Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

Photo courtesy of Lynchburg College’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

Our Mission

The Bedford Community Health Foundation:

  • Works to identify and address community health needs;
  • Awards scholarships for nursing programs and allied health education;
  • Makes grants to non-profit organizations providing direct health services;
  • Encourages community involvement through donations and service;
  • Serves as a community health information resource.

 

The foundation has provided support to a variety of health related programs, including:

  • Adult Day Care
    • Charity Care
    • Fitness and Physical Therapy
    • Free Clinics
    • Health Education for Children and Adults
    • Health Screenings and Equipment
    • Hospice
    • Hospital and Nursing Home Equipment
    • National Health Organizations’ Initiatives in Bedford
    • Non-emergency Medical Transportation
    • Nursing and Allied Health Education
    • Nutrition and Wellness
    • Parish Nursing
    • Physicians and Specialists Requirements
    • Prescription Medication Assistance
    • School Health
    • Rescue Squad Support/Emergency Care/EMS
    • Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health/Domestic Abuse Prevention

 

Our Core Values

Healthcare
Believing the best possible healthcare should be available to the citizens of the Bedford community.

Philanthropy
Trusting that philanthropy can change the health of the Bedford community for the better.

Collaboration
Recognizing that we can accomplish our purpose only with strong support and partnership.

Integrity
Conducting business according to the highest ethical principles and serving as trustworthy stewards of our resources.

Inclusiveness
Embracing diversity with a commitment to understanding and addressing shared needs.

Service
Understanding that the Foundation exists to serve its members and community.

Effectiveness
Making an important, positive, and lasting impact on the health of the people who live in the Bedford area.

Advocacy
Serving as an active and visible health resource and health advocate for the Bedford community.

 

 

In response to the governors declared state of emergency to address the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bedford Central Library will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. As a result, The Bedford Community Health Foundation will make available curb side drop-off service for grant application delivery on March 18 through April 1st.

Our staff will be available to accept grant applications from 9 am to 3:30 pm each day. Prior to coming to drop-off your grant application, we ask that you call 540.586.5292 or call/text (540) 798-0214 so we can meet you outside. If someone is not available to meet you, please drop-off curbside to library staff and they will ensure we receive it.