High Point United Way awards $60,000

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The United Way of Greater High Point has awarded a total of $60,000 in funding to help 11 area nonprofits meet emerging or unmet needs.

The awards are part of the group’s “Venture Grant” funding program, which provides one-time assistance to start new programs, purchase supplies and occasionally support administrative needs.

Grants recipients include:

* ARC of High Point received $5,000 for affordable housing for people with disabilities

* Brothers Organized to Save Others received $9,836 to help purchase a van to expand number of people served

* Community Outreach of Archdale/Trinity received $3,000 to create a new program to provide nutritious food for at-risk kids

* Guilford County Home Ownership Center received $4,000 to run its “Money Talks” financial literacy program

* High Point Housing Coalition received $1,704 for its Homeless Management Information System for High Point

* I Am Now, a new nonprofit created to assist young people transitioning out of foster care, received $5,602

* Macedonia Family Resource Center received $5,333 to buy supplies and food to launch Friday Night Football Mentoring Program

* Open Door Ministries received $7,200 to fund its new Housing First program for the chronically homeless

* Reading Connections received $5,000 to support literacy services

* Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs received $4,000 to renovate its sports fields

* West End Ministries received two grants totaling $9,325 to support a new Teen Center and the new Leslie’s House shelter

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