The Cameron Foundation is seeking applications for its General Grants to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant and economically vital region by strategically leveraging resources for community impact.
Donor Name: The Cameron Foundation
County: Dinwiddie County (VA), Prince George County (VA), Sussex County (VA), and Chesterfield County (VA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Type of Entity: Nonprofit Organizations and Governmental Agencies
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/02/2022
Its grantmaking focus is on nonprofit organizations holding 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS. Recognizing that area governmental agencies may provide a variety of services in tandem with nonprofit organizations, the Foundation views these agencies as vital partners to the nonprofit sector and is open to supporting a limited set of activities of public entities.
- Health Care
- Human Services
- Community & Economic Development
- Historic Preservation & Conservation
- Arts & Culture
The Cameron Foundation strives to assure that its limited resources are allocated to their highest valued uses. Therefore, in approaching the Foundation with requests, prospective applicants should be aware of these considerations:
- The Foundation supports organizations and activities that employ creative responses to problems that address root causes rather than symptoms and which build upon community strengths.
- The Foundation pays particular attention to efforts that expand access to opportunities for people from low-income and otherwise disadvantaged communities and that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the targeting and delivery of services.
- The Foundation endeavors to foster communication, cooperation and coordination among service providers and, therefore, will seek to encourage and reward collaborations and partnerships among its grantees.
- The Foundation seeks to build programs and services that are sustainable and that encourage strong and engaged board, staff and/or volunteer leadership.
- The Foundation supports demonstrated, effective approaches to problem-solving over untested trials.
The Foundation makes grants to both new and established organizations that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
To be eligible for Cameron funding:
- At least 51% of those served by your organization or proposed work must reside within the Foundation’s service region. This area includes the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell; the counties of Dinwiddie, Prince George and Sussex; and the portion of Chesterfield County lying south of Route 10. Further defining the Foundation’s service area in southern Chesterfield, the western boundary begins at Route 10 and Lewis Road then follows south along Bradley Bridge Road (SR 631); jogs at Woodpecker Road (SR 626); and proceeds along SR 669 (Sandy Ford, Church and Chesdin roads). The border ends at Lake Chesdin’s Brasfield Dam, where the John J. Radcliffe Appomattox River Park is located.
- Your organization must be governed by an all-volunteer board of directors that consists of at least five unrelated persons. No paid staff member can participate as a voting member of the governing board. When this is the case, the organization is generally ineligible for funding from The Cameron Foundation.
- Your organization’s board includes at least one member who lives and/or works in the Foundation’s service area, or your organization’s governing body includes a local advisory council.
For more information, visit The Cameron Foundation.