Williamsburg Health Foundation

Vision: Individuals making healthy choices in a community with health opportunity for all

aka Williamsburg Health Foundation   |   Williamsburg, VA   |  www.williamsburghealthfoundation.org

Mission

Collaborate, innovate, and invest to impact systems that improve the health and well-being of individuals living in Greater Williamsburg.

Ruling year info

1997

President and CEO

Ms. Carol L. Sale RN, MSN

Main address

4801 Courthouse Street, Suite 200

Williamsburg, VA 23188 USA

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EIN

54-1822359

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Community Health Systems (E21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our work focuses on a vision: Individuals making healthy choices in a community with health opportunity for all. Our "problem" is that opportunities to live a healthy life are not evenly distributed among all members of our Greater Williamsburg community. We acknowledge the social determinants of health and seek to create more opportunities for "the healthy choice to be the easy choice" for the most vulnerable members of our community. The Williamsburg Health Foundation provides grants to improve the current and future health of our community. The Foundation also convenes groups in the community to solve health challenges that cannot be addressed by one agency alone. Our exempt purpose is to improve the health of the Williamsburg community. We are a hospital or health legacy foundation of the Willliamsburg Community Hospital which merged with Sentara Healthcare in 1996.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grantmaking

Williamsburg Health Foundation provides grants to health and human services that improve the health of those living in Greater Williamsburg.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Williamsburg Health Foundation gathers agencies and organizations together to collaborate on solutions to community challenges that are too big for one organization alone.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Chronically ill people, Low-income people, Older adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Advance organizations, systems, and public policy crucial to community health and well-being.

Target behavioral and social risk factors that influence the health of individuals throughout the lifespan.

Strengthen the healthcare safety-net for uninsured and underinsured individuals.

Advance organizations, systems, and public policy crucial to community health and well-being.
-Public Policy Advocacy – actively supporting a particular policy or group of policies at the local or state level. Advocacy can include a variety of activities including support for regulatory changes, education, and forming relationships with decision makers.
-Community Capacity Building – developing and strengthening the skills, abilities, processes, and resources that communities and organizations working together need to adapt and thrive in a changing world.
Williamsburg Health Foundation is particularly interested in community-level systems work which includes collaboration.
-Organizational Capacity Building – strengthening internal structures, systems and processes, management, leadership, governance, and overall staff capacity to enhance organizational, team, and individual performance.

Target behavioral and social risk factors that influence the health of individuals throughout the lifespan.
-Healthy Eating Active Living – empowering individuals to make healthy choices through increased access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity.
-Two Generation Family Services – building family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives.
-Healthy Aging – sustaining an individual’s physical, functional, and cognitive abilities to increase well-being in older age. Activities may include good nutrition, physical activity, assessments, managing health conditions, and reducing social isolation.

Strengthen the healthcare safety-net for uninsured and underinsured individuals.
-Behavioral Health Services (BHS) – acknowledging the connection between the health of the body and the mind, BHS address the importance of emotional, psychological, and overall well-being.
-Advanced Primary Care (APC) – ensuring patients are provided with comprehensive high-quality care. APC service delivery models include primary, oral, and behavioral care as well as medications. Care is given through a team approach that promotes patient engagement.
-Medication Access – ensuring patients can obtain prescribed medications to manage health conditions to optimize day-to-day functioning. This includes ongoing access to those essential medications on an affordable and sustainable basis.

WHF leverages our grant-making by working in close collaboration with both independent nonprofit agencies and the localities in Greater Williamsburg. As a place-based foundation, we cultivate long-term relationships with our partners. With the guidance of an outstanding Board of Trustees and Staff, our funding and all of our efforts are laser focused on our strategic plan and making our goals a reality.

The Williamsburg Health Foundation was founded in 1996 with proceeds from the partnership between Sentara Healthcare and the former Williamsburg Community Hospital. WHF has awarded approximately 94 million in grants to date. As of June 2021, our corpus is over 135 million dollars.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    While we serve the residents of Greater Williamsburg, we generally fund partner agencies (grantees) who work directly with the public.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our most recent "Grantee Perception Report" showed that our grantees appreciated the work we do to help them build the capacity of their own organizations. We are continuing to enhance our work in this area.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from our grantees is an ongoing process. We respect the insight and judgement of the professionals who do this work every day. We ask them to report their own indicators of success rather than insisting on having them report any universal metrics or metrics just for WHF’s sake. We are constantly trying to make our applications and reporting less time consuming.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Williamsburg Health Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jackson "Jack" C. Tuttle

M. Bradshaw

Beth Davis

Paul Gerhardt

Earl Granger

Kelli Mansel-Arbuckle

Douglas Myers

Louis Rossiter

Carol Sale

Robert Singley

Steven Staples

Thomas Tingle

Glenda Turner

Jackson Tuttle, II

Alfred Woods

Adria Vanhoozier

Elizabeth DeFalcon, MD

Juanita Parks

Felicia Stovall

Philip Tuning

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/22/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.