Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Highlands Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 180 grants totaling $1,125,756.

Highlands Biological Foundation was awarded $2,000 for its "Nature on the Go!" outreach program. Photo courtesy of Highlands Biological Foundation.

Fall 2022 - Grants totaling $83,530

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $6,000 to support its Match Growth Initiative to grow the program to 35 or more matches between Bigs and Littles.

Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project - $7,500 to increase access to free, preventive dental services and school-based dental education to residents of the Highlands-Cashiers plateau.

Child Medical Collaborative - $5,945 toward funding highly trained medical providers to perform medical evaluations for children who are victims of child abuse in Macon County.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers - $10,000 to support the cost of purchasing prescription medications.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands - $10,000 to expand its current services and offer counseling services in Spanish.

Gordon Center for Children - $4,060 to support its Movement Enrichment Program and provide classroom and outdoor enhancements.

Highlands Biological Foundation - $2,000 for its “Nature on the Go!” outreach programs.

Highlands Community Child Development Center - $8,000 to replace a gas range in its kitchen.

International Friendship Center - $10,000 to support the Highlands Food Pantry.

The Literacy & Learning Center - $10,000 to offset costs of its free educational community programs.

Pisgah Legal Services - $7,000 for the Plateau Poverty Law Initiative that provides free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income Macon County residents.

REACH of Macon County - $3,025 to support outreach efforts to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

Affiliate Advisory Boards provide The Community Foundation with crucial leadership and local expertise as we partner to raise funds for our region.