News
5:14 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

High Point United Way Announces Venture Grants

The United Way of Greater High Point's 2012 fundraising campaign resulted in nearly 4-million dollars going to non-profit agencies beginning on July 1st.  Today, the agency announced the awarding of venture grants.

The United Way of High Point's campaign raised more than $4, 719,000, surpassing its goal of $4,700,000, and establishing a record for the agency. 72 health and human service programs at 29 local agencies will be funded from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

At a news conference Tuesday at its offices in High Point, United Way Community Impact Chair Mark Redmon announced $45,000 in venture grants awarded to various agencies in need of funding for various initiatives or capital projects.  Venture Grants are small, one-time grants to qualified, local nonprofit organizations.

The 10 venture grants were awarded to these agencies:

  • Mary's Houses and Homes:  $32oo
  • Community Outreach of Archdale and Trinity:  $10,000
  • Guilford County Department of Public Health:  $5835
  • Jamestown Public Library:  $2000
  • Mental Health Associates of the Triad:  $4000
  • Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency:  $3250
  • Reach Out and Read:  $1000
  • West End Ministries:  $3000
  • YMCA of  High Point:  $8000
  • YWCA of High Point:  $5000

The grants will go toward helping homeless mothers and their children in High Point, emergency assistance for families, pre-natal care and education, programs promoting literacy and other initiatives.