top of page


The Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg is proud of our long history and dedication to the many worthwhile organizations in our community. In the last decade, we've donated more than $300,000 in the form of mini-grants to local non-profit organizations and scholarships to high school students.


Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, our usual fundraising activities were limited in 2020 and 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we focused on rebuilding our donations funds. We are pleased to offer your organization an opportunity to apply for a 2023 mini-grant up to $500, awarded based on demonstrated need and available funds.

Applications for donations have closed for 2023. Notice of contributions will be sent out and checks distributed by April 30, 2023. Please see the application for complete details.


Listed below are organizations that received monetary donations in the 2019-20 club year:


  • Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre

  • Avalon

  • Blooms that Brighten

  • Bruton High Governor's Health Science Academy

  • Bruton High Makers Space

  • Child Development Resources

  • Colonial CASA

  • Exceptional Games

  • Flute Frenzy

  • Grove Christian Outreach Center

  • Institute for Dance, Inc.

  • James City County Police Department

  • Jamestown Yorktown Foundation (JYF)

  • Lafayette High School Band

  • Matthew Whaley Elem. School - Music Dept.

  • Matthew Whaley Elem. School PTA

  • Movement Dance Company

  • Opera in Williamsburg

  • Queens Lake Middle School 8th Grade English

  • Queens Lake Middle School Running Club

  • Respite Care of Williamsburg UMC

  • Senior Living Foundation of Greater Williamsburg, Inc.

  • Stage Lights Theatre

  • The ARC of Greater Williamsburg

  • Virginia Regional Ballet

  • Warhill High School - Podcast Studio

  • Warhill High School - Project Lead the Way CSE Computer

  • Warhill High School - Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

  • Weighted Angels

  • Williamsburg Choral Guild

  • Williamsburg House of Mercy

  • Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

  • Williamsburg Women's Chorus

  • Williamsburg Youth Harp Society

  • Williamsburg Youth Orchestra

  • York County School Division Mindfulness Cohort



In 2020, the Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg was able to provide $2,000 in scholarships to two local high school students through the Pete and Nan Cuikshank Community Service Scholarship and $5,000 to three local high school students through the Richard E. and Janet L. DePaul Art Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts.

Pete and Nan Cruikshank Community Service Scholarship

Established to recognize a high school senior for his/her outstanding community service, scholastic ability and other achievements. 

Applicants must be graduating seniors who are residents of Williamsburg, James City County, or the Bruton District of York County. Applications for 2023 scholarships will be accepted in early spring 2023..

Richard E. DePaul Memorial Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts

The Richard DePaul Memorial Scholarship of the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg was established to assist individuals in continuing their education at the college level in the field of Visual and Performing Arts in pursuit of an Arts-related career, and to recognize individuals for their talent, academic success and other qualities.  Richard DePaul was a very talented local watercolorist who loved to encourage and support aspiring young artists. Prior to his passing in 2019, Richard created a signature painting for our annual Art On The Square fundraiser and participated in the event as an artist showcasing his work. 


To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to major or minor in the Arts. Applicants must be graduating seniors who are residents of Williamsburg, James City County, or the Bruton District of York County. The application is linked below. Please complete and submit the application by April 14, 2023 at 11:59pm.


bottom of page