November 7, 2011 Tucker Community Foundation awarded a $500 grant to Garrett College in support of the Project Learning Tree® program, a professional development curriculum for in-service and pre-service educators.  The environmental education program links the environmental literacy standard into the educator’s respective subject area.  In 2011 Maryland became the first state to pass regulations that require all high school students to be “environmentally literate” in order to graduate from high school.

Recommendations for grant awards totaling more than $47,500 were approved at the Oct. 19 board meeting of the Tucker Community Foundation.  Grants support programs and projects related to the arts, parks and recreation, animal welfare, health, libraries and literacy programs, churches, educational programs, emergency services, youth, education, historic preservation, senior citizens and general charitable purposes.

Funding for designated and competitive grants is provided by Endowed Funds established by donors to benefit local causes.  Additional income is provided by pass-through donations, Kep and Alice Smith Trust income, and other unrestricted funds. Visit to view a complete list of Endowed Funds.

The Foundation offers three grant programs: Mini-grants, Run For It grants, and Fall grants.  Scholarship awards are offered in the spring.  Tucker Community Foundation serves Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker County, WV, and Garrett Co., MD. For more information call 304-478-2930.

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