A single $30,000 unrestricted award and up to two honorable mentions awards of $10,000 each will be given.

Preview Forms


Applying for the Award
Nonprofit organizational staff or board members are eligible to apply on behalf of their organization. Preview the Handy L. Lindsey, Jr. Award Application Form, Application Checklist, and Award Certification Form (at left) prior to applying.

To apply for the award:

Engage your organization’s staff and board leadership early. The application is extensive because it is meant to be a tool to evaluate your overall program management compared to best practices in the field. Use the process to engage the leadership of the board of directors and management staff. Do not be discouraged if your organization does not meet requirements of certain topic areas. The process may motivate your organization to address these areas in the future.

Attend Learning & Leadership sessions offered by Southside Community Partners. Southside Community Partners is offering workshops and classes in the Appomattox Regional Library that will directly address many of the topic areas that are evaluated in the award process. They may provide effective strategies and tactics that can help build organizational management capacity within your organization.

Attend a Pre-Award Information Session at The Cameron Foundation’s Office. A two-hour pre-application information session will be conducted to provide greater detail about the Handy L. Lindsey, Jr. Award for Excellence in Organizational Management. Sessions will take place at The Cameron Foundation’s headquarters at 228 S. Sycamore Street, Petersburg, May 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and again on May 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The classes are free to attend, but participants are asked to r.s.v.p.

Prepare and submit your award application.

  1. Login to access and complete the Application Form.
  2. Access and complete the Application Checklist. Be certain to complete and attach all of the supporting documents to your application.
  3. Access and complete the Certification Form.

Applications that do not contain the required documents will be returned to the applicant organization UNREAD. Please send your complete application package (and seven complete copies) to:

The Cameron Foundation
ATTN: Valerie Liggins
228 S. Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803