Since 1999, the Williamsburg Community Foundation has awarded over $6.7 million in grants and scholarships, impacting more than 200 nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on investing to improve the quality of life in Greater Williamsburg. We have reframed our grant priorities to better reflect how our grant investments impact the community through five specific areas:

Arts & Culture

Environment & Conservation

Senior Services

Children & Youth

Health & Community Wellness


Each grant awarded by the Foundation is a story unto itself of individuals and local organizations working hard to improve the quality of life for area residents. Whether it is providing funds for a musical instrument to a local arts organization, providing underwriting for scholarships for students to attend summer camp, providing wheel chair transportation for senior citizens, or providing meals through Meals on Wheels, programs funded by the Foundation make a difference in our community every day. More information on specific grants is available on the Foundation’s Grant Stories page.

Our grant policies are reviewed annually and may change just as community needs change. Grant guidelines are always posted on our website.

For more information on Foundation grantmaking, contact us.