What is KOVAR?

Watch the video for a better understanding of KOVAR and our work.

Virginia Knights have raised more than $14.5 million since 1971 in assistance for citizens with intellectual disabilities and funded such projects as:

Home Loans - Interest free loan program to assist in the purchase of group homes

Transportation - 20% funding to assist in purchasing vehicles needed to transport persons with intellectual disabilities

Group Home Furnishings - Provides grants for organizations needing to furnish group homes

Infant Intervention Programs - Grants to establish early detection programs to identify infants with or at risk of intellectual disability

Training Programs - Necessary funding for organizations to train person with intellectual disability to enhance their quality of community living

Startup Programs - Grants to establish new and innovative programs designed to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families

Special Olympics - Virginia Knights of Columbus is a Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Virginia, with KOVAR donating $50,000 per year