The Annual Grants Program will always be the flagship of the Foundation because from the beginning our mission is “meeting the unmet needs” in High Point.  This mission was essential to our founding Executive. They were willing to grant $100,000 in our very first year because we knew that it was essential to immediately earn the right to serve as the key financial safety net for our community.  And this Grants Program grows larger every year to continue to serve those doing the work in the trenches lifting up the High Point community!

Our Grants Committee is the heart of our Foundation.  Granting money away in a wise and discerning manner is not easy – there is integrity in the process and a responsibility that each one of our members hold near and dear to their heart.  The Foundation is blessed to have these amazing committee members that are made up of local leaders who know High PointPoint, and all have a background in local nonprofit leadership.

“Every Grant request is worthy of funding as all of our local nonprofits do meaningful work.  What’s amazing is that the diverse group of community members that serve on the Grants Committee are able to determine the most impactful grants to fund based on the pressing issues currently facing High Point.  It is never an easy task but the impact our grant recipients make on our community year after year is undeniable!”
~Megan Oglesby
Executive Director, The Earl & Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation
Grants Committee, HPCF