At Verizon, we invest in projects that provide technology to help underserved Virginians and people with disabilities access information on critical health issues. We also support innovative technology that helps health care providers increase their efficiency, effectiveness and reach. And we're committed to creating safer homes and communities by helping to prevent domestic violence and teach people how to protect themselves from online predators and bandits.

Below you'll find some information about recent grants and examples of our partnerships already in action.



Featured Events & Programs


Hopecam Receives Verizon Foundation Grant

The Verizon Foundation recently presented a $5,000 grant to Reston-based Hopecam, a nonprofit organization that connects homebound and hospitalized children undergoing treatment for cancer with their friends at school using tablet computers, high speed internet connections and web cameras. Staying connected to school significantly reduces the stress of re–entry when treatment is completed and children resume a normal life.

About 50% of the children currently being referred to Hopecam come from families where English is not the first language; and at least 20% of the children live in homes without Internet access and limited knowledge of technology. Hopecam bridges those divides by providing equipment, IT support and working with the schools to secure and facilitate their participation.

Pictured (L to R): Susan Koehler, CEO & Executive Director - Hopecam; Ellie; and Verizon's Doug Brammer.



Verizon Powerful Answers Awards - Healthcare

On February 3, 2015, three great ideas in education were named Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners. After a year-long global challenge to discover and help bring to market technology-based solutions with the potential to change our world, the three winning projects are:

ORGANIZE ($1 Million Winner) - Organ donation simplified is the mantra for this NYC company. More than 120,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ donation. According to ORGANIZE, that translates to $42 billion in annual dialysis cost, which is expected to quadruple by 2030. ORGANIZE is creating a donation system fit for the 21st Century, through increased points of entry and a coordinated approach to registration for a more modern U.S. organ donation program.

Aldatu Biosciences ($250,000 Winner) - Changing infectious disease treatment through innovative diagnostic solutions for people with HIV.

Talkitt ($250,000 Winner) - Developed a voice-to-voice application that translates distorted pronunciation to understandable speech, filling a gap for the 1.5% of the population affected by speech and motor disabilities.



Verizon is proud to support Doorways for Women & FamiliesDoorways for Women & Families

The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to Doorways for Women & Families, an Arlington-based nonprofit that strives to end family homelessness and intimate partner violence by offering safe shelter, support services and community advocacy. The program supported by this grant will target children who have been exposed to Domestic Violence (DV), providing them with resources and mental health services that will meet their immediate needs while also providing them with tools and skills to prevent repeated involvement in abusive relationships.

Pictured ( L to R ) Caroline Jones, Executive Director - for Women & Families, and Verizon's Doug Brammer.



Video Gallery


Nueva Vida, New Hope

Get to know the determined women of Nueva Vida, a support network for Latino families whose lives have been affected by cancer. This organization was founded in 1996 by a group of Latina cancer survivors and healthcare professionals in Washington DC, and today it has expanded to the Baltimore and Richmond metropolitan areas. [ Learn More ]



HopeLine: You Can Make a Difference

HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds and organizations nationwide and recycles no-longer-used phones to help protect the environment. [ Learn More ]



Smart Vision Labs - Powerful Answers

Smart Vision Labs - The winner of the Pwowerful Answers Awards top prize in the healthcare category, Smart Vision Labs developed a portable vision examination device that, with a single snapshot, measures refractive errors of the eye and generates prescriptions – all without patient interaction. The pocket-sized and low cost Smart Aberrometer uses a smartphone’s flashlight and camera, combined with an add-on microlens array, to improve the way people get their vision evaluated.



Converged Health Management

Verizon is addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, with Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help clinicians and patients manage their health in between doctor visits. [ Learn More ]

Using Technology to Improve Healthcare for Women

The Verizon Foundation has partnered with the Society for Women's Health Research to test technology that makes it easier to improve healthcare for women and make sure technology reaches those who need it most.

Telling Amy's Story

Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, Telling Amy's Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide.

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