The Greater Williams Community Fund advances a culture of community giving and builds financial capacity to provide support in perpetuity for vital local programs.
Local support for nonprofit organizations
Since a visionary group of people established the Greater Williams Community Fund in late 2004, the Fund has grown to nearly $243,000. The amount awarded annually to nonprofit organizations continues to increase and since 2005, we have distributed over $109,000 in Williams and the surrounding areas.
The Greater Williams Community Fund is a fund of the Arizona Community Foundation, a nonprofit charitable foundation founded in 1978. It is managed through the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, one of six regional affiliates. Gifts to the Community Fund are professionally managed, with oversight by the Arizona Community Foundation Investment Committee and Board of Directors, to safeguard principal and provide a competitive investment return to benefit the community.
GIVE to the Greater WIlliams Community FUnd
The Greater Williams Community Fund brings people and organizations together around local issues and opportunities. Funded by and for the benefit of the Williams community, community leaders work together to find solutions to local needs. Local grantmaking provides a continuous source of financial support to our community’s nonprofit organizations.
Income generated from the fund is returned to the community annually as grants, while the principal continues to grow to provide for community needs forever. Local Steering Committee members bring their knowledge and expertise to address needs specific to the area. With a deep understanding of the concerns and resources that shape our community, these steering committee members are dedicated to building the permanent endowment to serve the needs of the greater Williams area today, tomorrow and forever.
2020 Competitive Grants
The 2020 competitive grant process for the Greater Williams Community Fund concluded with the awarding of $10,200 to eight nonprofit organizations. See below for the full list of organizations that received support:
- Civitan Foundation, Inc.
- Coconino County Community Services
- Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona
- Save - Meant to Rescue
- Victim Witness Services for Coconino County
- Williams Alliance for the Arts
- Williams Area Habitat for Humanity
- Williams Police Department
Giving to the Greater Williams Community Fund
Gifts to the Community Fund are permanent investments in our community—gifts that literally keep on giving. Every donation, large or small, stays in the Community Fund and grants are made locally each and every year. Community Foundation staff provide personalized service tailored to each individual or business’ charitable and financial interests. Gifts to the Greater Williams Community Fund also afford you maximum tax advantages.
The Greater Williams Community Fund can accept gifts of cash, publicly-traded and privately-held securities, real estate, business interests or other assets. You may also direct in your will or trust to leave specific assets or a percentage of your estate to the Greater Williams Community Fund.
Gifts to the Community Fund serve a broad array of community needs and are tax-deductible as allowed by law and subject to individual limitations.