Bedford Museum

Bedford Museum Receives $4,200 Grant

The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library recently received a $4,200 grant from The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation for a security system to include video camera surveillance and recording system. The museum was founded in 1932 and has been collecting, preserving, and protecting artifacts and documents since that time. The museum currently has approximately 6,000 visitors per year who come from all over the world to research their Bedford heritage and enjoy the interesting history of Bedford.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation was established in 1973 and exists to promote local philanthropy and to simplify the process of planned giving. The Community Foundation receives and manages permanent gifts for the benefit of the citizens of 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, youth, the needy and the elderly; education; health; the arts; and the humanities.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation currently has 157 named funds and an unrestricted fund, with assets of $27 million. The Community Foundation currently makes grants of over $1.4 million annually in our community. It is one ofapproximately 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.

January 10, 2011


*Stuart Fauber, President & CEO, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, presenting a check to Doug Cooper, Director,

The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, along with David Herrick, Distribution Committee Chair, The Community Foundation

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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