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Online Letter of Intent Available November 20 for Next Grant Cycle

On November 20, The Cameron Foundation will open its next grant cycle to accept online Letter of Intent (LOI) applications. LOIs are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4. Sign in to apply.

Cameron announces more than $900,000 in new awards

In its final grant cycle for the year, The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved $932,920 in new grant funding to support the work of local nonprofits in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. During the Foundation’s eleventh annual ceremony on October 22, The Cameron Foundation’s Board Chair Larry C. Tucker announced, “Through its grantmaking, both responsive and proactive, the Foundation has made 899 different grants to 272 different organizations to date. Our contributions now exceed $72 million.”

Among the October grants, an award of $60,122 was made to Virginia State University (VSU) for its Harding Street Urban Agricultural Center. The university, in collaboration with the City of Petersburg and the Department of Social Services, is building a sustainable food production system and distribution hub at the center.

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Cameron Foundation and Prince George County co-sponsor healthy community workshop

As part of its new strategy to promote a culture of health across the region, The Cameron Foundation kicked off the first in a series of co-sponsored workshops September 29. The “Healthy and Equitable Communities Workshop,” coordinated in partnership with Prince George County, convened officials across key sectors, such as health, education, public safety, community development, human services and the faith community to design a more broad-based approach to combating health disparities in the area. The workshop was led by Dr. Michael Royster, Vice President at the Institute for Public Health Innovation, and Abby Charles, Senior Program Manager of the organization. The next workshop, co-hosted by Sussex County, will take place October 29 to look at the social determinants of health in that locality and identify strategies to promote healthy communities for all residents.

“By bringing the partners together to look more closely at the social determinants of health, we believe the community will be better positioned to address some of the challenges that are outside of traditional health care but very much affect the quality of life for residents in the county,” explained Cameron President J. Todd Graham.

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FOLAR to receive Cameron Foundation’s outstanding community service award

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is being celebrated as the recipient of The Cameron Foundation’s Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service. With a mission to enhance, preserve, and encourage the wise use of the Lower Appomattox River, FOLAR has been working since 2001 to increase access, awareness, and appreciation of the river by individuals, families, community groups and businesses. To achieve its goals, FOLAR has engaged more than 325 volunteers, working thousands of hours, to clear trails within parks, to conduct river clean-ups, and to build park structures. Hundreds more, including military members from Fort Lee, have volunteered with special environmental service projects.

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Cameron Foundation partners with Prince George County on community gateway project

The Cameron Foundation will begin a new joint effort with Prince George County to revitalize the county’s major hub for tourism, the South Crater Road Exit 45 off of Interstate 95. Plans were formalized in the county’s regular Board of Supervisors meeting last night with approval of an agreement between the two parties. Through the partnership, Prince George County will construct and maintain a community gateway at the exit, including gateway spires, lighting, landscaping, and other site improvements. The total estimated cost for the Exit 45 Gateway Project is $940,000. The Foundation is committing up to 50% of the total cost.

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