The Virginia Foundation for Cooperation, Inc. (VFC), is a financial partner of the Virginia Cooperative Council, and provides additional financial support for the Council’s educational programs. A 501 (c) (3) exempt private foundation operated separate from the VCC, the VFC’s primary activity is to provide direct funding for scholarships to agricultural economics students, primarily through Virginia Tech. In addition, the VFC provides funding to the VCC to provide scholarships for Virginia youth to attend the NICE and VICE educational programs.
The VFC provides all this support from income generated from invested accumulated endowments, and from donations from cooperative-associated patrons. A Board of Directors oversees the VFC, and VFC board meetings generally occur concurrent with VCC board meetings. For any additional information about the VFC, please contact Allen Melton at (804) 281-1211, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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