Thanks, Chesapeake Bank!

Williamsburg Community Foundation is thrilled to partner with Chesapeake Bank, who has committed to supporting a scholarship for local students in 2018.  The Chesapeake Bank Scholarship, which is intended for students who wish to pursue a career in financial services, is one of over 50 scholarships that will be awarded through the Williamsburg-James City County Scholarship Fund. This is a …

Riverside Scholarship

Williamsburg Community Foundation is excited to once again partner with Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg who will support three scholarships for students planning to pursue a career in health services, with preference given to a student demonstrating financial need. This is the sixth year in a row that Riverside Doctors’ Hospital has funded this scholarship for local students. This scholarship is …

Caring for your Community Investments

11/09/2017 – Caring for your Community Investments Stewardship of charitable funds is among the most important services that the Community Foundation provides to donors and nonprofit organizations. WCF Treasurer Bill Roberts explains how WCF invests and manages its funds… more  (This article was published in the  Winter 2017 Newsletter.)

Fall Grants

  In its second grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $59,117 to 17 local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Ford’s Colony Country Club. The luncheon was underwritten by generous gifts from Village Bank and Middle Peninsula Insurance Agency. More…

The Jenny E. Wible Fund

The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg Community Foundation are pleased to announce that the Foundation has received the largest gift in its 18-year history from a local resident, Mrs. Jenny Erma Wible. A cashiers’ supervisor in Colonial Williamsburg for over twenty years, Jenny Wible worked hard, cared deeply for her family, her pets, her flowers and her faith. She …

51 Scholarships Awarded

51 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors. The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 51 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 4th at Jamestown High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by TowneBank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $61,600 with funds raised from contributions from …

Wasons Support Public Safety

The City of Hampton, The Hampton Police Division, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, York County Sheriff’s Office and Hampton University held a joint conference for news media on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:00 AM to announce the adoption of new, advanced crime-fighting, community communications, and student safety and information technologies to be utilized on the Peninsula. These advanced technologies are …

Thank you, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center!

WCF Director Nancy Sullivan and Trustee Rick Nahm met with the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center leadership team this week to thank them for their support of the Foundation’s Spring Grants Award Luncheon. In its first grant round of the year, the Williamsburg Community Foundation presented grants totaling $31,464 to nine local nonprofit organizations at its Grant Award Luncheon on …

Papa Murphy’s Pizza supports WJCC Scholarship Fund

April 19, 2017 – Thank you to Papa Murphy’s Pizza for their support of the WJCC Scholarship Fund.  Papa Murphy’s Monica Chapman presented a check for $505.56 to Pam Rambo of our WJCC Scholarship Fund Committee. Thank you to all who participated in the Papa Murphy’s Spirit Week in March in order to raise funds to support college scholarships for WJCC high …

$31,464 awarded to local organizations

  Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded grants to 9 local nonprofits at its Spring Grants Award Luncheon on April 19, 2017:  Colonial Heritage Community Foundation, Early Childhood Music School, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, Literacy for Life, Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Williamsburg Area Faith in Action, and Covenant Christian School. More…