Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Highlands Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 136 grants totaling $867,156.


The Bascom was awarded $5,000 to deliver free educational programming in Highlands, as part of the Community Education Initiative. Photo courtesy of The Bascom.

Fall 2018


The Bascom - $2,000 for its Community Outreach and Education Initiative.

Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc. - $8,500 for equipment and personnel expenses for its Hygiene Program.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers, Inc. - $8,500 to expand chronic disease management services.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands - $2,500 for mental health services to low-income and disadvantaged residents of Macon and Jackson counties.

Gordon Center for Children, Inc. - $8,500 for its childcare, preschool and afterschool programs.

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust - $3,000 for its Kids in Nature environmental education programs.

Highlands Community Child Development Center - $8,500 to replace its phone system, upgrade its childcare management software, purchase teaching tools and supplies for new nursery and other classrooms and add an electronic code lock to the exterior door of the nursery.

The Hudson Library of Highlands, NC, Inc. - $4,000 to enhance the library’s children’s area.

Literacy Council of Highlands, Inc. - $5,000 for two after-school programs: After-School Enrichment (kindergarten through fifth grade) and Homework Helpers (sixth to twelfth grade).

ML Performing Arts Center - $5,000 for its PAC Youth Theater Program that serves schools in Highlands and Cashiers.

REACH of Macon County - $2,500 for outreach efforts to educate local community members about REACH’s new mobile crisis team initiative.


Fall 2017


The Bascom - $5,000 to deliver free educational programming in Highlands, as part of the Community Education Initiative.

Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc. - $5,000 to support personnel expenses associated with its Hygiene Program.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers, Inc. - $4,000 toward the purchase of equipment that will allow the clinic to expand and improve its educational programs for patients with chronic diseases and conditions.

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust - $5,000 to help support the Kids in Nature environmental education programs.

Literacy Council of Highlands, Inc. - $20,000 for its Community Learning Programs that support K-12 students, offers adult literacy, GED and ESL classes and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

ML Performing Arts Center - $10,000 toward its Youth Theater Program.

Peggy Crosby Community Service Center, Inc. - $5,500 to replace or restore its upper and lower level water fountains. PCC provides affordable office space for non-profit and small and start-up organizations which provide community services, and would allow its tenants and their low-income clients a water source.


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