Williamsburg Community Foundation Announces New 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.

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 1:1.

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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.

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The Fall 2016 Grant application process is now closed. Grant recipients will be announced by the end of September.

We have reframed our grant priorities to better reflect how our grant investments impact the community through six specific results-based goals. Click here to find out more.

Learn about our most recent grant recipients.

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What's New

The IRA Charitable Roll over has been reinstated for 2015 and made permanent.

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2015-2016 Annual Report
Fall 2016 Newsletter

9/23/2016 - 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer

On September 10, 2016, the Hare and Tortoise 8k hosted 272 runners for its 8th Annual Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer. This race supports the Karene O’Hare Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer at the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Local resident John O’Hare created the fund in honor of his wife, Karene, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

In the fall of 2015, the nonprofit organization, An Occasion for the Arts, announced that it had created a new endowment fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation to support the arts in greater Williamsburg. An Occasion for the Arts, the area's premier art and music festival, will take place on October 1 and 2, 2016. Donations may be made directly to the fund at the Foundation.

The John D. Walker Memorial Endowment Fund

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, which is critical to keeping the Center accredited - and insured.

6/17/2016 - WCF Elects Six New Trustees

The Williamsburg Community Foundation recently elected six new members to its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees: Linda Caviness, Kendall Kerby, Michele Orabona, Sterling Nichols, Wilma Sharp, and Kate Slevin .

6/05/2016 - 46 Scholarships Awarded to High School Seniors

The WJCC Scholarship Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded 46 scholarships to graduating seniors of Lafayette, Jamestown, and Warhill High Schools at a reception on June 5th at Lafayette High School. The ceremony was generously sponsored by Monarch Bank. The Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $55,925 with funds raised from contributions from individuals, businesses, high school PTSAs, and civic groups. Click here to see a list of 2016 Scholarship Recipients.


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