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    The rates of teen pregnancy in Petersburg have been very high in comparison to other communities in the state.  The Petersburg Health Department’s creation of the HealthSpace Teen Clinic in 2009 …

Cameron announces over $2 million in June cycle for nonprofits serving Tri-Cities

The Cameron Foundation has made $2,066,337 in grants to support the work of 25 nonprofits operating in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia. The responsive grant awards, which resulted from a competitive application process, were approved by the Foundation’s Board at its June meeting. A second round of responsive grants will be decided in the fall.

Among the larger commitments made this round, a $555,000 award to YMCA of Greater Richmond provides continued support for youth development programs at the Chester branch, renewed funding for diabetes programming at the Petersburg branch, and multi-year support for the organization to make capital improvements to the Petersburg facility.

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Cameron and John Randolph foundations partner to assist Hopewell Food Pantry with relocation

The Cameron Foundation and John Randolph Foundation have partnered together to give a combined grant of $30,000 to Hopewell Food Pantry to help the organization move to a new, larger building at 903 W. City Point Road in Hopewell. Each foundation has committed matching funds of $15,000 towards the effort.

The pantry was asked to move out of its current location in the downtown Hopewell area earlier this year. The group turned what was at first a major problem into a major opportunity to accomplish one of its strategic goals — to find a larger space that will better serve more families in Hopewell.

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HistoriCorps to preserve Summerseat, explore local preservation school

HistoriCorps, a nationally recognized historic preservation organization based in Colorado, starts work this summer on a new project of local significance. Historic Summerseat, located in the Village of Ettrick and owned by Virginia State University (VSU), will undergo exterior preservation using a cadre of volunteers and students over a six-week period. This field school will serve as a demonstration project for HistoriCorps and creates the opportunity for the organization to establish a local preservation program to serve other historic structures in the region. HistoriCorps’s work in the Tri-Cities area is being funded through a $130,797 grant from The Cameron Foundation.

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Cameron Foundation awards $100,000 planning grant to FOLAR

The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a proactive grant of $100,000 to the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) to undertake a master planning process that will guide the organization in linking and enhancing the parks and trails along the Appomattox River. The entire length of the lower 23 miles is designated a Virginia Scenic River.

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