Who and How We Help
Countless Virginians can’t get the medical care, dental care, prescription medications or mental health services they need. VHCF grants and programs address both the financial and geographic barriers to care, making a difference for families and communities across the Commonwealth.
VHCF helps patients
VHCF funding helps provide medical, dental and mental health care to uninsured Virginians and those who live in underserved areas. VHCF also helps uninsured children enroll in state-sponsored health insurance and makes free prescription medications more available to uninsured adults. Altogether, VHCF grantees and programs have:
- Made more than 3 million patient visits possible.
- Delivered more than $3.1 billion in free prescription medications.
- Enrolled more than 87,500 children in state-sponsored health insurance.
VHCF helps communities
While Virginia patients are the ultimate beneficiaries of VHCF funding, the Foundation helps communities thrive as well. VHCF grants and programs have:
- Provided $12.3 million in grants to help establish or expand 72 dental safety net programs and projects.
- Enabled 26 Free Clinics to hire nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants.
- Helped attract more mental health professionals to rural areas.
- Funded training sites for more than 6,500 health professions students.
- Saved community dental providers more than $485,000 through a special dental partnership.
- Helped Virginia’s most economically disadvantaged communities establish medication assistance programs for area residents.
VHCF grant funding and special programs are making a tremendous difference in the health of Virginia and Virginians.