Cameron Foundation awards more than $450,000 for organizations affected by COVID-19 crisis, continues to offer technical assistance

The Cameron Foundation has awarded $458,535 in funding to support local nonprofits and school divisions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were provided through the Foundation’s two emergency grant programs that were recently established in April. The Foundation also continues to offer technical assistance for groups seeking federal funds through the CARES Act and to consider requests through its two annual responsive grant cycles.
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Technical assistance available for local nonprofits applying for the Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury under the CARES Act

The Cameron Foundation has engaged its contract Chief Financial Officer, Randy Howard, and his team of professionals at 501Advisors to provide one-on-one support for grantees who need assistance applying for the loan and relief funds under the CARES Act. To learn more, please email COVID19@501Advisors.com and include your organization’s name, direct contact information, and any specific questions.

CAMERON UPDATES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

The Cameron Foundation is adapting its day-to-day operations to continue to serve the Tri-Cities region during this time when the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis continues to unfold. Below are several updates – as additional changes are announced, we will post them here.

  • Emergency grant funding — The Foundation has developed two emergency grant programs to assist area nonprofits and school divisions that are being impacted by COVID-19. Please visit the Emergency Grants page to learn more.
  • Technical assistance for local nonprofits applying for the Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury under the CARES Act — The Foundation has engaged its contract Chief Financial Officer, Randy Howard, and his team of professionals at 501Advisors to provide one-on-one support for grantees who need assistance applying for the loan and relief funds under the CARES Act. To learn more, please email COVID19@501Advisors.com and include your organization’s name, direct contact information, and any specific questions.
  • Duke’s nonprofit management classes — Since Duke University has moved to a virtual learning format for all of its classes, The Cameron Foundation has worked with the university to reprogram its local, Cameron-sponsored nonprofit management classes to be offered online. Please visit the Duke Nonprofit Management Courses page to learn more and to register for a class.
  • Responsive grants program — Remaining mindful of the balance between short-term emergency needs and the more long-term, ongoing needs of our nonprofit partners, the Foundation is moving forward on schedule with its current responsive grant cycle (June decisions) as well as the upcoming one that has Letter of Intent deadline of May 1 and leads to grant awards in October. During the current June grant reviews, although program officers will not conduct in-person site visits, they will still actively complete their due diligence and may ask applicants to talk by phone and/or email. Please contact a member of the Foundation’s program staff via email if you would like to have more discussion about applying for funding through our regular, responsive grant cycles.
  • Cameron office and meeting spaces — In an abundance of caution and in adherence to recommended social distancing, staff is working offsite and The Cameron Foundation’s physical offices and meeting spaces will be closed until further notice. If you need assistance during this time, please contact a member of the Foundation’s program staff via email.