Click here to view Grant Awards Zoom, Mar. 26

Click the video below to see our Spring Grant Awards Program over Zoom March 26, 2021, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its spring grant awards totaling $68,181 to 19 local organizations.  These competitive grants are made possible by local donors – individuals, families, businesses, and groups that believe in investing in our …

Chesapeake Bank Scholarship for WJCC Students!

Williamsburg, Va., March 22, 2021 – Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Chesapeake Bank will sponsor a college scholarship again this year through the WJCC Scholarship Fund.  The $1,000 scholarship will go to a student from any one of the three WJCC public high schools, who has an interest in pursuing a career in banking or financial services. Pictured here are (L-R) Christian Kent …

Legacy Financial Group Sponsors Scholarship for Warhill Student

Williamsburg, Va., March 15, 2021 – Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Legacy Financial Group will sponsor a college scholarship again this year through the WJCC Scholarship Fund.  The $1,000 scholarship will go to a deserving Warhill High School student with an interest in finance, science or technology. Pictured here are (L-R) Wilma Sharp, Chair of the WJCC Scholarship Fund Committee, Tina Son and …

Williamsburg Landing Outstanding Service to Seniors Award Nominations due April 15, 2021

March 11, 2021, Williamsburg, Va. – Do you know an individual or organization that has shown outstanding service to local seniors? The Williamsburg Landing Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation provides for an annual monetary Outstanding Service to Seniors Award in honor of Older Americans Month in May. The Outstanding Service to Seniors Award will be given to an individual …

WCF Welcomes New Trustees

March 5, 2021, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation is thrilled to announce two new trustees who have been elected to the Board, Melinda B. Morgan and Paul W. Muse. Both bring a variety of skills to the board, which oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s work, from financial stewardship to effective grantmaking. Last year, Williamsburg Community Foundation raised $2.3 …

TowneBank to sponsor 3 Scholarships

Thank you, TowneBank Williamsburg for supporting the WJCC Scholarship Fund this year! Towne is sponsoring a scholarship for one student from each of our three WJCC high schools again this year. Pictured here from left to right are Michele Orabona (WCF Trustee and Senior Vice President at TowneBank), Alexis Swann (TowneBank of the Virginia Peninsula/Williamsburg), and Nancy Sullivan (WCF President …

Emergency Grants for Mental Health

The Williamsburg Community Foundation recently awarded its 6th round of grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund to five nonprofits. “In this round the Distribution Committee chose to focus on emergency relief for mental health agencies,” said Corinne Garland, co-chair of the committee. “Covid-related job loss has created food and shelter insecurity for hundreds of people. The stress on individuals …

5th Round CERF Grants

December 9, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – As the pandemic continues this year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation recently awarded its 5th round of grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund to local nonprofits. Eight (8) non-profits received a total of $34,000 in grants to provide food, shelter, and financial assistance to local residents who have been impacted by the pandemic: Avalon …

Foundation Grants Help Residents with Food, Shelter, Transportation as Pandemic Continues into the Fall

November 2, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – Thanks to the support of over 200 local donors, the Williamsburg Community Foundation continues to provide grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund to local nonprofits. In addition, some funding was provided by the Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund, created to improve access to transportation. The Genevieve K. Meder Fund also supported these grants. …