The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation
The VBF has many resources to help support our families who are affected by a vascular birthmark:
Find a family in a similar situation
Our families are the mainstay of VBF. If you need support, information, local resources, or just someone who understands what you and your family may be dealing with, this is the place to start. Our Parent and Adult Representatives are ready to help you get what you need.
VBF was accredited by the Better Business Bureau in 2017, receiving its highest rating by meeting all 20 standards for charity accountability. VBF is now recognized in the BBB’s 2017 - 2018 Upstate New York Giving Guide, which is published to help donors make informed giving decisions and to help charities showcase transparency. VBF is also featured on its own BBB homepage, allowing donors to review our accountability standards themselves. We encourage you to check out VBF’s BBB Non-Profit Profile today.
This year, VBF was also recognized for transparency with the award of a Silver Seal of Transparency on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Silver Seal, VBF shared important information with the public using our profile so that our community members and potential donors can find in-depth financial information about VBF. Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and tell us what you think.
While these accomplishments mean a lot to VBF, it is the testimony and feedback that we receive from the patients and families that we help that mean so much more.
Learn about and join Day of Awareness
The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation International Month of Awareness is May and the International Day of Awareness is MAy 15. Join us to tell your story, help stop bullying, educate people, and raise funds. Don't forget to #PutOnYourBirthmark!
Visit one of our chapter sites
We have chapter sites on every continent except Antartica. Because, well, it's Antartica. If you are not in the United States, where VBF is based, and you need a resource closer to home, check it out.
How did you become involved with VBF? Why do you feel it’s important to raise awareness for vascular birthmarks and the related syndromes?
Please share your photos and story with VBF at our Share Your Story page.