VAF is not able to return gifts to donors as these monies are transferred to the athletics department on a regular basis throughout the year to cover expenses including scholarship costs, academic affairs, operational needs, and facilities projects.
Charitable Status: The Virginia Athletics Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with more than 9,500 members. VAF qualifies for the charitable contribution deduction under Section 170(b)(1)(A) and has been classified as an organization that is not a private foundation under Section 509(a)(1). Member’s contributions support the costs of athletic scholarships, the Athletics Academic Affairs Office, sport-specific operational needs and facility upgrades.
VAF FEIN 54-0517188 – Virginia Student Aid Foundation (DBA Virginia Athletics Foundation)