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"Be a James Changer!"

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has the privilege of helping support the activities of many local nonprofits. This month's Non-Profit Highlight is dedicated to the James River Association.


Dear Friends,

The GLCF is fast approaching its 50th anniversary of serving the community.  The foundation was formed as the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust in 1972 by four local banks and has grown beyond what I imagine could have been anticipated at that time, and I’m confident the founders would be pleased with where we are today.


SHARE Greater Lynchburg was born out of a COVID-19 Coordinating Committee organized in April 2020 by Ron Feinman to help our local community find solutions for weathering the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.  SHARE Greater Lynchburg is the result of a group of dedicated leaders bringing this solution to the Greater Lynchburg region and working together to raise funds from corporations and foundations to make it a reality. It puts local residents directly in touch with their favorite local nonprofits, as well as introducing them to nonprofits they didn't know existed. Their website serves as a database of over 100 different nonprofit organizations throughout Central Virginia.


Dear Friends,

The warmer weather today has my hopes rising for a new and different spring coming soon.  At the same time, I mourn for the families of those lost to the pandemic and to the vacuum left by the passing of so many valuable lives.


2021 is here and we are so thankful that you are here to celebrate with us. 2020 brought on many challenges, and while it may have caused quite a bit of devastation, it also showed us a glimmer of hope. We were happy to see so many of you join in and help your neighbors this past year. From the COVID Relief Fund to the Change for Change Parking Meters, you all showed our community how much you care and how much we can do when we come together.

It's Our Mission

The principal mission of The Community 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.

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  •   The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
      1100 Commerce Street
    Lynchburg, VA 24504
  •   434.845.6500
  •   434.845.6530 fax
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