Dear Friends,

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has partnered with the University of Lynchburg as part of their Lynchburg Tomorrow initiative to draw upon the expertise and research capabilities there to better track outcomes as they relate to our grantmaking.

Lynchburg Tomorrow is a broad initiative developed through the desire of the University of Lynchburg’s new President, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar to forge even deeper relationships between the university and the city and surrounding counties.  The university has tremendous resources in terms of analytical expertise, people-hours, and facilities that can be put to use to help tackle local challenges and help move our community forward.

Our foundation has helped pioneer a program that will study food provision in our area.  The University of Lynchburg has assigned small groups of faculty members and graduate students to a series of providers of food to those who need it. Their purpose is to study the impact of these services as they relate to access to healthy food and whether the overall health and well-being of our citizens is being affected positively.

This should help guide our funding decisions as we strive to make the greatest positive impact we can on our region.  I have long felt that an important part of our mission, beyond providing funding to help the community, is to encourage and foster collaboration between various agencies and institutions.  It is only by garnering the collective talents and resources we have here that the most efficient use of those assets may be brought to bear to enhance all of our lives.

As always, thanks for your encouragement and your support.  You are making a difference in this area by your generosity and commitment.  Donations may be made by CLICKING HERE


Bill Bodine

Bill Bodine
President & CEO


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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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