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Start a Fund

Williamsburg Community Foundation can help you create your own named fund to support the causes you care about most. This can include support for a broad array of community programs, to more specific fields of interest, or giving to a particular organization.

There are many options for giving, including stock, life insurance, IRA distributions, real estate, and bequests. We can work with you and your professional advisor to determine the best choice for your needs.

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For more information on starting a fund, please contact Executive Director Nancy Sullivan at 757-259-1660 or

Give to a Fund

If you choose, you can make a gift to an established fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Gifts of any size are combined with others to make the maximum impact. When you donate to an endowment fund at WCF, the fund is carefully invested, and the earnings are used annually to address specific local causes and issues through a competitive grantmaking process.

If you are passionate about a certain cause such as the Arts or Children and Youth, you can support an Area Endowment Fund, which will make grants locally to support those particular interests.

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To make a gift today, please visit our Donate Now page.

VISION 2020 Initiative

In order to advance its vision for a more vibrant Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has created six new funds within the Community Endowment that will give donors the flexibility to endow those areas that interest them most:

Arts & Culture

Senior Services

Environment & Conservation


Health & Community Wellness

Children & Young Adults

Double Your Impact

With the VISION 2020 initiative, donors who give to any of these six areas within the Community Endowment can double their impact thanks to a bequest from one of WCF’s founders, John Jamison.  Your gift within these six areas will be matched 1:1Make a VISION 2020 gift online today.

Donor Stories

Young brothers Art and John Walker
Honoring the Life of John Walker

When Art Walker’s brother, John, passed away unexpectedly in 2014, Art worked through WCF to create the John D. Walker Memorial Endowment Fund. The Fund provides annual disbursements to Dream Catchers (which Art helped found in 1992) to support staff training …more

Wason Fund for Public Safety

The Wason Fund for Public Safety, established by Harry and Judy Wason, enables law enforcement and campus police on the Peninsula to use a special app to keep residents safe; this includes the Newport News Sheriff’s Office, York County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Hampton Police Department, Hampton University Campus Police and Christopher Newport University Campus Police. The app has been implemented in all of these jurisdictions…..more