The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation



The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

Recent News from Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation


Second Stage Amherst garden dedicated to two women 'who cultivate beauty'
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

... having received some funding from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, according to Suny Monk, president of Second Stage's...more

Celebrating summertime! Fun family events scheduled across southwest, central Virginia on ...
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

Wolfbane Productions, in conjunction with Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and Virginia Commission for the Arts, will be hosting its first...more

Historic Anne Spencer House fundraises for new addition
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

In June, the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation was awarded a $12,500 grant for the project from the Greater Lynchburg Community...more

“Lynchburg Tomorrow” strives to spark lasting community change
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

That needs to be measured,” CEO at Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Bill Bodine said. The foundation will provide funding to five...more

Camp Kum-Ba-Yah moves forward in purchasing land thanks to local grant
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has awarded Camp Kum-Ba-Yah its 2021 Century Fund Grant of $100,000, allowing the camp...more

Letters to the editor for April 21, 2021
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

... Centra, Dominion Seven Architects, Fleet Laboratories, Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, Liberty University, MH Masonry &...more

Renovations underway at the Free Clinic in downtown Lynchburg
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation's Century Fund grant provided the Free Clinic with $100,000 that “really kicked us off,” after it...more

Community notes for Oct. 11, 2020
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

... $20,000; Lynchburg Daily Bread, $14,000; Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, $10,000; Meals on Wheels of Prince Edward County,...more

Community notes
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

Winner to receive praise and glory, and a T-shirt. Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. Youth philanthropy program awards grants through...more

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation scholarships help local students attend Sweet Briar
Foundation: Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation awarded two local Sweet Briar students each with a $5,000 scholarship. The GLCF's goal is to...more



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