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The Cameron Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Cameron Foundation

228 S. Sycamore St.

Petersburg, VA United States 23803-4260

Telephone: (804) 732-8900


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $131,260,971

Total giving: $5,258,964





Additional Contact Information

Additional e-mail address: Michelle Hornby, Grants Mgr.:


Established in 2003 in VA; converted from the sale of Southside Regional Medical Center - The Cameron Foundation is a private foundation that promotes and provides support for programs and activities that benefit the residents of the Tri-Cities and surrounding area. This is the region that historically had been served by the hospital now known as Southside Regional Medical Center.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to providing resources that will improve both the health and quality of life for people living in the communities it serves.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


The foundation supports organizations and activities that empower people through the employment of creative responses to problems that address root causes, rather than symptoms, and which build upon community strength. 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. Grants will be made in the fields of human services, civic affairs, community and economic development, education, conservation and historic preservation, and cultural enrichment. Eligible organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, serve a population of which at least a majority reside within the area served by the foundation, and be governed by a volunteer board of directors that consist of at least five unrelated persons. The following types of grants are available: project grants (intended to support a specific connected set of activities carried out by an organization), capital grants (facilitate the purchase of land, construction of physical facilities, and acquisition of equipment by an organization), technical assistance grants (intended to support organizational development and/or effectiveness through the provision of operational or management consultation services including, but not limited to, fundraising and marketing assistance, financial planning, program development, strategic planning, and board and/or staff development), and general operating grants (intended to fund the on-going operations of an organization, including the regular personnel, administrative, fundraising, and office expenses of existing agency programs).

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Human services
  • Sustainable development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $131,260,971 (market value)

Gifts received: $7,884,504

Expenditures: $6,663,633

Total giving: $5,258,964

Qualifying distributions: $6,715,310