Annual Grants Program
High Point would not be what it is today without the effort of those individuals and organizations that impact our community every day. The Annual Grants Program is a living, breathing example of our commitment to meeting unmet needs of the greater High Point community.
The Annual Grants Program impacts High Point through two types of Grants:
Community Impact Grant
As our community evolves, the High Point Community Foundation adapts to ensure that our investments yield the most positive impact on High Point. Not only do we seek to respond to pressing needs as they arise, but we encourage nonprofits to build their capacity to anticipate opportunities and challenges that are on the horizon.
Call for Proposals: Community Impact Grants
The COVID-19 crisis resulted in a surge of needs throughout the greater High Point area. The High Point Community Foundation seeks to provide critical funding to the nonprofits that have been adversely impacted by the crisis, and/or on the frontlines responding to the needs in our community. Unlike previous years where HPCF sought catalyst grants, this year HPCF intends to fund requests for operating costs, supplies, emergency relief, and vital personnel (no capital requests will be funded this year). We know this crisis has not affected our community equally. Health, racial, and economic disparities have only been exaggerated by the crisis, so the Grants Committee will place special emphasis on requests that intend to serve the populations who have been most adversely affected by Covid-19. The Grants Committee will also place emphasis on grant requests that demonstrate the organization that is actively listening to and involving the people it serves in the decision it makes.
Application deadline: June 26
Strategic Leadership Grant
The High Point Community Foundation established the Strategic Leadership Grant in 2018 to focus significant resources on a creative catalyst project that can move the needle on one of High Point’s most challenging issues. Through this multi-year grant, we intend to support a local organization that is being innovative, building coalitions, and creating the capacity of long-term change in our city!
We see these types of grant requests addressing violence, domestic abuse, mental health services for children, parenting classes, nutritional classes, mentoring and tutoring, the development of early childhood support services, and more. Each year, the call for grant applications will depend on the needs of the city.
Due to COVID-19 needs throughout the city, we are not granting the larger Strategic Leadership Grant in 2020.