About Us

Building a Healthy America, One Patient at a Time.  

 

 


 

NAFC Mission

 

To ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care.

 

 

NAFC Vision

 

To be a national voice promoting quality health care for all.

 

 

ORGANIZATION VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

WE BELIEVE access to health care should be a right, not a privilege.

WE VALUE human dignity and ACCESS to quality, compassionate health care.

WE VALUE the individuality of our member clinics and their ability to adapt to community needs and resources.

WE VALUE volunteerism.

WE VALUE community ownership, service and collaboration.

 

 


 

Free & Charitable Clinics & Charitable Pharmacies

 

Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies are safety-net health care organizations that utilize a volunteer/staff model to provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Such clinics/pharmacies are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, or operate as a program component or affiliate of a 501(c)(3) organization. Entities that otherwise meet the above definition, but charge a nominal/sliding fee to patients, may still be considered Free or Charitable Clinics or Pharmacies provided essential services are delivered regardless of the patient's ability to pay.  Free or Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies restrict eligibility for their services to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured and/or have limited or no access to primary, specialty or prescription health care.
 

 


 

More About the NAFC 

 

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) was founded in 2001 by a group of grassroots medical providers and organizers who recognized that health care was not being provided at a local level to the working poor, uninsured and underinsured in our country in a way that was cost effective, accessible and affordable.
 
Many people do not realize that there are approximately 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies throughout the nation who since the 1960’s have been filling in the gap for those who “fall through the cracks” in our current health care system. These clinics/pharmacies receive little to no state or federal funding, do not receive HRSA 330 funds and are not Federally Qualified Health Centers or Rural Health Centers.
  
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care. However, it is our larger vision of being a national voice promoting quality health care for all that motivates donors, volunteers, and communities around the country to join our cause, as we work together to build a healthy America, one patient at a time. 

Within our Association, we value volunteerism, generosity, collaboration and human dignity. We believe that all individuals, regardless of their age, sex, income, education, immigration status, ethnicity, color of skin, religion, or sexual orientation should have access to affordable, quality health care. 

 

 


 

NAFC Quality Standards 

 

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Membership Quality Standards Program

 

The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.

 

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Standards Document - To review the full standards document, please CLICK HERE

 


 

Organization & Financial Reports

 

                  

 

The NAFC honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations. The organization makes its organizational policies and financial documents (e.g., tax returns, audits, board mintues, compensation policies, etc.) open to the public.

Guidestar:

The NAFC has been awarded the Guidestar 2020 Platimum Seal of Transparency. To view the NAFC's Guidestar profile, please CLICK HERE.

IRS Form 990:
  • To view the NAFC 2018 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2017 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2016 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2015 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2014 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2013 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2012 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2011 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC 2010 990 form - please CLICK HERE.
Audited Financials:
  • To view the NAFC's 2018 audited financial statement, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC's 2017 audited financial statement, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC's 2016 audited financial statement, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC's 2015 audited financial statement, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC's 2014 audited financial statement, please CLICK HERE.
Organization Documents:
  • To view the NAFC Policy Governance Manual - please CLICK HERE
  • To view the NAFC Current ByLaws - please CLICK HERE
  • To view the NAFC Anti-Discrimination Policy, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Whistleblower Policy, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Compensation Policy, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Board of Directors Commitment Form & Conflict of Interest Form, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Record & Retention Policy, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Meeting and Event Code of Conduct, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the NAFC Harassment Policy, please CLICK HERE.
NAFC Board of Directors Meeting Minutes:
  • To view the March 2020 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the December 2019 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the October 2019 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the July 2019 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the May 2019 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the March 2019 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the January 2019 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the December 2018 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the October 2018 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the August 2018 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the May 2018 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the February 2018 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the December 2017 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the October 2017 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the August 2017 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the June 2017 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the April 2017 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the March 2017 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the January 2017 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the December 2016 Board Conference Call Minutes, please CLICK HERE.
  • To view the September 2016 Board Meeting Minutes, please CLICK HERE.