Applications are available for the Tucker Community Foundation 2011 fall grant cycle.
The foundation offers three grant programs: Mini-grants, Run For It grants and fall grants.
Mini-grants are available at any time during the year and are for projects $500 or less. Run For It grant awards are distributed to causes represented by individuals and teams that run or walk to compete for grant awards. The fall grant cycle is for requests exceeding $500 that will benefit nonprofit organizations, community projects and groups performing charitable work within the West Virginia counties of Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker and the Maryland county of Garrett County.
Fall grants must be postmarked by Sept. 16. Applications can be mailed or delivered to the foundation office. The office is temporarily located at 60 Cheat Valley Highway in Parsons, but before Sept. 1, the office will move back to its former location on the second floor of the Tucker County Board of Education Annex at 501 Chestnut St. in Parsons.
Grants will be awarded in support of the arts, parks and recreation, animal welfare, health, libraries and literacy programs, churches, educational programs, emergency services, youth, education, historic preservation, senior citizens and social investment (general charitable purposes). To view a complete list of Endowed Grant Funds or to download an application, visit www.tuckerfoundation.net.
Funding for designated and competitive grants are provided by endowed funds established by donors to benefit local causes and managed by the foundation. Pass-through donations, Kep and Alice Smith Trust income and additional unrestricted funds also provide funding.
Robert Burns, Executive Director, stated
"TCF should be able to support a broad base of charitable activity this year. Of particular note to Tucker County applicants, there are grant funds available for school geography projects (Walburn Fund), school music programs (Swartz Fund), recreation projects in the Davis and Thomas area (Rubenstein/Schilansky Fund) and public garden (or garden club) beautification projects (John, Kathleen & Sharon Syrian/Donald T. Goss Fund)," TCF Executive Director Robert Burns said.
For more information, call the office at 304-478-2930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.