Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation
About BLCFOn December 7, 2006, a group of interested local citizens met to learn about the possibility of establishing a community foundation for Lamar County and in early 2007, the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation was established. At its most basic level, all Lamar County citizens share a common interest. They want their schools, churches, governmental entities, civic charities, and the community they call home to be the best they can be. BLCF has the potential through its grants to encourage and enhance local charitable entities to make Lamar County a better place to live and work.
Board of Directors
- Chuck Bankston
- Laura Bohannon
- Andy Bush
- Bill Claxton
- Chris Edwards
- Diane Harvey
- Kelly Hughes
- Robin Leverett
- April Mason
- Julie Steele
- Robbie Tenney
- Ryran Traylor, Chair
- John Webster
Celebrating Ten Years
The Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2018! In its first ten years, BLCF created 17 funds benefiting Barnesville-Lamar county, received more than $2 million in contributions and awarded $278,908 in grants. BLCF is an organization made up of the people you know, who love the Barnesville community, and who want to support it in perpetuity. The future of BLCF is up to you!Give Now
Lamar Gives 365
Established in 2014, Lamar Gives 365 is a program of the Barnesville-Lamar community Foundation designed to bring people together to improve the community. Each member gives $365 per year—just one dollar a day—to make the community a better place. Your dollars are pooled with others. Half of the money is used to give grants this year. The other half of the money is placed in an endowment for the future. You and the other members choose which organizations receive grants.Lamar Gives 365
Create Your Own Fund At the Foundation
Do you want to make a difference and give back to the community you love? We can help. It happens all the time at the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation. We make charitable giving easy and help you support your favorite causes and nonprofit organizations. You can create your own Donor Advised Fund at the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation. Click here to learn more.
Create Your Legacy By Investing In The Future Of Barnesville
Through your will, you ensure that your loved ones will be cared for when you are gone. Did you know that you can also provide for your community when you are gone? Where there is a will, there is a way. When you meet with your attorney to create or update your will, consider adding a gift for your community by designating a percentage of your estate to the Building a Better Barnesville-Lamar Fund of the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation. Click here to learn more.
Contribute to any Fund at BLCF
You can give to any fund at the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation. Contributions are tax-deductible and you can also give in honor or memory of your family and friends.
The fund to which you are making an online contribution will be charged a processing fee of 2.598% of the amount of your contribution plus $0.26 per transaction, which is the actual fee charged to CFCG by the processing vendor. This will not affect the amount of your tax deduction for this contribution. Your contribution will still be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you do not want the fund to incur the fee, you may make your contribution by mailing a check to CFCG at 577 Mulberry Street Suite 1600, Macon, GA 31201.