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The Miami County Home Builders Foundation is a Miami County based 501 c3 charitable organization. The Miami County Home Builders Foundation was officially formed in 1998 but was a vision of Forrest Archer many years prior to inception.  Mr. Archer’s vision was first and foremost to assist students looking to pursue a career in the building trades further their education, whether it be in a trade school or formal college education.  His ideals included financial assistance for tuition or tools if needed if the student was entering a vocational school or an apprenticeship program.  His hope was for those students helped by the Foundation to one day contribute back to the Foundation so the cycle of help could continue.  After Mr. Archer’s death in 1997, Mrs. Archer donated the property on the corner of Archer Drive and Peters Road and the Forrest Archer Memorial Building was built.  One of the tenants is the Western Ohio Home Builders Association, formally the Miami County Home Builders Association, of which Forrest Archer was one of the founding members. 


Over the last 25 years Miami County Home Builders Foundation has made donations assisting local organizations including:

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • The St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen

  • The Special Wish Foundation

  • CASA/GAL of Miami County 

  • Family Abuse Shelter with gifts and money at Thanksgiving and Christmas for families

  • Miami County Health Partners – for families who are uninsured or under insured

  • The Winford House for underprivileged men in Miami County

  • The Shop with a Cop Program for underprivileged children

  • The Home Builders Foundation Kids Christmas Event

  • Tipp Tiny House - A Tipp City high school home building program

  • Miami County FOP

  • We've awarded several scholarships to students who've gone on to purse a career in the building industry

Now in our 26th year as a charitable organization, our donation efforts are focused on these areas: 

  1. Vocational or Trade funding for students pursuing a career in the building industry;

  2. Christmas giving program for underprivileged children in Miami County;
  3. If funding is available, we may provide other assistance as appropriate to help people in and around Miami County.  This would be determined on a case by case basis by our Board of Directors.

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