Profiles

Williamsburg Community Foundation

1321 Jamestown Road
Suite 103
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
United States

Mission

To connect people who care with causes that matter . . . forever

Most Meaningful Change

Our grants have grown over the past three years, providing more income to local nonprofit organizations throughout the community.

1999 Year Founded
$3,680,872 Endowment Value
$712,748 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 11.28.16

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

140,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationWilliamsburg Community Foundation
Address 11321 Jamestown Road
Address 2Suite 103
City / TownWilliamsburg
State / RegionVirginia
ZIP / Postal Code23185
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)424 Scotland Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Williamsburg
Map State / Region (If Different)VA
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)23185
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone757-259-1660
Emailncsullivan@williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org
Websitewww.williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Nancy Sullivan, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameNancy Sullivan
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo connect people who care with causes that matter . . . forever
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced140,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Board Members22
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$458,834
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$620,715
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$913,518
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$712,748
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$3,680,872
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communitySlightly important
Pursuing equityNot important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentNot important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernRarely
Promote collaboration between granteesRarely
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityNo change
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsNot at all
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur grants have grown over the past three years, providing more income to local nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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