Coastal Virginia Medical Foundation



The Coastal Virginia Medical Foundation is a subsidiary organization of the Coastal Virginia Medical Society. It was formed to provide a means to fund charitable medical and health-related services to the local community for which there is no funding currently available, or for which current funding is inadequate. Listed below are potential beneficiaries of this foundation.

Eligibility for Benefits

Who or what may be eligible?

Any of the following that is not already covered by insurance or other benefits:

  1. Families/patients devastated by medical expenses
  2. Unaffordable medical testing or treatments
  3. Scholarships for excellent students at EVMS or ODU
  4. Free medical or mental health clinics
  5. Local medical research grants 
  6. Home care for homebound patients
  7. Medications or health services for disabled veterans
  8. Needed medical supplies or procedures 
  9. Help with recruitment of new healthcare providers
  10. Medical and health education for  patients, families, and public
  11. Prosthetics, orthotics, braces, devices
  12. Required dental treatments
  13. Assistance for treatment of burnout and depression for health providers
  14. Support for legislative issues that would improve healthcare, lower costs, and benefit both patients and providers.
  15. Other

How to apply for benefits?

Fill out the application form below. Decisions will be made by the Board based on the need and funds available. Decisions made by the Board are final.

How CVMF is Funded

  1. Donations from individuals or groups, both private and public.
  2. Membership Dues
  3. Grants and sponsorships from large companies or organizations
  4. Sales of products and/or services
  5. Estate sales
  6. Life insurance benefits
  7. Wills and Trust funds
  8. Fund-raising events
  9. Raffles, auctions
  10. Advertisements
  11. Other

Special recognition on the website will be given to anyone who donates $1000 or more. Those members will be invited to an annual dinner and celebration in their honor. 

All monetary receipts are 100 % tax deductible and go toward the intended benefits. Administrative costs are minimal. All members and participants are non-paid volunteers.

Who Can Be a Member of the Foundation?

Any health professional who wishes to contribute either by paying the membership dues, volunteering 10 hours or more in the organization, or making an annual donation of $50 or more. This would include doctors, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs, podiatrists, optometrists, and other allied health professionals, medical assistants, office business managers, physical therapists, radiology and ultrasound techs. If you are a dues-paying member of CVMS, you are automatically a member of the Foundation. 


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