- Martin’s Brandon Episcopal ChurchMany religious buildings are more than places of worship — they are essential to providing space for community-serving programs and contribute to the historic fabric of an area. Recognizing this, …
Poplar Lawn Partners Have a Plan for the “Ugly House Next Door”
Comprehensive rehabilitation is beginning at 135 Liberty Street under the direction of project:HOMES. The proverbial “ugly house next door” is vacant and severely blighted. It has multiple safety and code violations. It is in a condition that makes its purchase and renovation by an individual unfeasible without subsidy. And, it is one of a number of revitalization projects under way by various groups, all targeting the Liberty Street and Harrison Street corridors of the Poplar Lawn Historic District.
The larger neighborhood initiative, funded and facilitated by The Cameron Foundation, represents a partnership of several nonprofit housing and preservation organizations working with the City of Petersburg. The other partners include Preservation Virginia, Virginia LISC, project:HOMES, Rebuilding Together Richmond, HistoriCorps and local churches in the area. The collaborative calls itself “Partners for Neighborhood Renewal – Poplar Lawn.”
Cameron’s October Awards Represent 13th Anniversary of Grantmaking for Tri-Cities Area
Celebrating 13 years of contributions to the Tri-Cities community, The Cameron Foundation approved new grant funding for 24 organizations in October. The awards total $916,228.
In the recent ceremony to celebrate its 13th anniversary, Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock announced that the latest funding from this October cycle brought the Foundation’s total giving to more than $83 million. Comstock also noted that approximately 60% of the Foundation’s responsive grant dollars have gone towards health and human service causes this year.
Prince George County and Cameron Foundation Celebrate Completion of I-95 Exit 45 Gateway Project
Prince George County and The Cameron Foundation marked completion of their collaborative $1.2 million gateway project with a dedication ceremony at the site on October 16. “The Gardens at Exit 45,” named for its location off Interstate 95 at Exit 45, includes major lighting and landscaping enhancements. It features two 47-foot-tall glass architectural spires that flank the roadway as well as create a threshold to the commercial district. The celebration follows more than two years of planning, design and construction of the unique gateway.