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Vandalia-Butler Foundation
P.O. Box 722
Vandalia, OH  45377


A community organization serving
the Vandalia-Butler area



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A Message from Our President

Dear Valued Friend of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation,

On behalf of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees, I want to thank you for your generous support and compassion for others in our community. It is truly a pleasure to present the 2016-2017 Annual Report of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation.

So many times I am asked, "What is The Vandalia-Butler Foundation?" I believe for a long time we did so much behind the scenes that many people didn't know we existed. We are working to change that!

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation was established in 1985 and we work with individuals, families and organizations to establish funds, scholarships and grant opportunities that truly make a difference in our community.
During 2016 and 2017, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation continued to grow through newly-established funds and charitable checking accounts. The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Family of Funds’ balance at the end of June 2017 was $4,282,235.32. As a community, we should all be incredibly proud of this accomplishment.

Please take a moment to look through this report and review our accomplishments for 2016 and 2017. If you are not familiar with our Foundation, we hope that you will explore the possibilities of how we may assist you in growing our Vandalia-Butler community. Our website has a wealth of information for you to explore each and every fund.

Again, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Board of Trustees is grateful for your continued support.

Jean Maychack

   Jean Maychack,





Arts & Culture Special Interest Fund Project

Arts & Culture Special Interest Fund Pledge CardPlease join us in enhancing the Vandalia Art Park with the addition of outdoor musical instruments by Freenotes Harmony Park. These instruments provide all ages and abilities an opportunity to interact through spontaneous creative expression.

Over the next several months, you can contribute to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation's Arts & Culture Special Interest Fund.

You can donate online by clicking on the "Donate Now" button on the Home page. Please indicate "Arts & Culture Special Interest Fund" in the Comments sections.


Or, mail your contribution to:

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation
P.O. Fox 722
Vandalia, OH 45377

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Vandalia-Butler Foundation makes grants to Vandalia-Butler schools

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation, primarily through its VISIONS Endowment Fund, has awarded nearly $7,000 in educational grants to support such innovative initiatives as a Muse Machine artist-in-residence at an elementary school and yoga instruction for preschoolers in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

“We’re proud to support creative teaching and learning opportunities,” said Greg Toman, chair of the VISIONS board of directors. “We’re so grateful to dozens of businesses, families, individuals and teachers who have stepped forward with donations over the past year to help us provide extra financial support to our schools and create a margin of excellence in the classrooms.”

• $3,014 to Smith Middle School to partially fund a spring trip to Camp Kern for fourth graders. The grant includes $900 for 10 scholarships and $1,314 for camp T-shirts. The Vandalia-Butler Foundation stepped up with an additional $800 to cover expenses for National Honor Society students to assist with daytime activities.

• $2,100 to Demmit Elementary School for first graders to work with a Muse Machine artist-in-residence on creating a script, choreography and music for a live performance.

• $950 to Butler High School to purchase a “real care baby simulator” — an electronic baby — to help students in a child development class learn parenting skills.

• $750 from the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s Cotterman Fund for yoga classes and the purchase of a color printer, copier and toner cartridges for Vandalia Preschool to support special needs preschoolers.

Every year, the VISIONS Endowment Fund grants a minimum of $5,000 to classroom teachers to fund creative learning opportunities for students in the district. To date, more than $58,000 has been awarded through dozens of grants.

Launched in 2002, the VISIONS Endowment Fund now operates as a special advisory committee to the Vandalia-Butler Foundation, a component of The Dayton Foundation.

For those wishing to make a contribution to the VISIONS Endowment Fund, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to VISIONS Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 90282, Dayton, Ohio 45490. To make an online donation, visit

Special Interest Funds

In 2015, The Vandalia-Butler Foundation introduced seven special interest funds that allow you to focus your contributions on initiatives that mean the most to you and your family, while helping our community.

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation will work with organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,  nondiscriminatory, and address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.

If you are affiliated with or know of a not-for-profit organization serving the residents of the Vandalia-Butler community and whose services fit into one of these categories, please encourage them to apply.

Vandalia-Butler Foundation Special Interest Funds (Application)
  - Arts & Culture 
  - Community Health   
  - Education                                       
  - Environment
  - Recreation
  - Small Business Opportunity    (Application)
  - Social Services

Please Consider Making a Gift
All donors who support the Vandalia-Butler Foundation are listed in the annual report.  In addition, your name(s) will be permanently registered in the archives of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation.

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Mail to:            Vandalia-Butler Foundation
                        P.O. Box 722 - Vandalia, OH 45377

Secure, online donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page. 

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Mission Statement

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation makes our community a better place to live for our citizens and future generations by providing:

  • an effective means for taxpayers with charitable intentions to contribute "here and in the hereafter,"
  • a source to identify the changing needs of Vandalia-Butler, and
  • funding that supports programs to benefit our community.

View our current *Constitution of the Vandalia-Butler Foundation.