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We work hard to build and maintain strong partnerships to support and enhance the work of the Association and our member clinics. We're deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors, and we're fortunate to collaborate with so many other people, companies and organizations who share our vision of improved access to health care for Virginians in need. The VAFCC and our member clinics receive major funding and support from the organizations listed below. To them all, we owe a heartfelt thank you.


The Virginia Association of Health Plans provides significant funding each year to sponsor the VAFCC Annual Conference – the premier educational and networking event for Virginia’s free clinics.  In addition to its conference funding, the VAHP plays a pivotal role in advocating for public policies that support and strengthen free clinics in the Commonwealth. 


Since 1992, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has provided more than $8 million in financial support to Virginia’s free clinics.  Anthem has also recognized the importance of supporting the VAFCC in its efforts to build a strong and vibrant network of free clinics across the Commonwealth.  In addition to its monetary contributions, the company has generously committed volunteer and in-kind resources that have boosted the work and visibility of free clinics and the VAFCC.


With grants totaling more than $4.7 million since its founding in 1992, the Virginia Health Care Foundation has been instrumental in supporting the expansion of free clinic service capacity across Virginia.  The VAFCC was the recipient of a free clinic accreditation system grant which enabled the free clinics to create new operating standards and continue to improve patient care delivery. This grant followed an Organizational Capacity Building grant that supported free clinics in long-term planning.


Thanks to state general funds appropriated by the Virginia General Assembly each year, the Virginia Department of Health contracts with the VAFCC for the provision of prescription medications and pharmacy services to low-income, uninsured patients of the free clinics.  Through the years, this public/private partnership has become an outstanding success story in pharmaceutical access for Virginia’s uninsured.


Rx Partnership


Recognizing the critical role that physicians play in free clinics, the MSV Foundation served as a catalyst in the creation of the Free Clinic Medical Directors Council, now a special interest section of the VAFCC. Since its establishment, the council has provided a forum for free clinic volunteer physicians to share successes and challenges encountered in delivering quality health care to uninsured Virginians.


Due in large part to the generosity of many of PhRMA’s member drug companies, Virginia’s free clinics were able to provide prescription medications worth $41 million to their patients in need in 2004.  Approximately $39 million (or 95%) of the drugs were acquired by free clinics through the free drug programs administered by these brand-name drug manufacturers. 


The Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction (APTNA) has developed a database of resources related to tobacco addiction treatment and recovery that are specifically tailored for use by behavioral healthcare providers and peer facilitators or organizations. 

This Excel file is sorted alphabetically by "SOURCE" and then "NAME" of resource but once downloaded, the data can be sorted using alternative options and/or the entries can be searched using key words in order to quickly to find what you are looking for.  Many of the websites in this database have links to additional resources.

Click here to access this database.


The VAFCC has also received financial and in-kind support from the following organizations in the past year:

Bon Secours of Virginia
DataNet Solutions
Kaiser Permanente
Lawrence M. Croft, JD, CLU
Local Govt's & Schools United Way
pfizer United Way Compaign

Riverside Health System Foundation
Sentara Health Foundation
Snead Family Foundation
Teva Neuroscience
The Community Foundation
Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
Virginia Association of Health Plans
Virginia/ DC Chapter HFMA
WellPoint Associate Giving Campaign
Williamsburg Community Health Foundation


The VAFCC collaborates with the following organizations:

American Heart Association
National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias
Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants
Medical Society of Virginia
Virginia Advanced Directive Initiative
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Virginia Dental Association

Virginia Dental Hygienists Association
Virginia Interfaith Center of Public Policy
Virginia Pharmacists Association
Virginia Poverty Law Center
Virginia Primary Care Association
Virginia Rural Health Association
Women’s Health Virginia


The VAFCC and/or its staff are members of the following organizations:

American Society of Association Executives
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Grant Writing Professionals Association
Mental Health Association of Virginia
National Association of Free Clinics

Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations
Virginia Rural Health Association
Virginia Society of Association Executives


The VAFCC participates in the following coalitions:

Medicare Part D Network of Virginia
Partners for Virginia’s Sake
Partnership for Prescription Assistance of Virginia
Virginia Coalition for Children’s Health
Virginians for a Healthy Future
Virginians for Increasing Access to Dental Care