- June 20, 2017
High Point, N.C. — On June 14, 2017, the Board of Directors for The Foundation for a Healthy High Point approved $393,842 in grants to local organizations and non-profits as a part of the Foundation’s Spring Grant cycle. Approximately 49% of the awarded funds support Pregnancy Prevention and Early Intervention programs. In 2016, the Foundation launched its first strategic initiative, Healthy Beginnings, which focuses on Teen Pregnancy and Early Intervention.
“We are excited about the continued progress our partners are making in the lives of those within the High Point community,” stated Jim Keever, Board Chair. The awards mark the fourth grant cycle for the Foundation for a Healthy High Point. Since inception, the Foundation has approved grants for 22 organizations for approximately $7.1 million. “The Foundation is honored to support our grantees as they remain dedicated to improving health outcomes in the Greater High Point area,” said Tina Markanda, Executive Director of the Foundation. The Board of Directors of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point approved the following grants for the Spring 2017 grant cycle:
- Caring Services, Inc.: $22,000 to assist with expanding access to substance abuse prevention programs and Naloxone distribution services
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Inc.: $72,000 to assist with the Partnering for Healthy Parenting Program
- Community Clinic of High Point: $34,078 to assist with increasing program capacity
- Guilford Child Development: $56,406 to assist with support of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program
- Guilford Non-Profit Consortium: $99,360 to assist with customized capacity-building efforts to strengthen non-profit organizations
- World Relief High Point: $35,998 to assist with trauma-related training and services
- YWCA High Point: $65,000 to assist with expansion of the Making Proud Choices program
In addition, the Foundation approved $9,000 through its Small Grants Program to NC MedAssist to assist with providing behavioral health medications for High Point patients.
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point was established in 2013 through the merger of High Point Regional Health and UNC Health Care. The mission of the Foundation is to encourage, support, influence, and invest in efforts that improve health and wellness throughout the Greater High Point community, which includes High Point, Jamestown, Archdale and Trinity. For more information about the Foundation for a Healthy High Point visit www.healthyhighpoint.org.