Virginia Anti-Violence Project
P.O. Box 7445
Richmond VA 23221
Mission Statement

The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, across Virginia.

CEO/Executive Director Stacie Vecchietti
Board Chair Ebony Kirkland
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of Richmond
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 7445
Richmond, VA 23221
Telephone 804 925-9242
Fax 804 xxx-xxxx
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2008
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $531,236.00
Projected Expenses $528,814.00

The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, across Virginia.


Our Values: The Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) values community; family and relationships; intersectionality/racial justice; LGBTQ+ liberation/equity; trust/accessibility; fun/creativity; and integrity/transparency.

Our Programs: VAVP’s primary programs include advocacy and support services for LGBTQ-identified survivors of violence, including individual and group support, individual and systems advocacy/accompaniment; the facilitation of relationship skills classes that are centered in various queer/transgender identity experiences; training for professionals on how to deepen their capacity to serve individuals of diverse LGBTQ+ identities that have survived violence; large systems advocacy work to promote the inclusion of LGBTQ+ violence issues in local, regional, and statewide workgroups addressing violence and/or LGBTQ+ individuals and communities; and public/community awareness efforts that start conversations about experiences of violence and healthy relationships/sexuality in an LGBTQ+ context.

Our Community: The Virginia Anti-Violence Project joins our community in celebrating families and relationships in all of their beautiful queer/trans variations. We love our chosen and biological families, our pets, our children, our friends, and all of our relationships where we can feel at home and loved. VAVP recognizes the importance of having complex and fun conversations about how sex, sexuality, intimacy, gender identity, and consent are indeed central and crucial to our lives.


Context: The State of Violence in LGBTQ Communities of Virginia Report by VAVP offers an in-depth account of how LGBTQ Virginians are impacted by sexual/intimate partner/dating violence, stalking, and hate/bias-motivated violence, as well as how LGBTQ-identified individuals interact with community-based service organizations. The report demonstrates that LGBTQ persons of diverse backgrounds experience disproportionate levels of violence in Virginia. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents reported having been in an abusive relationship at some time in their lives and almost one third of respondents (30%) had been stalked. Over one third of respondents (36%) had experienced sexual violence as children or youth (17 and younger), and over one quarter of respondents (26%) had experienced sexual violence as an adult. In the 2007 Transgender Health Initiative Study by the Virginia Department of Health, 27% of respondents had experienced sexual violence. Over half (57%) of the respondents who had experienced sexual violence reported they felt the reason for one or more of the incidents of forced sex was due to their transgender status, gender identity, or gender expression. - See more at:

VAVP was established in 2006 as a project of Equality Virginia, the statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. As public awareness of violence within and against the LGBTQ community grew through the work of VAVP, greater demand for its work and further expansion of its mission called for the establishment of VAVP as an independent 501(c)3 organization. In 2008, VAVP officially incorporated and divested from EV as the parent organization to pursue a purpose and vision to 1) provide services to LGBTQ-identified individuals that have been impacted by violence and 2) enhance the overall capacity of systems and organizations in Virginia to provide more relevant, accessible services for LGBTQ-identified survivors of violence.  

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
We offer all of our services across Virginia, but what those services specifically look like [in-person, telephonic, electronic] varies depending on location and capacity. Our main office is in RVA, so our presence is particularly strong in that region.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ebony Kirkland
Company Affiliation University of Richmond
Term Aug 2016 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Liz Coston N/A
Jelani Drew VAVP
Agathe Hoffer-Schaefer VAVP
Micky Jordan N/A
Ebony Kirkland University of Richmond Downtown
Alejandra Pablos VAVP
Kaylin Tingle Virginia Commonwealth University
Abby Waller VAVP
Ashley Yokum N/A
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 81
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.

Virginia Anti-Violence Project started out in 2006 as a pioneering initiative to address the problems of violence in and against the LGBTQ communities of Virginia. At a time when few such resources existed in the South, I and a few other people pulled together organizations working on domestic violence/sexual assault issues with LGTBQ organizations to build an infrastructure to address and prevent violence in and against LGBTQ communities. My involvement was, and continues to be, driven by my awareness of the level of need for these services in Virginia, and I am able to bring to the organization my knowledge of program administration and my academic background studying programs and services to address and prevent hate/bias motivated violence/harassment in LGBTQ communities.

Since receiving our first grant in 2007, VAVP has been on a deliberate yet exciting organizational path. We began by documenting the violence experienced by LGBTQ Virginians and by educating community members and service providers on the extent of the problem and what they could do to address it. We began this year providing direct services to those experiencing violence. Throughout this journey, VAVP has remained committed to being engaged with the community and to collaboration with community-based organizations and state and local agencies. A key strength for VAVP has been deeply committed staff, board members and volunteers, who bring connections to communities across the state. The organization’s emphasis on diversity in race, ethnicity, gender and income has also provided insight into the needs and strengths of the diverse LGBTQ communities in Virginia, allowing VAVP to tailor its services to best meet the needs of Virginians of many different backgrounds.

In early 2015, VAVP will be in a position to hire its first executive director, an exciting and yet challenging transition for the organization. Having an executive director will allow VAVP to expand our capacity to meet the needs of LGBTQ Virginians. In support of this change, we are growing our board and continuing to develop board and staff capacity in the areas of leadership and development. By strengthening its organizational capacity, VAVP will have the foundation and stability to continue to provide the highest quality programs and services to prevent and address issues of violence in the lives of LGBTQ Virginians.

Executive Director
Executive Director Stacie Vecchietti
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 25
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fan Free Clinic
Safe Harbor
Minority Health Consortium
Nationz Foundation 
Virginia Anti-Violence Project offers client advocacy, peer couseling, group counseling, and referral services for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as hate/bias motivated violence.
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered
Short Term Success
LGBTQ survivors of violence will be able to get connected to appropriate and culturally competent services and be able to create and utilize safety plans, as appropriate, in order to better function and be less impeded by their experience(s) with violence.
Long Term Success
LGBTQ survivors of violence will be able to get their needs met and lead healthier and more productive lives.
Description The Virginia Anti-Violence Project provides training and technical assistance to organizations that work with LGBTQ clients, including domestic violence agencies and shelters, healthcare facilities, youth services agencies, programs for older adults and social welfare programs.
Description In partnership with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project launched a hotline to serve LGBTQ individuals experiencing violence.  The LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline provides a free and confidential telephone service for LGBTQ callers looking for information or help regarding intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and related hate violence.
Description The Virginia Anti-Violence Project has partnered with eight other community organizations to form the Richmond Area Partnership (RAP). RAP works to build awareness of violence affecting the LGBTQ community, provides training to agencies that serve LGBTQ people and creates up-to-date resources and offers classes to educate the LGBTQ community and the broader community.
Budget $290,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments

$25 = 1 hour of individual support/advocacy/accompaniment for a queer/trans person that had been impacted by violence

$100 = 1 session of VAVP's queer healthy love relationship skills class attended by up to 12 LGBTQ individuals

$250 = half-day training session to build overall community capacity to provide unbiased, culturally competent support to LGBTQ-identified survivors of violence

$600 = full 8-session support group for up to 12 LGBTQ-identified survivors of sexual or intimate partner violence
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $531,236.00
Projected Expenses $528,814.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$136,269$128,721$103,152
Administration Expense$8,252$11,166$4,262
Fundraising Expense$6,858$330--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.060.911.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%92%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%18%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$31,965$21,288$30,080
Current Assets$31,382$20,904$30,080
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$12,807$11,020$7,244
Total Net Assets$19,158$10,268$22,836
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.451.904.15
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • If an organization has gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets at the end of the tax year less than $500,000, it can choose to file Form 990-EZ.
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Mitchell, Wiggins & Company, LLP.