Groups have few more days to complete applications for local grant money

TCCIF accepting applications through Monday

TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County has various organizations that help to make the county a better place through grant funding, and the Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds (TCCIF) does just that.

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) has announced that the fund is currently accepting applications for non-profit organizations in the county.

TCCIF is seeking to help organizations, including public institutions and schools, that serve Taylor County and its residents. These grants, ranging in value from $500 to $1,000, will be made to qualifying bodies.

Applications are available online at and must be completed by September 19. Those receiving grant monies will be announced and the funds distributed in November.

The TCCIF was created in 2008 with the mission to support social, educational, economic and cultural programs and organizations in the county, thus improving the quality of life for residents.

To do so, the organization develops and manages donor funds and distributes charitable gifts from those funds to deserving individuals and groups in the county.

TCCIF is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for the residents of the county. The organization is part of Your Community Foundation.

 YCF is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization serving multiple counties in North Central WV. YCF provides administrative, financial reporting and auditing services for the Taylor County Community Funds.

TCCIF strives to help various organizations and programs throughout Taylor County. The permanently endowed fund is used to support cultural, social, educational and economic needs of the county, helping to improve the quality of life for Taylor County residents.

To date, 23 grants have been doled out, totaling $8,500. Some of the organization’s grants have been awarded for programs such as backpacks for children and food pantries.

Organizations such as the Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary, Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, Homestead Farm Center, Planned Approach to Community Health Coalition of Taylor County (PATCH), Taylor County Family Resources and Taylor County Middle School have benefitted from the funding.

For assistance in establishing a fund contact YCF through their website or TCCIF President Judy Collett by phone at 304-265-4928 or by emailing [email protected].

Donations to the fund are collected in various ways, including payroll dedications. In fact, employees of the Taylor County Board of Education are just one group of individuals who opted into the payroll option, that allows TCCIF to continue serving the county.

TCCIF gladly accepts donations from community members, to help continue their efforts in the county. Checks will need to be made payable to YCF and mailed to Your Community Foundation P.O. Box 490 Morgantown, WV 26507.

Those making donations by check are asked to include TCCIF on the check’s memo line. 

Alternately, donations may also be made online at 

All 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.”

For more information about TCCIF, please contact Collett via the phone and email listed above. To learn more about YCF and their outreach, please call 304-296-3433, email [email protected] or visit their website


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