The Medarva Foundation Fund

The Medarva Foundation Fund (formerly Richmond Eye & Ear Foundation Fund) is committed to serving the Greater Richmond region in the fields of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and oral maxillofacial surgery for qualified organizations.


Proposals will be accepted from charitable organizations, which serve the residents of the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, Charles City, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland.

Grant Priorities

The Fund’s grantmaking focuses on:

  • Underserved, uninsured or medically indigent children and adults in need of ophthalmological (eye), otolaryngological (ear, nose and throat), and/or oral maxillofacial services (conditions, defects, injuries, and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, and jaws).
  • Improving Access and Outreach as it relates to the services mentioned above.
  • Healthcare Education/preventive care consistent with purposes of this fund.

Grant Amount

Generally, grants will be awarded up to $50,000. The Fund may also identify a limited number of projects, which may be awarded in excess of the current guidelines.

How to apply

We have a common application process for all nonprofits seeking program or operating support.