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.
Colonial Beach Community Center Update
At their March 9 meeting, the Foundation's Board of Directors decided to indefinitely table an initiative to transition to a new Community Center. The initiative resulted from the Board's January retreat. However, after consultation with Mayor Robin Schick, the decision was taken to continue managing the Community Center at its current location. Foundation President, Eric Nelson, has stated that the "Foundation will continue to be the steward of the Community Center and will work with the Town to make sure that Colonial Beach residents are well served by this center and any in the future that might be developed."
Get to know Colonial Beach
The New Welcome to Colonial Beach Group
Are you new to Colonial Beach and don't quite know your way around yet? Would you like to learn more about Colonial Beach? Meet people? Make Connections? Get involved? Then, the Foundation's newly formed Welcome to Colonial Beach (WCB) group is a good place to start. From May through October, the WCB will meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 6 PM at various locations around town. The first meetup is scheduled for May 20 at Colonial Beach Brewing (215C Washington Ave). Everyone is welcome. Keep an eye on our Events page for future locations. Scroll down to sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss anything.
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.
Board members. Fill one of the open seats on our Board of Directors, and lead and advance the Foundation's work. Applications are due March 1, 2021 and August 1, 2021.
Please reach out to us at [email protected].
Please help meet needs in our community
Support Local Food Pantries
Please follow the link below to support our food pantries and help families in need. Or, mail a check to CBCF, P. O. Box 375, Colonial Beach, VA 22443; note "food pantries" on the memo line.
We initially launched our Food Pantries fundraiser early last year to help our local food pantries meet an increased need due to COVID-19 and its economic impact on members of our community. Thanks to donations from the Foundation ($5,000) and neighbors like you ($7,400 plus), we exceeded our initial goal. Now, a year later, most of those funds have been expended. However, the increased need is still there and will be for a while longer.
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.