About Us

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NetworkPeninsula believes that strong nonprofits are key to vibrant, connected, and healthier communities.

NetworkPeninsula builds stronger communities by empowering the nonprofits within them to be successful, and by connecting citizens and businesses to the nonprofits serving their community. We are a trusted leader providing education, advocacy and authentic collaboration opportunities to the nonprofit members we serve.

Join Us!

We invite members of the community to help bring nonprofits, businesses, individuals, civic and faith-based organizations together to create win-win opportunities and bring about lasting change. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

Our Mission & Vision

NetworkPeninsula’s mission is to raise awareness of the needs on the Peninsula, encourage involvement from community members & strengthen the nonprofits working to meet these needs.

Our vision is a strong nonprofit sector supported by an engaged public who recognize the value of nonprofits and the positive impact they make on the continued health of our communities.

Connecting the Community

  • Information Sharing – Weekly e-Newsletters for community members to learn about the most recent volunteer needs, item needs, and upcoming events posted by our local nonprofits.
  • Annual Impact Forum – to bring nonprofit, business, and community leaders together to discuss the impact of issues impacting our communities.
  • Youth Network – Information about youth volunteer opportunities, service projects and scholarships
  • Resource Library – Relevant news, statistics, and sector trends
  • Job Openings – Posted by nonprofits from across the Peninsula

Strengthening Nonprofits

  • Board Network & TrainingNonprofit Board Training Classes are offered throughout the year.
  • Nonprofit EXcellence in Training (NEXT) – Monthly Continuing education for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers
  • Information Sharing – Weekly Nonprofit Updates with most recent grant opportunities, items available, resources for clients, staff, and volunteers, and latest news for nonprofits.
  • Networking – Peer Groups and other opportunities for nonprofit staff to interact with each other throughout the year, as well as with local business and community leaders.
  • Youth Network – Information about youth volunteer opportunities, service projects and scholarships
  • Resource Library – Relevant news, statistics, and sector trends
  • Job Openings – Posted by nonprofits from across the Peninsula
  • Grants Database – Up-to-date grant alerts to funding opportunities across the country, organized by program category.
  • Annual Impact Forum – to bring nonprofit, business, and community leaders together to discuss the impact of issues impacting our communities.
  • Other Forums – annual Legislative Breakfasts and Faith Forums serve to connect local nonprofits with government representatives and faith based leaders.

Supporting the Local Nonprofit Sector Since 2007

Founded as NetworkWilliamsburg in 2007, the organization changed its name in 2014 to reflect our growth. Today, NetworkPeninsula serves the nonprofit sector on the Virginia Peninsula, including greater Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, and Poquoson. NetworkPeninsula is a 501(c)3 organization.