Endowed Funds

The following Endowed Funds provide grant support according to distribution guidelines. Additional unrestricted funding can also support grants. Our goal is to distribute 5% of the Total Market Value of each fund annually, which may vary depending on market conditions.

Contact Robert Burns for more information: grants@tuckerfoundation.net

Apply for a Grant

Annual Fall Grant Cycle

2017 Grant Applications available: August 1, 2017
Deadline: September 15, 2017 (postmark)

2017 Grant Applications 2017 Grant Applications for amounts of $500 or less (Mini-Grant Application)
2015 Grant Award Recipients

Run For It Grants

The campaign kicks off April 1 and culminates with a 2k/5k race the last Saturday in September. No application required – just fill out an entry form, register or join a team, and walk or run for it. Grants reward efforts to raise awareness and support for your favorite community cause or charity.

Robert Burns
Robert Burns



Endowed Grant FundsPurposeService AreaMarket Value 12.31.16
Mountaineer Humane Society FundPerpetual funding for MHSTucker$11,057
Preston Community FundUnrestricted grantsPreston$14,660
Randolph Community FundUnrestricted grantsRandolph
Artsbank FundArt programs for Randolph County school systemRandolph$10,705
Carl Delsignore FundCreative ArtsUnrestricted$44,826
Fred T. Busk FundArts EducationUnrestricted$11,183
Garrett James "Dutch" Easton FundCreative ArtsTucker$57,157
WVHighlands STArt FundSchool to Art ProjectTucker$11,338
Andy W. Evans Art FundArt programs and projects in Tucker County public schoolsTucker*Seed Fund
Denver & Ethel Raines Smith Memorial FundSt. Paul's United Methodist ChurchTucker$13,437
Nan Parsons Presbyterian Church FundParsons Presbyterian ChurchTucker$7,721
Richard & Mary J. Raines Harr FundBuena Chapel Methodist ChurchTucker$6,875
Valentine Family FundPerpetual funding Parsons Presbyterian ChurchTucker$139,808
Louise Harman FundParsons Cemetery, Parks and/or Five Rivers Public LibraryTucker$34,865
Sarah Thompson Kaemmerling FundCharitable, educational or scientific activities for Davis, Thomas, Canaan Valley areaTucker$159,808
Taylor-Beall & Snyder Family FundCanaan Valley Volunteer Fire Department AuxiliaryTucker$5,728*Seed Fund
William M. Harman Memorial FundParsons Cemetery, Parks, Library & Citizens Tucker$17,906,257
George & Mariwyn Smith FundGeneral charitable purposes$23,317
Albert A. & Frances M. Kerzic Memorial FundEducation, recreation, historic preservation, beautification, and economic development for DavisTucker$112,899
Bucher Family FundBroad based initiativesRandolph, Tucker, Pendleton, Barbour$21,516
Ryan Patrick Gosa FundEducational opportunities in Liberal ArtsTucker$29,338
Terra Alta Economic Development Corporation FundEconomic Development of Terra AltaPreston$17,875
Tucker County Economic and Community Development FundJob creation, job retention and general improvements to the business climate of the county. Tucker $17,340
After School Explorers FundAfter school programs in Preston County for parents and studentsPreston$10,219
Dehari FundTC educational school trips, guest speakers & education technology Tucker$130,333
Ellis Boury III FundEducation and/or development of creative or technical writing.Region$11,386
George W. & Marjorie H. Walburn Memorial FundK-12 geography course work$16,055
John P. & Sarah Catherine Swartz FundMusic education in Tucker County schoolsTucker$6,955
Kingwood Elementary School FundEducational services at Kingwood Elementary SchoolPreston$2,259
Margaret Kump Roberts FundEducational resourcesRandolph$27,208
PHS US Army JROTC FundPay expenses for equipment, travel to competitive events and other program expenses.Preston$21,841
Capt. Karl Patrik Youngblood Memorial FundEMS trainingTucker$8,031
Donaldson-Corey FundCanaan Valley EMSTucker$15,048
James D. Jordan FundCanaan Valley & Harman EMSTucker$14,201
Katherine Zabriskie Canaan Valley Fire Department FundCanaan Valley Fire DepartmentTucker$62,347
Katherine Zabriskie Canaan Valley EMS FundCanaan Valley EMSTucker$61,200
Shaffer Parsons Volunteer Fire Department FundParsons Volunteer Fire Dept.Tucker$22,119
TCF Emergency Services FundEmergency Medical ServicesTucker$15,558
Randy Poole Memorial FundEmergency medical training for Tucker CountyTucker
John, Kathleen & Sharon Syrian/Donald T. Goss FundPublic parks gardens & beautification, Warm the Children$7,538
Louise & Jim Cooper, Jr. Family FundBlackwater Ministerial Assoc. to aid the needyTucker$25,113
Philip Warken FundFunds for the needy in Tucker CountyTucker$550,695
Thompson Family FundNeedy of Davis / Canaan ValleyTucker$19,483
Woody F. Nestor Memorial Fund for the NeedyNeedy of Tucker CountyTucker$18,310
Billie G. Armstrong FundPregnancy Care CenterTucker/multi$26,489
Cortland Acres Association FundCortland Acres AssociationTucker/multi$15,289
Davis Health System Foundation FundDavis Health System FoundationRandolph / Region$213,075
Davis Family Fund of Davis Health System FoundationDavis Health System FoundationRandolph / Region$36,408
Harold & Ruth Shaffer Mountain Hospice FundMountain Hospice, Inc. $35,790
Bright's Chapel Cemetery FundBright's Chapel CemeteryTucker$9,470
Buena Chapel Cemetery FundBuena Chapel CemeteryTucker$8,931
Davis Cemetery FundDavis CemeteryTucker$64,115
Harsh Cemetery FundHarsh Cemetery$2,101
Holly Meadows - Long Family Cemetery FundLong Family CemeteryTucker$12,299
Leadmine Cemetery FundLeadmine CemeteryTucker$8,833
McNeeley Cemetery FundMcNeeley CemeteryTucker$59,177
Mindy Pierce Historic Preservation FundBricks and mortar historic building projects.Preston$10,601
Mt. Hebron Cemetery FundMt. Hebron Cemetery, Canaan ValleyTucker$20,286
Tucker County Veteran's Memorial FundMaintenance of Parsons Veteran’s MemorialTucker$20,000
Utterback Family FundAlpine Heritage Preservation, Inc. – Cotrill Opera HouseTucker$6,843
Rose Hill Cemetery Fund
Rose Hill Cemetery in Thomas, WVTucker
James D. Phillips FundSt George Academy historical propertyTucker
Tacy Cross Cemetery FundTacy Cross CemeteryBarbour
Belington Public Library FundPerpetual funding for Belington Public LibraryBarbour$24,344
Crimson Shamrock Literacy FundTo provide project funds for activities that will lead to the improvement of literacy in West Virginia$21,939
Mt. Top Library FundMt. Top LibraryTucker$11,080
McClain FundParsons Five Rivers LibraryTucker$17,302
Mountaintop Public Library New Building FundBuilding campaignTucker$130,396
Pioneer Memorial Public Library FundPerpetual funding for PMPLRandolph$36,187
Old Ridge Runner FundTucker Community Foundation OperationsMulti$15,612
C. W. Pell FundConstruction and Maintenance of a park in DavisTucker$12,413
National Bank of Davis FundRecreation Davis areaTucker$7,256
Rubenstein / Schilansky Family FundRecreation, Thomas & Davis AreaTucker$10,576
Grant County Senior Citizen FundGrant County Senior Citizen CenterGrant$12,117
Elliott Kepler and Alice Mae Degler Smith FundVarious youth organizations$7,177
Falling Green FundEquestrian youth programs, 4-H, Youth organizationsTucker$168,680
Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association FundOhio-WV YMCA$19,480
P. J. Zickefoose FundSkiing opportunities for youthRandolph / Tucker$11,976
Parsons Kiwanis Club /J. Kenton Lambert FundCommunity youth projectsTucker$48,547
Thomas P. Patrick, DDS FundBoy Scout Troop 96Tucker$91,116
Citizens Bank of West Virginia FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$7,196
Directors' General FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$73,739
H. Dailey & Belva Shaffer Martin FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$9,909
Mountain Valley Bank, NA FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$7,362
Robert W. & Sarah M. Minear FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$16,240
Uncle Sam's Birthday Party FundUnrestrictedUnrestricted$6,039