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. …

Small Business Relief: 125 Businesses Funded!

Recovery for Small Businesses: 125 Businesses Helped by the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that 125 businesses have received $3,000 small business grants thanks to the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund. These grants help local small businesses that have been hurt due to the economic downturn during the pandemic. Funds have …

WCF Announces $69,915 in Grants to the Community

Click the videos below to learn more about the nonprofits that received grants this fall! September 29, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its fall grant awards totaling $69,915 to 14 local organizations. These competitive grants are provided through the Community Endowments and Field-of-Interest Funds, with additional support from the Community Emergency …

Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Frank J. Smith to the Board of Trustees!

Frank J. Smith is President and CFO of Sphinx Financial Group.  He is a registered investment advisor and frequent speaker at trade meetings and professional conferences with 28 years of experience in the industry.  He has also provided management-consulting services on an international basis in business, strategic planning, business valuation, merger and acquisition and money management.  He is a graduate …

Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Anthony Conyers III to the Board of Trustees!

Anthony Conyers III is the Director of IT Service Delivery for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  While Anthony grew up in Montgomery, West Virginia, he has fond memories of summers spent in Williamsburg.  He moved to the area permanently after studying Computer Science at Virginia Tech to begin his now 20-year career in Information Technology.  Anthony is currently the President of …

WCF Workforce Scholarships prepare local students

With grant funding made possible by Ferguson Cares, three local students have recently been awarded $1,000 scholarships to support their career training. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Click here for more information

Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Benming “Benny” Zhang to the Board of Trustees!

Benming “Benny” Zhang is an associate attorney with Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., in its Williamsburg office. He previously served on the Williamsburg City Council, where he was the first Asian American and second William & Mary student elected in the city’s history. Currently, he serves on the WHRO Public Media Governing Board of Directors, Literacy for Life Board of Directors, and …

70 Small Business Receive Forgivable Loans

In partnership with the VA 30 Day Fund, nearly 70 small businesses received forgivable loans (i.e., grants) to cover payroll, rent and other expenses during the pandemic. Click here for more information

Gala Update

Dear friends, We hope this letter finds you doing well and staying healthy as we maneuver through the many hardships that our country has faced over the past few months. Each new day brings challenges, but also stretches our resolve to serve our community in new and more effective ways.  It is in this vein that we want to share with …