KOVAR is a Virginia Knights of Columbus Charity established in 1971 to provide financial assistance through grants and home loans to tax exempt organizations providing training and assistance to citizens with intellectual disabilities.

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Grants

Grant requests for financial assistance from qualifying 501 (c) (3) organizations are reviewed by the KOVAR Board. The maximum for a grant is $20,000.00. Click on Grants to find more information and to download the grant application and procedures.

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Home Loans

KOVAR provides interest free home loans to assist in the purchase of group homes. Maximum loan amounts can not exceed 75% of appraised value with a maximum of up to $150,000 for 10 year loans and $250,000 for 15 year loans.
Click on Home Loans for the details and home loan application and procedures. KOVAR does not offer refinance loans.

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Donations and
Work Place Giving

For information on how to donate to KOVAR using a credit card, check, Amazon Smile, or vehicle donation.
Click to Donate.

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Council Information

Information for councils on how to help KOVAR raise funds and to participate in KOVAR activities.
Click on Councils for more information.

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KOVAR Videos

KOVAR has produced informational videos. These videos explain what KOVAR does, who we help, and testimonials. Please watch the video by clicking Start.

Recent News

KOVAR congratulates Marian Homes on the opening of its fifth group home for Virginians with Intellectual Disabilities
KOVAR congratulates Marian Homes on the opening of its fifth group home for Virginians with Intellectual Disabilities. KOVAR is appreciative[...]
Special Olympics Virginia 2017 Summer Games
The 2017 Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games was held in Richmond on June 9 - 10. KOVAR's grant of $25,500[...]
KOVAR Grants Awarded in 2017
KOVAR Grants Awarded in 2017
PGK Brian Wenk and Bernie Lange were recognized as KOVAR’s 2017-2018 Annual Fund Drive Honorees
As we begin the new fraternal year, we should be inspired by Brother Knights Bernie Lange and PGK Brian Wenk,[...]
Council 11042 KOVAR Benefit Golf Tournament
KOVAR congratulates Albert E. Chipman Council 11042 on their 13th Annual KOVAR Benefit Golf Tournament. As you can see from[...]
Let’s Call it ‘CASH for KOVAR’
Kudos to Brother Knight Tim Minnich of John C. Webb Council #12134 in Fincastle. After attending a KOVAR Regional Training[...]