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The generosity of Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation’s donors has enabled us to extend vital grants across the Plateau

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding communities. This organization is funded by generous donations from individuals like you, and 100% of these funds go directly toward supporting various programs and initiatives that promote health and wellness in our beautiful mountain communities.

One of the most influential ways we achieve this is through our grant programs. The Health Foundation actively seeks partnerships with organizations that offer transformative solutions capable of advancing our mission to enhance the health and well-being of the Highlands, Cashiers, and neighboring communities. By strategically allocating grants, we have already made a significant difference in the lives of many individuals across the plateau. In just four years, we have awarded over 90 grants to more than 70 organizations, and this is just the beginning. While the needs of our community are extensive, the Health Foundation’s support has enabled more people to access the healthcare they require, resulting in improved overall health and a reduction in health disparities.  The Health Foundation is committed to working closely with local leaders and partners to ensure that everyone in the region has access to quality healthcare.

We are proud to support critical primary care services through the Blue Ridge Health – Highlands Cashiers clinic. Additionally, we provide assistance to our local schools by funding on-campus school nurses.  These investments ensure that our children have access to essential healthcare services. Through these partnerships and others like them, we strive to elevate the health and well-being of all individuals residing on the plateau.

Furthermore, the Health Foundation is committed to advancing mental wellness and creating a community where mental health is valued, supported, and prioritized. By investing in programs like the Plateau Behavioral Health Collaborative and the BEE Kind initiative, we strive to promote mental wellness and support the mental health needs of all individuals in the communities we serve. We firmly believe that mental well-being is interconnected with physical health and that a holistic approach is crucial for achieving overall wellness.

The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community members. We deeply value your continued support as we work together to create a healthier future for all. By donating to the Foundation, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of those who reside in the Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding Western North Carolina communities. Together, we can ensure vibrant, healthy living for everyone in our area. If you are looking to support an organization that is committed to improving health and well-being in your community, consider contributing to the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation today.

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