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 …

Charitable Planning in 2021 Free Continuing Education

Save the Date! February 9, 8:30am – 12 noon (over ZOOM), no cost Charitable Planning in 2021 is a free continuing education session presented virtually by Laura Hansen Dean, JD, with three modules: “How to Talk with Clients about Death and Taxes.” In this session the speaker will discuss how to engage with clients about the topic of death and taxes and …

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. …

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 …