Registration is now open for the next Duke U class

The class, 2-Day Grant Writing Immersion Class, will be offered on November 10-11. The deadline to register for this class is Thursday, November 4. Learn more>>

*Please note: This class has been rescheduled from its original dates in July. If you registered for it then, you do not need to re-register now — your registration has been transferred to these new dates. Please contact The Cameron Foundation’s staff if you have questions.

$1 million Cameron grant to FOLAR helps pave way for park, trail development for Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Petersburg

Catalyzing the work of Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) to develop and expand the Appomattox River Trail, The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved its first $1 million grant to the organization to develop the trail’s vital western entrance spanning Dinwiddie and Chesterfield counties and the City of Petersburg.

The award supports design development, pre-construction engineering, and construction of the Appomattox River Trail along the western corridor; planning and design of a brand-new bicycle-pedestrian bridge; and, the reimagining and renovation of the historic Ferndale Appomattox Riverside Park. The full area to be developed, from the John J. Radcliffe Conservation Area in Chesterfield County across the river to Dinwiddie, along the historic 1.4-mile Canal Trail and one mile of riverside trail east toward Petersburg, creates a destination-level, regional western entrance, and connection to the developing 25-mile Appomattox River Trail system.

To date, this new award brings The Cameron Foundation’s total commitment to FOLAR to $1,477,000. Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation approves $853,769 in June cycle grants, many focused on basic needs and underscoring food insecurity

The Cameron Foundation has approved $853,769 in new funding as a result of its June responsive grant cycle. The awards were directed to 22 nonprofit organizations and one local government. Among the grants this cycle, $266,430, or 31% of awards, were directed to human services programs. Four of the June grants specifically were focused on addressing food insecurity.

Cameron’s Grants Committee Chair, Jeff Geisz, noted, “It is unusual for us to make so many grants to organizations working on different aspects of the same issue.” Geisz further explained, “The fact that we reviewed so many requests in human services this time appears, to some extent, to be a reflection of the long-term impact that the pandemic has had on nonprofit safety nets serving this region.” Learn more>>