The Heart of High Point Fund provides for the basic needs of the High Point community. Grants are made to organizations whose mission, human resources and at least 50% of their budget is devoted to providing food, shelter, and rehabilitation or health services to the most needy individuals and families in the community.
Established by private donors in 2008, The Heart of High Point Fund was established with the specific purpose of providing for the basic needs of the High Point community. Over the years High Point has been blessed with a very compassionate and reliable safety net made up of local family-owned businesses that loved the community and were committed to supporting the nonprofit organizations who served the basic needs of the poor. In recent years, with the transition of our local economy, many of these local businesses have been sold or are no longer in existence which has impacted support for nonprofits. The Heart of High Point Fund was established so that the community would always have a resource to support those organizations serving these basic needs.
“The Heart of High Point Fund is an initiative fund that was initially established with a partnership with the Jim and Jesse Millis, Sr. family and the Foundation to address basic needs in the High Point community. The fund has been so successful at putting money on the street quickly through nonprofit organizations whose budget dedicates 50% or more to providing food, clothing, shelter, medical and rehabilitative needs. It underscores our belief that the Foundation is here to be a safety net for the most vulnerable in our community. We are indeed the keepers of our brothers and sisters.”