Adult Care Center

A quality day care service for health impaired or disabled adults.  The Center provides a broad ranging therapeutic program including personal care, health monitoring, medication administration, individualized care plans, lunch and snacks, exercises, music, crafts, and intergenerational activities.  Provides a safe daytime environment for the frail adult while giving their family caregiver a break. The Center is located in historic downtown Lynchburg .

Program Funded: Adult Day Care

Total Agency Allocation $30,000.00

Adult Day Care $30,000.00

Altavista Area/Campbell County Habitat for Humanity, Inc

The vision of the affiliate is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the community by building safe, decent, and affordable housing. It is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. HFH works in partnership with people in need to build affordable houses which are then sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials. The partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for HFH that is used to build more houses.

Program Funded: Housing

Total Agency Allocation $7,500.00

American Red Cross Historic Virginia Chapter

Assists families following disasters; provides emergency services to the Armed Forces; offers training in preparedness, CPR/First Aid, babysitting and life guarding; collects and provides blood products to area hospitals; offers international tracing services.

Programs Funded: Volunteer Services, Disaster Relief

Total Agency Allocation $62,000.00

Arc of Central Virginia

Provides day support and residential services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services include personal care, monitoring health and safety and programming in independent living, academic skills, socialization and recreation. Residential services include sponsored placements, in-home support and respite. The Arc also provides a four-week summer camp program for adults and children.

Programs Funded: Camp Meadowlark, Day Support

Total Agency Allocation $88,197.00

Day Support $75,000.00

Camp Meadowlark $13,197.00

Bedford Area Family YMCA

A vital community organization serving a large and diverse population through a variety of programs and services including; Schoolage Child Care, Preschool Child Care, Day Camp, Aquatics, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Youth and Adult Sports and Recreation, Outdoor Adventure, and more. The YMCA offers scholarships and fee reductions for memberships and programs based on financial need.

Programs Funded: BAFY kid’s Club, Preschool

Total Agency Allocation $33,480.00

Bedford Christian Ministries

Provides emergency assistance including food, clothing, household goods, financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, dental assistance, and vision care to Bedford City/County residents who are in need due to unemployment, illness, death in the family, disasters, family disruptions, and other unexpected occurrences that place people in need of basic assistance.

Programs Funded: Financial Aid

Total Agency Allocation $12,000.00

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Programs Funded: Community Based, Site Based

Total Agency Allocation $45,127.00

Community Based $31,827.00

Site Based $13,300.00

Boy Scouts- Blue Ridge Mountain Council

Youth and family program for character development; emphasizing outdoor adventures and fun for boys ages 6-10 (Cub Scouts) ages 11 – 18 (Boy Scouts) and young adults (co-ed ages 14-20 Venturing and Exploring).

Programs Funded: Scoutreach

Total Agency Allocation $6,500.00

Scoutreach $6,500.00

CASA of Central Virginia

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia recruits, trains and supports volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson (the 24th Judicial District). Juvenile Court Judges appoint CASA volunteers to investigate what is in the best interest of the child and to help get the child placed in a safe, permanent home as soon as possible. CASA volunteers can help achieve positive outcomes for children by being their “Voice” in court.

Programs Funded: CASA Program

Total Agency Allocation $35,000.00

CASA Program   $35,000.00

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living (CVACL) provides a range of services to seniors over the age of 60 and support to persons with disabilities over the age of 18.  CVACL provides assessment of individual circumstances and supports the development of plans for long term supports and services specific to the individual. CVACL develops plans with individuals but supports a person centered approach to determining services.  CVACL operates  in-house programs to include Meals on Wheels for Seniors; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation; Nutrition Education;  Chronic Disease Management; Insurance Counseling; OPTIONS Counseling; Care Transitions; Weatherization; and Care Management and Coordination.   CVACL employs an Ombudsman and provides education related to Elder Abuse.   A significant role for CVACL is to provide Information and Referral.  CVACL collaborates and partners with service providers throughout Region 2000 to ensure individuals receive identified services.  CVACL endeavors, through comprehensive assessment, to supports individuals in choosing and benefiting from services that enable them to remain active and independent in their community.

Programs Funded: Congregate Meals, Meals on Wheels for Seniors, Special Transportation, Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living

Total Agency Allocation $80,250.00

Special Transportation $47,000.00

Congregate Meals $9,500.00

Meals on Wheels for Seniors $23,750.00


A volunteer  service agency that provides emergency services to needy persons within the Altavista and Hurt areas and is sponsored by the Altavista Area Ministerial Association.  Emergency needs could be for food, shelter, utilities, clothing, medicine, fuel or gasoline. Our new project is utilizing a Mentoring Program to attempt to aid our clients with their budgets, job hunting skills, and overall day to day.

Free Clinic of Central Virginia

Provides medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and health education services to patients who lack access to health care for financial reasons. Patient income must be low income as measured by annual U.S. Government standards and the patient must not have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid for the services being rendered.
Programs Funded: Dental, Medical, Pharmacy

Total Agency Allocation $59,517.00

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

Serves girls ages 5 to 17 across 36 counties in central and southwest Virginia.  Provides a variety of pathways by which a girl can participate through troops, camps, programs/events, virtual, trips, and series. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Programs Funded: Community Outreach

Total Agency Allocation $1,800.00

Community Outreach $1,800.00

Jubilee Family Development Center

Jubilee is a youth and family centered organization with programs that focus on 3 main areas – academics, athletics and vocational/occupational. Jubilee provides academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring programs; athletic and health/wellness/fitness programs for youth after school as well as a full day 10 week summer camp program.  Vocational training opportunities and job search assistance is offered for adults.  Sponsor community events, provide recreational opportunities and programs which promote family stability.

Programs Funded: Youth Educational Support Services

Total Agency Allocation $19,737.00

Youth Educational Support Services $19,737.00

Lake Christian Ministries

Provides food, crisis financial aid, clothing and other essential household items to low income individuals and families who are experiencing unemployment, illness, family disruptions, or other unexpected occurrences. Program and services are provided by a core of 250 volunteers and are supported by businesses, organizations, churches and concerned individuals in the community.

Program Funded: Food Assistance

Total Agency Allocation $10,000.00

Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc.

Lyn-CAG is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services and programs to the citizens of Central Virginia. During its 48-year history, Lyn-CAG’s primary focus has been to provide direct assistance to low- and moderate- income individuals and families in the prevention, reduction or elimination of poverty and adverse situations in their lives. Over twenty (20) services and programs administered by this agency address the needs of citizens in the city of Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell.

Programs Funded: Early Childhood Education (Head Start), Virginia Cares, Hand Up Lodge and Gateway Program

Total Agency Allocation $91,500.00

Head Start $35,000.00

Hand Up Lodge $10,000.00

Virginia Cares $9,500.00

Gateway Program $37,000.00

Lynchburg Sheltered Industries

Provides job training and employment at the facility for people with disabilities and disadvantages.

Mary Bethune Academy

Serves ages 2 through 5 for child care/preschool and offers before/after care to our graduates/siblings up to 12 years old.  Center hours are 6:30 a.m through 5:30 p.m Monday -Friday. The Mission of Mary Bethune Academy is to provide a quality program which promotes a nurturing and enriching early childhood learning experience, encourages accomplishment and strives for excellence for children during their formative years.

Programs Funded: Child Care

Total Agency Allocation $109,079.00

Meals on Wheels, Inc. of the Greater Lynchburg Area

Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lynchburg Area provides healthy meals, friendly smiles, and warm reassurance to the local homebound community.  Assistance is provided to the frail elderly and younger disabled shut-ins by delivering a balanced, nutritious, hot lunch five days per week to those who cannot meet the need on their own.  This service allows people to stay in their homes, maintain more independence and avoid living in costly institutions.  It also allows patients to leave a hospital, nursing care or rehab earlier, encouraging convalescence in their own home.  Without this valuable program, many in our community would go hungry.

Mental Health America of Central Virginia

MHACV provides mental health screenings, consultations, information and referral; education and prevention programs for the community; support services for persons with mental illnesses and their families; and professional trainings, classes for Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Education and Parenting. MHACV maintains a website containing a current resource directory and a lending library of materials relating to mental health.

Programs Funded: Suicide Prevention and Education

Total Agency Allocation $12,000.00

Otter River Resource Center, Inc.

The primary purpose is to provide assistance and support that enables people over the age of eighteen who have intellectual disabilities to attain new skills and/or retain current skills. This service will be a combination of center-based services and community outings. The skills training will include, but will not be limited to, personal hygiene, health and safety, social skills and daily living skills. The services provided for each client will be decided ultimately by the client.

Human Kind

HumanKind, formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance, provides programs in communities throughout Virginia to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling and education. We encourage, empower and enrich others through our five program focus areas: Early Childhood Development, Economic Empowerment, Mental Health Services, Residential Care and  Safe and Healthy Living.  Every day, we assist families in overcoming challenges, making responsible choices and improving their quality of life.

Programs Funded: Counseling Center, Healthy Families, Ways to Work, Child Care Resource Center

Total Agency Allocation $105,040.00

Piedmont Community Impact Organization, Inc. (PCIO)

PCIO provides community service programs to the citizens of Campbell County and the surrounding areas. Among the programs offered is Camp Philadelphia, the six week summer enrichment program geared toward academic achievement through mentoring, education and training.   Piedmont also provides a summer feeding program through nine weeks of the summer that promotes nutritious and continuous meals in low-income areas.  Additional programs sponsored by Piedmont included Helping Hands emergency assistance for utility disconnections and rental evictions.  Project Manna and the Partner Pantry support our neighbors in hunger crisis.  Recreating Recreation After school Program provides tutoring, recreational activities, mentoring and a snack and hot meal each afternoon.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Christian Church.  It serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell and the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg: providing financial assistance to families, shelter to the homeless, transitional housing for women & children on the way to independence, day care for children of welfare to work and low income families. The Salvation Army’s Community Feeding Program is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, serving breakfast and dinner to the residents and to anyone in the community who needs a nutritious meal. The Army assists in natural disasters in our area and beyond.  A number of youth and adult character building programs are offered including a nine week summer day camp program and a residential camping program for youth and adults.

Programs Funded: Center of Hope Emergency Services and Family Services

Total Agency Allocation $69,000.00

Virginia Legal Aid Society

Resolves serious legal problems of low-income people, promotes economic and family stability, reduces poverty through effective legal assistance, and champions equal justice. VLAS uses legal skills to solve problems in health care, public benefits, housing, family relations, wills and powers of attorney, education and employment.

Programs Funded: Housing Improvement & Preservation

Total Agency Allocation $42,000.00

YMCA of Central Virginia

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has opportunity to learn, thrive and grow.  With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, improves the community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.  We provide a variety of programs which include School-Age Childcare, Day Camps, Fun/Inclement Weather Days, Youth Sports, Aquatics, Health and Fitness and Outreach programs.  Financial assistance is provided based on financial need.

Programs Funded: Power Scholars Academy

Total Agency Allocation $37,740.00

Power Scholars Academy $37,740.00

YWCA of Central Virginia

YW is here 24 hours a day to help the women and girls of our community develop the strength they need for a better tomorrow.  Programs and services include:  the Domestic Violence Prevention Center providing emergency shelter and support services including Frannie’s House in Altavista; Sexual Assault Response Program, Children’s Supervised Visitation Center; Safe and Affordable Housing for Women including transitional from homelessness, Ygyrl Leaders mentoring for teenage girls and Racial Justice promoting racial equality in our community. We also operate the “Church Street Bridal” Shops.

Programs Funded: Family Violence Prevention, Residence, Transitional Housing, Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP)

Total Agency Allocation $136,562.00