High Point, N.C. — On December 4, 2019, the Board of Directors for The Foundation for a Healthy High Point — a private foundation that invests in the advancement of health and wellness for High Point residents — approved a total of $420,400 in grants to local non-profits. Approximately 50% of the awarded funds were for Healthy Beginnings, the Foundation’s strategic initiative focused on teen pregnancy prevention and early childhood development.
“The Foundation continues to invest in programs that have a measurable impact on the lives of residents in Greater High Point,” said Jim Keever, Board Chair for the Foundation. “These awards reflect opportunities to improve some of the most pressing health issues in our community,” 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 Traditional Cycle Grants:
- Children’s Home Society of North Carolina: $65,000 to continue support of the Partnering for Healthy Parenting program
- Community Clinic of High Point: $124,000 to support programs
- Family Service of the Piedmont: $84,500 to continue support of the Hospital Diversion and Transitional Services Program
- Guilford Child Development: $58,400 to continue support of the Nurse-Family Partnership program
- SHIFT NC: $88,500 to continue support of the Healthy Beginnings Initiative
In 2019, the Foundation approved new grants in the amount of $914,200. In total, this year the Foundation distributed $1,646,107. Since its inception, the Foundation has approved $9,873,315 to serve the Greater High Point community.
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point was established in 2013. 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.