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    Following an in-depth process to align itself with best practices for organizational management in legal and regulatory compliance, NAMI Central Virginia earned national recognition from the Standards for Excellence Institute …

HistoriCorps to establish historic preservation school locally

On the heels of successfully completing its first local historic preservation project, HistoriCorps has secured a proactive grant of $310,000 from The Cameron Foundation to establish a regional office in the Tri-Cities area and to fund additional local preservation projects. HistoriCorps is a nationally recognized organization that uses a project-based, hands-on learning model through its education arm, HistoriCorps Institute, to teach heritage conservation and preservation construction. The Tri-Cities office will serve as the organization’s east coast headquarters.

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Cameron’s October grant cycle marks 12th anniversary of work in the community

With approval of its latest round of responsive grants, The Cameron Foundation marks its 12th anniversary of work in the Tri-Cities area. The Foundation was formed in 2003 from the proceeds of the sale of Southside Regional Medical Center and began grantmaking in October 2004. The most recent group of awards were made to 25 different organizations and total $904,441.

The Foundation commemorated its 12th anniversary at a ceremony on Thursday, October 27. During the event, Board Chair Pam Martin Comstock summarized the Foundation’s cumulative work by saying, “Through its grantmaking, both responsive and proactive, as well as its capacity-building investments, the Foundation has made 999 different awards to 282 different organizations to date…Our contributions now exceed $80 million and answer to many broad and diverse needs.”

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Southside Health Education Foundation to receive community service award

After competing alongside other exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Tri-Cities area, Southside Health Education Foundation (SHEF) has been selected to receive The Cameron Foundation’s 2016 Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service. The Foundation will make its presentation to SHEF during its annual ceremony on October 27. The Foundation also will honor the organization with a $20,000 unrestricted gift during the event.

By supporting education through scholarships, SHEF’s mission centers on growing the number of health care workers who live and work in Southside Virginia.

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