Ways To Give

For more information, please contact Lionel Bacon, Vice President of Philanthropy, at 804-270-6566 ext. 115 or LBacon@vhbg.org.


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Thank you for deciding to be part of our life-changing organization.

At Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, success is measured one child, one family at a time. Listen to VHBG alumna, Skye, tell her story of success. She’s joined in this video by her former VHBG Teaching-Parent, Cory Richardson-Lauve, who continues to work at VHBG as our Vice President of Programs.

Program fees paid for with public dollars only cover a portion of what is needed to provide the trauma-informed care children in crisis require. With nearly 50% of VHBG’s budget supported by philanthropy and other sources of income, your gift helps make a meaningful impact in the daily lives of Virginia’s at-risk children and helps build strong families in our communities.

$25-$99 – guarantees snacks for our John G. Wood School students.
$100-$249 – equips new students with school supplies.
$250-$499 – ensures that we have art supplies for our art program.
$500-$999 – welcomes a distraught child who comes with nothing but the clothes on his/her back to live on campus.
$1,000-$2,499 – provides educational/recreational outings for kids in our group homes during the summer.
$2,500-$4,999 – delivers school lunches for three children for one academic year.
$5,000-$9,999 – provides staff support ratio needed for our students to succeed in school.
$10,000+ – puts nutritious dinners on the table for a family of 12 in one of our group homes for a year.


Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, meeting 20 standards for accountability.

More information about VHBG’s Governance, Programs and Financials, including IRS 990 forms, are available through GiveRichmond.org

The VHBG Foundation Board was created in 2013 and oversees investments and works to ensure VHBG’s assets are managed in the best way to benefit the organization well into the future. Investment funds held by the VHBG Foundation do not meet the legal definition of endowment funds permanently restricted by legal definitions. The VHBG Foundation is a separate legal entity and files its own Form 990. The VHBG Foundation has a distribution policy that allows for an annual distribution of 5% of the rolling three-year average of the fair value of the investments to support operations and responsibly plan for the welfare of children and families in the future.

Tax-exempt status

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls is a 501c(3) charity, EIN 54-0506330. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please consult your advisors when tax planning.

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