Emergency Support Opportunities

Private support provides critical resources to meet our evolving needs, and we are enormously grateful to those in our community who are giving during a time of so much uncertainty. To facilitate this wonderful desire to provide assistance, we have gathered a list of funds that can be put to immediate use for emergency needs.

In difficult periods like these, we are reminded of the resilience, strength and compassion of our W&M community. With your help, we can be sure to meet the most pressing needs of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please consider offering your support.

You can find updates, additional information and FAQs about the university's response to COVID-19 at https://www.wm.edu/coronavirus.

Emergency Needs

HEART (Health, Emergencies, And Resources for the Tribe) Fund (4681) 

Provides financial assistance to meet unexpected needs of W&M students for a wide range of emergency situations.

Support Students at W&M

Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation (4774)

Provides support for our faculty’s most immediate needs as they work to re-tool their teaching and enhance learning initiatives and innovations in an online environment.

Support Teaching & Learning Innovation

Scholarships Impact Fund (0158)

Provides immediate-use scholarship support to students with financial need to lessen the economic burden during this challenging time.

Support Scholarships

Fund for William & Mary (0900)

Is the university's largest source of unrestricted funds to meet pressing needs and priorities such as financial assistance and general operating support.

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Area-Specific Needs

Alumni Leadership Fund (3056)

Supports regional networking programs and career development resources and services for all W&M alumni who may be facing employment uncertainty and young alumni preparing for the workforce.

Arts & Sciences Annual Fund (1413)

Supports and enhances the academic experience as faculty and students make the adjustment to distance teaching and learning. The fund enables A&S to respond quickly to emerging needs in areas such as coursework, teaching tools or equipment.

Athletic Director's Strategic Initiatives Fund (4650)

Supports W&M Athletics' ability to be flexible in the accommodation of the needs of student-athletes during this time when it is essential to provide funding for their overall safety and wellbeing.

International Student Scholarship Fund (3568)

Supports the W&M international student community through direct student financial assistance for many uses including emergency grants.

Mason School of Business Annual Fund (0499)

Enables the Business School to meet current student needs and provide immediate infrastructure development to enhance the virtual student learning experience, faculty resources, community enrichment and program support.

School of Education Fund for Excellence (2706)

Supports tomorrow’s leaders in education through assisting with needed academic and student life resources to navigate current challenges.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Dean & Director’s Fund (4023)

Supports immediate VIMS community needs as well as essential resources for faculty and students.

W&M Law School Annual Fund (2047)

Supports Law School students to meet academic and individual needs related to potential financial challenges.

W&M Libraries Make a Difference Fund (3108)

Enables the Libraries to meet pressing needs, including the support of flexible and continuous access to technology resources as well as multimedia and digital learning and research materials for the entire W&M community.


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