Virtue Foundation

Education, Health and Well-Being, Law and Justice
Virtue Foundation


Phone: 212.355.2227

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Geography: Global

Founded: 2001


1040 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10022

The Virtue Foundation is a non-profit organization with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations. The Virtue Foundation mission is to increase awareness, inspire action and render assistance through healthcare, education and empowerment initiatives. Comprised primarily of volunteers, Virtue Foundation is guided by the principle that true global change must begin within each of us – one person at a time, one act at a time. Virtue Foundation seeks to provide both short-term impactful and long-term sustainable development solutions to communities across the globe. Our goals are to remedy pressing, immediate community concerns while establishing lasting partnerships to create and implement initiatives for development and advancement in the areas of health, education and empowerment.

Guiding Principles

Virtue’s innovative model of sustainable development includes five guiding principles:

  • invest in local women leaders as agents of change to sponsor development projects
  • create collaborative models among local and international organizations to maximize efficiency and impact
  • collaborate with local leaders, NGOs, and other global partners to map specific evidence-based interventions through interdisciplinary research and analysis
  • build capacity and train local professionals in and through evidence-based, high-impact service delivery
  • facilitate public-private partnerships to create and implement appropriate and sustainable solutions for development