Photo: President Paul Lessard (left) with Bob Uber,  Founder and President of Heal Our Heroes, a 2016 grant recipient.

This fall, High Point Community Foundation will award $340,000 in grants to local public charities. The deadline for grant applications is August 16. This year’s grant budget is $15,000 more than the previous year’s. Also, this year the grant applications are online for easier and faster submission.

The High Point Community Foundation awards grants to 501(c)3 and IRS recognized public charities for new or existing programs that address community opportunities or needs, especially projects in which a modest grant can make a significant impact.

Preference is given to projects in three focus areas:

  1. Education – including support organizations that partner with or directly support the aims of Say Yes Guilford to make all our students college and career ready,
  2. Food Security – short-term hunger relief and long-term sustainability solutions to ending the causes of hunger, and
  3. Community Cohesion – projects that bring the greater High Point community together and build our sense of civic pride and unity.

In 2016, the Foundation awarded grants to 19 organizations for projects ranging from school technology to veteran support services to nutrition classes to adult literacy. Grants awards will be determined in the fall and officially presented, November 15, 2017.

To initiate an application, applicants should go to this link:

For more information about grants and grant applications, call Karol Murks at the High Point Community Foundation, (336) 882-3298 or contact her via e-mail: