AFC Highlights, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Numbers that Count

AFC provided 9,085 medical visits
for 1,612 individual patients.



New Patients

We brought in 627 Arlington residents who previously did not have regular access to medical care. Of these, 31% came to us by referral from Virginia Hospital Center and community shelters.



Volunteers are integrated into all aspects of patient care and clinic operations at AFC. Last year, 423 volunteers provided over 15,993 hours of service. The value of their volunteer hours is estimated to be $1,029,932. Additionally, 175 Gala and Special Gifts Committee volunteers donated countless hours to planning and raising funds through the Annual Benefit Gala.



AFC earned honors from two highly respected organizations dedicated to providing information to donors about the management and effectiveness of nonprofits:
• Catalogue for Philanthropy – Greater Washington has once again spotlighted AFC as “one of the best small charities in the region.”
• Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, awarded AFC its top rating of 4 stars for financial health, responsibility and transparency.


All-Star Volunteers

Nine years ago, Diane Naughton began volunteering at AFC doing appointments and referrals – since then she’s volunteered in just about every other role that doesn’t require a medical license, from scribe to board member to gala Special Gifts Committee Chair. In 2015, she served as interim Executive Director during a period of leadership transition, without accepting compensation. For her extraordinary gifts to AFC as a volunteer and donor, she was honored as a 2016 Virginia Health Care Foundation Unsung Hero.

Virginia Cancer Specialists received the 2016 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award after being nominated by AFC. When our patients find out they have cancer, they are overwhelmed by the health and financial implications of such a devastating diagnosis. VCS never puts a cap on the number of AFC patients they will see, the number of visits each patient can make, or the cost of treatment for any patient. They are quite literally life savers.


Oral Health Program One Year Anniversary

AFC recently celebrated the one year anniversary of our highly successful oral health program. We have provided 800 appointments to our very appreciative patients. We are grateful to Arlington County DHS for allowing us to use their facility without charge. Currently, we are exploring ways to expand services to maximize the impact of this program.


Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Open enrollment will begin on November 1, 2016 for coverage in 2017. As in previous years we will help those patients who are eligible to purchase insurance through the ACA connect with the necessary services to become enrolled. To date, approximately 250 AFC patients have gained insurance through the ACA, allowing us to take in others who continue to lack access to health care.

Read our complete 2016 Annual Report.