Before You Apply

Prior to applying for a grant from The Cameron Foundation, please review our grant guidelines to make sure your organization and proposed work are eligible for funding.

The Cameron Foundation’s primary purpose is to support programs and activities that improve both the health and quality of life for people living in the Foundation’s service region. This area includes the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell; the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Sussex; and the portion of Chesterfield County lying south of Route 10.

Our grantmaking focus is on nonprofit organizations holding 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS. Recognizing that area governmental agencies may provide a variety of services in tandem with nonprofit organizations, the Foundation views these agencies as vital partners to the nonprofit sector and is open to supporting a limited set of activities of public entities.

Grant size: The size of grants that will be approved by the Foundation will vary depending upon the nature of the program to be supported, the needs that are being addressed, and the capacity of the organization to receive the grant.

Duration: As a general rule, grants will be made on a year-to-year basis, with each grant requiring an application and a formal review. However, applicants may seek annual renewal of support for a previously funded project or purpose. Such renewal of support may span a period of up to three years, with annual applications. Funding beyond three years will be an uncommon event predicated on an identified special need, circumstance, or opportunity. In rare situations, the Foundation may make an advance commitment to multi-year funding without the requirement of annual applications. Regardless of the duration of a grant, each grant approved by the Foundation will require periodic reporting on the use of the grant.