16 Spring Grants Awarded

In its first grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) presented grants totaling $44,652 to 16 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. Berkeley Realty Property Management generously sponsored the luncheon. “A community foundation’s role is to forge connections and build a strong base of …

TownBank Scholarship Funds

February 19, 2019, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce that TowneBank will sponsor three $1,000 scholarships for local high school seniors, to be awarded in June. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2019. The WJCC Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Jamestown, Lafayette, and Warhill High Schools. Established in 1974 as the Lafayette …

Leaving a Legacy through Scholarships

A new scholarship has been created at WCF thanks to one Williamsburg couple, James and Bihin Perisie. Although they have passed away, their generous bequest will continue to support scholarships for female medical students for many years to come. The Perisie Scholarship in Memory of James P. and H. Bihin Perisie will provide for one scholarship each year for a …

Benjamin R. Altshuler Fund Awards Over $20,000 to Peninsula Wrestling Teams

January 28, 2019, Williamsburg, Va. – Williamsburg Community Foundation recently awarded $22,924 in grants to five local organizations, thanks to the Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund for Amateur Sports: Warhill High School Wrestling Warwick High School Wrestling Peninsula Catholic High School Wrestling New Kent High School Wrestling 757 Wrestling Club Ben Altshuler was a longtime Williamsburg resident who had a …

Williamsburg Beautification Fund

Across the country, many community foundations have partnered with their localities to support important projects that make their towns a better place to live, work and play— from community gardens in Columbus, Ohio, to planting shade trees and adding picnic tables to parks in Oklahoma City. In February of 2018, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously approved the creation of the …

Donor-Advised Funds

At WCF, you can create a Donor-Advised fund, a kind of “charitable checking account.” You receive a tax deduction in the year your gift is made, then make distributions from the fund to the causes you care about, on your own schedule. You can choose to support causes locally or nationally through your fund. Because of the 2017 tax reform, …