Tucker Community Foundation is soliciting grant proposals from organizations for projects and programs that benefit communities in the eight-county region served by TCF.
The Community Foundation has approximately $50,000 available for 2012 granting. The majority of projects supported by the foundation typically fall into the $500 to $5,000 range.
Foundation Executive Director Robert Burns said the organization is looking forward to receiving this year's grant submissions.
"We always see some very good proposals, some small and others rather large," Burns said. "There are a lot of people in our region who are motivated to build up their communities, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with them."
Grants fall into two general groups, less than or greater than $500. Burns noted that this year's grant application is a very simple form that does not require an individual or organization to have a great deal of grant writing experience.
"A clear statement about what the project or program is, what it is intended to accomplish and a sensible budget are all that is required," he said.
Some funds are designated for specific areas of activity such as the Garrett James "Dutch" Easton Fund, which supports creative arts in the school system.
Burns said about half of the available funding for 2012 is unrestricted, meaning it is granted for eligible projects across a wide variety of interests and activities.
Counties served by the Community Foundation in West Virginia include Tucker, Randolph, Preston, Barbour, Pocahontas and Grant. The Community Foundation also serves Garrett County in Maryland.
Organizations interested in applying for a grant in 2012 are encouraged to call Burns at 304-478-2930. Information also is available at www.tuckerfoundation.net.