Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Highlands Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 125 grants totaling $809,156.


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 2017


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

ML Performing Arts Center - $10,000 for the Youth Theater Program. 

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers, Inc. - $4,000 to purchase equipment to will allow expansion and improvement of the educational programs for patients with chronic diseases and conditions.  

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

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

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

Peggy Crosby Community Service Center, Inc. (PCC) - $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 that provide community services. 

Fall 2016


Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc. - $20,000 to upgrade radiology equipment to digital technology allowing more efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients. 

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers, Inc. - $10,000 to expand its chronic disease management program. 

Highlands Community Child Development Center - $6,625 in support of its Computer Pals Program which helps children achieve academic improvement. 

The Bascom - $20,000 to support a community arts education initiative that provides free classes and workshops to a large segment of the population lacking exposure to art. 

Literacy Council of Highlands - $1,000 to help with general operating expenses. 

Gordon Center for Children - $1,500 to aid in the purchase of a van used to transport children to various enrichment activities.


Grants Since Inception.


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