In Memoriam

John C. Jamison (1934-2015)

The entire Williamsburg Community Foundation family is saddened by the loss of John C. Jamison, who used his uncommon vision and capacity to lead to accomplish great things in his lifetime. His heart was as big as his booming voice, and he devoted his retirement years to nurturing his most cherished causes. John never stopped devising new ways to enrich our community. (Read about John's Chairman's Challenge and Founder's Award).

One of his last ideas promises to bring together two organizations that he loved. He established the Peter and the Wolf Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation, which will enable the Williamsburg Symphonia to perform “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev in each elementary school in greater Williamsburg in 2020.

John was a great believer in the importance of music in education, and Peter and the Wolf was a special favorite of his. At the request of his family, any donations given in memory of John Jamison will be added to the Peter and the Wolf Fund. To make a donation on-line, click here and select "Peter and the Wolf" from the drop-down list for Named Funds.

Our Mission

The Williamsburg Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter in our community..forever. The Foundation is a collection of gifts given by local donors. The gifts are invested. Each year earnings are returned to the community in the form of grants. These funds grow with each new gift and produce income that will continue to meet local needs for generations to come.

To donate online click here.


The 2015 WJCC Scholarship Fund application process is now closed. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May.

See Our 2014 WJCC Scholarship Recipients.


The Spring 2015 Grant application process is now closed. Information concerning the Fall 2015 Grant application process will be available on our website in May.

Learn about our most recent grant recipients.


2013-2014 Annual Report
Winter 2014 Newsletter
Past Annual Reports and Newsletters are available under "Publications" from the About menu above.

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What's New

Our New Address is:

1323 Jamestown Road, Suite 103
(In the Williamsburg Office Park Next to Colony Square Shopping Center)

8/22/2014 - Request for Rotating Artist Gallery Submissions
All local artists are invited to display their work in our new office space in the Williamsburg Office Park. Click here for more information.

Support the W-JCC Scholarship Fund

Support the W-JCC Scholarship Fund at Papa Murphy's Pizza, March 16-20. Click here for required coupon.

10/14/2014 - Over $123,000 awarded to local organizations
WCF distributed $123,637 at its Fall Grant Award luncheon. The total includes $44,450 contributed by some of the Foundation’s Donor-Advisors who chose to fund applications to the competitive grants program. The Grant Award Luncheon was generously underwritten by Williamsburg Insurance Associates .

6/01/2014 - Over $66,825 in Scholarships Awarded to Local Students
At an awards ceremony on Sunday, June 1, $66,825 in scholarship money was awarded to 60 deserving students from Lafayette, Jamestown and Warhill High Schools. A more detailed news story and photos will be posted here soon.

List of 2014 Scholarship Recipients
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5/07/2014 - Over $37,000 Awarded to Local Organizations
Over 100 people attended the Williamsburg Community Foundation’s Grant Award Luncheon on May 7, 2014 where over $37,000 was given to local nonprofit organizations. The Grant Award Luncheon was generously underwritten by Middle Peninsula Insurancezz .

04/06/2014 - 15th Anniversary Gala a Huge Success
Joe Montgomery presented the Founders Award for Vision and Excellence to John Jamison at our 15th Anniversary Gala on April 6, 2014.
View the Gala Slideshow

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