Highlands Community Fund

The Highlands Community Fund supports local needs today, tomorrow and into the future.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC was awarded $3,000 to support Big and Little recruiting efforts, programming and enrichment activities, and the program director’s salary. Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters WNC.

Creating a Lasting Resource

The Highlands Community Fund seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving the Highlands community. This endowment fund was established in 1996 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable resources to support changing needs and opportunities.

Contributions made to the Highlands Community Fund are pooled and invested by The Community Foundation. Proceeds from the investments are used to make grants while the original gifts remain intact, continuing to grow for the benefit of future generations.

Rise & Shine, a benefit for HCF, takes place July 31. You can support Rise & Shine by purchasing tickets or making a donation.

How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the Highlands Community Fund for support. Review the guidelines and application information for Highlands Community Fund Grants for more details. The deadline to apply is the 2nd Friday in August.

How to Contribute

You can make a difference in Highlands by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

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