VIRTUE FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 1040 First Avenue Suite 116 New York NY 10022 USA

Mission: The Virtue Foundation mission is to increase awareness, inspire action and render assistance through healthcare, education, justice and empowerment initiatives. Comprised primarily of volunteers, Virtue Foundation is guided by the principle that true global change must begin within each of us – one person at a time, one act at a time. Virtue’s innovative model of sustainable development includes five guiding principles: Invest in local women leaders as agents of change to sponsor development projects. Create collaborative models among local and international organizations to maximize efficiency and impact. Collaborate with local leaders, NGOs, and other global partners to map specific evidence-based interventions through interdisciplinary research and analysis. Build capacity and train local professionals in and through evidence-based, high-impact service delivery. Facilitate public-private partnerships to create and implement appropriate and sustainable solutions for development.
Results: Data Mapping Initiative Ghana Institute for Innovation & Philanthropy Mongolia Healthcare Initiative El Salvador Primary Healthcare Initiative Cambodia Acid Violence Healthcare Initiative iCivics/Digital Storytelling Initiative Women Judges in the Pipeline Initiative
Programs: Healthcare Education Justice Empowerment

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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit does amazing work. It is run by experts in law, medicine, and economics, who look at world development problems holistically to produce thoughtful, workable solutions. Everyone I worked with and met at VF earned my utmost respect for their passion and intelligence. My time as a legal intern could not have been better spent: I learned through observation and practice how a truly effective nonprofit works. I highly recommend any association with this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work as a lawyer for a large global consulting company and have volunteered for the Virtue Foundation on various initiatives since its inception. I have been consistently impressed by the professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm of its staff and volunteers. The majority of the Foundation’s staff have full time jobs outside of their work with the Foundation and offer their services on a pro-bono basis so that the funds the Foundation receives can be used directly for the projects it supports. The insight and thoughtfulness that its members exercise in structuring programs specifically catering to the immediate needs of local populations around the globe as well as offering sustainable solutions for their development are especially inspiring. I love being able to participate in some small way with a foundation so utterly devoted to improving peoples’ lives.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a medical director at a federally qualified health center which
serves as a safety net for disenfranchised at
risk populations at one of the largest health centers
in Brooklyn, New York. I also function as the research director for
the outpatient network. My volunteer efforts with
Virtue Foundation has provided me with the opportunity
to assist in developing sustainable health infratructures
for motivated underesourced communities
in need. This experience has been life changing
and possibly indispensible for the international communities
that we have served. The broad and multilayered vision
of Virtue Foundation due to tremendous leadership
and oversight has allowed us to deliver pragmatic and
sustainable interventions that foster community independence
and self direction that is critical for the viability of
long term positive health outcomes for communities in
need. The dedication, humility and devotion
to public service of the volunteers is one of the most compelling
features I have ever witnessed in an organization. I feel
it has been an incredible and life altering experience volunteering
for Virtue Foundation and one of the great highlights of my life that I hope
will only continue.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with Virtue Foundation as part of a Law School project and as a legal intern. My experience with Virtue Foundation was incredibly fulfilling and educational. I was able to participate in a wide variety of interesting projects, meet interesting development and human rights professionals and learn about development issues. Working with Virtue Foundation was one of the best experiences of my law school career.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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