Taylor County Charitable Interest Fund Accepting Grant Applications

August 3, 2023

Morgantown, WV – The Taylor County Charitable Interest Fund (TCCIF), a fund of Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations serving Taylor County.  Eligible organizations include qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits or public institutions operating in Taylor County, including public schools.  Grants of approximately $500 – $1,000 will be made.

Applications are available online at www.ycfwv.org and are due by September 25, 2023.  Awards will be announced and distributed in November.

The TCCIF is a permanently endowed fund to support the cultural, social, educational and economic needs within the county and improve the quality of life for Taylor County residents. Grant applications are accepted annually and reviewed by a committee of volunteers from Taylor County.  To-date, 25 grants totaling $9,100 have been awarded. Some of the organizations that have received grants in the past include Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary, Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, Homestead Farm Center, Planned Approach to Community Health Coalition of Taylor County (PATCH), Salvation Army of Grafton, Taylor County Arts Council, Taylor County Family Resources, Taylor County Middle School, and various church-sponsored backpack feeding programs.

Individuals may donate to the TCCIF by mailing a check made payable to YCF to P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507. Please include “TCCIF” in the check’s memo line. Alternatively, donations may be made online at www.ycfwv.org. Please note donations will only be used to benefit Taylor County.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of TCCIF, I would like to thank all of our donors,” said Judy Collett, TCCIF President. “Since the fund was established in 2008 by our founder, Sally Harman, we have supported many Taylor County organizations and teachers with additional monies to complete essential projects for our community members and children. We will be able to help many more as our fund increases.”

In addition, two other YCF funding opportunities are open to charitable organizations and schools in Taylor County. This includes grants from the Women’s Giving Circle of North Central West Virginia and new YCF Educator Mini-Grants.

Women’s Giving Circle of North Central West Virginia
The Women’s Giving Circle of North Central West Virginia, a component fund of YCF, accepts grant applications from qualified charitable organizations in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties, which address the needs of women and/or girls. Specifically, projects must include one or more of the following goals:  Increase life skills of women and girls through education, economic empowerment, physical and mental health, and strategies for prevention of violence and crime; encourage the healthy development of girls; and promote gender equity in our community.  Awards of up to $5,000 will be made.

YCF Educator Mini-Grants
This pilot grant program will provide educators with funding to enhance the student learning experience. The opportunity is open to any PK-12 educator in traditional public schools within YCF’s service area: Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor Counties.  Mini-grants of up to $750 will be awarded to educators who need financial assistance with special projects, materials, or classroom resources that are not covered by school/central office sources or other means. Funding for these grants is made possible by the YCF IMPACT Fund and several YCF donor-advised funds.

For more information about the TCCIF, please contact Judy Collett at 304-265-4928 or judylc48@gmail.com. If you have questions about any of YCF’s grant opportunities, please call (304) 296-3433, email info@ycfwv.org, or visit YCF’s website at: http://www.localhost:10093.