- Exploring Creative PlacemakingAcross the country, arts communities are known to contribute to the economic vitality of their surroundings. The Foundation’s interest in the intersections between community and economic development, arts and culture …
Cameron’s October Awards Represent 13th Anniversary of Grantmaking for Tri-Cities Area
Celebrating 13 years of contributions to the Tri-Cities community, The Cameron Foundation approved new grant funding for 24 organizations in October. The awards total $916,228.
In the recent ceremony to celebrate its 13th anniversary, Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock announced that the latest funding from this October cycle brought the Foundation’s total giving to more than $83 million. Comstock also noted that approximately 60% of the Foundation’s responsive grant dollars have gone towards health and human service causes this year.
Prince George County and Cameron Foundation Celebrate Completion of I-95 Exit 45 Gateway Project
Prince George County and The Cameron Foundation marked completion of their collaborative $1.2 million gateway project with a dedication ceremony at the site on October 16. “The Gardens at Exit 45,” named for its location off Interstate 95 at Exit 45, includes major lighting and landscaping enhancements. It features two 47-foot-tall glass architectural spires that flank the roadway as well as create a threshold to the commercial district. The celebration follows more than two years of planning, design and construction of the unique gateway.
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.