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  • Will Allen — 2015 Cleveland A. Wright LecturerWill Allen — 2015 Cleveland A. Wright Lecturer
    In 2015, The Cameron Foundation launched its inaugural Cleveland A. Wright Lecture by hosting Will Allen as a guest speaker during the Foundation’s annual ceremony. Allen, farmer and founder and …

Cameron announces $1.4 million in grants to nonprofits serving the region

The Cameron Foundation’s Board has approved new grants totaling $1,421,406 to benefit residents of the Tri-Cities area. The funding supports the work of 25 organizations providing services across the region.

“These grants play an essential role in supporting a strong, local nonprofit sector,” Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock noted. “The fields of work supported by these grants range from health to human services, to community development and historic preservation. Each of these fields contributes to creating a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region, which in turn supports the Foundation’s mission.”

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Cameron Foundation Announces $1 million investment with Virginia Community Capital

Partnership seeks to spur economic and community development in Tri-Cities area

The Cameron Foundation today announced a $1 million investment with Virginia Community Capital (VCC), a financial institution that makes impact investments throughout the Commonwealth. The commitment includes directing $750,000 into a LION (Local Impact Opportunity Note) loan with VCC and opening a $250,000 impact deposit with its banking subsidiary, Community Capital Bank. The investments have the potential to spur community and economic development in the Foundation’s service area by financing vital projects, such as loans to small businesses that foster job creation, as well as mixed-use real estate projects.

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FOLAR completes master plan for 20+ miles of trails and signage along lower Appomattox River

After an intensive 12-month process that launched with a $100,000 proactive grant from The Cameron Foundation last spring, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is releasing its Appomattox River Trail (ART) Master Plan. The document is a guide to locating and prioritizing shared-use trails with a coordinated signage system through the six municipalities that border the lower Appomattox River.

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