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Williamsburg Community Foundation now accepting fall grant applications

Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded $57,117 in grants to 17 local organizations in its Fall Grant Round in 2017. The Grants Luncheon was sponsored by Village Bank and Middle Peninsula Insurance Agency. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Community Foundation)
Williamsburg Community Foundation awarded $57,117 in grants to 17 local organizations in its Fall Grant Round in 2017. The Grants Luncheon was sponsored by Village Bank and Middle Peninsula Insurance Agency. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Community Foundation)

Organizations in Williamsburg can look forward to a number of grant opportunities from the Williamsburg Community Foundation this fall.

The foundation is encouraging a broad range of community organizations to apply for grants this year, according to a release from the foundation. Organizations that provide community support and address local needs are encouraged to submit an application.

A new grant, An Occasion for the Arts Fund, will be available this year to provide funding for programs in the visual arts such as drawing, painting and sculpture. There is also a variety of other grants available including:

  • Williamsburg fund for women and girls, up to $1,000
  • An Occasion for the Arts, up to $1,200
  • Community endowment, up to $5,000
  • Benjamin R. Altshuler memorial fund transportation grants, up to $5,000
  • Benjamin R. Altshuler memorial fund for amateur sports, up to $5,000

A full list of available grants, qualifications and reward can be found on the Williamsburg Community Foundation website.

The foundation will also host a two-part application information session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on June 27 at the Health Foundation Conference Room. The first session will focus on explaining funding priorities, as well as the application process, with tips on how to strengthen a proposal. The second session is aimed toward helping improve grant writing skills.

Organizations are invited to send participants to one or both sessions and must RSVP to office@williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org.

The deadline to apply for grants in July 18 at noon. More information about the available grants, the application guidelines and information sessions can be found on the Williamsburg Community Fund website.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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