Who We Are

The VHA Foundation Committee 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 VHA Foundation Committee 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.

 

VHA Foundation Committee

Members of the recently formed VHA Foundation Committee meet regularly to strategize raising and distributing philanthropic resources to worthy projects that support the needs and concerns of the residents of The Villages.  The Villages Homeowners Advocates is the largest lifestyle organization in The Villages whose members are committed to championing the needs of Villagers.  All contributions to the VHA are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  To learn more press the Donate tab at the top of the page. Pictured (L to R) Gary Frigiola, Michele Yuskiewicz, Vivian Stephens-Chair, Peggy Fiore and Carol Duggan.

Our Moment Café

Our Moment Café is a monthly program that gives both the caregivers and loved ones with memory loss an opportunity to socialize in a safe, supporting and engaging environment with others who are in similar circumstances.  The program provides interactive and evidence-based activities to stimulate and address the need for social interaction with others as well as enrich the relationship between the care partners.  The VHA Foundation Committee has funded the first year of operation for the Café which is growing its locations and numbers of programs offered.


Grant Opportunities

For more than two decades grants/donations from the VHA Foundation Committee has 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 are 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. The VHA Foundation Committee 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 foundation@thevha.net

 

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Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with the VHA Foundation Committee, 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.