Prizes for Progress


2017 was the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s 25th anniversary!

VHCF created the Prizes for Progress contest to mark this important milestone and to do something special for our dedicated health safety net partners.  As part of our Prizes for Progress contest, we asked both current and former grantees to share how VHCF funding has made a difference to their organizations.  We received over 35 submissions – all sharing wonderful stories about how VHCF funding has helped each organization develop and succeed over the last 25 years.

In fact, the submitted stories were so fantastic that we ultimately decided to add an additional second place prize (for a grand total of $35,000 in prize money!) rather than attempt to break the tie for second.  We also named four honorable mentions whose submissions deserved special recognition.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 25th Anniversary Prizes for Progress contest!  We hope you’ll take a few moments to enjoy their stories of progress.

Prizes for Progress Winners:

$15,000 First Place Prize

The Health Wagon

The Health Wagon’s Winning Submission

$10,000 Second Place Prizes

Community Health Center of the New River Valley

CHCNRV’s Winning Submission

Northern Neck Free Clinic

NNFC’s Winning Submission

 Prizes for Progress Honorable Mentions:

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry

Neighborhood Health

Shenandoah Community Health Clinic

Virginia Dental Association


Last Updated on October 25, 2023