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.
Securely Give Online
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.
Your gift helps us live out our vision to build upon an historic past in America's history.
Budget and Annual Report
The fundraising goal for the 2022 budget year is $250K. The funds will be used to complete Phase I capital projects and to update and improve the public information spaces/exhibits at the Scotland Street location. The Foundation will continue to support scholarships for students interested in studying early African American history. Click here for a copy of the budget. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Felton Morris at .
Your Donation is Tax Deductible