2012 Grants

THE Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation DISTRIBUTED $1.3 MILLION IN GRANTS IN 2012.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation recently announced a total of $326,037 in new grants to 65 non-profit community agencies during the organization’s fall cycle, bringing total grants issued in 2012 to $1,357,249. The Community Foundation was established in 1972 and has returned $13.6 million in grants and scholarships to our community since its inception.

The Community Foundation provides support to programs in the Cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. Needs served are broad in scope including human services to children, the needy, and the elderly; education; the arts; and the humanities. The Community Foundation exists to promote local philanthropy, to allow citizens a convenient means to give back to their community, and to simplify the process of giving.

The Community Foundation reviews grant applications from area agencies during two cycles each year. Its spring cycle has a March 15 deadline, and its fall cycle has a September 15 deadline. Applications are reviewed by the organization’s Distribution Committee whose current members include Gus Petticolas, Chair; John Alford, Jr., MaryJane Dolan, Ernie Guill, Hank Hubbard, Ellen Nygaard, Jim Richards, Marc Schewel, and Massie Ware.

The Community Foundation currently consists of over 220 named funds and an unrestricted fund, with assets aggregating over $30 million. It is one of approximately 700 such community foundations across the nation rendering a valuable service both to the regions they serve and also to donors interested in the present and future of their communities.

The Community Foundation office can be reached at 101 Paulette Circle, Suite B, Lynchburg, VA 24502, (434) 845-6500, or at their website at

December 27, 2012


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
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