Nonprofit Impact

The nonprofit organizations in our community are truly the heart of High Point!  Every day they work hard to provide for those not only in need, but striving for more in their daily lives.  The High Point Community Foundation celebrates these men and women on the front lines!

“Those who work in the nonprofit sector are motivated by a profound yearning to make their community and the world better.”

Ann Busby, Past-Chair, HPCF

Featured Nonprofit

GO FAR

Interview with Sarah Beth Davis, Executive Director, GO FAR

What is GO FAR?
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run) began in 2003 founded by Robin Lindsay empowers children through an innovative running program to achieve their goals and pursue healthy lifestyles. GO FAR partners with more than 100 schools and after school programs to host running clubs following our comprehensive curriculum. Students train for a 5K for eight weeks learning about fitness, healthy nutrition and good character. Each fall and spring, GO FAR hosts the Triad GO FAR 5K & Fun Run in High Point for local participants. This event is a celebration of health and wellness and empowers children to continue making healthy choices long after they cross the finish line.

How does GO FAR change the lives of kids?
Children participating in GO FAR not only improves their physical fitness, but they gain competence and confidence to make good choices and maintain healthy habits for a lifetime. The feeling of accomplishment that children feel when crossing the finish line at their first 5K is often carried over to other aspects of their lives like school, home and in their communities.

What is GO FAR’s Lace Up program?
In addition to afterschool running clubs and 5K events, GO FAR also empowers children to go out for a run through our “Lace Up” shoe program. Started in 2014, also with the support of the High Point Community Foundation, Lace Up provides new running shoes to a portion of students participating in GO FAR each year. Many children are running in hand-me-down shoes or other unsafe footwear and Lace Up helps alleviate these barriers by providing comfortable and safe running shoes so that all participants will have the opportunity to successfully complete the program and the 5K race.

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Alcohol & Drug Services
ADS is the key provider of cutting edge, best practice services that meet the needs of those impacted by substance abuse by promoting health and wellness through providing high-quality substance abuse prevention and treatment services that transform lives.

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American Red Cross, Greater High Point-Davidson Chapter
Helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies through disaster relief & readiness, blood collection & testing, lifesaving training and military emergency communications.

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Arc of High Point
Provides advocacy, education, & support in the areas of job training, and recreation to individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

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Backpack Beginnings
BackPack Beginnings’ mission is to deliver child-centric services to feed, comfort and clothe children in need.  By ensuring food and basic necessities are given directly to children in need, they make a positive and lasting impact on their health and well-being.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont
We provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point enables all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. All school children ages 6-18 years old are accepted into their Clubs with a yearly membership fee of $2.00 so that our services are accessible to all.

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Caring Services
Provides each person seeking long term recovery from drugs and alcohol the best opportunity to achieve success.

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Communities in Schools
A dropout prevention program that surrounds students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

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Community Clinic of High Point
Provides acute care and chronic disease management for the low-income uninsured of the Greater High Point community. 

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D-UP
D-UP is dedicated to getting kids active again.  By implementing D-UP’s programs and working with at-risk children and their families, we have found that we can cut the rate of childhood obesity; therefore, increasing the health of Guilford County’s children.

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Fairgrove Family Resource Center
Fairgrove Family Resource Center (FGFRC) has a vision for working with families centering on the belief that all families have strengths and our role is to help them build on these strengths. We look at how to support families in a way that helps them make positive choices for themselves and their families.

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Family Service of the Piedmont
Family Service of the Piedmont is focused on building safe and healthy families serving more than 19,000 clients a year, addressing issues of domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability.

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Greater High Point Food Alliance
GHPFA coordinates and improves the effectiveness of entities in greater High Point focused on alleviating hunger by creating and executing citywide and neighborhood-focused initiatives to develop more just and sustainable food systems.

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GO FAR
GO FAR (Go Out For A Run)® is an 8 to 10-week comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating, goal setting, and how to train to walk/run a 5K. GO FAR was created to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while teaching children healthy habits that can be sustained throughout their lives.

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Guilford Child Development
Through our five distinct yet supportive programs, Guilford Child Development (GCD) provides services that help individuals, families, and communities overcome life challenges and achieve future success.

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Guilford Education Alliance
Guilford Education Alliance (GEA) is an independent nonprofit that galvanizes the community in support of quality public education for all students. The most important part of our name is Alliance. We are an alliance of people and organizations investing time, talent and resources in support of Guilford County Schools (GCS).

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Helping Hands
Helping Hands depends on the generosity and support of our community, foundations, and corporations who believe in our goal to help fund our programs and campaigns. We actively help feed our less fortunate, offer emergency assistance, and maintain the health and well-being of those in need.

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High Point Community Against Violence
Assist in confronting offenders who are involved in violent crime, offering offenders help in turning their lives in a positive direction and supporting the prosecution process if the offenders re-offend and return to crime and violence.

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Hospice of the Piedmont
Provides end-of-life answers and professional care for individuals of all ages dealing with a life-limiting illness as well as grief counseling support for families.

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IFB Solutions
IFB Solutions started with a vision that goes beyond physical sight. And this vision is working—creating opportunities, building community and providing independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Macedonia Family Resource Center
The youth in this community needed options. Macedonia met this next challenge head on by creating and implementing many youth programs that not only give the youth a place to go, but by providing only programs that promote positive change in the mind, body, and spirit.

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Mental Health Association
Mental Health Associates of the Triad is committed to the promotion of good mental health through quality service provision and advocacy for issues affecting the  mentally ill and outreach to the community.  They are dedicated to improving methods and services in research, detection, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of good mental health.

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Naaman’s Recovery Village
A Christ-centered program dedicated to bringing individuals who are afflicted by drug addiction and alcoholism into recovery and transformation through a personal relationship with Christ

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NC Dental Society
The NC Dental Society Foundation’s Missions of Mercy program offers portable free dental clinics conducted for underserved populations and with help from grants & volunteers, they are able to offer free dental clinics serving adult patients.

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Open Door Ministries
Helps individuals and families meet immediate financial and housing needs, and offers programs that educate, counsel, house and connect to resources.

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Operation Xcel
Operation Xcel offers academic and enrichment programs for youth in kindergarten through middle school. We also offer empowerment and literacy services in specific areas to adults.

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Reading Connections, Inc
Reading Connections transforms our community by improving literacy and promoting educational equity for people of all ages, empowering them to navigate changes in an increasingly complex world.

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Southwest Renewal Foundation of High Point, Inc
Southwest Renewal Foundation believes having access to nature in the inner city in the form of street trees, parks, greenways, and open space increases the physical, spiritual, and mental health of both residents and businesses, and that returning nature to our inner cities strengthens urban communities and conserves municipal resources by making urban environments more healthy and desirable places to live and work.

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The Salvation Army
Provides emergency assistance for rent, utilities, heating, emergency shelter, transitional living and children’s programs.

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The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc
The Sparrow’s Nest , Inc. was developed to engage youth in leadership  initiatives in an effort to prevent crime and drug activity and develop  educational, artistic and character building skills to better prepare  them for their transition to college or career.

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Triad Health Project
Provides practical & emotional support to people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, plus prevention education and free/confidential HIV/STI testing for the entire community.

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United Way of Greater High Point
United Way of Greater High Point, Inc. develops community resources and partnerships that support a broad array of critical health and human service needs in our community. Resources are focused on community impact programs that promote and improve education, financial stability, and health in Greater High Point.

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Victory Junction
Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to children or their families.

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West End Ministries
West End Ministries, Inc. works in a collaborative manner with partners across the city, county, and state to develop and implement programs that provide both short-term solutions and long-term sustainability to neighbors in the West End and greater High Point community.

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YMCA of High Point
Offers wellness center, basketball gymnasium, indoor pool & splash pad, childcare and locker rooms. Programs include:  sports, after school care, senior wellness and summer day camp.

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YWCA of High Point
Serves women and families in the community through eight core program areas: Aquatics & Wellness, Adolescent Parenting, Social Justice, Studio Art, Women’s Resource Center, Latino Family Center,  Youth Services and the new Teaching Kitchen.

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Youth Unlimited
Youth Unlimited provides productive life skill development services to children, adolescents, and  families currently unable to thrive in their homes and/or community.

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