Students First Grants

Our Students First initiative is extremely important in the High Point community as it touches all schools in the city by providing for the unexpected and unbudged needs that arise throughout the school year.  With the on-demand granting system, we can immediately get support and resources that will directly impact the students while strengthening the education system in the community!

Who Should Apply?

  • All public schools with a High Point address are eligible for funding:
  • Allen Jay Elementary
  • Fairview Elementary
  • Florence Elementary
  • Johnson St. Global Studies
  • Kirkman Park Spanish Immersion
  • Montlieu Academy of Technology
  • Northwood Elementary
  • Oak Hill Elementary
  • Oak View Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Shadybrook Elementary
  • Southwest Elementary
  • Union Hill Elementary
  • Triangle Lake Montessori
  • Ferndale Middle School
  • Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
  • Southwest Middle School
  • Welborn Academy of Science & Technology
  • Andrews High School
  • High Point Central High School
  • Southwest High School
  • The Academy at Central

  • Dean B. Pruette SCALE Academy
  • The Middle College of Entertainment Technology at GTCC


Donate Today!

Donate now to help grow this fund to increase support of our local schools. Select Students First in the drop down menu.

How to apply?

Grant requests can be made at any time throughout the school year, but must be submitted by a principal and include their signature.  A completed application should be emailed to Amanda Bennett at the High Point Community Foundation. Once received, the application is shared with the Students First committee for review. A staff member from the Foundation or chair of Students First, will contact the school directly to discuss the request.

Students First Committee

A group of advisors called the Students First committee manages the process. These individuals have a proven track record of impacting our schools with their leadership and resources and includes former educators, current and retired school board members, and community leaders. The committee members are not serving as trustees of the Foundation, which helps provide a unique perspective.

The Students First committee sets goals and strategies for the fund and oversees all grant-making decisions. Because Students First is an initiative of the High Point Community Foundation, oversight is provided by the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation.