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.
Learn about the candidates
Town Council Candidates Forum
The Foundation and Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Town Council Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 19, from 6 until 9 PM, at Colonial Beach Elementary School (102 First St) in the gym. This forum gives residents an opportunity to learn about the candidates running for Town Council and ask questions, which must be submitted in advance. Submit your questions to the Chamber no later than noon, Monday, October 18.
Last year, two seats on Town Council opened up with the election of Council member Robin Schick as Mayor and the resignation of Council member Patrick Ey, both of whom had been elected to a four-year term in 2018. Earlier this year, Town Council appointed Kenneth Allison and Powell Duggan to temporiarliy fill those vacant seats. This November 2, Town residents will vote on two candidates to complete the term. Candidates on the ballot are Kenneth Allison, Andrea Clement, and David Williams; Maggie Lane is running as a write-in candidate.
Mitigating wet lawns & storm water runoff
As part of the Foundation's Plants, Not Puddles program, we invite you to take advantage of discounts on plants offered by Ingleside Nurseries in support of the program. Participating is easy; just use the button below to download the order form and follow the instructions. Discounts have been extended through October 7.
In August, the Foundation sponsored a Plants, Not Puddles workshop. During the workshop, the Town presented options and resources for managing runoff. One of those option is plantings. Download the PowerPoint or PDF version of the workshop to learn more.
Get to know Colonial Beach
October Welcome to Colonial Beach Meetup
Please join us at our last Welcome to Colonial Beach Meetup for 2021 ... Thursday, October 21, at Riverboat on the Potomac, in the Tiki Room, beginning at 6 PM. Our guest speaker will be Ted Tait, Station Manager, WWER 88.1 FM. (Please note that this is a change in venue from previous announcements.)
Congratulations, Downtown Colonial Beach, on an historic achievement
Colonial Beach Commercial Historic District Added to National Register of Historic Places
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our community partner organization, Downtown Colonial Beach, Colonial Beach's commercial district made it onto the National Register of Historic Places on September 16th. Visit Downtown Colonial Beach on the web and Facebook to learn more.
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 learn about upcoming events and activities that require volunteers to staff them.
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.