Our Mission



We carry out our mission in service of building a healthier, more secure, and equitable future.

Areas of Focus

VFF supports programs, partnerships, and organizations in five core policy areas.

Healthcare

Driving improved health outcomes and empowering individuals to take control of their well-being through technological innovation and patient engagement.

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National Security

Strengthening institutions and alliances that foster strategic dialogue and are committed to the preservation of freedom.

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Education & Entrepreneurship

Working to help close the education, achievement, and opportunity gap for the next generation.

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Veteran Health

Honoring and healing the great service men and women of our country.

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Animal Welfare

Rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals in crisis and educating communities about responsible pet ownership.

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Spotlight On...

National Cryptologic Foundation

Verstandig Family Foundation is proud to support the public-private partnership between the National Cryptologic Foundation and the National Security Agency and their joint effort to expand educational programming that will address the critical cyber workforce deficit in our country.

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Spy Museum

The Secrets Revealed exhibit at the International Spy Museum features rare items from the collection of VFF founder Grant Verstandig who is thrilled at the opportunity to share his collection with the broader Washington DC community and spy enthusiasts across the world.

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Medstar Surgical Pavilion

The Medical/Surgical Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital will further advance the partnership goals of the hospital and VFF in critical areas of research and medical education and will directly support growth and training in the specialty services for complex diseases, bringing unparalleled patient care and advanced health technology to the area.

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Meet Our Founder

An accomplished entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and seasoned executive, Grant Verstandig is also a civic leader, philanthropist, and advisor to many public, non-profit, and government organizations. He is the founder and CEO of Red Cell Partners and serves as a senior advisor to the National Security Agency.

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“The biggest barrier to progress is satisfaction with the status quo. We must continue to embrace innovation and accelerate change for good.”

Grant Verstandig

News & Updates

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The latest from VFF and our Partners

Celebrating OppNet’s Partnership with the Verstandig Family Foundation

OppNet is proud to celebrate its first of a multi-year partnership with VFF

Spy Museum Revamps Culper Spy Ring Exhibit

Made possible by VFF, the new exhibit is a fully immersive space allowing the characters of George Washington & the Culper Spy Ring to come alive.

New MedStar Pavilion Brings Resources, Opportunities to Georgetown

The Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers medical resources & opportunities to the Georgetown community.

Newly Unveiled Verstandig Pavilion at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

The highly anticipated opening will make MedStar Georgetown home to the Washington, D.C., region’s most advanced healthcare facility.

VFF’s Support of Caleb Cares Continues

Caleb Cares Foundation visited Washington Jesuit Academy to present Kari with the Hero Award to recognize his kindness and respect.

VFF Supports Caleb Cares Hero Award

Program lead by Football Star Caleb Williams promotes kindness and celebrates those leading the way in preventing bullying

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Grant Verstandig to Receive Honorary Doctorate at Seton Hill

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Grant Verstandig to Receive Honorary Doctorate During Seton Hill University Commencement May 6

Spy Museum receives $3 million for programs and preservation efforts

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., has announced a $3 million grant from the Verstandig Family Foundation to support education programm...

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Celebrates New Florence Facility

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue celebrated the grand opening of its one-of-a-kind Rescue Campus in Florence. This lifesaving campus includes the Verstandig Fa...

Secrets Revealed – Highlights from the Grant Verstandig Collection

Highlights from the Grant Verstandig Collection at the International Spy Museum

VFF Gives $3 Million to NCF in Support of Cybersecurity Education & Innovation

The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce a major charitable contribution of $3 million from the Verstandig Family Foundation t...

Aspen Institute Launches Group to Address Pressing Global Cybersecurity Challenges

A European Parliament Member, Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency CEO, Rapid7 President & CEO to chair collective of approximately 40 international le...

2022 Fulbright Award for International Diplomacy & Philanthropy: Toni G. Verstandig

Toni G. Verstandig's honoree acceptance speech at the 2022 One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner at The Plaza Hotel.

International Spy Museum Announces Significant $500,000 Unrestricted Gift from VFF

The International Spy Museum (SPY) today announced a generous gift of $500,000 from the Verstandig Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization es...

VFF Commits $250,000 to MedStar Health

Verstandig Family Foundation Commits $250,000 to MedStar Health to Support Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness and Distribution Efforts in Baltimore-W...

Lucky Dog’s Puerto Rico Charter Saved 62 Lives

With crates loaded into every available seat on the plane -- and two extra large pups riding at the feet or our staff, these animals made their freedo...

VFF gives $1.3 million to BStrong Foundation to Aid in COVID Relief

VFF gives $1.3 million to BStrong Foundation to Aid in COVID Relief