WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF) and distinguished guests gathered at the William & Mary (W&M) School of Education Conference Center Thursday morning, at 8 a.m., to honor NetworkPeninsula’s work with nonprofits in the community.
Every year, WHF presents an award to an individual, organization, or group of organizations that work to make the surrounding area a healthier place to live.
This year, WHF presented the award to NetworkPeninsula for its work in Nonprofit Capacity Building Programs. These programs help to provide resources and growth opportunities to local nonprofits that offer helpful services to community members within the region.
Executive Director of NetworkPeninsula, Karen Dutro, accepted the award and shared the recognition with the rest of her organization.
NetworkPeninsula began in 2007 as NetworkWilliamsburg with 11 nonprofit members. Today the organization states that its programs have reached over 300 nonprofits across the Peninsula.
“The health of a community and those who live in it is a shared responsibility,” said the President and CEO of Williamsburg Health Foundation Carol L. Sale in a news release. “In Greater Williamsburg, few things are as critical to the health and well-being as the capacity of our nonprofits to meet the needs of residents.”
The Nonprofit Management Institute is one of the biggest capacity-building programs offered by NetworkPeninsula. The nonprofit provides staff and board training, a grants database, networking opportunities, peer-to-peer groups, and other programs that allow organizations to develop and grow.