Press Release

December 20, 2011

WCHF Awards Medical Care Grants Totaling $647,533;
Foundation's Grant Awards for 2011 Exceed $4.4 Million

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation today announced it has awarded grants totaling $647,533 to support medical care through five nonprofit groups offering services in the region.

Jeanne Zeidler, president and chief executive officer, said, "These grants extend access to quality health care throughout the community. We are pleased to support the excellent, ongoing work of these organizations as they provide vital services."

The grants bring the Foundation's grant total for 2011 to more than $4.4 million. The Foundation awarded grants totaling $3,817,308 in 2010. The increase was made possible by improved returns on the Foundation's investments.

The grants announced today are:

  • A $20,000 grant to Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic to support the operation of a mobile dental clinic.
  • A $40,000 grant to Olivet Medical Ministry, which operates Lackey Free Clinic, will buy equipment for new dental operatories.
  • A $41,000 grant to Olivet Medical Ministry will fund the recruiting of volunteers, including clinicians, at Lackey Free Clinic.
  • A $426,533 grant to Olde Towne Medical Center will support a number of programs, including its family health care van, oral health program, and OB/prenatal care program.
  • A 100,000 grant to Project CARE to provide access for low-income citizens to specialty care and hospital-based testing services.
  • A $20,000 grant to Rx Partnership to make free prescription medications available to clients of Lackey Free Clinic and Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic.


More information about the Foundation's grant-making policies and process is available at

The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation, a private non-profit organization, supports programs that improve the health of people living in Williamsburg and surrounding counties. It focuses on enhancing access to quality health services and promoting responsible health practices. The foundation was formed in 1996. Since then it has given more than $47 million to support community health programs in the area. News