Friday, November 13, 2015

Give to the Max Day - Statewide Totals

Final Give to the Max Day Statewide Stats!

$18,063,598 raised.

121,095 gifts.

62,740 donors.

Benefiting 5,694 nonprofits and schools.

Thank you, Minnesota!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Give to the Max Day 2015

Give to the Max Day 2015 -TOMORROW, November 12th


Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000.How? On November 12, every gift made on will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

Here’s the really exciting part: One donation made on will be randomly selected at noon and at the end of Give to the Max Day to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket!

The more gifts we generate on on November 12, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation.

Imagine what we could do with $10,000! Funds raised on Give to the Max Day will go toward our endowment fund, which is a permanent resource for the Tyler Area Community Foundation, with income used to make grants to area projects.

Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 12 by visiting and searching for our organization or you can use the link above to go directly to our fund page. *Please feel free to share within your networks.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW PROJECT FUND - RTR Baseball Field in Ruthton

It is my pleasure to inform the Tyler Area Community that a new project fund has been opened to raise dollars for the RTR Baseball Field Project in Ruthton.  The project will allow the field to meet the MN State High School requirements for baseball fields.

The project was an idea of parents of the baseball players and has been supported by the RTR School Board.  The school has committed $36,000 for the project and the RTR Baseball Committee has indicated the desire to continue fundraising to make additional updates to the field.  The committee joined us for our foundation meeting in August and indicated that they have identified an additional $50,000 in equipment and project needs to finish the project.

The additional projects included part of the new scoreboard, additional ag lime for the field, grass seed and fertilizer, fencing for bullpens, expansion of the existing dugouts, maintenance equipment, a line marking machine and template for the batter's box, additional lighting, new sound system, larger concession stand, new bathrooms and a crow's nest for local media.  As you can see, there is still a lot of needs to make this a great baseball field.

If you would like to donate to the project, please mail your check to: TACF, PO Box 239, Tyler, MN 56178 and include a note that the donation is for the RTR Baseball Field Project.  The check can be made out to TACF and we will make sure that the donation is put in the project fund.  As always, all donations will receive a letter from our partners at the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) indicating that you made a tax deductible donation for this project.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Jr. Achievement Program

Just received this request from Jr. Achievement of Lincoln County

Junior Achievement needs volunteers in the RTR community to help out in Ruthton for all grades. The Junior Achievement Program is offered to all children ages Kindergarten through 6th grade. Volunteers will implement five 45-minute lessons with different educational packets to be presented to the school children. All of the lesson plans are already designed and put together for each particular grade. Volunteers and teachers collectively schedule times and dates for each session and all five lessons are to be completed before the end of the school year.

This program has been ongoing in all Lincoln County Schools for five years, is such a benefit for the children and is so rewarding for volunteers! Will you help? 

Please contact Jessica Sheik by calling (320)-220-2087 or by email at

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Give to the Max Day - November 13th

Give to the Max Day is Thursday!


Avoid the virtual lines on Give to the Max Day!

 Schedule your gift today at 
The page for the Tyler Area Community Foundation is:
Make a donation to your favorite cause on November 13 and be part of Minnesota's annual day of giving! For those that like to plan ahead, you can schedule your gift in advance today. All scheduled gifts will transact on November 13 and be eligible for GiveMN Leaderboards and Golden Tickets. Please remember the Tyler Area Community Foundation when making your gift.

 GiveMN will bring back Golden Ticket prize incentives thanks to the generosity of the Bush Foundation. 
Here's how it works:
  • Every hour throughout Give to the Max Day 2014, GIVEMN will randomly draw one donation made on to a nonprofit and one donation to a school.
  • That nonprofit and school will receive a Golden Ticket prize grant incentive of $2,000 each.
  • They will do a total of 48 drawings over 24 hours (two per hour).
  • At the end of Give to the Max Day, they will do a final random drawing for the Super-Sized Golden Ticket.
  • One nonprofit and one school will receive a Super-Sized Golden Ticket prize grant incentive of $20,000 each.
Spread the word!  Our organization has a chance to turn a $10 donation into $2,000 - or even $20,000!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Give to the Max Day is November 13th

Good Afternoon!  It has been awhile, so I wanted to make sure everyone knew that the Tyler Area Community Foundation was still alive and looking for donations to grow our endowment fund.  The Foundation's Endowment fund allows us to grant out dollars to area projects each year. The foundation has been able to grant out over $7,000 over the last four years and we would like to grant out even more dollars in the future by growing the fund.  Some of the previous grants have been used to help offset the costs of new choir robes for the high school, Jr. Achievement in Lincoln County, Grain Rescue Tubes, the Tyler Food Shelf, Aebleskiver Days and many more. 

You can help us grow that amount by donating on Minnesota's Give to the Max Day which will be held on November 13, 2014.  If you want to donate online that day or any day, please visit: and make your donation.

Thank you and stayed tuned to see how much is raised for the Tyler Area Community Foundation.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Waffle Feed Fundraiser - Swimming Pool Project

Just a short reminder of the Waffle Feed Fundraiser that will be held this Sunday, November 24th at the Tyler Legion Hall from 9am to Noon.  The Swimming Pool Group is looking to raise additional dollars to improve the Tyler Swimming Pool.  Please come out and enjoy a waffle breakfast from Dad's Waffles and support the Tyler Swimming Pool.

Have a great day!