Private Grantmaking Foundations
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
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.