Williamsburg Community Foundation Announces Second Round of Grants for 2015

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The fall grant recipients enjoyed an awards luncheon at Fords Colony last month. (Courtesy WCF)
The fall grant recipients enjoyed an awards luncheon at Fords Colony last month. (Courtesy WCF)

The Williamsburg Community Foundation just completed its second grant round of the year, awarding $52,700 to 17 local nonprofits.

The foundation was established in 1999 to build permanent endowment funds that support nonprofit organizations in the community.

Oleta Coach Lines and the Smith family, including foundation trustee Howard Smith, underwrote a Grant Award Luncheon to recognize the recipients of this round of grants Oct. 14 at Ford’s Colony Country Club.

The complete list of organizations that received grants is as follows:

  • Bacon Street Youth & Family Services—$2,230
  • Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment —$2,250
  • James River Elementary School—$3,290
  • One Child Center for Autism-$2,230
  • The Williamsburg Symphonia—$3,000
  • W&M Center for Veterans Engagement —$2,000
  • The ARC of Greater Williamsburg—$5,000
  • Lackey Free Clinic—$2,500
  • Reach Out and Read of Virginia — $5,000
  • Williamsburg Music Club—$850
  • Williamsburg Choral Guild- $850
  • Postpartum Support Virginia, Inc.—$1,500
  • Avalon: A Center for Women & Children—$5,000
  • Colonial Behavioral Health—$5,000
  • Lead Historic Triangle Class of 2015—$4,000
  • Williamsburg Area Faith in Action—$3,000
  • Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists—$5,000

The foundation will be hosting an information session at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 for organizations interested in learning how to apply for grants from the foundation, and will include information on recent changes to grant guidelines.