2022 Small Grants Call for Proposals – Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point is a placed-based strategic Grantmaker with a mission
to encourage, support, influence, and invest in efforts that improve health and wellness in
Greater High Point. The Foundation was established in 2013 to support initiatives that improve
the community’s long-term health. The Foundation requests proposals for funding ideas that
support community health improvements that impact individual health. Eligible nonprofit
organizations located in or serving residents within the Foundation’s service area, defined as the
Greater High Point area, including High Point, Jamestown, Archdale, and Trinity, are invited to
apply for the Foundation’s 2022 Small Grants Program.

Eligible organizations include health and human service nonprofit organizations:
• Located in and serving residents of Greater High Point primarily, or
• Located outside Greater High Point with a stated intent to impact residents through efforts
or initiatives focused on Greater High Point, or
• Leading an effort, not in Greater High Point, but a large percentage of clients/participants
are from Greater High Point.

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point’s Small Grants Program is designed to respond to
community needs and provide opportunities for funding requests up to $10,000 that may be too
small to be competitive in the Foundation’s Spring and Fall Grantmaking Cycles. This program
allows the Foundation to respond to short-term organizational needs in an expedited manner.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and funding decisions will be
announced within a month of submission.

The purpose of the Small Grant Program is to support:
• Capacity building within nonprofit organizations
• Technical assistance and training for staff within the organization
• Program development, pilot testing, or evaluation
• Community building / convening efforts / collaborative planning

Small Grants are typically time-limited or one-time, non-renewable requests. The program will
not support multi-year or repeat funding requests, indirect expenses for a project, costs already
incurred, and support for individual persons (scholarships).

The Small Grants Program will dedicate approximately $100,000 each year, depending on the
availability of funds, to support nonprofit organizations. Active grantees who have been awarded
assistance through the Foundation’s Spring or Fall Grant Cycles are eligible to apply for a Small

Funding Criteria
The Foundation will use the following criteria to guide decision making for Small Grant requests:
• Leadership and Organization Capacity
Does the organization have the capacity to carry out the effort and bring about results,
including an identified staff person to lead the effort, good governance and established
leadership, and knowledge and expertise to complete the work?
• Project Goals, Outcomes, and Timeline
Are there stated outcomes with realistic objectives to be accomplished within a realistic
• Impact and Success
Is there a stated intent of how the applicant organization will measure success or achieve
outcomes and deliverables, including references to qualitative, quantitative, and/or data to
demonstrate the impact?
• Collaboration / Creativity
Has the organization incorporated and/or created new tools, products, processes, or
approaches to improve health outcomes? Is the organization fostering inter-organizational
collaboration and communication to address health needs?
• Budget and Sustainability
Is the budget appropriate for the proposed project? Has the organization identified means
to sustain the effort (if ongoing), or can the project be completed within the specified

How to Apply
Proposal applications for the Small Grants Program will only be accepted through the
Foundation’s online portal. Hand-delivered, emailed, or mailed applications will not be

Access the online application portal

New users must create an account. Those who have previously applied for a grant from the
Foundation must use the same account information to log in (please get in touch with the
Foundation if you require assistance to reset your organization’s password.) Once you are logged
in, you will be on your organization’s dashboard. Click on “apply” on the left side column to
access the available application processes.

Application Timeline
Applications will be accepted year-round. Current grantees and potential applicants can apply if
they fall within the Foundation’s eligibility criteria.

Additional information on the Foundation’s eligibility guidelines

Key Steps:
• Small Grants CFP Release Date: March 31, 2022
• Applications: will be accepted on a rolling basis
• Funding Announcements: within one month of submission
• Grant Begins: the 1st of the month following the award announcement

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