Highland County Community FoundationProject led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
About the Highland County Community Foundation.
The Highland County Community Foundation was created to assist the Highland County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Highland County Community Foundation are invested in an endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). From its interest and earnings, this Fund will make grants to support the community for many years to come, ensuring permanent resources designed to address Highland County’s changing needs over time.
Our work together has already made a difference, and with further investment, our impact on the nonprofits, schools, and communities of our treasured county will only grow. Recently, the Highland County Community Foundation awarded grants to organizations serving Highland County:
- 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; and
- 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.
Special match opportunity.
For a limited time, all gifts to the Highland County Community Foundation will receive will receive dollar-for-dollar match!
Thanks to matching funds awarded to FAO by the Ohio Legislature, $300,000 is available for match to the Highland County Community Foundation. There is no limit to how much can be matched by a single donor!
Help us secure match for Highland County so we can make a greater difference together!
The Highland County Community Foundation committee.
The Highland County Community Foundation is driven by a local, volunteer committee. The committee works to ensure that gifts to the Foundation make the greatest impact in the Highland community through meaningful grant awards.
The Highland County Community Foundation committee is composed of Marty Bailey, Ron Coffey, David Daniels, Susan Davis, Kara Juillerat, Mick McLaughlin, and Shawn Priest.
FAO staff comments.
Appalachian Ohio has access to nine times fewer charitable dollars per capita than the rest of the state. At FAO, we understand that a combination of local leadership and regional initiatives is needed to tackle this philanthropy gap that all too often means an opportunity gap for our communities and the people who call them home. One crucial way FAO has sought to address this philanthropy gap is by supporting the efforts of counties in growing philanthropy with the local community, for the local community, including the Highland County Community Foundation.
Because we know that lasting resources dedicated to local communities is so vital to creating opportunities, 100% of your gift and its match to the Highland County Community Foundation will be invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Highland County.
Make a donation.
In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Highland County Community Foundation will be invested in this local endowment to expand the resources available for local grantmaking each and every year for generations to come.
While match is available, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. There is no limit to how much a donor can give for match.