Cameron Foundation’s latest round of $ 860,000 grants helps fund 25 organizations in the Tri-Cities


The Cameron Foundation announced its June 2021 grants. These grants focused on food insecurity and human services.

PETERSBURG – The Cameron Foundation has awarded $ 863,021 in grants to local and nonprofit organizations in a wide range of areas and priorities.

Previous grant rounds have targeted issues such as food security and public health. This most recent round of grants in October focused on organizations from the Foundation’s six funding interests – health and social services, education, community and economic development, arts and culture, historic preservation and conservation.

“The contributions of philanthropy and the non-profit sector in many fields underscore the critical role these partners play in our quality of life here in the Tri-Cities,” said Cameron Chairman of the Board, J. Tolleison Morriss, VI.

The Foundation’s catchment area spans seven locations, including Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, southern Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex.

Many of the grants in this cycle are intended for new initiatives.

The Virginia Repertory Theater received a grant for one of these new initiatives targeted at the region. The $ 40,000 grant will go to the Disney Musicals in Schools after-school enrichment program. The initiative will engage students from two schools in South Chesterfield to produce their own 30-minute Disney musicals.

Another new initiative is the installation of a book rack, a creative space and a multimedia studio in the library of the Ettrick-Matoaca branch. The upgrades will make the library the first in the region to have a book locker and the county library system cures with a multimedia studio. The Chesterfield County Public Library received $ 47,088 for this project.

In Hopewell, a $ 50,000 grant was awarded to help with a feasibility study and plan for adaptive reuse of City Point House-Shiloh Lodge. The building was known as Shiloh Lodge No. 33, an African-American Masonic Lodge, for 130 years before it was purchased by the Town of Hopewell for the purpose of rehabilitating it. The lodge had many distinguished leaders, including former city mayor and civil rights leader Reverend Curtis W. Harris, who also led it at one time.

“These three grants illustrate the wide range of projects Cameron supports to foster vibrant local communities,” said Cameron President J. Todd Graham. “The Cameron Foundation has an important role to play in continuing these types of efforts. “

Check out the full list of grant recipients for the Cameron Foundation’s October 2021 grant cycle below:

  • American Red Cross – $ 25,000

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters Services Inc. – $ 10,000

  • Boy Scouts of America – $ 45,000

  • Richmond Metro Boys and Girls Clubs – $ 46,980

  • Chesterfield County Public Library – $ 47,088

  • Alliance Chesterfield-Colonial Heights for Social Ministry – $ 18,225

  • Town of Hopewell – Department of Development – $ 50,000

  • City of Refuge Hopewell Inc. – $ 25,000

  • Colonial Heights Food Pantry Inc. – $ 42,120

  • Crater Community Hospice Inc. – $ 40,500

  • Downtown Churches United Inc. – $ 29,991

  • Family Lifeline – $ 28,350

  • Friends of the Army Women’s Museum Association – $ 14,420

  • Gateway Homes Inc. – $ 50,000

  • Great Aspirations Inc. Scholarship Program – $ 20,000

  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Virginia – $ 110,000

  • MBL Foundation (Metropolitan Business League) Inc. – $ 15,000

  • Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc. – $ 15,000

  • Petersburg Inc. Library Foundation – $ 37,615

  • Nice goal – $ 18,600

  • Reaching Out for Life – $ 25,000

  • Serenity – $ 45,000

  • Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, Inc. – $ 53,782

  • Virginia Dental Association Foundation – $ 10,350

  • Virginia Repertory Theater – $ 40,000

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This article originally appeared on The Progress-Index: Cameron Foundation awards $ 860,000 to 25 organizations in October 2021


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