Grantee Spotlight

  • Establishing a Historic Preservation SchoolEstablishing a Historic Preservation School
    During 2016, the Foundation engaged HistoriCorps, a nationally recognized historic preservation organization based in Colorado, to conduct a local field school at Summerseat in the Village of Ettrick. The $130,797 grant provided a demonstration project …


The Cameron Foundation is adapting its day-to-day operations to continue to serve the Tri-Cities region during this time when the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis continues to unfold. Below are several updates – as additional changes are announced, we will post them here.

  • Cameron office and meeting spaces — In an abundance of caution and in adherence to recommended social distancing, staff is working offsite and The Cameron Foundation’s physical offices and meeting spaces will be closed until further notice. If you need assistance during this time, please contact a member of the Foundation’s program staff via email.
  • Emergency grant funding — The Foundation is in the process of developing an emergency grant program to assist area nonprofits that are being impacted by COVID-19. We anticipate that the new program will be available in April. Our staff will communicate directly with the Foundation’s nonprofit partners to inform them when it goes live, and we also will post an announcement on our website.
  • Duke’s nonprofit management classes — Duke University has announced that it is moving to a virtual learning format for all of its classes. For those interested in attending a Cameron-sponsored Duke University class, we are working with the university to reprogram these local nonprofit management classes so that we can offer them online. More details about these classes are expected in April.
  • Responsive grants program — Remaining mindful of the balance between short-term emergency needs and the more long-term, ongoing needs of our nonprofit partners, the Foundation is moving forward on schedule with its current responsive grant cycle (June decisions) as well as the upcoming one that has Letter of Intent deadline of May 1 and leads to grant awards in October. During the current June grant reviews, although program officers will not conduct in-person site visits, they will still actively complete their due diligence and may ask applicants to talk by phone and/or email. Please contact a member of the Foundation’s program staff via email if you would like to have more discussion about applying for funding through our regular, responsive grant cycles.

Now Accepting Online Letters of Intent for Next Grant Cycle

The Cameron Foundation has opened its next grant cycle to accept online Letter of Intent (LOI) applications. LOIs are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Sign in to apply.