Thank you for visiting the Ivy Vine Charities, Incorporated (IVC) website.  IVC, a 501(c)(3) organization was established in 1994 by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Omega Omega Chapter.  IVC’s mission is to provide community grants, community service activities, and scholarships in the Montgomery County, Maryland community.  Ivy Vine Charities would not be successful without the countless hours, support, and resources from our community and membership.

In support of the IVC mission, fundraising efforts support scholarships and book awards for the brilliant students in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas.  During its Awards Program in June 2020, more than $16,000 was awarded to local students to attend traditional HBCUs, colleges, and universities in Maryland, as well as other institutions of higher learning across the country.

In early 2020, as the entire world grappled with fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, Ivy Vine Charities, Inc. had to cancel all scheduled in-person fundraising activities.   As a result, Ivy Vine Charities, Inc. identified new ways to raise critical funds that would continue to help advance its mission. Monetary donations through our newly implemented “Season of Giving” and “Giving Tuesday” campaigns have become effective ways to allow ‘Charities” to continue to provide support to young people, as education continues to be a key ingredient for students’ future success. To date, more than $ 12,000 has been collected using the new campaigns to allow Ivy Vine Charities, Inc. to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and the communities we serve.


For additional information on how to become an event sponsor, event volunteer or community partner contact the IVC Board of Directors at  info@ivyvinecharities.org.


Yours in Service,

Valeria A. Ford, Ph.D.

2020-2021 Ivy Vine Charities President