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    Partners for Neighborhood Renewal – Poplar Lawn, funded and facilitated by The Cameron Foundation, brings together nonprofit housing and preservation organizations with the City of Petersburg to demonstrate that distressed historic neighborhoods can be saved …


Cameron Invites Joint Applications for Policies, Systems, Environmental Approaches to Address Health Disparities

The Foundation seeks to create opportunities for policymakers and stakeholders to strategically address health disparities in the Tri-Cities region by leveraging their collective power to identify and address policies that promote access to services and resources that would improve poor health outcomes in low income populations. The applicants must comprise a collaborative partnership. Up to two grant awards of $50,000 each are available to applicants to address health disparities with a social determinants and health equity lens.
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Cameron Foundation awards over $800,000 in grants, celebrates 15-year anniversary

With 2019 marking The Cameron Foundation’s 15th anniversary of work in the community, the organization hosted its annual meeting and reception on October 24 to celebrate the milestone with community partners. October also culminates the Foundation’s second of two responsive grant cycles for the year, which has resulted in $801,050 in new awards to 26 nonprofit organizations providing programs to residents of the Tri-Cities area.

During its ceremony, Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock announced that the Foundation’s cumulative giving now exceeds $91 million. The figure represents 1,207 awards to 316 different organizations through responsive grantmaking, proactive initiatives, and capacity-building investments with nonprofits. At its 15-year mark, Comstock emphasized collaboration as a key strategy to the Foundation’s work. “Our responsive grants program remains a vibrant resource for this region, and at the same time, our proactive grantmaking is becoming increasingly important, with collaboration often forming the backbone of these initiatives,” she explained.

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Cameron Foundation commits $300,000 towards Save America’s Treasures matching grant for Petersburg Exchange Building

With news of a $350,000 federal grant award to Historic Petersburg Foundation for essential structural repairs to the Petersburg Exchange Building, The Cameron Foundation announces a contingent grant of $300,000 in matching funds. Historic Petersburg Foundation will work in cooperation with Petersburg Preservation Task Force and the City of Petersburg to undertake the work. For The Cameron Foundation to release its funds, Historic Petersburg Foundation will need to secure the remaining $50,000 needed for the $700,000 project and meet other grant contingencies. The federal funding is being made through the National Parks Service’s Save America’s Treasures program.

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Cameron Foundation updates grant guidelines, hosts information workshops

The Cameron Foundation, a major funder for nonprofit organizations serving the Tri-Cities area, has published updates to its responsive grant guidelines. The changes take effect January 1, 2020, in advance of the Foundation’s next funding cycle. Among the revisions this time, the Foundation has added a requirement that nonprofits applying for funding have local representation on their boards or advisory councils. The updates also include a guide for incremental step-down funding in cases where the Foundation has supported the same purpose or project for multiple years. Language was modified in other areas of the document to add clarification to the Foundation’s funding priorities and eligibility criteria.

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