Support Our Work

You can make the difference in the future of a young child by supporting the work of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.  A child’s early experiences can impact the trajectory of his or her entire life.  When a child is born with risks, such as low birth weight or to a mother who has not graduated from high school, we can buffer these risks by promoting positive interactions with caring parents and adults and ensuring access to high quality early care for every child.   

With a Smart Beginnings network covering nearly 100 cities and counties, VECF is making its mark throughout the Commonwealth.  Through partnerships with business, education, workforce, health, social service, and faith communities, Smart Beginnings builds community capacity and leadership for advancing school readiness throughout the state.

Remember singing the “Alphabet” song?  Playing with blocks?  Learning to share?  Virginia Early Childhood Foundation wants every child in Virginia to have this – and much more.   You can help make this vision a reality though a gift to the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.  It’s a good investment.
Please contribute today.  You can make a meaningful difference in the life of a young child.

Ways to Give


There are a variety of ways that you can contribute, ranging from an online donation to workplace giving to a gift of marketable securities. Learn more about how you can help.

  • Online - Click the Donate Now! button
  • Mail - To mail your contribution, please send a check (made payable to VECF) to the address below:
Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
1703 North Parham Road, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23229



View lists of Contributors that make this work possible:

VECF List of Current Contributors


To view a lists of businesses, foundations, and individuals who have supported Smart Beginnings' efforts at the state and local levels over the past ten years, click the links below:

Community Investments FY2007 - FY2015

Individual Contributors FY2007 -  FY2015



VECF is a 501 (c)3 organization.  Financial reports are available upon request by calling 804-358-8323, or by downloading the PDFs below:

Audited Financial Statements for 2015

IRS Form 990 for Fiscal Year 2014