Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds accepting grant applications


TAYLOR COUNTY—As many already know, Taylor County has many organizations that help to make the county a better place, and the Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds does just the same.

 The Taylor County Charitable Interest Funds (TCCIF) was created in 2008 with the mission to support social, educational, economic and cultural programs and organizations in the county.

 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.

 Currently, TCCIF is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, including public institutions and schools, that serve Taylor County and its residents. These $500 grants will be made to qualifying bodies.

 Applications are available online at www.ycfwv.org and must be completed by September 18. Those receiving grant monies will be announced and the funds distributed in November.

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

 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, 19 grants have been doled out, totaling $6,445. Some of the organization’s grants have been awarded for programs such as backpacks for children and food pantries.

 Organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Taylor County 4-H have all benefited from Taylor County Community Interest Funds, as well as the Grafton City Hospital Auxiliary, Grafton-Taylor County Health Department, Homestead Farm Center, Taylor County Middle School and Taylor County Family Resources, to name a few.

 YCF also recently made a donation to the food pantry at Project HOP2E through their Emergency Impact Fund for COVID-19 relief, which has helped to keep their doors open during the pandemic, according to Taylor County Project HOP2E Director Mike Thrush.

 “When Project HOP2E received the grant, we were so relieved,” said Thrush. “We just want to thank YCF for offering us assistance that has helped keep our food pantry afloat during this pandemic.”

 For assistance in establishing a fund contact YCF through their website www.ycfwv.org 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 made out to Taylor County Community Funds 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. Donations may also be made online at www.ycfwv.org and 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 Collett. “Since the fund was established in 2008 by our founder, Sally Harman, we have supported 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.”

 To learn more about YCF and their outreach, please call 304-296-3433, email [email protected] or visit their website www.ycfwv.org.

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