Understanding that the ability to access healthy food depends on geographic proximity and affordability, The Cameron Foundation engaged VCU’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis to conduct this quantitative study of food insecurity across the region using granular data and geospatial analysis. The companion app offers a new tool to help service providers make resource allocation decisions for communities across the Tri-Cities area. Learn more >>

Registration is now open for the next Duke U class

The class, Succession Planning – Preparing for Transition, will be offered on June 9. The deadline to register for this class is Friday, June 3. Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation’s President to retire at end of year

J. Todd Graham, President of The Cameron Foundation, has announced his plans to retire, effective December 31, 2022. His departure from the Foundation will cap 40 years of executive experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in communities across the country. Over the course of his leadership at The Cameron Foundation, he worked closely with the Foundation’s Board and staff to develop proactive grantmaking into a major component of the group’s philanthropic strategy.

“Todd led us to see proactive grantmaking’s role as a new, high impact philanthropic strategy to supplement the Foundation’s traditional responsive grants program and nonprofit capacity-building initiatives,” said Cameron’s Board Chair, J. Tolleison Morriss, VI. Learn more>>

CVHS Hopewell School-Based Health Center celebrates grand opening

Working in collaboration with Hopewell City Public Schools, Central Virginia Health Services announces the opening of a school-based health center (SBHC) at Hopewell High School. As a comprehensive health clinic providing integrated care, it will offer medical services to students beyond what the school nurse can provide. School staff, students’ families and the larger community also may receive services.

Technical assistance as well as grants to renovate three classrooms into a health center were committed by The Cameron Foundation ($156,450) and John Randolph Foundation ($112,750). “As a health legacy foundation that is focused on addressing the social determinants of health, this model, at the intersection of health and education, aligns well with Cameron’s priorities,” explained Cameron President J. Todd Graham. Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation celebrates over $100 million in grantmaking

The Cameron Foundation has reached a major milestone by awarding more than $100 million in grants as part of a nearly 20-year effort to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region.

In its first grant cycle in October 2004, the Foundation awarded $1.3 million to 39 organizations. “That event marked the beginning of our journey to make a difference across this entire region,” said Cameron Board Chair J. Tolleison Morriss, VI. “When we look at the cumulative effect today, we are both humbled and in awe.” Learn more>>