Establish a Fund

Creating a fund with The Community Foundation is very simple. We would be happy to help you with this process.

1. Determine the type of fund that would best fulfill your wishes. We offer a variety of options for you.

  • Donor Designated Fund
  • Donor-Advised Fund
  • Field of Interest Fund
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Temporary Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund

2. Determine the type of asset that will be used to establish the fund. Please contact The Community Foundation in advance if the asset is other than cash or stock.

  • Current gifts
  • Life insurance
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

3. Complete the respective fund agreement. We would be happy to assist you during this process.

4. Transfer the assets.


The following banks are approved trustee banks:

  • Bank of America
  • Truist
  • Wells Fargo

The following investment managers and banks are also currently approved:

  • Flippin, Bruce & Porter
  • Pettyjohn, Wood & White, Inc.

If an investment manager is chosen, a separate account form at the respective investment manager may be necessary to create the fund.

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.

Get In Touch

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