The Foundation for a Healthy High Point is proud to support these transformative organizations and their efforts to create a healthier community.

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NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad

Students Talking About Race + Racism (STARR)

Funding supports STARR (Students Talking About Race + Racism), a three-day training for high school students that provides students with a safe space to ask questions about race and racism. The training includes large and small group work, one-on-one sessions, and a tour of the International Civil Rights Museum followed by a facilitated conversation with some of High Point’s civil rights leaders.

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Open Door Ministries

Multi-Services & Day Center Planning Phase

Funding supports the planning phase to develop and build a multi-services and day center to provide comprehensive, “all-in-one” assistance for individuals experiencing homelessness. It will support a consulting firm to facilitate project management, planning, and technical designs and fill a critical gap not covered by federal and city funding streams.

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Operation Xcel

Health and Behavioral Health Enrichment Activities

Funding expands and reestablishes health and behavioral health enrichment activities through afterschool and summer programming in High Point. Funding supports costs the state does not cover, providing enrichment activities, student transportation, program supplies, and computer software.

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Out of the Garden Project

Fresh Mobile Market Program Expansion to High Point

Funding will help the organization expand its free Fresh Mobile Market Program to Greater High Point by establishing five new locations, including High Point (2), Archdale (1), Jamestown (1), and Trinity (1). Funding supports the Fresh Mobile Market vehicles’ food, fuel, and maintenance. Goals for the program include increasing access to healthy foods, developing relationships with participating families, and having a measurable impact on the test scores at local schools.

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Out of the Garden Project

Mobile Kitchen & Community-Based Cooking Classes

The organization plans to implement a mobile kitchen and community-based cooking classes alongside its five fresh mobile markets in Greater High Point. It aims to teach families new cooking skills and increase confidence in making a nutritious, healthy meal at home. Funding will support the purchase of a chef ’s mobile cooking cart, cart equipment, generator, staff time, and educational materials.

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Partners Ending Homelessness

Street Outreach Services Expansion in High Point

Funding supports the expansion of their street outreach services in High Point. Street outreach services provide critical support to address immediate basic needs while linking clients to housing resources and providing intensive case management. Funding supports a portion of staff salary/benefit expenses for a full-time Street Outreach Case Manager over three years. The organization plans to step down requested funding in years two and three and sustain the position by year four.

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Reach Out & Read Carolinas

Integrating Reading Aloud Into Pediatric Practices in Greater High Point

Continued funding will provide books and training for medical providers that will increase the number of High Point sites implementing the program from four to seven, allowing the organization to reach an additional 2,300 children and families.

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Operational Support to Backbone Organization

Ready for School, Ready for Life is the lead organizer of a 10-year county-wide initiative to a system of care for children ages zero to eight and their families in Guilford County so that all children can start kindergarten ready. Funding provides general operating expenses for the organization’s critical role as a backbone organization in guiding the initiative’s vision, implementation, partnerships, measurement, and evaluation.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Expansion of Farm Fresh & Community Meals Programs to High Point

Funding supports the expansion of two existing programs into the High Point community. The Farm Fresh program will increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables at a local pantry and support a local farm. The Community Meals program will provide meals for family members not covered by government programs.

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Southwest Renewal Foundation of High Point, Inc.

Urban Park in Highland Village Community

Funding supports the development of a locally-driven and designed half-acre urban park in the Highland Village community, located in the 27260 zip code. The project is focused on increasing healthy eating and physical activity, supporting mental health, and fostering social and community connections. Funding will provide professional design, landscaping, construction repairs, labor, project administration, and park features.

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