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Cameron Foundation approves nearly $1.3 million in grant awards

The Cameron Foundation has approved $1,297,896 in new grant awards to benefit residents of the Tri-Cities area. The funding commitments result from the first of two responsive grant cycles for the year, with the second round to be decided in October. The Foundation also makes awards during other times of the year through its proactive grantmaking.

“While we continue to partner with many of the regionally serving nonprofits, such as Virginia’s Gateway Region and Central Virginia Health Services, The Cameron Foundation also had the opportunity to support some smaller, significant community-based efforts this time,” said The Cameron Foundation’s Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock.

Among new grantees this cycle, the Jessica Ann Moore Foundation received $8,580 for its operations in Sussex County, and The Southside High School Alumni Association was awarded $4,000 to purchase a portable sound system and to support events as part of its Continuing the History and Legacy of African American Education in Dinwiddie County project.

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Cameron Foundation awards $250,000 to Petersburg Library Foundation

Funding supports construction of new addition

The Cameron Foundation has approved $250,000 to the Petersburg Library Foundation for construction of a new addition to the library. The Petersburg Public Library Conference and Event Center is intended to answer an unmet need for mid-sized, flexible meeting space in the City. This pledge brings The Cameron Foundation’s total commitment to the library foundation to more than $3 million.

“The Petersburg Public Library System provides many valued services to Petersburg and beyond, and with this new improvement to its facilities, the organization will significantly expand its capacity to be a central resource for community groups and individuals alike,” said The Cameron Foundation’s Board Chair, Pam Martin Comstock. Last year, the library welcomed 116,327 visitors.

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Cameron Foundation releases 2018 community health needs assessment

New report reflects focus on social determinants of health

The Cameron Foundation has published a new regional health needs assessment for the Tri-Cities area, offering important information for use by policy makers, service providers and health advocates. The report incorporates new data to provide deeper insight into the needs of areas showing high concentrations of poverty and low educational attainment across the Tri-Cities region, and it reveals disparities in life expectancy. Overall, it offers a fuller picture of community health by incorporating social determinants of health indicators.

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