The High Point Community Foundation granted $500,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations doing amazing work in the greater High Point area!  Community Impact Grants are given to specific critical needs projects that address and make a significant impact in education, food security, homelessness, youth development, community cohesion, and more!  On March 28th, the High Point Community Foundation family gathered together to celebrate the nonprofit leaders & organizations doing amazing work in the greater High Point area.

Three of the nonprofits are new to the Foundation’s Granting process – they took a few minutes to talk about their work, future plans, and how this grant impacted their organization:

Hopefulls, Inc.

Ending Childhood Hunger – Provide meals to a High Point Title 1 school that are high quality & nutritional typically consisting of a protein, vegetable, and fruit. They are handed out to the children at the end of the school day to take home for dinner every Monday – Thursday, each week of the school year.

The Barnabas Network

A Furniture Bank in the Furniture Capital of the World – Collects more than 8,000 pieces of furniture from the community and partners with 150 local agencies to provide systemic encouragement through furniture to individuals and families who are on the path to self-sufficiency.

The Motivational Foundation

HBCU Tour for High Point High School Students – Transforms the lives of young individuals and promotes upward social mobility by taking High Point high school youth visit to 5 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) over the course of a week.  All expenses will be paid for including transportation costs, lodging accommodations, and activities.

“Each year I am more and more amazed at the width and depth of the altruism and passion High Pointers have for doing good” states Joe Blosser, Chief Impact Officer, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation.  “My experience as the Chair of the HPCF Grants Committee will always remind me of the goodness and grace in our community.”


We also honored Jim Morgan with the Legacy of the Foundation Award! Jim’s love for High Point, his leadership in our nonprofit community, where he has served as Chairman for over 85 nonprofits and his commitment to serve and lead our HPCF has been remarkable.  He worked with Jim Millis and others from 1990 to 1998 to establish the Foundation and then 6 more years as a very hands-on Chairman. He has been a loyal supporter of the Foundation these past 25 years, including establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and committing a very generous estate gift to the Jim and Ann Morgan DAF that will impact High Point for generations to come.