Cameron hosts regional health summit

With an eye towards advancing community health across the Southside region of Virginia, The Cameron Foundation hosted a summit on Wednesday, September 17, to engage stakeholders from health and human service organizations, local government and elected officials, the business community, faith leaders, and youth leaders. The Healthy Communities Regional Summit focused on creating cross-sector collaborations to address the multiple factors that determine the overall health of Southside Virginia. The event took place at the Community Life Center of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg.

“The research shows there are a number of health indicators that are impeding our quality of life in this region,” noted Cameron President J. Todd Graham.

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Cameron Foundation honors CCHASM with community service award

Through its annual recognition award program to honor community service, The Cameron Foundation has selected Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM) to receive special recognition. The nonprofit organization will be presented with the Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service during the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary ceremony on October 23.

CCHASM, which is based in Chester, assists individuals and families who are experiencing an acute economic crisis which threatens their basic survival. The group offers four primary programs.

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Cameron Foundation awards nearly $2.3 million in new grant funding

The Cameron Foundation has approved grant funding to 35 nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area. The awards total $2,297,264.50 and were decided at the Foundation’s June Board meeting. “The number of grants and total amount committed is higher than what was typical in past years,” noted Grants Committee Chair Cleveland A. Wright, explaining, “This is because it’s the first time the Foundation has made awards according to its new schedule of two grant cycles annually, versus deciding on grants three times per year.”

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