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.