A public/private partnership, the Virginia Health Care Foundation helps uninsured Virginians and those who live in underserved communities receive medical, dental, and mental health care. To advance this mission, VHCF supports free clinics, community health centers, and other organizations working to expand both the types of care offered and the number of patients cared for each year.
The foundation currently is accepting applications for its Health Safety Net Grants program.
Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of programs that increase access to primary care for uninsured Virginians and those who live in areas with limited access to care by developing or expanding patient capacity; establishing a broader scope of service; creating local systems of care; and/or strengthening organizational infrastructure.
To be eligible, applicants must be a Virginia-serving public agency or private nonprofit with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code or an organization with a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor, or an organization applying for federal tax-exemption under 501(c)(3). Free clinics or community health centers applying for grants must be members in good standing with either the Virginia Association of Free Clinics or the Virginia Community Healthcare Association.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Virginia Health Care Foundation website.