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Community Endowment Grant and Special Grants

Grants to Williamsburg Area, Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts,
Conservation, Education, Historic Preservation, and Social Services

GrantWatch ID#: 172243
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Williamsburg Community Foundation

07/19/17 12:00 PM Noon EDT

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Grants of up to $1,000, $1,500, and $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for community benefit activities in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County. Funding is intended for a wide range of focus areas that will improve the quality of life for local residents. The following specific funding opportunities are available:

Community Endowment Grant (up to $5,000):
- Support for a diverse range of philanthropic purposes including the arts, civic affairs, community development, conservation, cultural activities, education, historic preservation, social services and other fields that benefit citizens in its service area, which encompasses Williamsburg, James City County, and York County.
- Special attention to projects that have a broad community benefit, that will provide enrichment or enhancement to the lives of residents and/or that demonstrate the potential benefit of an innovative program to the community at-large.

Special Grant opportunities include:

Fund for Women and Girls (up to $1,000)
- Established by Stephanie and Bob King to support programs for women and girls in need in the greater Williamsburg area.
- Supports programs for women and girls
- Preference is given to programs that assist low-income women and girls

Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund Transportation Grants (up to $5,000)
- Established by the Estate of Benjamin Altshuler to make transportation accessible and affordable enabling all residents of the area to participate in community life
- Supports programs which provide transportation including public transportation
- Preference for programs assisting low-income residents and those without ready access to a car
- Programs may support alternative transportation initiatives (i.e., bike paths, etc. with a matching gift up to $5,000)

Genevieve McGiffert Fund for the Musical Performing Arts ( up to $1,500)
- Established by Linda and Donald Baker and Michael McGiffert to support vocal performances for adults.
- Supports vocal music performances intended for a primarily adult audience

- Community Endowment grants are for up to $5,000.
- Williamsburg Fund for Women and Girls grants are for up to $1,000.
- Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund Transportation grants are for up to $5,000.
- Genevieve McGiffert Fund for the Musical Performing Arts grants are for up to $1,500.

All grant recipients must provide, in writing, a report on the use of the grant within one year.

501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government entities in the greater Williamsburg area or serving the greater Williamsburg area may apply. The service area encompasses Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

The Foundation will not make grants for:

- Applications for unspecified use of funds
- Retroactive funding for any project expenses incurred before the Foundation’s decision date
- Multi-year grants or commitments
- Religious purposes (but may be made to religious organizations for projects with a broad-based, inclusive community benefit)
- Political or partisan purposes
- Individuals
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, or national origin.

Guidelines:
http://wcf.proximomktg.com/grant-guidelines/

Endowment Grants Information:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/40039-Williamsburg-Community-Foundation

Special Grants Information:
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/40321-Williamsburg-Community-Foundation

Timeline:

Spring Grants

- Grants Available: Community Endowment Grants
- Application Available: Mid-November 2016
- Deadline: January 19, 2017 at noon
- Awards Luncheon: April 19, 2017

Fall Grants: Community Endowment, Williamsburg Fund for Women and Girls, Benjamin R. Altshuler Memorial Fund Transportation grants, Genevieve McGiffert Fund for the Musical Performing Arts

- Application Available: mid-May, 2017
- Deadline: July 19, 2017 at noon
- Awards Luncheon: October 18, 2017

In the event of an emergency request, the Distribution Committee will convene to consider that request for funding and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply for a Community Endowment Grant online:
https://app.smarterselect.com/program/apply/40039?apply=true

Register and apply for a Special Grant online:
https://app.smarterselect.com/program/apply/40321?apply=true

757-259-1660 (Office)
757-259-1227 (Fax)
office@williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org

Williamsburg Community Foundation
1323 Jamestown Road
Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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USA: Virginia: Greater Williamsburg Area: Williamsburg, James City County, and York County

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