In 1994, the Virginia State Council of the Knights of Columbus incorporated the charity committee to form the Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. (VKCCI) for the purpose of carrying out the first principle of our order, "Charity." VKCCI helps support those citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia who are unable to provide support for themselves or their family members, and have exhausted all other avenues of relief. VKCCI provides grants of up to $2,000 to individuals in need. Utilizing funds provided by a KOVAR grant, VKCCI is able to provide funds to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
VKCCI gives grants to individuals and families who are in financial distress. These grants provide some of the necessities of life for these individuals. Donations from you enable us to continue to give that financial assistance to those who have no other place to turn. Since July 1, 1994 to February 30, 2016, through your generosity, VKCCI has given 821 grants totaling over $1,434,797.48.
VKCCI is a tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax exempt. In addition to donations from individuals, councils, and assemblies, donations are welcome from any association, corporation, partnership, trust, foundation, or other organization. Contributions should be made payable to VKCCI and should be mailed to: Kelly J. Mortensen, PSD, Treasurer, 3500 Gregory Pond Rd., Richmond, VA 23236-1434.
Contact board members in your area for information or to make presentations concerning VKCCI.