COBE is currently supported largely by research grants from the National Institutes of Health and from VCU. Your gift can help ensure COBE’s ability to continue to grow and support research, coursework, programming, and outreach to support health and well-being in our young people, providing them the foundation they need to succeed in life.

Specifically, your gift will support:
– Research on substance use and mental health challenges in young people, and the promotion of wellbeing
– The translation of that research back to our students and the broader community through the COBE Connect lunch series, digital media products and resources, and our COBE Town Hall meeting, featuring VCU and outside experts on substance use and emotional health in young people
– Innovative coursework to provide students with research and experiential learning experiences
– Our ability to take this research into the community and partner with schools and other organizations to promote well-being in young people


To make a gift to support COBE Institute or the From Research to Recovery conference, please visit our secure giving page, select Other in the first drop down menu, and then indicate your giving preference in the Other Designation box by entering “COBE Institute.”

By Mail

VCU College of Humanities and Sciences
Office of Development
ATTN: Chnoic Clark
PO BOX 842019
Richmond, VA 23284

Please make checks payable to:
VCU Foundation
On the memo line please write: COBE Institute

Donations are tax-deductible, to the fullest extent of the law. For more information on tax deductions, please contact Chnoic Adams Clarke,, 804-827-1306.