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 a difference in their community. Since its inception, BCHF has awarded over 6 million in grants and scholarships to beneﬁt Bedford residents.
Over the past year, the foundation has expanded its view of health, incorporating more aspects of health, including healthy neighborhood conditions, access to healthy foods, dental health, and transportation. A broader view of health allows the foundation to better address the root causes of health disparities in 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 2020 Grant Awards:
Brook Hill Farm: $5,000 to fund their therapy program for at-risk youth.
The Doorways: $4,000 to support the Patient and Family Access Program.
Friends of Bedford Hospice House: $6,000 to help support residents of the Bedford Hospice House.
Lynchburg Daily Bread: $10,000 to Healthy Food for All food assistance program providing nutritious meals once a week to residents of Raintree and Salem Court Apartments.
Bedford Christian Ministries: $4,000 to provide funds for medical, dental, and vision programs.
Children’s Trust: $10,000 to support their Child Advocacy Program which provides court appointed advocates for children in Bedford.
CHIP of Roanoke Valley: $5,000 for expansion into Bedford County in order to provide home visiting services to low-income children and their families.
Bedford Urban Garden: $1,000 to provide supplies for additional vegetable beds for food donations to Bedford Christian Ministries Food Bank.
American Red Cross: $6,000 for disaster relief for families in Bedford.
Fall 2019 Grant Awards:
ARC of Central Virginia: $10,000 for personal care items and program supplies
CASA of Central Virginia: $1,500 to fund training of six court appointed special advocates in mental health, substance abuse, human development and other health-related topics.
Food for Kids: $8,831 to address food insecurity through the Pack-a-Sack during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Feed the Need: $5,000 to food assistance program providing students and their families’ nutritious meal items over the weekends.
Lake Christian Ministries: $10,000 to provide funds for New Tomorrows program and health care assistance to support New Tomorrows clients.
SML Good Neighbors: $8,645 to provide an onsite Special Education Aide, Nurse, and Social Worker for the summer camp program.
Virginia Cooperative Extension: $3,412 for educational classes pertaining to diabetes and food allergies.
Patrick Henry Family Services: $2,735 to provide training classes for clinicians
Spring 2019 Grant Awards:
Friends of Bedford Hospice House: $6,000 to continue scholarship fund for resident patients in
Bedford Christian Ministries: $5,000 to continue medical/dental/vision program
Free Clinic of Central VA: $7,000 for portion of cost to continue patient navigation program in
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia: $5,000 to continue the program fall 2019 through spring of
Lynchburg Daily Bread: $9,000 to continue weekly meal distribution at Raintree and the
addition of Salem Court
Bedford Ride/CVACL: $10,000 for matching funds for wheelchair accessible van and expenses
Bedford County Public Schools: $5,675 for 14 nurses to attend national conference, and
certiﬁcations as trainers in the “Stop the Bleed” and “Mass Casualty Incident” programs
American Red Cross: $5,000 for Disaster Relief and ﬁre response
Brook Hill Farm: $5,000 for Scholarships for at-risk teens to participate in the program
The Doorways: $4,000 towards lodging and support to Bedford residents traveling for specialty
Children’s Trust: $7,500 towards cost of forensic interviewing and family advocacy services,
staff travel and completion of satellite ofﬁce in Bedford
Bedford County School of Practical Nursing: $2,645 towards instructor conference and for
testing fees and licensure for upcoming graduates Practical Nurse graduates.
Bedford County Public Schools Nutrition Program: $2,400 towards the cost of Serve Safe
Manager Training for 20 participants
Bedford Public Library: $7,000 for purchase of health related materials