The Highlands Community Foundation serves donors and nonprofits. This endowment fund was established in 1996 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable capital resource to support the ever-changing needs and opportunities in the Highlands region.
Contributions made to the Highlands Community Foundation 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.
The Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance received $7,000 in 2011 to support the "Sustainable Solutions Project" in Highlands that fosters community involvement in planning that builds on natural resources and encourages sustainable development.
Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the Highlands Community Foundation for support. Review the guidelines and application information for the People in Need grants for details.
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.