Grantee Spotlight

  • Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
    With a mission to preserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of the Lower Appomattox River, the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River has operated for many years with an all-volunteer board …

Now accepting Letters of Intent for October 2015 grant cycle — deadline is May 4

The Cameron Foundation’s online application system is now open for organizations wishing to apply for funding in the next grant cycle. Visit the Application and Reporting Procedures page to learn more, or login to submit a Letter of Intent.

Duke University comes to Petersburg, delivers nonprofit management training through partnership with Cameron Foundation

Following a year of independent review of its capacity-building program, The Cameron Foundation is ushering in 2015 with a series of new initiatives aimed at enhancing its work with nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area. The first new program, specialized nonprofit management training by Duke University, was launched earlier this month and will be offered onsite at the Foundation’s facilities in Petersburg at different times throughout the year.

“Over the last eight years, The Cameron Foundation has invested approximately $10 million to build the capacity of local nonprofit organizations to be able to deliver more and better services to our community,” Cameron President J. Todd Graham noted.

Learn More »

Cameron Foundation approves 30 grants in its October cycle, many emphasizing partnerships

With the approval of 30 funding requests from nonprofit, faith, and government groups in its October cycle, The Cameron Foundation marks its tenth year of grantmaking in the Southside community. The Foundation board decided on the awards during its October meeting. This $1,250,827 in funding helps to bring the Foundation’s total grantmaking to over $69 million since 2004. “This is such a remarkable accomplishment, and we’re optimistic about where we’re headed,” commented Board Chair Larry C. Tucker.

Learn More »

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.

Learn More »