97 Scholarships Awarded

June 2, 2024, Williamsburg, VA – Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 97 scholarships today to students from area high schools through the Williamsburg-James City County Scholarship Fund. Established in 1974 as the Lafayette Education Fund, this is the 50th year that these community scholarships have been awarded. These awards are made possible by generous support from local individuals, families, civic groups …

BikeWalk Williamsburg Receives May Surprise Grant

May 14, 2024, Williamsburg, Va:   As part of its year-long 25th Anniversary celebration, Williamsburg Community Foundation is awarding a surprise $2,500 grant to a local nonprofit each month. At the Foundation’s recent 25th Anniversary Celebration & Campaign Kickoff, a drawing was held to select ten Foundation supporters who will choose the surprise grant recipients. The May grant is being presented …

WCF Awards Surprise Grant to 3e Restoration

As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, each month WCF is awarding a surprise grant to a local nonprofit. For April, WCF presented a $2,500 grant to 3e Restoration Inc. The check was presented to Fred Liggin and Latonya Chamberliss Borden. 3e Restoration’s work focuses on our neighbors facing social displacement. Learn more about their work and how you can …

Williamsburg Community Foundation Awards $53,054 in Grants to 19 Nonprofits

March 28, 2024, Williamsburg, Va:   Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded $56,754 in grants to 19 nonprofits during its first grant round of 2024. Each nonprofit grantee spoke for a few minutes about how their grant will benefit residents of the foundation’s service area: the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Rick and Lara Overy of Compass Wealth Strategies …

Literacy for Life Receives March Surprise Grant

For Immediate Release Williamsburg Community Foundation Celebrates 25 years with Surprise Grants,                                       March Grant is awarded to Literacy for Life March 19, 2024, Williamsburg, Va:   As part of its year-long 25th Anniversary celebration, Williamsburg Community Foundation is awarding a surprise $2,500 grant to a local nonprofit each month. At the Foundation’s recent 25th Anniversary Celebration & Campaign Kickoff, a drawing …

Williamsburg Community Foundation Announces New and Retiring Trustees

March 4, 2024 The Williamsburg Community Foundation recently elected three new trustees from among local community leaders, Ti’Juana Gholson, Leigh Houghland, and Jeanne Zeidler.  These three individuals each have an incredible history of service to the greater Williamsburg Community.  WCF also elected a new chair, Alison Lennarz and a new Vice Chair, Melinda Morgan from among its trustees. Ti’Juana Gholson …

Surprise Grants to Celebrate 25 Years!

Williamsburg Community Foundation Celebrates 25 years with Surprise Grants First Grant is for Postpartum Support Virginia February 20, 2024, Williamsburg, Va:   As part of its year-long 25th Anniversary celebration, Williamsburg Community Foundation is awarding a surprise $2,500 grant to a local nonprofit each month. At the Foundation’s recent 25th Anniversary Celebration & Campaign Kickoff, a drawing was held to select …

25th Kickoff Event Raises $149,000!

Williamsburg Community Foundation is celebrating 25 years! More than 190 people joined us on Thursday, February 1 to celebrate, and over $149,000 was raised for the Community Endowment Campaign. With each gift, we added a leaf to our giving tree! We were simply amazed by our generous donors! Ten attendees names were drawn to choose a local nonprofit to receive …

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WCF is seeking a Development & Communications Officer. Learn more and view the job description here.

RPEO, Rob Till Garden to Receive First Capacity Building Grants from Williamsburg Community Foundation

December 4, 2023The Foundation is pleased to announce that the first Capacity Building Grants have been awarded to Real People Educating Others (RPEO) and the Rob Till Community Garden. With nearly 25 years in the business of community grantmaking, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has found that often grassroots organizations that are doing great work may not have the financial resources …