricted Fund.
  6. Request and complete applicable forms.
  7. Select a name for your fund, either recognizing your family or the issues you support.
  8. Send your gift to the Miami County Foundation for management and administration.

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