Lynchburg, Virginia Nonprofits and K-12 Schools to Receive Nearly $465,000 from the Pacific Life Foundation

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Jan. 31, 2022 – The Pacific Life Foundation announced today it will provide nearly $465,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools in the greater Lynchburg, Virginia area throughout 2022. Since 2016, Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation have donated more than $2.1 million to nonprofits serving the Lynchburg community.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture; civic, community and economic development; education; and health and human services. The 2022 Virginia recipients include:

Academy Center of the Arts   Lynchburg Beacon of Hope
American Cancer Society, Lynchburg Chapter   Lynchburg Daily Bread
American Heart Association, Western Virginia   Lynchburg Grows
American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia   Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank/Lynchburg Area   Miriam’s House
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg   Park View Community Mission
Children’s Assistive Technology Service   United Way of Central Virginia
Coalition for HIV Awareness & Prevention   United Way of Roanoke Valley
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia   Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity   Virginia Council on Economic Education
HumanKind   Virginia Legal Aid Society
Interfaith Outreach Association   YWCA of Central Virginia
IRON Lives, Inc.      


The Pacific Life Foundation has made an additional $25,000 grant to HumanKind in support of the creation of Lynchburg’s first Early Head Start Center which will provide full-day childcare and family support services. Additionally, as part of the Pacific Life Foundation’s $2 million pledge to improve food security over the next five years, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will receive $50,000 of its $250,000 total pledge. 

The Pacific Life Foundation 3Ts of Education program will award a total of $32,000 in grants to 9 Virginia K-12 schools where concentrations of children and grandchildren of Pacific Life employees attend. The educational grants are designed to support needs in the areas of teacher training, textbooks, or technology.

Appomattox Middle School   Rustburg Middle School
Brookville High School   Tomahawk Elementary School
Forest Middle School   Tuckahoe Elementary School
Leesville Road Elementary School   Yellow Branch Elementary School
Paul Munro Elementary School      


The Pacific Life Foundation invests in the causes its employees care most about by providing ways they can give back to the community through volunteering or matching donations. As part of the newly enhanced program, employees can receive up to $10,500 in matching contributions annually by donating to Pacific Life’s annual United Way campaign, to nonprofits and universities, or from individual and team volunteer efforts.

Supporting communities where Pacific Life employees work and live, the Pacific Life Foundation plans to give a total of $8 million in charitable contributions in 2022.

About Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation
For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients and has been named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

The Pacific Life Foundation (the Foundation) was established in 1984. Together with Pacific Life, the Foundation has contributed $133 million to community and national nonprofit organizations. Grants are made to organizations that address a broad spectrum of social needs.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2021 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2021 FORTUNE 500® list.


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