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We Need Your Help

Together, we can preserve this national treasure for generations to come

When you give to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, you support our mission to feed the human spirit by sharing America’s enduring story. The Foundation relies on grant funding and the generosity of donors to fulfill that mission and safeguard this national treasure so it can be enjoyed by generations to come.

With your support, Colonial Williamsburg will continue to:

  • Preserve iconic and historic buildings, landscapes, trades and skills that were here in Williamsburg in the 18th century
  • Engage history lovers of all ages by bringing the Historic Area to life through costumed interpretation and immersive programming
  • Curate a world-class museum collection that illuminates the stories of those who made their lives in the colonial capital
  • Celebrate educators across the country by providing them the skills and tools necessary to revolutionize the way they teach history and foster citizenship through The Bob and Marion Wilson Teacher Institute for Colonial Williamsburg

How you can help

There are several ways in which to make a charitable gift to Colonial Williamsburg, and staff members are always happy to help.

To make a gift online:

Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly sustainer gift through our website. Our easy-to-use online giving form also gives you the ability to make a gift in honor or memory of someone special. The recipient of a Gift of History will enjoy a year-long subscription to our magazine, Trend & Tradition, as well as a beautiful ornament and a personal message from you.

To make a gift over the phone:

Give us a call at 1-888-CWF-1776

To Email a gift

Send us an email at [email protected].

You also may designate your gift toward a specific purpose simply by letting us know how you would like your gift used.


We encourage you to create a fundraiser on Facebook and invite your friends to donate to the Foundation. Click here to learn more about how to create a fundraiser and set Colonial Williamsburg as the beneficiary of your generosity.


Did you know Colonial Williamsburg can benefit directly from your online shopping? Set Colonial Williamsburg as the foundation of your choice on AmazonSmile and we will earn a percentage of each purchase you make on Amazon. For more information, Click here.

Questions? Call us at 1-888-CWF-1776 or email us at [email protected]. If you are looking for a specific member of our staff, click here.

Thank you for all you do to support Colonial Williamsburg as we strive to cultivate informed citizenship—now and for future generations. Your investment in our nation’s history allows us to accomplish so much and tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked here in Williamsburg.