Registration now open for the next Duke U class

The class, Fundraising: Developing and Enhancing Virtual Tools, will be offered on Thursday, August 12. The deadline to register for this class is Friday, August 6. Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation approves $853,769 in June cycle grants, many focused on basic needs and underscoring food insecurity

The Cameron Foundation has approved $853,769 in new funding as a result of its June responsive grant cycle. The awards were directed to 22 nonprofit organizations and one local government. Among the grants this cycle, $266,430, or 31% of awards, were directed to human services programs. Four of the June grants specifically were focused on addressing food insecurity.

Cameron’s Grants Committee Chair, Jeff Geisz, noted, “It is unusual for us to make so many grants to organizations working on different aspects of the same issue.” Geisz further explained, “The fact that we reviewed so many requests in human services this time appears, to some extent, to be a reflection of the long-term impact that the pandemic has had on nonprofit safety nets serving this region.” Learn more>>

Cameron Foundation awards $230,000 COVID vaccine outreach grant to Crater Health District

The Cameron Foundation has approved a proactive $230,000 emergency grant to the Crater Health District to immediately hire five new community health workers to expand outreach for COVID vaccines. The workers will focus on serving hard-to-reach populations in five local cities and counties that have “vaccine hesitancy” and/or difficulty in accessing technology to navigate vaccine registration systems.

“This is an urgent need for our region,” explained Cameron’s Board Chair, J. Tolleison Morriss, VI. “Recent data on COVID vaccine rates shows that this area continues to lag behind the state average, and these additional resources will help to close that gap.” Learn more>>