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The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and United Way of Central Virginia COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was established to support human service nonprofit organizations that are successfully responding through community-based programs to the needs of individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. The first round of grants were awarded in May to 20 nonprofit organizations for amounts up to $2,000 to primarily address emergency needs such as food, shelter, health, safety, and childcare.

We are now in the process of releasing a second round of funding. With the uncertainty of how long this pandemic will last and how the community will continue to be affected, we are looking to fund projects that provide the greatest impact during the Fall and Winter of 2020. We will be funding fewer projects but the target will be $5,000. Depending on the application, a project may be funded at a higher level.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Free Clinic of Central Virginia is expanding to help meet the needs of its community.

The clinic received a grant for $100,000 from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s Century Fund.

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COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

Through floods, fires and tornadoes, Central Virginians have shown strength and resilience in the face of hardship. We help our neighbors get back on their feet by working together, applying the unique skills and resources we each possess. Navigating the health and economic impact of COVID-19 will undoubtedly require the same degree of collaboration.

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As you are well aware, the coronavirus is severely impacting virtually all of our local businesses and non-profit organizations. In light of this pandemic, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (GLCF) wants everyone to know that we are still striving to carry out our mission to enhance the lives of Central Virginians. Together, we are positive that we will get through this challenging time.  Please read on to see how we plan to handle things for the foreseeable future.

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The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust has changed its name to the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation to better reflect its mission.  In addition, the office location has moved from the Wyndhurst area to 1100 Commerce Street in the historic Downtown Lynchburg area.

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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