Who We Are
The VHA Community Foundation started out as a charitable giving committee in June 1997 with donations given to the local police, Angel Flight, Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army and evolved into a certified Florida Foundation and recognized as an IRS designated 501 (c) 3 corporation in January, 2001. To date, over $500,000 has been donated to the Foundation’s mission and the programs and services it champions.
In 2020, the Community Foundation identified the need to focus on helping The Villages residents to continue to “age in place” by partnering and supporting organizations who provide aging in place programs and services.
For more than two decades grants/donations from the VHA Community Foundation have been helping to strengthen and enhance the vibrancy of our community.
Our roots in this community run deep, so we’re committed to doing all we can to help preserve what’s good, and to help make what’s good into something great. That’s why we’re proud to say that since our founding, we’ve awarded grants and donations to local groups and organizations throughout The Villages®.
Thanks to the support of our donors, we’re able to award important and meaningful grants to groups and organizations right here in The Villages® area, making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors and enhancing the quality of life throughout our community, VHA Community Foundation supports the good work of groups and organizations whose focus is on programs and services related to “aging in place” issues, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education; Caregiver Assistance; Homebound Assistance, Home Delivered Meals and Transportation Services.
To learn more and apply for a grant, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering with the VHA Community Foundation, simply click on the attached link and complete the application and we will let you know we received it and will keep you informed on upcoming volunteer opportunities.
VHA Community Foundation Board Members
Duane Johnson, President
Kathy Houser, Vice President
Linda McPherson, Secretary
Fred Oehling, Treasurer
Phil Walker – VHA President