A total of 27 nonprofit organizations were recently awarded over $83,000 from the Tucker Community Foundation through its annual Fall Grant Program.
The awards were made possible by resources from the Foundation’s designated and unrestricted endowment funds, agency funds and donor advised funds. The grants include support for arts and culture, education, emergency assistance, community and economic development, senior services, recreation and youth.
“Every year it is an honor to distribute the grants that come from people helping people,” said Robert Burns, Executive Director for the Tucker Community Foundation. “We create opportunities for the everyday donor to give ‘bigger’ as a group than what they could achieve and fund on their own. This is what our community foundation is all about.”
The Fall Grant Program is open to any 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit or public agency in one of the eight counties served by the foundation, Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker counties, W.Va. and Garrett County, Md. The grants can support specific projects or general operations for programs that make a positive impact in their communities. The 2018 grant cycle will begin on Aug. 6 and close on Sept. 21.
This year the Foundation received over 60 applications, making this year’s grant very competitive. The following nonprofits are the 2017 recipients:
Tucker Community Foundation manages more than 115 endowed funds providing annual scholarships and benefiting nonprofits and charitable causes in Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker counties in W.Va. and in Garrett County, Md. A list of endowed funds can be viewed at http://www.tuckerfoundation.net/engage/.
To learn more about creating an endowment or how to support an existing one, contact the TCF Administrative Office at 304-478-2930 or the TCF Development Office at 304-259-5008.