Cameron Foundation launches Schools Reopening Grant Program for area school systems

The Cameron Foundation announces a new COVID-related grant program to assist area school systems with safely reopening their schools and further closing the digital divide for more than 32,500 students in the region. In its August meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved up to $350,000 in new funding to mitigate COVID-related expenses in the 2020-21 academic year with creation of the Schools Reopening Grant Program. This new commitment builds on the Foundation’s previous awards totaling $314,355 in emergency funding to school systems in the spring, when traditional in-class learning came to a halt due to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation awards more than $1.1 million in June grant cycle

The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $1,113,707 in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area. Among the largest grants this time, two awards underwrite direct services in health care, and two others advance economic development in the region. Learn more>>

Petersburg School-based Health Center Moves Toward Launch

New facility at Petersburg High School projected to open during 2020-21 school year

As a tumultuous school year draws to a close, a United Way led partnership is making major steps to ensure students’ health and well-being upon their return. This spring, United Way’s Petersburg City and Schools Partnership celebrated a major milestone in its effort to open The Crimson Clinic, a school-based health center at Petersburg High School. “This is an evidence-based strategy to mitigate barriers for children and their families to be able to access health care,” said J. Todd Graham, President of The Cameron Foundation.  Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation Renews $1 million investment with Virginia Community Capital to support Tri-Cities rebuilding

Partnership spurred $5.5 million in Tri-Cities development since 2017
Three years after its successful initial investment, The Cameron Foundation has renewed a $1 million loan and deposit with Virginia Community Capital (VCC), a community development financial institution that makes impact investments throughout the Commonwealth. As the community begins to reopen from the COVID-19 closures, the funds will be deployed into the Tri-Cities and other areas in Cameron’s footprint, supporting their economic rebuilding. Learn more>>