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First WNC Legacy Foundation Opens Grant Application After Mission Health Sale Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation is the first legacy foundation to open up its grant application process after Mission Health’s sale to for-profit HCA. Reporter Lilly Knoepp attends a grant writing workshop in Cashiers to learn more about the new grants. The sale of the Mission Health System means more than $1-billion in proceeds would […]

Announcing Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation Request for Grant Applications

For Immediate release: May 15, 2019. The new beginning for the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation, a public charity is underway, and the announcement of its grant application is now online. The Foundation is pleased to accept grant applications for proposals to improve the health and well-being of our Highlands Cashiers and surrounding communities online at […]

Announcing the “new” Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation

HIGHLANDS NC: A new beginning for the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation was commenced on February 1, 2019 with an expanded goal of supporting health and well-being initiatives in the local Highlands Cashiers area and surrounding communities. After many years serving the local hospital as the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation, the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation has been […]


Why was the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation established? Our new Foundation was established because its original purpose to support the Highlands Cashiers Hospital was no longer in compliance with IRS 501 c3 rules. This transition was made necessary on February 1, 2019 by the completed purchase of our local hospital by HCA Healthcare, a commercially-operated…