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VCU Medical Center Auxiliary

The VCU Medical Center Auxiliary provides support to VCU Medical Center’s patients, visitors and staff through service, fundraising and other activities. We also offer an inviting and supportive environment to encourage volunteers in their service.

The Auxiliary is affiliated with the medical center’s Volunteer Services, which coordinates volunteer activities for both adults and students. We welcome current and new volunteers to attend meetings held throughout the year to provide fellowship and education for members.

Funds are raised through the Three Bears Gift Shop, vendor sales and special events like our Dancing With the Richmond Stars competition. At holiday time, the Auxiliary sponsors the Love Light Tree, offering a special way for donors to honor or remember a loved one. Proceeds from the Love Light Tree benefit the programs and services at VCU Medical Center.

Grant Program

Each year, the VCU Medical Center Auxiliary generously funds projects that bring incredible value to VCU Medical Center, the flagship of VCU Health. These initiatives range from improving the comfort of our patients to supporting and educating our fellow team members. Departments and entities within the VCU Medical Center in Richmond are eligible. Grant applications are encouraged if they benefit one of the medical center’s strategic initiatives, including:

  • Patient satisfaction and customer service
  • Establishing a culture of safety and excellence
  • Commitment to adequate and timely service
  • Transformation through information technology service
  • Financial performance
  • Workforce development
  • Strategic innovations
  • Community partnerships

Grant applications for the 2022 grant cycle have been accepted and awards will be made in June. Due to COVID, no awards were made in 2020 or 2021.

For the 2019 Auxiliary Grant cycle, the VCU Medical Center Auxiliary funded 71 team member-driven grants with a contribution of $243,000. View a list of funded projects.

Questions? You can contact the VCUMC Auxiliary Grant Administrator at VCUMCAuxGrants@VCUHealth.org.