Network Peninsula – Strengthening Nonprofits

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NetworkPeninsula is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports more than 280 nonprofits across the Peninsula through continuing education, Board Training, networking, information sharing, and expanded outreach. Our programs are designed to help nonprofits build their capacity to remain sustainable and fulfill their missions effectively.

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

Founded in 2007 as NetworkWilliamsburg, we changed our name in 2014 to NetworkPeninsula to reflect the growth of our programs that now support nonprofits in greater Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Gloucester-Mathews, Poquoson, and surrounding communities. Today, NetworkPeninsula supports hundreds of nonprofits, helping them to expand their reach out into the communities in which we live, work, and play. We do this by connecting them to individuals, businesses, civic and faith-based groups and to opportunities and resources that can help them meet the growing needs of our neighbors.

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. We believe that a healthy nonprofit sector leads to healthier communities. We hope you will join us in supporting the nonprofits and causes that matter most to you. 


As we work toward our mission, our goals remain the same: to equip nonprofits with the tools needed to effectively fulfill their missions; and to create a Networked Community of stakeholders committed to ensuring their sustainability so they can continue to meet the growing needs of our neighbors.

  • Raising Awareness – we help build the capacity of nonprofits by expanding their reach out into the communities they serve and connecting them to opportunities and resources that can help them grow their organizations. Through our website and weekly E-Newsletters, we connect with hundreds of individuals, businesses, and civic and faith-based organizations across the Peninsula to let them know about the volunteer needs, item needs, and upcoming events of more than 280 nonprofits on the Peninsula.


  • Encouraging Involvement – we create opportunities for individuals, businesses, and civic and faith-based groups to support multiple area nonprofits, to increase their own outreach efforts, and to create meaningful change in our community. We offer Nonprofit Board Training Classes, annual Impact Forums, and networking opportunities for community, business, and nonprofit leaders to gather to discuss issues that impact our community. We also help groups coordinate collection drives, work days, and other service projects to match their interests to the needs of nonprofits.


  • Strengthening Nonprofits – we equip nonprofits with the tools needed to fulfill their missions effectively. Programs include monthly continuing education workshops, networking opportunities, a grants database, facilitation of discounts from area businesses, and annual Impact Forums to bring together business, community, and nonprofit leaders.


To learn more about our work and how you can help the nonprofits that matter most to you, please visit us at


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