The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation offers a variety of fund types. Call our office to learn more! 

The minimum gift amount to establish a fund is $10,000.

Donors can make smaller gifts over time to grow the fund's balance to the required minimum of $10,000. Grants will not be awarded from the fund prior to reaching $10,000. Call our office to ask about "acorn funds" that start small and grow over time! 

See our Establishing a Fund section for more information.

Donor Designated Fund

At the time of establishing the fund, the donor may name the organization(s) that will receive grants from the fund. 

Donor Advised Fund

The donor may annually recommend specific grants to be made from the fund. Please see the Donor Advised Funds page for more information on this type of fund.

Field Of Interest Fund

The donor specifies area(s) of interest (youth, elderly, education, arts, medical, etc.) to be supported by the fund.

Scholarship Fund

Enables donor to establish an endowment to fund annual scholarships. Please see our scholarship guidelines for more information on how scholarships are awarded. Please see a list of our current scholarships here

Unrestricted Fund

The donor places no restrictions on the fund, allowing grants to be made for our community's greatest needs each year. 

Temporary Fund

Donors who want to make a gift now, but make a decision on how the fund is distributed later, can create a temporary fund. Please see our guidelines for temporary funds. 

 Please call our office at 434-845-6500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started or to learn more. 



It's Our Mission

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation works to solve our community’s greatest challenges by providing grants and scholarships, and by helping individuals, families, and organizations create their charitable legacy.

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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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