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, …

Thanks to Sponsors

In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $61,567 to 18 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 25, 2018 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was generously sponsored by Union Wealth Management and Berkeley Realty Property Management. Read more about how these grants will impact our …

19 Fall Grants Awarded

In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $61,567 to 18 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Wednesday, October 25, 2018 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was generously sponsored by Union Wealth Management and Berkeley Realty Property Management. The grants awarded this fall come from Williamsburg Community …

Wible Fund Grants

Walsingham Academy, Salvation Army and St. Bede Receive over $98,000 in Grants from the Jenny E. Wible Fund September 6, 2018 – Thanks to a generous bequest from Jenny E. Wible, three local organizations will receive financial support for their missions in the coming year. Williamsburg Community Foundation Director Nancy Sullivan and Board Chair Ron Lodzieski recently presented $98,683 in Wible …