Highland County Community Fund
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A permanent endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the Highland County Community Fund was created to assist the Highland County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. The Fund will make grants to support the community from its interest and earnings, ensuring permanent resources designed to address Highland County’s changing needs over time.
The Highland County Community Fund (HCCF), in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), invites nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for a project or program serving Highland County to apply for the next grant round. To learn more about when HCCF’s next ground round opens, sign up for FAO’s e-newsletter here.
HCCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund awarded up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs that benefit residents of Harrison County. Projects increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution to a need in Harrison County. To learn more about the projects funded by HCCF in 2021, see the information below.
2021 Grant Recipients
• New Directions GreenField Christian for the Summer 2022 Discover Inspire Grow Group (DIGG) to provide a wide range of activities to build trust and relationships among those of different ages and perspectives within the community
• Hillsboro First Baptist Church for the Diaper Depot to provide free diapers to families in need
• Highland County Community Action for the I’m a Child of Highland County Youth Leadership Academy to develop a youth leadership program for high school students
Highland Committee Members
• Marty Bailey
• Ron Coffey
• David Daniels
• Susan Davis
• Kara Juillerat
• Mick McLaughlin
• Shawn Priest
Support the Highland Community
Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. To mail your donation, please designate the Highland County Community Fund and mail to Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Make a secure online donation by clicking here, noting the Highland County Community Fund. To learn more, contact FAO at 740.753.1111.