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We have recently launched a major fundraising campaign to complete our sitework commitments and to expand our programs. Please contact us at lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org if you would like to learn more, either as a potential donor, or as a volunteer, or both. Step 1 of our $500,000 goal is $75,000 to make our final sitework payments and to expand the current trails and sidewalk system.

Our financial support for construction in the past has included $800,000 in Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Enhancement Funds. The Enhancement Program supports transportation museums of statewide significant and projects that enhance the trails systems in their communities; $100,000 from the Charles Fund, a private foundation that supports the study of history; $100,000 from the Perry Foundation, finishing funds which had a match requirement that has been achieved; and $150,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Our corporate supporters and partner businesses for capital and program efforts include Bank of America, the Auto Superstore, Target, Dominion Power, Chase Investment Counsel, Mountain Lumber, Better Living, Lowe’s, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Augusta Lumber, and Crutchfield’s. We have received major program grants from the National Park Service, the Prana Fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the Fair Play Foundation, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Bama Works Fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. We have also received significant gifts from the Batten Foundation, the Watterson Foundation, and the Gieck Foundation.

Make a donation to the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.

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