Tucker Community Foundation will be awarding grant funding to organizations, volunteer groups and people working to make a positive change in their communities in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties in West Virginia, as well as Garrett, Maryland. To be considered, groups must be working within the foundation’s eight county service areas.
To make this process easier, applications are divided into two categories: mini-grants and grants. Groups requesting $500 or less will fill out the mini-grant form. Requests of grants over $500 will be made through the foundation’s regular grant form. To download a grant application, go online at www.tuckerfoundation.net/endowed-funds/grants/. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 304-478-2930
Grant applications must be turned into Tucker Community Foundation’s office located at 100 Education Lane, Parsons WV 26287 by November 5. They can also be mailed, to PO Box 491, Parsons WV 26287, within a postmark date of November 5. Grants can be electronically submitted to: email@example.com.
New this year the Tucker Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications for the Tucker County Giving Circle’s annual grant season. Applications are due November 5 (postmark deadline) and funds will be available by January 1, 2022. If you need a Tucker County Giving Circle grant application, go online at www.tuckerfoundation.net/endowed-funds/grants/.
“Grant season at the foundation is always a time of excitement”, said Mike Moore, Executive Director of the Tucker Community Foundation. “Every year we are reminded of the efforts of hard-working folks who work to make our communities better”. “As a community foundation, our mission is, creating opportunities for the communities we serve”.
Grant applications can cover a wide range of charitable service areas including the arts, education, health and safety, emergency services, community development, parks, libraries, historic preservation and more. In years past, grants have helped a high school theater group afford building supplies to construct a set or a church’s food pantry to restock its shelves or for a search and recovery crew to afford new emergency equipment.
The foundation’s grant funding is due to the generosity of donors who have established and contributed to the more than 140 endowed funds and unrestricted funds established through the foundation. While some funds are targeted to support specific charitable areas, others are written to have a much wider reach. All grant awards are based on a competitive application process. To see the full list of endowed funds supporting this year’s grant season, please visit www.tuckerfoundation.net/endowed-funds/grants