(Lynchburg, VA – December 21, 2022) - The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (GLCF or Foundation) announced today the recipients of its fall 2022 grants.

This week, 99 local nonprofit organizations received letters notifying them that their grant applications were partially or fully funded by the GLCF. A total of $649,836 is being awarded from funds administered by the Foundation.

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation was founded in 1972 and is now celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. The GLCF’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living in the City of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell.

One of the grant recipients was the Lynchburg Humane Society (LHS). “Without the generous support of The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, and all its wonderful donors, the Lynchburg Humane Society would not be able to do the life-saving work we do, making LHS the largest No-Kill shelter in the state of Virginia,” said Michelle Thomas, Director of Development.

In order to receive a grant, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must submit an application describing a current project in need of funding, as well as a project budget and current financial statements. A Distribution Committee comprised of members of the GLCF Board of Directors determines which projects receive funding after carefully reviewing the applications.

We are ecstatic to be able to support these important projects that are serving critical needs in our community,” said Kathryn C. Yarzebinski, President & CEO of the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. “GLCF donors make these grants possible. We now have 317 endowed funds created and supported by donors, and these funds generate millions in annual charitable support for our community.” 

Examples of some of this year’s funded projects include: outreach for veterans; addiction recovery; food distribution for children and the elderly; new home builds; a spay/neuter clinic for animals, and community programs on literacy, history, the arts, and health.

Since 1972, the GLCF has granted nearly $31 million to a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations including human services, animal welfare, arts, education, and historical preservation organizations.

The GLCF offers two grant cycles annually: fall and spring. The next grant cycle will end in March 2023. Last year, the GLCF awarded $2,092,907 to 185 charitable organizations.

This year’s fall grant recipients include the following organizations:

  • Academy Center of the Arts
  • Alpha Action Educational & & Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Altavista Area/Campbell County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
  • Amazement Square
  • American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia
  • Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
  • Amherst County Public School Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc.
  • Appomattox Primary School
  • Avoca Museum
  • Bedford Area Family YMCA
  • Bedford Cares
  • Bedford Christian Ministries
  • Bedford Community Christmas Station, Inc.
  • Bedford Humane Society, Inc.
  • Bedford Public Library Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia
  • Blue Ledge Meals on Wheels
  • Blue Ridge Medical Center, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Montessori, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg
  • Bright Beginnings of Central Virginia/United Way
  • Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc.
  • Campbell County Educational Foundation
  • CASA of Central Virginia
  • Central Virginia Business Coalition
  • Central Virginia United Soccer Club
  • Central Virginia Volleyball
  • Charlottesville Ballet
  • Claire Parker Foundation
  • Coalition for HIV Awareness & Prevention
  • Community Access Network
  • Cycling Without Age Lynchburg
  • DePaul Community Resources
  • Diamond Hill Healthy and Wellness Community Services
  • Drive-to-Work
  • E.C. Glass High School Orchestra Boosters
  • Elizabeth’s Early Learning Center
  • Endstation Theatre Company
  • First Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg
  • Food for Kids
  • Free Clinic of Central Virginia
  • Gleaning for the World
  • Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.
  • Historic Sandusky Foundation
  • HumanKind
  • Interfaith Outreach Association
  • IRON Lives, Inc.
  • James River Day School
  • Jefferson Choral Society
  • Jones Memorial Library
  • Kids & Pros, Inc.
  • Kids’ Haven:  A Center for Grieving Children
  • Lake Christian Ministries
  • Lynchburg 4-H/Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Beacon of Hope
  • Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Daily Bread
  • Lynchburg Grows
  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • Lynchburg Road Runners
  • Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
  • MDM Networking, Inc.
  • Miller Home of Lynchburg
  • Miriam’s House
  • Monacan Indian Nation
  • Neighborhood Outreach Connections at Waters of James Crossing
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors of Amherst County
  • New Vistas School
  • No Walls Ministry, Inc.
  • Park View Community Mission
  • Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
  • Pierce Street Gateway
  • QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia
  • Radford University Foundation
  • Randolph College
  • Renaissance Theatre
  • Riverviews Artspace
  • Rush Homes
  • Rustburg Dixie Softball, Inc.
  • Salvation Army
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Teachable Moments Preschool
  • The Arc of Central Virginia
  • The Avenel Foundation, Inc.
  • The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
  • The Listening, Inc.
  • The Sedalia Center, Inc.
  • The Society of St. Andrew, Inc.
  • Topper Touchdown Club
  • University of Lynchburg
  • Vector Space
  • Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc.
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • Wolfbane Productions
  • Yoga for Recovery – CV Sattva Yoga Center

For more information on how to apply for a grant, to start your own charitable fund, or to make a gift to one of the existing funds at the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, please visit www.lynchburgfoundation.org.

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The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation’s primary mission is to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by the establishment of permanent endowments for the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell, with the income distributed annually to charitable organizations within the community.

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