A Public/Private Partnership

In 1992, the Virginia General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care initiated the Virginia Health Care Foundation as a public/private partnership with  a mission to increase access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians via innovative service delivery models.

Over the last 20 years, VHCF has become one of the key components of the Commonwealth’s strategy to buttress local primary care delivery systems and strengthen the health care safety net.

As a public/private partnership, VHCF combines the flexibility and nimble nature of the private sector with the resources and institutional means of the public sector.   This has allowed us to produce a remarkable return on investment.  Since the Foundation’s inception, VHCF has leveraged an average $11 in cash, health services and other in-kind contributions for each $1 expended.

VHCF is proof that public/private partnerships can achieve great results. We are grateful to the Virginia General Assembly, the Governor and our esteemed partners. Working together, VHCF will continue to build and foster partnerships, solidify proven initiatives and launch innovative new endeavors.

VHCF has met the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. View VHCF 990 at Guidestar or Foundation Center.