Code of Ethics

Respect for the communities we work with and serve; 

Integrity in our actions;

Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.

The leaders and staff of the Virginia Health Care Foundation are committed to:

  • Act honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all transactions and dealings.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest and strive to the appropriate handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships.
  • Treat VHCF grantees fairly, and to treat every individual with dignity and respect.
  • Treat VHCF employees with respect, fairness and good faith and to provide conditions of employment that recognize their rights and diversity and enhance their welfare.
  • Be good corporate citizens, and to comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • Act responsibly toward the communities in which VHCF works, and for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Good stewardship of VHCF resources, and those of our donors.
  • Be responsible, transparent, and accountable for all of our actions.
  • Improve the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct, and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.



Note: A significant portion of this Code of Ethics was derived from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Code of Ethics

Last Updated on April 11, 2022