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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,

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation was established in 1985, and we work with individuals, families and organizations to establish funds, scholarships and grant opportunities that directly impact our Vandalia-Butler students and citizens.

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation was honored to be named the 2018 Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce. It was a privilege to receive this recognition knowing the Vandalia-Butler Foundation truly makes a difference in our community.

Our community faced extreme challenges in 2019 when, on Memorial Day, multiple tornadoes devastated the Dayton region, including homes and businesses in Butler Township and Vandalia. The Vandalia-Butler Foundation immediately took action to support our neighbors in need by providing funding to the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry. This tragedy will have long-reaching effects on our region. I'm certain our work is not yet done.

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation Family of Funds' balance at the end of June 2019 was $4,688,741. As a community, we should all be proud of this accomplishment.

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 a pleasure to present the 2018-2019 Annual Report of The Vandalia-Butler Foundation.

Please take a moment to look through this report and review our accomplishments for 2018 and 2019. 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.

Jean Maychack



   Jean Maychack,




On September 11, 2019 The Vandalia-Butler Foundation awarded the 2019 Small Business Opportunity Grant to Allen Lay, owner of Kona Ice. Four years ago, Julia Gearhart established the Vandalia-Butler Foundation Small Business Opportunity Fund in memory of her husband, Ron Gearhart, who passed away in 2014. This fund was established for the purpose of financially assisting small businesses in the City of Vandalia and Butler Township through reimbursement of expenses incurred with specific projects. Kona Ice is establishing a new facility in Vandalia.

2019 Small Business Opportunity Grant Winner Kona Ice

Photo (L to R) - Vandalia-Butler Foundation Trustee Don Neff, Kona Ice owner Allen Lay, and Julia Gearhart

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation was honored to be named the 2018 Non-Profit of the Year by the Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce

Arts & Culture Special Interest Fund Pledge Card

Photo (L to R) - Vandalia-Butler Foundation Trustees Justin Spivey, Stacie Whetstone, Cathy Stelzer-Petersen, and Don Neff

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

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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

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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.