Community Impact Grant
The High Point Community Foundation awards grants to new or existing programs that address community opportunities or needs. We particularly seek out projects where a modest grant can make a significant impact. Our strategic plan is especially interested in, but not limited to, grants that address one of the three focus areas:
-Education: We understand education broadly to include all of the ways in which we help our young people become successful adults. This includes school-based grants, student support services, mentoring programs, character development, tutoring, and anything else that can set our students up for lives of integrity, productivity, and service.
-Safe Communities: Everyone deserves to live in a neighborhood where they can walk the streets in safety – where children can play and people want to own homes, grow gardens, and put down roots. We seek grants that will make a safer High Point for all people.
-Justice and Equality: At the root of thriving communities is a commitment to shared prosperity. From racial equity training to work force development projects that aim to reduce inequality, we seek a wide-range of grants that combat the systems and structures that divide us, and in turn promote shared prosperity in High Point.
Other grantmaking objectives are to:
• Support creative responses to existing or emerging community problems
• Support efforts that recognize and build on our community’s strengths and assets
• Reach a broad segment of the community by making grants for a wide range of purposes
• Address underlying causes rather than symptoms of problems
• Support projects that are preventative and farsighted rather than remedial
• Increase opportunities for people from low-income and underserved portions of the community
• Increase cooperation and coordination among program providers
•Leverage additional program support from other private and public funding sources
We believe that together, we can strengthen and improve High Point. We award grants once a year.
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- Nonprofit organizations can only receive grants from the Community Foundation for two consecutive years; after this they must take one year off before they can apply again.
- No waivers or exceptions to the policies set forth here will be allowed.
- Schools that are applying for a grant must have a project that will impact the entire school and not just a single classroom. They must also have the approval of their school principal.
- Only one grant request per organization is permitted. The Grants Committee will allow multiple schools and multiple departments within a municipality to apply, but has the ultimate decision authority.
- Nonprofit organizations must have their own 501(c)(3) status by the deadline of the grant application.
- The maximum allowed will be $50,000 for grant requests both program and capital.
- During the review process, any grant request that the Committee cannot agree to fund to at least 50% of their total request will not be funded.
- If a grant is made as a “matching grant” the Foundation will not release a check to the grantee until the match has been made.