Bedford Community Health Foundation is committed to our community partners, the non-profit organizations that provide health care or health related services to residents of the Town and County of Bedford. We will continue to fund proven programs as well as fund exciting new initiatives.  The Foundation is able to give back because of its community-minded donors who want to make Bedford one of the healthiest communities in the state. Below is an overview of our most recent grants awarded. Contact us if you would like more information about any of our grants, scholarships, or initiatives. We would love to talk!

Spring 2018 Grant Awards:

Bedford Christian Ministries:  $4,000 for dental and prescription assistance to the most vulnerable in our community. 

Bedford County Public Schools: $2,198 for exercise bikes in the new library. 

Bedford County School of Practical Nursing: $1,638 to fund continuing education for two instructors and a student learning extension. 

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: $4,100 for purchase of 4 PLI-3000 receivers to locate clients with Dementia or autistic disorders. 

Central VA Alliance for Community Living: $15,000 to match funds for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van and for operating expenses.

Bedford YMCA: $5,000 towards the expansion of their ropes course.

Brook Hill Farm: $5,000 towards scholarships for at-risk youth to participate in the program.

Children’s Trust: $5,000 towards the expansion of children’s forensic interview services to Bedford.

Feed the Need: $2,000 to support the backpack program that provides meals for families over weekends. 

Free Clinic of Central Virginia: $5,000 to fund personnel costs for a Patient Access Coordinator as the program expands to Bedford.  

Friends of Bedford Hospice House: $5,800 to establish a scholarship that assists patients residing in the house. The grant is awarded directly from the Hardy Family Hospice Fund. 

Girls on the Run of Central VA: $5,000 to fund continuation of the program in Bedford schools for one year. 

Lynchburg Daily Bread: $9,000 to continue bringing weekly meals to low income residents. 

The Agape Center: $3,500 to fund prescription and dental assistance, counseling fees, and transportation to doctor visits. 

The Doorways: $5,000 to provide lodging for families who must travel to
Richmond for specialty medical treatment. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension: $850 to provide nutrition education and food prep skills to Home Health Aides. 

Bedford County Library: $7,000 to purchase health related materials. 



  • SML Good Neighbor  Awarded $8, 645. Funding for summer camp program provided to at-risk children
  • Sedalia Center Awarded $5,643. Expansion to children’s playground area
  • Bedford Domestic Violence Coalition Awarded $5,100. Funding for client transporation
  • Lutheran Family Services of Va Awarded $5,111. Purchase of needs-based household and medical equipment
  • Lake Christian Ministries Awarded $9,000. Funding to continue the dental and denture services program
  • Food For Kids Awarded $5,600. Funding towards backpack program.
  • Roanoke Rescue Mission Awarded $2,000. Diabetic testing supplies to Bedford residents seeking shelter
  • Casa Awarded $1,500. Training for 6 CASA advocates
  • Centra College of Nursing Awarded $15,000. Tuition assistance to Bedford residents pursuing careers in healthcare