Williamsburg Community Foundation is pleased to announce a number of grant opportunities for organizations serving Williamsburg, James City and York Counties. The Foundation is interested in receiving applications from organizations that support a broad range of community enrichment opportunities and respond to changing community needs. Complete guidelines and application materials can be found on the Foundation website: WilliamsburgCommunityFoundation.org.
Deadline to apply is January 16, 2019 at 12:30pm.
Organizations may apply for the following grants:
Community Endowment (request up to $5,000) - 5 priority areas (more details online)
• Children and Young Adults
• Health and Community Wellness
• Senior Services
• Arts and Culture
• Environment and Conservation
Genevieve McGiffert Memorial Fund for the Musical Performing Arts ($1,500)
• Supports vocal music performances intended for a primarily adult audience
An Occasion for the Arts Fund (up to $1,200)
• Supports programs in visual arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, print making, ceramics, jewelry making, metal crafting, wood working, and glasswork.
• Preference for programs with positive community impact.
Grant guidelines and application materials may be found at williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org. Applicants may apply for a Community Endowment grant and/or one of the others above. Generally, an organization will receive only one grant in a year. If, after reviewing the guidelines, you should have questions, please contact WCF staff at 757-259-1660 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1999, Williamsburg Community Foundation is a collection of gifts from generous local citizens, mostly invested in long-term endowment funds, which will benefit the community forever. Each fund provides grant-making dollars for community needs. Over the past 19 years, the Foundation has distributed $6.7 million for grants and scholarships combined.
The Foundation serves as a philanthropic center with the mission of connecting people who care with causes that matter forever. Local residents can make a contribution to the Foundation's Community Endowment, and trust that their gift will be combined with others, invested wisely, and continually generate income over time that will be a source of support for local needs in the long-term. The Foundation is governed by a board of trustees who are members of the Williamsburg community, and grants are made through a competitive process that responds to the changing needs of our area.
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