Common Threads

Common Threads

For many of us the season of giving isn’t defined by a holiday, its part of who we are. A national survey has West Virginia ranked 11th overall among most charitable states; 1st in percentage of people collecting and/or distributing food, 2nd in percentage of population collecting or distributing clothes,...

Common Threads

It’s been another busy year for the Tucker Community Foundation with activity emanating from all corners of our eight county service area: distribution of our 2015 Annual Report, hosting our signature fund raising event Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party, and gearing up for Run For It, just to name a few....

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Building best describes the activity at Tucker Community Foundation. Endowments are building; construction is underway at the building across the way; the new Youth Philanthropy Initiative is off the ground; and by fall we hope to have the first of three boulders in place at Tucker Boulder Park.The Foundation currently...

Common Threads

For the past 11 weeks, Common Threads articles have featured endowments that support a variety of community needs. The final article in this series features the Old Ridge Runner Fund, an endowment that supports Tucker Community Foundation operations. The fund was initiated in 1995 by Herman R. Hebb with proceeds...

Common Threads

The ninth in our eleven-part series featuring endowed funds, this week’s Common Threads article focuses on community based funds and endowments that support local churches. The Foundation manages more than one hundred endowments that benefit eight counties. Four are “community-based” and benefit the City of Parsons and the Canaan Valley,...

Common Threads

Senior citizen services, literacy programs, and access to public libraries and parks contribute significantly to the vitality of communities throughout our region. Tucker Community Foundation manages ten endowments that provide perpetual support for a senior citizen program, five public libraries, literacy programs, and parks and recreation projects in the Thomas...

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It might be a bit superfluous to say unrestricted donations are the holy grail of philanthropy but one cannot overlook their significance. Unrestricted endowed funds allow maximum flexibility to use where needed most. Having that flexibility gives added value to the donation. It has allowed Tucker Community Foundation to support...

Common Threads

A common thread throughout the region, since the start of Tucker Community Foundation, is strong donor support that has created a roster of scholarship funds and a number of endowments that support educational programs and projects. In 1991 TCF awarded its first scholarship, funded with donations from the Board of...

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2016 ushered in a new year and a new Youth Philanthropy Initiative for Tucker Community Foundation with Sandy Frank of the TCF Development Office leading the charge. Having kicked off the program with a Write-to-Win contest deemed a “rousing success”; Sandy is now working with Penelope’s Kids, a group of...

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There is nothing like a good snowstorm to demonstrate how fortunate we are to live in an area where neighbors take care of neighbors. The act of giving doesn’t always involve money and for those on the receiving end the value of a kind act may be priceless. Those who...

Common Threads

This is the third article in our series on Foundation endowments that benefit the region. The Foundation manages eleven funds that support historic preservation; several of which provide perpetual funding for the maintenance, repair and restoration of cemeteries that are governed by a board of trustees. The Bright’s Chapel Cemetery...

Common Threads

2015 closed out on another high note with more than $650,000 in donations, new endowments, and grant funds benefitting communities in the eight county region served by Tucker Community Foundation: Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker Counties, West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. Eleven new endowments were created....

Common Threads

This article is a continuation of our series on Tucker Community Foundation (TCF) endowments and the impact they are having throughout the region. The focus this week is on animal welfare, economic development, and area funds. Currently, the Mountaineer Humane Society Fund is the only fund managed by TCF that...

Tucker Community Foundation (TCF) ads

We hope you have enjoyed the series of Tucker Community Foundation (TCF) ads that ran during the month of April announcing our new website and video. The ads feature the tagline not your typical foundation. The words philanthropy and foundation conjure up images of elite donors, golf tournaments, and afternoon...

Spotlight on donors

Continuing our spotlight on donors who are making a difference in their community, this month we are highlighting three impressive fundraising efforts: an incredible group of volunteers, donors and staff attempting to replace an outdated double wide trailer with a modern, permanent, attractive library to better serve their patrons; a...

The Foundation’s 25th Anniversary

The Foundation’s 25th Anniversary year closed on a high note with more than $650,000 pumped into new and existing endowed funds, projects and programs that benefit the region. Our theme for 2014 was “invest in” and, thanks to tremendous support from donors, project partners, and grantors who invested in local...

Tucker Community Foundation Grant Funds Available

The Tucker Community Foundation grant season is underway. More than $189,000 is available for nonprofit organizations and community projects and programs throughout the Potomac Highlands region through a competitive application process and designated funding from endowments. The competitive Grant Application is available online at www.tuckerfoundation.net, the Foundation’s main office in...

Common Threads for July 22, 2014

The Foundation’s 25th anniversary Uncle Sam’s Birthday Party was a big success thanks to everyone who purchased tickets or made a donation. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support unrestricted grant and scholarship awards. Ron LaNeve of Elkins was winner of this year’s special prize, a $10,000 endowment. LaNeve donated his...

Commin Threads For December 30, 2013

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who made a year-end donation to Tucker Community Foundation (TCF). Whether the donation was a gift for friends, family, made to honor the memory of a loved one, or made in support of the work of the Foundation, each gift benefits this wonderful region...

August 15, 2013

Whatever happened to the lazy days of summer!  With school just around the corner, the Foundation is gearing up for a busy fall season. The 2013 Grant Cycle is officially open.  If your organization needs grant support for projects and programs, download the 2013 grant application from our website at...

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