The Foundation for a Healthy High Point Awards Grants to Nine Local Non-Profits

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point Awards Grants to Nine Local Non-Profits, High Point, N.C. — On September 9, 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 $162,787 as a part of the Foundation’s third quarter Fluid Strategic Investment Program. Approximately 50% of the awarded funds were for programs addressing social, behavioral and physical health, 38% of funds addressed food insecurity, and 12% of funds were for personal protective equipment.

“This new program was created to provide non-profits with critical and flexible resources to weather, recover, and rebuild from the impact of COVID-19,” said Allen Smart, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point. “The program underscores the Foundation’s commitment to continue to support the most vulnerable members of the Greater High Point community both during the pandemic and beyond,” said Leah Price, Board Chair for the Foundation.

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point’s Board of Directors approved the following grants:

Food Insecurity:

  • Greater High Point Food Alliance: $7,550 to assist with operational support.
  • A Simple Gesture: $25,000 to assist with increasing food donations from individuals and businesses.
  • BackPack Beginnings: $25,000 to assist with support for food and basic supplies for families.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Open Door Ministries: $14,760 to assist with support for improvements to the physical environment.
  • Special Olympics North Carolina: $5,000 to assist with support for personal protective equipment.

Social, Behavioral and Physical Environment:

  • Community Housing Solutions of Guilford: $15,400 to assist with support for home repairs to preserve home ownership and improve health.
  • D-UP: $25,000 to assist with providing supportive services to youth and families.
  • World Relief Triad: $20,077 to assist with support for mental health services for vulnerable immigrant populations.
  • YWCA High Point: $25,000 to support program adaptation in response to COVID-19.

Total: $162,787

Since inception, the Foundation has approved over $10 M 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.

 

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