Isle of Wight Community Foundation
The Isle of Wight Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation created in 2013 for the purpose of receiving, maintaining and administering assets for charitable and educational purposes, by conducting and supporting activities carried out by the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the citizens of Isle of Wight County and the surrounding area. Contributions made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of business and community leaders with an interest in advancing the quality of life in Isle of Wight County, and promoting a vibrant business environment.
Among the Foundation’s first initiatives was a scholarship fund to assist outstanding high school seniors in continuing their education at the college and university level. The foundation in 2016 awarded five $750 scholarships to graduating seniors from Smithfield High School, Windsor High School, Isle of Wight Academy and Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. Home-schooled students are also eligible for scholarships. Recipients will be announced in June. This year’s awards reflect an increase in the number of awards and the total amount awards. The scholarships are funded by the proceeds from the foundation’s "Flavors of Isle of Wight" fund-raiser, scheduled this year on June 16. Get tickets and information here.
Complete a 2017 Scholarship Application Online Here
2017 Foundation Board of Directors
President: Renee Rountree
Treasurer: Robert M. Moore, Jr.
Secretary: Andrew Cripps
For more information about how you can contribute to the Isle of Wight Community Foundation or how the Foundation can help address a need in our community, contact us by telephone at (757) 357-3502 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.