About The Foundation

The Rains Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the principles championed by Lyndon Rains: scholarship, athleticism, physical vigor, sportsmanship, commerce, entrepreneurship. Inspired by the overwhelming response in donations for a Memorial Scholarship Fund upon Lyndon’s passing, the family was moved to create the Foundation.  The Scholarship Fund was further enhanced by the kindness of donors in honor of the passing of Jo Ann Rains in 2013.  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, and donations are tax-deductible.


The Foundation


•  Awards graduation scholarships for after high school education in every county in which Lyndon’s business operates: Fentress, Morgan, Cumberland and Putnam as well as Pickett County where he was raised.


•  Sponsors a Summer Youth Golf Clinic to teach principles of athleticism, scholarship, and sportsmanship and self-reliance to young people. An experienced youth golf coach conducts the Clinic.


•  Hosts a Memorial Charity Golf Tournament each year.  The first 10th Annual Rains Memorial Golf Tournament was held July 15, 2017 at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Cookeville, Tennessee.  The second will be held September 16, 2017 at Lake Tansi Golf Club and Resort in Crossville. The 2012 LRMGT was the most successful yet, raising over $20,000 for the Scholarship Fund. Over $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded to more than 57 young scholar/golfers since the Foundation’s inception.


•  Supports a number of athletic and business oriented organizations.