High Point, N.C. — On June 10, 2020, 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 $635, 457 in grants to local non-profits.
Approximately 34% of the awarded funds will support efforts related to behavioral health. Grants awards will also support the Foundation’s new Healthy Minds strategic initiative.
With approval of grants from the spring grant cycle, since its inception, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $10.5 M to support health and wellness efforts in the Greater High Pont community.
Tina Markanda, Executive Director of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point stated, “Opportunities to partner with dedicated and caring non-profit organizations is especially important during these complex and challenging times.”
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point’s Board of Directors approved the following Traditional Grants:
- Children’s Home Society: $25,000 to assist with a continuum of teen pregnancy prevention services.
- Family Services of the Piedmont: $190,000 to continue assistance with the Integrated Primary Care Program.
- Guilford Nonprofit Consortium: $20,000 to assist with strengthening nonprofit organizations through general operating support.
- Guilford Non-Profit Consortium: $84,824 to assist with support of the Healthy Minds Initiative.
- Guilford County DHHS: $84,760 to assist with promoting wellness reducing pregnancy and increasing access to health care for teens in Greater High Point.
- Ready for School, Ready for Life: $25,000 to assist with operational support.
- UNC-Greensboro: $28,586 to assist with support for the Healthy Homes program.
- West End Ministries: $25,000 to assist with creating a behavioral health program to provide on-site crisis intervention and counseling.
In addition, the Board of Directors also approved the following Small Grants:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point: $3,087 to assist with expansion of a gardening program to support vulnerable youth.
- Open Door Ministries: $10,000 to assist with support for replacement bunk beds to improve overall health of clients served in the shelter.
About the Foundation for a Healthy High Point
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.