HIGH POINT, N.C. — With funds generated from its annual campaign last fall, United Way of Greater High Point plans to award of $3.3 million to nonprofits in the fiscal year that begins July 1, up 3.5 percent from last year.
Last fall’s campaign generated over $4.4 million in contributions, exceeding its goal by over $150,000.
United Way will allocate nearly $2.7 million to fund 69 health-and-human-service programs its 29 partner agencies serving High Point, Archdale, Trinity and Jamestown.
Only two of those programs did not receive the exact amount they requested, United Way says.
Of the total allocated to its partner agencies, United Way will invest over $1.3 million in 32 programs aimed at promoting education and serving children and families.
It also will allocate just over $793,000 to support 24 programs related to income and financial stability and self-sufficiency, and just over $558,000 to support 13 programs related to health.
Allocations include $222,400 to the Salvation Army of High Point and $75,669 to Open Door Ministries for programs that provide emergency assistance for food, shelter, utilities and clothing.
In addition to the funds United Way is allocating to its partner agencies, its donors designated nearly $357,000 to organizations outside the greater High Point area, mainly in Greensboro and in Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties.
United Way also is allocating nearly $15,000 to support 2-1-1 information-and-referral service in the High Point area; over $255,000 to cover “uncollectible” pledges; and over $34,000 to support the BackPack program that provides nutritious foods to 250 children at risk of hunger over the weekends during the school year.
Nearly $159,000 in additional donations from local companies that run national campaigns, such as Bank of America and Aetna, was pledged and will be paid directly to United Way’s partner agencies through a third-party vendor the companies hired to handle payments for their United Way campaigns.