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Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: The mission of the virginia garcia memorial foundation is to provide enduring suppport for virginia garcia memorial health center through funding, community relations, and the cultivation of community friendships, partners and donors.

Programs: The foundation raises funds from family, corporate, private and community foundations; as well as individuals and corporations. The foundation also writes federal, state and county grants for the center, although many times this funding flows through the center as a result of its fqhc status. The foundation benefits from two major fundraising events per year. Serving as the community relations arm of the center, foundation staff regularly attend community events, meet with community partners and provide education to corporations' employees on the center's programs. The foundation produces all marketing materials for the center including brand-related items, press releases, articles, website pages, and social media. The foundation holds three major community relations events per year. (see schedule o for continuation)the foundation also meets regularly with individuals, corporations and foundation representatives to educate their supporters on center programs and services. The foundation conducts tours of the center's facilities and provides information to community members on the center and the role of community health centers. The foundation holds, on average, three cultivation events per year.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about Virginia Garcia about three years ago. After learning about what they do - provide health care to those who need it most - I was glad to make a donation. I've had the opportunity since to visit a clinic, meet their providers, and learn more about the thousands of people who rely on Virginia Garcia for health care. I've made several donations since, the last a week ago, and I am glad to have the opportunity to donate to such a worthy cause.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have followed this group for decades, and always been impressed with their dedication to their clientele and to the work they are doing. I read the one other review, and it is apparent that the individual was poorly served by them. On the other hand, I have seen first hand the long hours and hard work of those involved with their clinics, and feel that the overwhelming majority of the clients are very grateful for their services.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

This place is a joke!! I am a full time student with a part time job and I have no insurance. I have several health issues which require constant care. This so-called charitable organization who told me that it would be a month and a half to two months wait to be seen left me waiting for almost six months to get an appointment and saved me a whopping $23!! I was charged $82 for a doctor to talk to me for 15 minutes and $50 for one blood test!! If this is how they help people who are uninsured and have medical needs...they might as well have kept their help!! If I knew it was going to cost me that kind of money to be seen, I would have went to a real doctor six months ago instead of waiting. My aunt has a general practitioner who charges $60 for an initial office visit and only makes new patients wait two weeks to get in. I'm glad I'm not dying of something requiring constant attention or I would have died waiting for these people to "help" me!!! On the up side the doctor I met with was very nice and seemed genuinely concerned but that did not help my financial situation at all.

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