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    With a mission to provide a transitional residential program for adults with mental illness who are striving for independence, Gateway Homes, Inc. was recognized with The Cameron Foundation’s 2013 Cleveland …

Cameron invests in Sussex Schools through family engagement programming and gifted education curriculum

Sussex County Public School District is building on its recent academic gains with new support from The Cameron Foundation. The Foundation’s Board recently approved a proactive grant of $37,700 to the school system to introduce two new resources to its offerings for students and their families.

“In reviewing test scores and accreditation ratings from the most recent school year, we observed that Sussex County Public Schools is among the districts in the Foundation’s service area showing notable improvement in student achievement,” said Cameron President J. Todd Graham.

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Four local nonprofits earn national recognition for organizational excellence

Following an in-depth process to align their organizations with best practices for organizational management, a cohort of four local nonprofits serving the Tri-Cities area have earned national recognition from the Standards for Excellence Institute. The groups include Crater Community Hospice, NAMI Central Virginia, NAMI Virginia and Virginia’s Gateway Region. With funding from The Cameron Foundation, all four organizations participated in a rigorous process during 2015 to receive specialized training from the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence in preparation for application to the Standards for Excellence program.

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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.”

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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.

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