Foundation - Giving

Your Gift Supports Our Mission

In order to preserve the historic building and the artifacts of the First Baptist Church and to maintain its Let Freedom Ring Bell, which was restored in 2016, the foundation was established as an independent legal entity as classified under the federal tax code as a Type I supporting organization.   As a Type I supporting organization, it is affiliated with another public charity, the Historic First Baptist Church, referred to as the supported organization.  Because of this affiliation, the Type I supporting organization benefits or furthers the purposes of the supported organization. 

The foundation receives donations and the decisions to fund and support its mission are made by the Board of Directors.  The foundation can have one or more endowment funds to support specific purposes with other funds that could be used to protect and preserve the historic building and artifacts, as well as for educational and other programs.

We really appreciate our donors

The Foundation cannot fulfill its mission and vision if it does not have adequate resources and your support makes it possible for us to ensure that our mission and vision will thrive for years to come.  You will make it possible to collect, inventory, maintain and display all of the historic artifacts of the Historic First Baptist Church.  The funding will support education programs for the community on the history of the church and the many contributions of the African American community in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Your information is held securely by an SSL encrypted connection. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.

Ways to Give

There are many easy ways for you to give, including one-time direct gifts, text-to-give, online recurring giving, and bequests.  Each type of gift is unique in what it does, the tax advantages it offers and the most appropriate time to use it.  If you have questions, please contact us and we can assist you with determining the type and amount of gift that you are interested in donating.

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Your gift helps us live out our vision to build upon an historic past in America's history.

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Budget and Financial Report

An estimated budget for the fiscal year (Jan-Dec) will be completed and presented to the Board for approval within 90 days of official launch.
  • 2018 Budget
  • Program
  • 2017 Report

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Please consult with your attorney, accountant or tax advisor
with regard to your personal situation

2018 Activities

  1. Launch website
  2. Plan and develop a design competition for existing and/or expanded museum exhibit space
  3. Annual fundraiser 

Budget Report

This is a report on the budget execution of the previous year