The Greater Mount Hope Community Fund Inc. has begun the process for its very first community grant program.

Fund officials will consider grants for projects in the City of Mount Hope and surrounding communities whose students are currently assigned or were assigned in the past to the public schools located within Mount Hope. These will be mini-grants with requests limited to no more than $600. In order to benefit a greater number of projects, requests smaller than the $600 maximum are encouraged.

To be eligible for one of the GMHCF grants, either the applicant or the proposed grant recipient must be a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or it must be a public institution such as a school or park.

Grant application packets are available from GMHCF, 211 Bluestone Road, Mount Hope, WV 25880 (call 877-9191 or 877-6603). Application packets are also available at American Hardware, Dana’s Hair Design and City Hall.

Completed applications and all requested supporting information must be received no later than April 4 to be eligible for consideration.

“Using income generated by our discretionary funds, we are able to award grants to charitable organizations in the areas of education, health and human services, the arts, public recreation and civic beautification. We are pleased to see our endowment reach the point where grants are possible,” commented Fran Birdsong, president.

“We want to give more and larger grants in the future and encourage area residents to become a part of this exciting process by making tax-deductible contributions to GMHCF in any amount at any time. Through our affiliation with the Beckley Area Foundation, new contributor gifts of $100 to $250 may be eligible for matching funds from the Jay and Lisa Word challenge grant at BAF,” she said.

Checks should be made out to the Greater Mount Hope Community Fund and mailed to GMHCF, 211 Bluestone Road, Mount Hope, WV 25880

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