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Photo submitted Attendees enjoy a previous year’s edition of the annual Run For It event, one of the premier fundraisers that allows the Tucker Community Foundation to provide funds to local nonprofits .

PARSONS — More than $96,000 has been awarded to a total of 47 nonprofit organizations by the Tucker Community Foundation through its annual grant program.

“Each year it is exciting to distribute the grants from people who help people in the communities of the region”, Mike Moore, executive director of the Tucker Community Foundation, said. “We create opportunities for the everyday donor to give ‘more’ as a group than they could achieve and fund on their own. This is the raison d’être of our community foundation.

The awards were made possible through resources from the Foundation’s designated and unrestricted endowment funds, agency funds and donor-advised funds, a Tucker Community Foundation press release said. Grants support arts and culture, education, emergency relief, community and economic development, services for seniors, recreation and youth.

The following nonprofit organizations are the 2022 recipients:

American Red Cross – Disaster Response

Appalachian Expeditions – Curriculum and Field Guide and Staff Training

Aurora Middle School – Igniting the Love of Reading

Blackwater Ministerial Association – Pantry

CASA of Monongalia and Preston Counties – Court Appointed Special Advocates Program

Catholic Charities of West Virginia – Emergency Utility Assistance

City of Belington – City Park Facilities

Town of Thomas – Parks and Recreation – Picnic Table Project

Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School – Developing the Arts Program

Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School – Audio and Video Design Material

Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School – Elevated Tunnel Materials

Davis Volunteer Fire Department – Hurst Tools

Davis Volunteer Fire Department – Handheld GPS

George Ward Elementary School – Jump Rope Ninjas: Heart Health

George Ward Elementary – Totally Gnarly Challenge 1980

George Ward Elementary – Safety First Playground Project and Pavilion

Hospice Care Corporation DBA WV Caring – WV Caring Patient Support Fund

Kenneth Honey Rubenstein Center – Hovatter Zoo Experience

Kump Education Center – Targeted Tutoring

Monongalia and Preston Counties Literacy Volunteers – Learning Materials for Adult Learners

Mountain Hospice Inc. – Camp Good Grief

Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative Inc. – Fire Rated Metal Entry Doors

New Vision Renewable Energy – Chestnut Ridge Epicenter Field of Dreams

WV North Central Community Action Association. Inc. – TCEFF 2022 Program

Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association – Equipping Youth for Summer Camp and Life Beyond

Parsons Ministerial Association – North Central Community Action

Philippi Public Library – Philippi Public Library LED Lighting Upgrade

Preston County Victims Advocate – Preston County Victims Advocate

Awareness project

Randolph County Community Arts Board – Concert Sound Reinforcement Project

Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation – New Stories for an Ancient Battlefield

St. George Academy Preservation Society – Roof Project, St. George Academy

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Save the Great Green Church

The Hinkle House Pantry – Extra Food

Tucker Community Foundation – Composition of the musical piece ‘Canaan Valley Suite’

Tucker County Family Resource Network – Back Pack Buddies

Tucker County Family Resource Network – Training Parents as Teachers

Tucker County Schools – Physical Education Equipment

Tucker County Schools – Create an Art Curriculum

Tucker County Schools – Esports Lab Development

Tucker County Schools – Greenhouse Aquaponics System

Tucker County Schools – Special Education Supplies

Tucker County Schools – Replacement of old chemicals in the Chemistry Department.

Tucker County Schools – Volleyball Team Equipment Needs

Tucker County Schools – Gifted Classroom Upgrades

Tucker County Schools – Motion Break Equipment

Tucker County Senior Center, Inc. – Mt. Top Nutrition Site Longevity and Expansion

Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle School – Baseball and Softball for the PE Class

The Tucker Community Foundations Grant Program is open to any nonprofit or public 501(c)(3) charitable agency in any of the eight counties served by the foundation, Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker in West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland. Grants can support specific projects or general operations for programs that positively impact their communities. The next grant cycle will begin on October 1.

The Tucker Community Foundation operates 140 endowment funds providing scholarships and annual grants to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes in the eight counties it serves. To learn more about creating an endowment or supporting an existing endowment, call 304-478-2930 or visit

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