Organizations Eligible for Voluntary Contributions
Virginia law allows taxpayers to voluntarily donate all or part of their income tax refund to one or more qualified organizations as approved by the General Assembly. Following is a brief description of the services provided by organizations eligible for voluntary contributions. For additional information, visit the organization's website or contact them at the address listed below. To make a contribution to any of these organizations on your tax return, see the instructions for Virginia Schedule VAC. You may also send your contributions directly to the organization.
Below are the organizations eligible for contributions. Click on the name of the organization for additional information.
This fund provides for research, management, and conservation of nongame wildlife species and habitats, including those listed by state or federal agencies as Endangered or Threatened, and those identified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Virginia's Wildlife Action Plan.
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
P.O. Box 90778
Henrico, VA 23228-0778
Each taxpayer may contribute up to $25 to one of the following qualified parties: Democratic Party (Code 61) or Republican Party (Code 62).
A leader in the global Olympic Movement, the U.S. Olympic Committee challenges thousands of youth and adults to live healthier, more productive lives through sport. By contributing a portion of your Virginia tax refund, you will 1) directly help prepare athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2) fund community and elite sport programs all over the country, and 3) advance the Olympic Movement, promoting excellence, cultural respect, and peace internationally. Your donation will accomplish amazing things! Thank you, and visit us online at www.teamusa.org
United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5760
Supports locally-based organizations providing housing assistance to the low-income elderly, persons with mental or physical disabilities, and the homeless in need of emergency, transitional or permanent housing.
Department of Housing & Community Development
Check-Off for Housing Programs
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23219
Provides funding to local agencies to improve or expand transportation for elderly or disabled Virginians who cannot drive or use public transportation. Services include transportation for jobs, medical appointments, and other essential activities .
Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Henrico, VA 23229-5019
Contributions are used to provide grants to local law enforcement agencies in Virginia for the purchase of equipment or the support of services related to community policing. The fund supports work that builds local partnerships and problem-solving relationships between local law enforcement agencies and their communities.
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Community Policing Fund
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Supports local artists, arts groups, and schools in every city and county in Virginia.
Virginia Arts Foundation
c/o Virginia Commission for the Arts
223 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2010
These funds are used by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to acquire land for recreational purposes and preserve natural areas; to develop, maintain and improve state parks and state park facilities and to provide matching recreational grants to localities.
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation
Open Space Recreation & Conservation Fund
203 Governor Street, Suite 423
Richmond, VA 23219
More than half of Virginia's lands drain into the Chesapeake Bay. This fund is used to help meet needs identified in the state's clean up plan for the Bay and the waters that flow into it, also known as the Virginia Tributary Strategy.
Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
1111 E. Broad Street, 4W
Richmond, VA 23219
Contributions support the prevention and treatment of family violence in local communities and through statewide public awareness projects and activities. Family violence includes child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse and neglect.
Family and Children's Trust Fund
801 East Main Street, 15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
State Forests are managed to sustain multiple natural resources and values [benefits]. Conservation practices protect wetlands, enhance critical wildlife habitat and preserve unique natural areas for biodiversity and provide long-term applied research for restoration and reforestation of native species. Demonstration areas provide private forest landowners with practical, effective solutions to resource management challenges. Recreation opportunities and conservation educational programs are available statewide in all seasons to any age or experience level. State Forests are open to the public without fee for hiking, bird watching, and nature observation. Horseback riding, mountain bike riding, fishing, hunting and trapping are allowed on certain state forests with a use permit.
Virginia Department of Forestry
Attn: State Forest Fund
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Assists with medical expenses of Virginia residents who face a life-threatening medical catastrophe.
Uninsured Medical Catastrophe Fund
600 East Broad Street, 12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Supports preservation of historic landmarks and historic preservation projects.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
2801 Kensington Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Uses proven strategies and programs to meet emotional and physical needs of children who are disadvantaged, runaways, in crisis, and delinquent by providing hope in a tangible form regardless of religion, race, gender, or socioeconomic status.
Children of America Finding Hope Inc.
1741 Terrapin Creek Rd.
Lynch Station, VA 24571
(276) 608-2006 or www.CAFH.net
Supports the provision of heating, cooling, energy crisis assistance and weatherization services for low income families.
Home Energy Assistance Program
801 Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Contributions will be equally divided between these two organizations. The following is a description of the organizations:
Virginia War Memorial Educational Foundation The Memorial honors the over 12,000 Virginians who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and the Global War on Terrorism and all of our military veterans. Through the Educational Foundation, the Memorial produces documentary films and videos that are distributed to all public and private middle and high schools statewide and offers student and teacher educational seminars. The Memorial hosts over 50 educational and patriotic events annually and is home to historical exhibits that are on display and open to the public daily at no charge.
National D-Day Memorial Foundation Exists to honor the valor, fidelity, and sacrifice of the Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It also exists to educate - ensuring that the D-Day legacy remains clear, meaningful, and accessible to present and future generations.
National D-Day Memorial Foundation
133 West Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
(800) 351-DDAY * (540) 586-DDAY
Founded in 1959, the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) is committed to ending the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs in Virginia shelters. VFHS members include leaders from public and private shelters, rescue groups, veterinarians, animal control officers and citizen advocates. Programs include support for local animal welfare organizations, advocating for humane laws for all animals, training for animal welfare professionals and advocates, and Spay VA which provides pet owners access to convenient and affordable spay/neuter services. Your contribution to VFHS ensures a brighter future for Virginia’s animals and their caregivers.
Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, Inc.
P.O. Box 545
Edinburg, VA 22824
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Administers the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program available to Virginia residents enrolled full time in one of 33 Virginia private, non-profit colleges or universities. Contributions support choice and affordability for eligible undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking students enrolled in participating TAG institutions. Students apply at the college financial aid office. For more information about SCHEV or the TAG program, please visit www.schev.edu and click on "Financial Aid."
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street,
James Monroe Bldg. 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
All moneys contributed shall be paid to the Spay and Neuter Fund for use by localities in the Commonwealth for providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries through direct provision or contract or each locality may make the funds available to any private, nonprofit sterilization program for dogs and cats in such locality. The Tax Commissioner shall determine annually the total amounts designated on all returns from each locality in the Commonwealth, based upon the locality that each filer who makes a voluntary contribution to the Fund lists as his permanent address. The State Treasurer shall pay the appropriate amount to each respective locality.
Virginia Cancer Centers (Code 88)
Virginia is fortunate to have two National Cancer Institute- designated Cancer Centers to serve the people of the Commonwealth: the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the University of Virginia Cancer Center. These two Cancer Centers work together to deliver the leading edge in contemporary cancer care in a supportive and compassionate environment, and to change the future of cancer care through research. Your contribution will enable us to help cancer patients today, and those who will be cancer patients in the future.
University of Virginia Cancer Center
P.O. Box 800773
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773
(434) 924- 8432
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980214
Richmond, VA 23298-0214
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center is the Commonwealth's permanent memorial to Dr. King as required by state law. It is a consortium of public and private institutions of higher education that continues the work and perpetuates the legacy of Dr. King throughout the state.
The Center offers, among other things: educational and cultural programs; public policy analysis of contemporary issues relative to the principles of Dr. King, scholarly research and publications; public and private undergraduate and graduate programs interfacing; support of the state's Standards of Quality and of K-12 academic institutions; and community outreach and service activities.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Living
History and Public Policy Center
816 West Franklin Street, #104
P. O. Box 842019
Richmond, VA 23284-2019
Phone: (804) 828-7095
In 2006, with support from the Virginia Legislature, Governor Tim Kaine established the Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF). This is a quick response grant program to assist military and Family members of the Virginia National Guard and the United States Reserve Components who are residents of Virginia, and, who are called to active duty for periods in excess of 90 days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and up to 180 days after their return. The Military Family Relief Fund assists military families with urgent or emergency needs relating to living expenses including but not limited to food, housing, utilities, and medical services. Each need is considered on its own merit.
Virginia National Guard Family Programs
5901 Beulah Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150
To assist individuals with disabilities in realizing their fullest potential, Celebrating Special Children, Inc. provides on-line resource information in an easy to use format for individuals with disabilities, family members, caregivers and service providers. Cradle to older adult resource information is made available from a wide variety of providers at both the state and local level. Resource information listings include private for profit, not-for-profit, and government agencies. All listings include a contact telephone number and web address where available. In addition to the resource information database, Celebrating Special Children also publishes original articles on a variety of topics of interest to the disability community. Celebrating Special Children makes information available at no charge to the user.
Celebrating Special Children, Inc.
American Cancer Society
101 Niblick Drive
Vienna, VA 22180
To be used by eligible public school foundations established for the express purpose of implementing a public/private partnership to fund public school improvement projects approved by the local school board.
009001 Amherst County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
015001 Augusta County Public School Endowment Fund
019001 The Bedford Area Educational Foundation
023001 Botetourt County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
520001 Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation
530001 Blues Education Foundation, Inc. (Buena Vista)
027001 Buchanan County Public School Education Foundation
029001 Buckingham County Educational Foundation Inc.
033001 Caroline County Public Schools Education Foundation
550002 Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation
550001 W. Randolph Nichols Scholarship Foundation (Chesapeake)
036001 Charles City Educational Foundation
041001 Chesterfield Public Education Foundation
043001 Clarke County Education Foundation Inc.
049001 Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation
590001 Danville Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
059002 Fairfax County Schools Education Foundation
610001 Falls Church Education Foundation
065001 Fluvanna Education Foundation
620001 Franklin City Educational Foundation, Inc.
067001 Franklin County Public Schools Education Foundation
069001 Frederick County Educational Foundation
073001 Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc.
075001 Goochland Educational Foundation
081001 Greensville County Education Foundation
083001 Halifax County Public Schools Education Foundation
650001 Hampton Educational Foundation
085001 Hanover Education Foundation
660001 The Harrisonburg Education Foundation
087001 Henrico Education Foundation, Inc.
670001 Hopewell Public Schools Education Foundation
093001 Education Foundation for Isle of Wight Public Schools, Inc.
101001 King William Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
103001 Lancaster County Virginia Education Foundation
678002 Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany-Lexington
107001 The Loudoun Education Foundation, Inc.
680001 The Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation
113001 Madison County Education Foundation, Inc.
683001 Manassas City Public Schools Education Foundation
685001 Manassas Park Education Foundation
115001 Mathews County Public Schools Endowment Fund
119001 Friends of Middlesex County Public Schools
121001 Montgomery County Educational Foundation
127001 New Kent Educational Foundation
700001 Newport News Educational Foundation
710002 Norfolk Education Foundation
137001 Orange County Education Foundation
139001 Page County Education Foundation
730001 Petersburg Public Education Foundation
143001 Pittsylvania Vocational Education Foundation, Inc.
735001 Poquoson Education Foundation
740001 Portsmouth Schools Foundation
147001 Prince Edward Public School Endowment, Inc.
149001 Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation, Inc.
153001 Prince William County Public Schools Education Foundation
750002 Radford City Schools Partners for Excellence Foundation, Inc.
760001 Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. (City of Richmond)
770001 Roanoke City Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
161001 Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
165001 Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc.
167001 Russell County Foundation for Scholarships
169001 Southwest Virginia Public Education Foundation, Inc.
169002 Scott County Foundation for Excellence in Education
171002 Moore Educational Trust (Shenandoah County)
171001 Shenandoah Education Foundation, Inc.
173001 Smyth County Education Foundation
177001 Spotsylvania Education Foundation
179001 Stafford Education Foundation Inc.
790001 Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge (Staunton)
800001 Suffolk Education Foundation Inc.
183001 Sussex Educational Foundation Inc.
810001 Virginia Beach City Public Schools Education Foundation
187001 Warren County Educational Endowment, Inc.
820001 Waynesboro City Public Schools
193002 Westmoreland County Public Schools Education Foundation
840001 Winchester Education Foundation
195001 Wise County Schools Educational Foundation, Inc.
197001 Wythe County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc.
199001 York Foundation for Public Education
To be used by eligible public library foundations established as a nonprofit organization to raise funds for a local public library in order to provide additional financial assistance for the library beyond the government's appropriation.