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  • Southside Health Education FoundationSouthside Health Education Foundation
    Since providing Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) start-up funding in 2008, Cameron has awarded it over $670,000 in capacity-building support and transferred approximately $1.6 million in scholarship funds. SHEF’s early …

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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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Cameron Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

The Cameron Foundation welcomes Alice Squires Martin to its board. Martin is an active volunteer and civic leader in the Tri-Cities area and has served as an educator for preschool children for nearly 30 years. A longtime Petersburg resident, Martin serves on the boards of the Friends of the Historic Farmers Bank and Petersburg Garden Club. She works with a number of other groups to support historic preservation, civic engagement, and health. For more than 35 years, Martin also has volunteered at the Twig Shop at Southside Regional Medical Center.

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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.”

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