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Press Release: The Foundation Awards Grants To 13 Non-Profits

High Point, N.C. — On December 9, 2015, 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 $834,706 in grants to local organizations and non-profits as a part of the Foundation’s Fall Grant cycle.

“Through these collaborations and grants, the Foundation is investing in programs that will improve health outcomes and the lives of High Point residents” said Jim Keever, Board Chairman for the Foundation for a Healthy High Point. “The Foundation looks forward to partnering with these non-profit organizations as they implement programs to serve our community” stated Tina Markanda, Executive Director of the Foundation.

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

  • Alcohol and Drug Services of Guilford: $80,000 to assist in implementing the “Flip the Script” Program to reduce the impact of prescription medicine abuse among young adults.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point: $30,000 to assist in providing prevention and healthy choices and lifestyle programs for youth with an emphasis on mentoring.
  • Caring Services Inc.: $21,000 to assist with the development and implementation of a Naloxone Distribution Program.
  • Children’s Home Society of North Carolina: $49,000 to assist with supporting a continuum of teen pregnancy prevention services.
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: $290,000 to assist with establishing transitional services management for mentally ill/dually diagnosed patients.
  • Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality: $38,512 to assist in expanding the Adopt-A-Mom program to serve at risk pregnant women.
  • Guilford County Partnership for Children: $76,000 to assist with the efforts of the Ready for School, Ready for Life program to ensure children arrive at school ready to learn.
  • Guilford Non-profit Consortium: $20,000 to assist with strengthening non-profit organizations.
  • Guilford Non-profit Consortium: $88,640 to assist with leadership development to strengthen non-profit organizations.
  • Mental Health Associates of the Triad: $30,000 to assist with providing mental health services for at-risk populations.
  • Planned Parenthood South Atlantic: $10,000 to assist with providing a peer-led sexual health promotion initiative to prevent unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Reach Out and Read Carolinas: $15,000 to assist with expanding a literacy program for at-risk families.
  • Triad Health Project: $86,554 to assist with expanding HIV/AIDS case management, testing, and prevention education outreach.

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point was established in 2013 through the merger of High Point Regional Health and UNC Health Care.  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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