Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation Announces Second Grant Cycle

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation has announced a second grant cycle of 2019.   Beginning September 16 and ending October 18 at 5pm grant applications will be accepted online at .  Committed to its purpose to improve the health and well-being of our Highlands, Cashiers and surrounding communities, the Foundation invites proposals to address solutions in four focus areas:  Health and Access to Healthcare; Education; Economic Stability; and Community Vitality.

“We are particularly interested in innovative and collaborative initiatives,” said Stephanie Edwards, Programs & Grants Committee Chair.  “Our Committee and Board will continue active engagement during all phases of the second grant cycle from listening sessions to grant awards.” The Foundation will follow a similar process used during the first grant cycle where grant proposals were vetted according to Board approved best practices.

Four listening sessions, planned for September, will be formatted as learning opportunities. Qualified organizations are invited to participate in peer discussions regarding their needs and roadblocks, providing the Foundation with a deepened knowledge and understanding of health disparity root causes in the area. Information regarding the Foundation’s grant application process will also be discussed.

“The listening sessions will provide the Foundation future insight to understanding the critical issues and chronic problems facing our communities,” said Robin Tindall, Foundation CEO.

Area non-profits are invited to send two leadership representatives to attend the listening sessions that correlate to their organization’s Social Determinant of Health domain:

RSVP is required to attend any of the listening sessions. Please RSVP to or 828-482-6514.

“With our collective group of Board and Committee Members, we believe that through awarding meaningful grants and reporting measurable impacts we can work together to improve physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being for our community for generations to come” said Dr. Walter Clark, Foundation Chair.

For information about Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation and access to the online grant application visit or email

Information Contact:
Robin Tindall, CFRE
Executive Director and CEO

Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation
348 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 742
Highlands, NC 28741

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