- September 18, 2021
Foundation awards COVID relief funds _ News _ hpenews.com
High Point, N.C. — The Foundation for a Healthy High Point — a private foundation that invests in the advancement of health and wellness for Greater High Point residents — recently approved an award to support COVID-19 emergency relief efforts and two small grants to support local efforts focused on education, youth development and food insecurity.
“We are pleased to support and collaborate with Business High Point as it launches ‘It’s Our Shot, High Point.’ This partnership with businesses to join the fight against COVID-19 can help improve vaccination rates in our community. It comes at a critical time as our rates of infection and hospitalization increase,” said Curtis Holloman, executive director of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point.
“We are also proud to invest in the Greater High Point Food Alliance and the YMCA of High Point, which are two trusted organizations in our community,” said Holloman. “Their work aligns with our mission to support efforts that improve the long-term health of Greater High Point and its residents.”
The approved grant recipients are:
- High Point Chamber Foundation ($25,000) – to launch the “It’s Our Shot High Point” education and outreach campaign which promotes vaccination support among business leaders and increased vaccinations among employees.
- Greater High Point Food Alliance ($10,000) – supports the planning and expenses for a community-wide Food Security Summit on January 28, 2022, which will focus on the effects of poverty on education, healthcare, and racial inequity, and the interwoven relationships with food security in the Burns Hill, Highland Mills, Washington Street, and West End neighborhoods.
- YMCA of High Point ($10,000) – supports the planning to develop two spaces that will be positioned as Y Community Learning Centers to help youth to rebuild and support ongoing academic, social and emotional development.
To date, the Foundation for a Healthy High Point has approved a total of $401,799 in support of local efforts focused on early childhood and youth development, community empowerment, capacity building for local non-profits, and COVID-19 emergency relief.
Last year, the Foundation funded 41 projects in the amount of $1,633,511. Since its inception, the Foundation has approved more than $11.5 million to support the Greater High Point community.
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point was established in 2013. Its mission 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.