Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Highlands Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 125 grants to 30 organizations totaling $809,156.

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 toward its Youth Theater 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.  

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

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.  

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. 



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




The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from the Highlands Community Fund:

Bascom-Louise Gallery
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, Inc.
Blair Foundation, Inc.
Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc.
BSA- Boy Scout Troop 207
Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers
Cullasaja Fire and Rescue 
First Presbyterian Church
Friends of Founders Park
Gordon Center for Children, Inc.
Highlands Biological Foundation
Highlands Community Child Development Center 
Highlands Emergency Council
Highlands Historical Society
Highlands School 
Highlands Studio for the Arts
Highlands Woman's Club
Highlands/Cashiers Conservation League
Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
Highlands United Methodist Church
Hudson Library
International Friendship Center 
Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance
Literacy Council of Highlands, Inc.
Macon County Sheriff's Department
ML Performing Arts Center
Peggy Crosby Community Service Center 
Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Town of Highlands

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