The Colonial Beach Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit philanthropic organization comprising individuals, families, businesses, volunteers, and donors who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents, full- or part-time, in and around Colonial Beach. We encourage you to explore our website and get to know us; and we invite you to join us in making a difference in our community by becoming a member. We also invite you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep informed of our activities. And, follow us on Facebook.
Welcome to Colonial Beach (WCB) May Meetup
The next WCB meetup will be on Thursday, May 19, at Raven's Point (322 Washington Ave) beginning at 6 PM. Our guest speaker will be Susan Mack of the Alliance of Colonial Beach Community Organizations. Since Raven's Point is an outside venue, in the event of rain, we will meet across the street at Colonial Beach Brewing (215 Washington Ave).
The meetups are a great way to get to know people, and learn about Colonial Beach and ways you can serve your community. They are held the third Thursday of the month. Visit our Events page to learn the dates and places for future meetups.
Community Center Appreciation Day
Show your support for Colonial Beach Community Center.
Join us Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 5 pm. Enjoy music, food, games, and family activities. Check out the Community Center and learn about its features..
4H Camp is Back!
Sending kids to 4H camp is a Colonial Beach tradition. 4H camp is cooperative group living in a nautral environment that focuses on developing life skills and social, mental, and physical development in young people. Camping experiences include swimming, canoeing, evening campfires, making new friends, and playing games, all under the supervision of caring adults.
The $315 cost for each child includes meals, lodging, programs, and transportation. Will you help us send Colonial Beach kids to 4H camp this summer?
Use the button below to make a donation online -- select Youth Summer Camp from the drop-down menu. Or, mail a check payable to Colonial Beach Community Foundation to P.O. Box 375, Colonial Beach, VA, 22443. Write Summer Camp on the memo line.
Love in the Park
Say "I do" again during the first-ever Love in the Park -- We Still Do recommitment event on Saturday, June 4.
Love in the Park will take place in Eleanor Park, overlooking the Potomac River, and start with a Reception at 5 PM and a Recommitment Ceremony at 6 PM. A party with a DJ and food venders follows.
"Building Community" Raffle
The Foundation is once again sponsoring a raffle to help fulfill grant requests and other financial obligations. The winner will receive $5,000; 350 tickets will be sold at $50 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Northern Neck Beach Music Festival on Saturday, September 10th; but, you need not be present to win. Email us to purchase tickets or look for our tent at events throughout the Spring and Summer.
LOVE Golf Cart Ornaments
LOVE Golf Cart ornaments are here. Email us or visit our tent at various events this season. First come, first served until they are gone.
Ornaments are $20 each, cash or check, and make great gifts for your CB-loving friends and family. Net proceeds from the LOVE ornament sales go into the Foundation's Community Crisis Fund to assist our local food pantries.
Local Food Pantries
Our local food pantries are still working hard to meet the needs of the Colonial Beach community. Please help us help them. The Foundation provides gift cards to the food pantries that they can distribute as needed. These gift cards enable pantry clients to purchase items that the pantries might not have on hand, such as fresh foods, refrigerated items, baby products, and toiletries.
Apply your talents and enthusiasm to your community foundation
You can help the Colonial Beach Community Foundation and, by extension, Colonial Beach itself, thrive. We are seeking:
Volunteers. Join the Colonial Beach Volunteer Brigade to receive a monthly email identifying upcoming events and activities that require volunteers to staff them. Chose what you want to volunteer for and reach out to the points of contact identified.
Committee members. Apply your knowledge, experience, and skills to one (or more) of our committees: Marketing, Member Engagement, Health Connect, Community Center, Special Events, Grant Writing, and Newcomers. Please reach out to us at [email protected].
Give to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation.
We beg your pardon as we revise our website...
Last year, we moved our website to a new platform and revised its design and content. However, we are not quite finished. Our Board is updating policies and our host platform is fine-tuning its functionality. So, you will see a few areas here and there that are still "under construction." Please check back with us often as we complete those areas and add others.