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WPC Endowment Fund Investing in a Healthy Community

May 17, 2024

The WPC Endowment Fund was established in 2015 with the purpose of providing an ongoing legacy of generous support to our local community. In 2019 the fund was expanded to include our Church Ministries and Building & Facilities. Since the endowment inception, the fund has grown to over $833,000 from your generous contributions and investment growth. More importantly, over $108,500 in grants have been awarded since 2015. Each year, as the fund totals grow, more funds are available for grants.

More than $23K Awarded in 2023

The Endowment Committee is very pleased to announce that $23,204 in grants was awarded in 2023 and another $12,500 has been awarded in the first quarter of 2024!

Additional Funds Available for 2024

The Charitable Account still has over $22,000 in funds available for grants in 2024. Anyone, member or not, is welcome to submit a Charitable Account grant application. Some examples of pasts awards are listed below.

  • Literacy for Life for adult/refugee literacy services.
  • Lackey Clinic that provided skilled health care and medication services for the medically disadvantaged.
    Edmarc for I-pads (Telehealth) to be assigned to families with children under at-home hospice care to communicate directly with Edmarc nurses and doctors.
  • Williamsburg Faith in Action to support their new “Freezer Meal Program” to provide hot meals to seniors who do not have the capability or ability to have a hot meal.
  • The Arc – Greater Williamsburg to help provide transportation in handicapped vans to and from their programs.
  • Meals on Wheels – Summer Meals for Kids Program – Providing lunches to disadvantaged children during the summer when school is not in session.
  • Peninsula Agency on Aging to provide Personal Emergency Response Systems to eight seniors, so local EMS services can be notified if they fall.
  • Adult Day Center at Williamsburg Landing – grant to their scholarship fund to allow one or more of the elderly to attend the day program.

Grant Application Procedure

Grant applications are made in one of three categories:

  1. Charitable which still has over $22,000 available for grants,
  2. WPC Building and Facilities, and
  3. WPC Ministries.

Contact any member of the Endowment Committee with questions, to obtain a grant application or to discuss options for making a financial gift to the Endowment Fund. Please submit grant applications to the church office or a committee member. Grant requests received by the 10th of the month are reviewed on a quarterly basis in January, April, July and October.

Thank you for your help in making the WPC Endowment Fund an important legacy of giving to our brothers and sisters in our community and our church Ministries.

Your Endowment Committee: Al Thomas, Martha Squire, Hank Vernon, Joseph Kinard, and Jim Austin.

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