Virginia Commonwealth University

2016 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

VCU Charities

Below are the charities associated with VCU.  Click here to learn more about other charities or to view the CVC charity directory. 

Association for the Support of Children with Cancer (ASK) (code 03281)

ASK is dedicated to making life better for children with cancer and serious blood disorders by providing emotional, social, spiritual and financial support to children being treated at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Center for Human-Animal Interaction (code 03087) 

The Center for Human-Animal Interaction enhances health and wellbeing through Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and pet visitation.  The volunteer Dogs On Call therapy teams provide comfort and warmth to patients, families and staff at VCU Health.  Dogs on Call teams also provide much-needed stress relief to students during exams and increase therapy dog awareness in the surrounding community. 

Children's Hospital Foundation (code 03622)

Children's Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs and initiatives of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU and the children it serves each year, as well as other pediatric health care programs in the community.

Doorways Between Healing and Home (formerly Hospital Hospitality House) (code 03709) 

Doorways Between Healing and Home helps families from across Virginia access the life-saving medical care they need by removing the financial burdens they experience when the care they need isn't available in their own community. By providing families with a place to stay, meals, and other essential support for navigating a medical crisis away from home, patients and loved ones can stay focused on fighting cancer, receiving a new heart or kidney, or receiving the surgeries that will save their lives.

Fund for VCU (code 08533)

The Fund for VCU is a key source of unrestricted dollars that support virtually everything on campus, including scholarships for deserving students, enhancing academic and student life, strengthening faculty by providing vital support for research, travel and programming, as well as advancing community initiatives.  Making an impact is what we do at VCU. A gift to the fund is an investment in that impact.

Loftis Bereavement Fund (code 03592)

The Loftis Memorial Bereavement Fund provides assistance with burial and funeral expenses for bereaved families, bereavement materials for families and staff, and educational programming in the areas of death and dying, and grief and bereavement.

Massey Cancer Center (code 03657) 

The VCU Massey Cancer Center is leading and shaping the nation's fight against cancer. With innovative research and cutting-edge, compassionate patient care, Massey is relentless in the pursuit of eradicating death and suffering caused by cancer.. 

Pediatric Palliative Care & Pain Management (code 03501) 

Pediatric Palliative Care provides children and their families with pain and symptom management, assistance with complex medical decisions, counseling and psychological support at any stage of a serious illness. By embracing a child friendly, family-centered approach, the PPC team promotes healing, comfort and hope.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond (code 03274)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families by providing a way that they can stay together and stay focused on their child's well being.  In addition to the Ronald McDonald House, there are three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms footsteps from the PICU for families of the most critically ill patients at Children's Hospital of VCU and the Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center at VCU Health's Children's Pavilion.

VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Center (code 03674)

The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center strives to be a premier model for improving the lives of individuals with movement disorders, their families, and the community by its commitment to excellence in comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical care, transition research and education and outreach. Donations help bring new treatments through groundbreaking research and valuable assistance to patients and their  families through support groups and educational seminars.

Virginia Council on Economic Education (code 03940) 

VCEE promotes the economic and financial literacy of Virginia's K-12 students by training teachers, providing classroom materials and actively advocating economic education in the Commonwealth.

Virginia State Employee Assistance Fund (code 03040)

The VSEAF provides financial support to employees of the Commonwealth who are experiencing hardship due to an unplanned emergency such as sudden illness, injury, and/or damage to their dwelling.