The mission of the Better Business Bureau Foundation of Virginia (BBBF) is consumer education. Since, 1987 the Foundation has offered a variety of consumer education programs and services throughout Central Virginia. It is the public education outreach of the Better Business Bureau serving Central Virginia. The BBBF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit with dollars contributed by generous consumers, businesses and other foundations.
The goal of the Foundation is to help consumers make informed marketplace decisions and not fall prey to unethical business transactions. At the same time we strive to educate businesses on meeting the BBB Standards for Trust. This code of business practices sets them apart and helps consumers to recognize them in the marketplace.
It is our conviction, that with the economic downturn and increased use of advertising, consumers are bombarded with messages from all sides and need to be better prepared when making pre-purchase decisions. We also believe businesses to adhere to ethical standards set themselves apart and gain a competitive edge.
BBB Foundation Background Statement
Programs Funded by the Better Business Bureau Foundation
Giving workshops, lectures and classes to educate consumers of the latest frauds and scams as well as providing information to help protect identities. A hot line is available for private conversations and assistance.
Providing consumer assistance for military personnel and their families by giving workshops on Military bases on purchasing an automobile, being a wise consumer and how to prepare and invest for retirement.
Providing online evaluative reports on charities to the public to help educate donors on wise giving practices.
Currently we are reporting on 95 local and regional charities.
Senior Fraud Program
Assisting seniors in recognizing and avoiding fraudulent offerings and possible scams.
BBB Shred Day
Empowers consumers to protect their identities by providing free shredding of documents and identity protection resources.
•The Cameron Foundation
•BBB Accredited Businesses
•BBBF Board of Directors