Third Round of Emergency Grants

The Williamsburg Community Foundation has awarded $15,000 in emergency grants to three local nonprofit organizations in its third round of grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund. The community has raised over $190,000 for this fund so far, and from that amount a total of $72,600 in grants has been distributed. Click here for more information

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Registration Is Now Open September 12, 2020 Virtual 5K Run/Walk [A Virtual 5K (or any other virtual race) is a race that you choose to complete wherever you would like. You can walk, run, use a treadmill, or participate in another race. The beauty of a virtual 5K race is that you can run the race at your pace wherever you choose.] Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 State/County guidelines we are offering a virtual race only this year. Register …

Statement of Solidarity

We are saddened by the senseless loss of George Floyd in Minneapolis and others who came before him. Civic, religious, and community leaders at the national, state, and local levels are working to address the issues of inequality and racism that have been brought to the forefront at this moment. The Williamsburg Community Foundation’s vision statement includes a commitment to …

Williamsburg Landing Outstanding Service to Seniors Award

Williamsburg Landing is proud to announce that Richard (Rick) Jackson has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Service to Seniors Award. The annual award, is chosen during Older Americans Month in May, and is presented in partnership with the Williamsburg Community Foundation. The Williamsburg Landing Fund was established with the Community Foundation to honor those who have …

Second Round of Emergency Grants

Thanks to the generosity of local citizens, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has awarded $25,500 in emergency grants to seven local nonprofit organizations who are helping area residents maintain their health and economic stability during the pandemic. This is the second round of grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation; a total of $57,600 has been …

WCF Small Business Relief Fund

Support forgivable loans to small businesses that are struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here for more information

Williamsburg Community Foundation Welcomes New Trustees!

On March 19, 2020, the Foundation board elected two new trustees to serve on the board. We are thrilled to have John Fogarty and Lisa Lucas join the team; read more about their backgrounds below.  WCF is also excited to announce its new board leadership:  Chair: Kendall Kerby  Vice Chair: Jane Taylor  Treasurer: Michele Orabona  Secretary: Jack Haldeman  John Fogarty retired from Deloitte & Touche in 2017 after a 39–year career.  John served as …

Emergency Grants Help Local Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Emergency Grants from Williamsburg Community Foundation to help local residents impacted by COVID-19; $24,360 distributed in first round of grants  April 16, 2020, Williamsburg, Va. – As part of a community-wide effort, six local nonprofits will receive emergency funding to provide direct relief to those impacted by the economic downturn resulting from COVID-19. 3e Restoration, Avalon Center, Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula, Grove Christian Outreach Center, Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels and Williamsburg …

COVID-19 Community Emergency Response Fund

Working with community leaders, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has created a Community Emergency Response Fund to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the greater Williamsburg area. Click here for more information