The Kates Foundation relies on the generosity of donors to support the mission of helping in the rehabilitation of women incarcerated in state prisons in Virginia. Without funding by The Elizabeth Kates Foundation, there would be no opportunities for women at VCCW to take on-site college courses or correspondence courses.
The Kates Foundation funding at a cost of over $200,000 has provided over 900 spaces for on-site college courses. Courses funded by Kates scholarships provide the bedrock upon which the students can continue their education upon release.
Water us with knowledge and watch us grow
Please do not drop off any donations at the institution. Arrangements for receiving donations must be made through the contact form on the right.
Other opportunities to donate include:
All-occasion to include: adult and children birthdays, thinking of you, congratulations, get well, sympathy, blank, thank you
Special occasion cards such as: anniversary, birth of a baby, wedding, graduation, baptism
Special days such as: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas for Chaplain’s card ministry
Blank Note Cards
Decorated Paper (for letter writing)
Colored Composition books to be used as journals (no spiral bound)
Stick pens (not click) in blue or black ink
Puzzle books – word search, crossword, and Sudoku
Pocket calendars or Date books
Shopping to Benefit Kates
Along with the Amazon Prime link above, The Foundation is working with Kroger who is committed to helping its communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards. Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
How do I select an organization to support?
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.
Choose enter The Elizabeth Kates Foundation (PN849) into the search field
Select Enroll and click “Save.”
Please send check or mail order to:
The Elizabeth Kates Foundation
P.O. Box 64
Goochland, Virginia 23063
The Elizabeth Kates Foundation, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible.
Please check with your employer to see if your employer has a matching gift program.
Dedicated volunteers are needed to serve on our Board of Directors, our Auxiliary Board, and participate in Kates Readers Book Club. Volunteers are needed for special projects. Contact us if you are looking to volunteer:
Make a Donation today
A copy of the Kates Foundation’s financial statement may be obtained from: The Virginia Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
The Elizabeth Kates Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations are tax deductible.
These are just some of the places where your donations go.
The Foundation supports other projects that are approved by the Board. These have included:
a speaker system for the space used as the auditorium where program graduations take place