The Foundation is a major sponsor for the Kids on Public Lands (KOPL) annual event. The Foundation provides the overall direction and management of the program in support of the nearly 100 volunteers that put on the event.

This program has been an annual event for over 20 years. It provides an opportunity for children in lower income areas to attend a one day event in the mountains that includes a Jeep ride on mountain roads to a historical area, in camp Hug-a-Tree, geology, gold panning and an educational hike to learn about the forest and the animals that live there. 


Donations are usually made to other non-profit organizations for which the funds are not targeted for any particular purpose. These groups include organizations such as the March of Dimes,  the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, and Operation Provider. The donations are usually made directly by the Foundation without application by an agency. However, we will consider a few applications for donations from other agencies during the year.

The W. A. Tucker Foundation provides grants to non-profit charitable organizations which promote the concepts of the Foundation. The general philosophy of the Foundation is the improvement of the quality of human life by helping all people realize their fullest potential. This includes the support of charitable organizations that provide recreational, social, health, educational opportunities and recognition to people of all ages from children to seniors.

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The Foundation considers grants through a grant application process. Grants are for a specific purpose and applicants must demonstrate a need, identify what is to be accomplished, and be able to show measurable results at the end of the project. Examples include grants for painting forest fire lookouts, funding clean up of mountain trails, and purchase of computer hardware and software for qualifying organizations.


Collage scholarships for graduating High School Seniors are meant to help pay for the first year's tuition or books and other expenses. Scholarships are processed by school counselors, administrators or academic foundations. Application for such scholarships must use our GRANTS form.

Currently the Foundation is only providing grants in the Southern California and Northern Nevada areas and those students going into engineering, nursing or teaching.