The Miami County Foundation was chartered in 1985 by Richard E. Hunt to honor his wife, DeMaries, his mother, Blanch and his children Philip and Ginger. A Troy native, Mr. Hunt organized Miami County Broadcasting in 1946. A year later the county’s first radio station, WPTW-AM, went on the air. With his deep ties to Miami County it had long been his dream to establish such a local Foundation and upon his wife’s death moved to make his dream a reality.
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.
The Miami County Foundation, through generous Miami County donors, also provides annual scholarships to Darke and Miami County residents wishing to further their post-high school education in any accredited college, trade/vocational, nursing or health related facility.