Miami County Foundation
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 from Piqua, Ohio. With his deep ties to Miami County, it had long been his dream to establish a local foundation to support all the communities within Miami County, and upon his wife’s death, he moved to make his dream a reality. Mr. Hunt passed away in 2002.
Miami County Foundation, a private foundation serving the greater good of the people, continues to be committed to advancing our communities. Serving as a catalyst, the foundation provides support for programs in the arts, community development, education, health and human services. Qualifying non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities may submit grant requests by February 28 or September 10 for review and funding consideration.
The past several decades, the foundation has now grown to include annual individual gifts, generous donors' endowed donor-advised funds, corporate business partnership support, and endowed scholarship funds that provide scholarships for county residents pursuing post-high school education.