Williamsburg Community Foundation Announces New Initiative

In order to advance its vision for a more vibrant Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has created six new funds within the Community Endowment that will give donors the flexibility to endow those areas that interest them most.

With the VISION 2020 initiative, donors who give to any of these six areas within the Community Endowment can double their impact thanks to a bequest from one of WCF's founders, John Jamison.  Your gift within these six areas will be matched 1:1.

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The Williamsburg Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter in our community..forever. The Foundation is a collection of gifts given by local donors. The gifts are invested. Each year earnings are returned to the community in the form of grants. These funds grow with each new gift and produce income that will continue to meet local needs for generations to come.

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The Fall 2016 Grant application process is now closed. Grant recipients will be announced by the end of September.

We have reframed our grant priorities to better reflect how our grant investments impact the community through six specific results-based goals. Click here to find out more.

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What's New

The IRA Charitable Roll over has been reinstated for 2015 and made permanent.

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2015-2016 Annual Report
Winter 2015 Newsletter

6/17/2016 - WCF Elects Six New Trustees

The Williamsburg Community Foundation recently elected six new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees: Linda Caviness, Kendall Kerby, Michele Orabona, Sterling Nichols, Wilma Sharp, and Kate Slevin .

6/05/2016 - 46 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors

The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 46 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 5th at Lafayette High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by Monarch Bank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $55,925 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school PTSAs, and civic groups.

6/01/2016 - Papa Murphy's Pizza Donates $390 to the W-JCC Scholarship Fund

Papa Murphy's Pizza in Williamsburg recently donated $390 to the W-JCC Scholarship Fund of the Williamsburg Community Foundation. The funds were raised during a spirit week held for the Scholarship Fund April 25-29.

4/13/2016 - Williamsburg Community Foundation Awards Over $20,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

In its first grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $20,700 to 8 local nonprofit organizations. An additional $8,603 was awarded by donors to the foundation who chose to underwrite some of the applications received this grant round. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from Middle Peninsula Insurance and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.


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