High Point, N.C. — On December 7, 2016, the Board of Directors for The Foundation for a Healthy High Point approved $951,103 in grants to local organizations and non-profits as a part of the Foundation’s Fall Grant cycle. Approximately 80% of the awarded funds were for programs addressing Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Early Intervention, which will support The Foundation’s first strategic initiative, “Healthy Beginnings.”
“We are proud to make these grantmaking investments in our community and collaborate with such impactful organizations,” stated Jim Keever, Board Chairman for the Foundation. “Our grantees continue to demonstrate their commitment to advancing health outcomes and the Foundation is pleased to partner with them,” said Tina Markanda, Executive Director of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point. The Foundation for a Healthy High Point’s Board of Directors approved the following grants:
- Family Services of the Piedmont: $120,000 to assist with Transitional Service Management for individuals with behavioral health needs.
- Open Door Ministries: $40,560 to assist with providing behavioral health care services.
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Inc.: $49,000 to assist with supporting Teen Pregnancy Prevention Services.
- Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality: $50,030 to assist with the Adopt-A-Mom Program for at-risk pregnant women.
- Guilford County DHHS-Division of Public Health: $258,639 to assist with reducing teen pregnancy rates in High Point.
- Guilford County Partnership for Children: $39,000 to assist with developing a system to assess early child development through the Ready for School, Ready for Life program.
- SHIFT NC: $375,534 to assist with Healthy Beginnings Initiative.
- Guilford Non-Profit Consortium: $10,000 to assist with strengthening non-profit organizations.
In addition, The Foundation approved $8,340 to the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium through its Small Grants Program to assist with implementation of the Non-Profit Internship Program, which represents a collaborative of six NC funders to support summer internships for college students.
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.