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Highland Area Community Foundation

"For a better tomorrow in the greater Highland Illinois area."

Grants

Earned income from investment of the Foundation's endowment is gifted annually in the form of grants to area not-for-profit organizations, agencies, and projects - along with donations received through our Sustaining Membership Program.

2012 GRANT RECIPIENTS – The Highland Area Community Foundation awarded $69,091 in grants at the 17th Annual Grants Banquet October 11, 2012. TheBANK of Edwardsville was corporate sponsor of this year’s banquet

Representatives of area organizations receiving grants from the Highland Area Community Foundation included the following:

Seated, from left -   Lynnette Schuepbach of Highland Arts Council; Roberta Simmons of Gravius Memorial Library in Marine; Edna Langhauser of Highland Garden Club; Wendy Phillips of Highland CUSD#5 Very Important Principles Program; Eunice Hediger of Highland Area Christian Services Ministry; Angela Kim of Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library; Cheryl Vohlken of Highland Bulldogs Hockey Club; Deanna Litzenburg of Highland Quarterback Club; Susan Reilmann of Hospice of Southern Illinois; and Julie Korte of Highland Primary Schools.  

Second Row, from left - Carol Henrichs of HACF Grants Committee Member; Jeannie Korte of Relevant Pregnancy Options Center; Peggy Sebastian of St. Joseph’s Hospital; Mark Rosen of Highland Parks & Recreation Department; Lisa Hunsche of Highland Middle School; Lynne Newton of Highland CUSD#5; Jay Simpson of St. Jacob Elementary School; Jerry Genteman of Highland Knights of Columbus Council #1580; Joe Jackson of Pierron Improvement Club; Terry Thomas of Highland CUSD#5 Speech Therapy Program; Margie Duncan of Highland High School Math Department; Donna Suhre of Alhambra Primary and Grantfork Elementary Schools; Marilyn Warren of Highland Animal Shelter; James Miles of H.I.S. K.I.D.S., Inc.; and Jon L. Greve of TheBANK of Edwardsville, Banquet Sponsor.

Back Row, from left - Derek Schrof of Highland Elementary Plaza Landscape Project; Terry Bell of the Highland Police Department; David Timmermann of St. Paul School; Chris LaFrance of Boy Scout Troop 1040; Mike Mercer of Boy Scout Troop 1043; and Amy Sheridan of Girls on the Run.

 

Grant Recipients

 

2012
$69,091

Alhambra Elementary School

Used to purchase three I-Pads.
$1,197

Boy Scout Troop 1040

Used to purchase a 14’ Tandem Sit-in Kayak.
$700

Boy Scout Troop 1043

To purchase 12 Back Packs for their High Adventure Initiative Project.
$960

Girls on the Run

Used towards their spring 2013 Program at Highland Elementary School.
$500

Grantfork Upper Elementary School

Used to purchase three I-Pads.
$1,197

Gravius Memorial Library (Marine)

Used for a new roof for library.
$1,000

H.I.S. Kids, Inc.

Used towards their Health Services Program.
$500

Highland Animal Shelter

Used towards an Outside Cat Enclosure.
$1,649

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

Used to towards their Safety for ALL Project – video cameras – inside and outside.
$1,500

Highland Arts Council

Used to present “Art of Soul” Workshops.
$1,000

Highland Bulldog Hockey Club

Used to purchase equipment – bags & socks.
$560

Highland Community Schools Landscaping Project

Used for Phase 2 of the project – trees, shrubs, ground cover, etc.
$1,500

Highland CUSD#5 Very Important Principles Program

For VIP sign replacement.
$1,556

Highland Civic Woman’s Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2012 Recipient – Adrienne Coppedge
$500

Highland Elementary Speech Department

Used towards the Speech Department’s Technology Resource Project.
$1,150

Highland Garden Club

Used for landscaping around Memorial Bench.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used for maintenance & enhancement of Lila’s Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$250

Highland High School

Used for TINspire for High School Math Department.
$2,870

Highland Middle School

Used toward “Lead the Way – Gateway to Technology”.
$3,587

Highland Lions Club Scholarship

To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School. 2012 recipient – Codi Gramlich
$650

Highland Police Department

Used to purchase a Prescription Drop-Box.
$800

Highland Primary School

Used for Learning in Today’s Technology Rich World Program.
$2,000

Highland Quarterback Club

Used for their Concussion Prevention Program.
$1,980

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

For services provided in the Foundation’s service area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$450

Knights of Columbus Council #1580 Charitable Giving Fund

To benefit charitable giving programs of the Highland KC’s.
$600

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center. (Recreation Center Operations Funds)
$18,850

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$350

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training & water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$200

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To replace DVD cleaner/resurfacer for Watch & Listen, Learn & Enjoy Project.
$2,000

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology purposes to benefit the library. (Eunice L. and Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$350

New Douglas Mid-Elementary Schools PTO

Used to purchase two I-Pads for Technology at their Fingertips Project.
$798

Bill and Peg Pierce Police Education Fund

Will be used to provide scholarships and/or educational assistance for second year or above Criminal Justice students or scholarships and/or specialized law enforcement training for existing law enforcement officers.
$300

Pierron Improvement Club

Used for Ball Diamond Infield Renovation.
$3,000

Relevant Pregnancy Options Center

Used to purchase equipment to improve education procedures for clients and volunteers.
$1,385

Relevant Pregnancy Options Center

Used to benefit various client programs. (Gloria Loebel Fund)
$650

Relevant Pregnancy Options Center

Used to benefit various client program (Wick Charitable Fund in Memory of Martin Wick)
$200

Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund

Used to provide scholarships for future teachers (K-12) from HCUSD#5, and to provide books and technology to support the curriculum in Grades K-6.
2012 Scholarship Recipient–Lauren Beckman
$1,650
Books/Technology to support curriculum Grades K-6
$3,700

Bill and Joan Sackett Family & Oberbeck Grain Company Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Agriculture/Business Field. 2012 recipient – Caleb Brink
$300

St. Jacob Elementary School PTO

Used towards Multiage Classroom Supplies.
$400

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,450

St. Paul Catholic School

Used to purchase Kindle e-reader units for Reading Improvement through Technology Program.
$3,002

St. Paul Catholic School

Used for Music & Technology programs. (James A. Apken St. Paul Music and Technology Fund)
$200

Patsy Schwarm Education Fund

Will provide scholarships for future teachers and school Administrators from HCUSD#5 and to provide materials to enhance the joy of reading in children.
$250
$69,091

 

2011
$54,992

Alhambra Elementary School

Used to purchase one I-Pad.
$499

Boy Scout Troop 40

Used towards purchasing a griddle and lanterns.
$600

Girls on the Run

Used towards the 2011-2012 Program for Highland Middle School, St. Jacob & Marine.
$600

Grantfork Upper Elementary School

Used to purchase one I-Pad.
$499

Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department

Used to purchase 8 Recycling Receptacles & Lids for Firemen's Park.
$495

Gravius Memorial Library (Marine)

Used for Foyer Floor Project.
$2,000

Greater Highland Chapter Habitat for Humanity

Used towards their new home construction (50% of one room).
$2,500

Highland Animal Shelter

Used towards a new roof for the Shelter.
$1,000

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

Used to purchase a laptop and projector for workshop enhancement.
$1,634

Highland Bulldog Hockey

Used to purchase two sets of jerseys.
$474

Highland Community Schools Landscaping Project

Used for design work and top soil.
$1,160

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2011 Recipients–Debra Baczewski & Janelle Holthause
$375

Highland Cub Scout Pack 43

Used to purchase camping equipment.
$670

Highland Elementary School

Used towards their Technology Project (2 rooms).
$1,854

Highland Garden Club

Used for illumination at Glik Park Gardens.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used for maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund).
$200

Highland Home

Used towards updating their Fire Suppression System.
$1,300

Highland Lions Club Scholarship

To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School. 2011 recipient – Claire Geiger
$425

Highland Hope UMC/Upward Flag Football

Used to purchase footballs for their program.
$100

Highland Middle School

Used for Technology Curriculum Integration (Promethean Board, Speakers, Amplifier, etc.
$2,227

Highland Primary School

Used to purchase one Promethean Board and one Projector.
$1,455

Highland CUSD#5 Very Important Principles

Used to replace two VIP signs.
$846

Highland Splash Swim Team

Used to purchase clocks & buoys OR hand paddles.
$539

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

For services provided in the Foundation's service area (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund).
$300

Knights of Columbus Council #1580 Charitable Giving Fund

To benefit charitable giving programs of the Highland KC's.
$750

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center (Recreation Center Operations Funds).
$15,250

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$300

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training & water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$175

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To replace laminator, maintenance agreement, trimmer, cabinet & installation for their Protect & Preserve Project.
$2,000

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$150

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology purposes to benefit the library. (Eunice L. and Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$275

Marine Firefighters Park

Used for Rest Room repairs at the Park.
$1,295

Meals on Wheels

Used to purchase 40 new coolers.
$800

New Douglas Mid-Elementary Schools PTO

Used to purchase a BRICKLab Kit for their STEM Education Program.
$645

Bill and Peg Pierce Police Education Fund

Used to provide scholarships and/or educational assistance for second year or above Criminal Justice students or scholarships and/or specialized law enforcement training for existing law enforcement officers.
$200

Pregnancy Care Center

Used for Microsoft software and a refrigerator.
$649

Pregnancy Care Center

Used to benefit various client programs. (Gloria Loebel Fund)
$150

Pregnancy Care Center

Used to benefit various client programs. (Wick Charitable Fund in Memory of Martin Wick)
$150

Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund

Used to provide scholarships for future teachers (K-12) from HCUSD#5, and to provide books and technology to support the curriculum in Grades K-6. 2011 Scholarship Recipients–Claire Geiger & Ashley Vohlken
$950 ea.

Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund

Books/Technology to support curriculum Grades K-6.
$1,900

Bill and Joan Sackett Family & Oberbeck Grain Company Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Agriculture/Business Field. 2011 recipient – Claire Geiger
$175

St. Jacob Elementary School PTO

Used towards a school marquee.
$1,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,000

St. Paul Catholic School

Used for STAR Reading Program, Classroom materials, & Library reading materials.
$3,350

St. Paul Catholic School

Used for Music & Technology programs. (James A. Apken St. Paul Music and Technology Fund
$150

Stewards of Hope International

Used to purchase a HP Ink-Jet Printer/Copier/Scanner and Initial ink-jet cartridges.
$250
$54,992

 

2010
$51,112

Alhambra Elementary School

Used to purchase one Activotes System.
$1,345

Boy Scout Troop 40

Used to purchase Boy Scout Gear.
$1,128

Community Link, Inc. – Highland CILA

Used towards their Rehab, Socialization & Beautification Project.
$1,062

EvUCC Wee Care Day Care

Used towards a playground Shade Shelter.
$1,782

Girls on the Run

Used towards the 2010-2011 Program.
$500

Grantfork Upper Elementary School

Used to purchase a Promethean Board and LCD Projector.
$1,571

Gravius Memorial Library (Marine)

Used to repair the bottom board on their building.
$865

Highland Animal Shelter

Used to purchase steel cages for hospital room.
$2,446

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

Used to purchase additional phone line & phone system, multifunction laser printer/fax, and toner cartridge.
$1,798

Highland Arts Council

Used towards the purchase of a lighted sign for Art in the Park.
$1,000

Highland Bulldog Hockey

Used to purchase three sets of jerseys.
$710

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2010 Recipient – Dorothey Ratliff
$150

Highland Elementary School

Used to equip two rooms with Promethean Board, projector, and sound set-up.
$3,529

Highland Garden Club

Used to purchase equipment for maintaining Glik Park Gardens.
$1,100

Highland Garden Club

To be used for maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$150

Highland Market and Mehr

Used to purchase equipment for their Fresh Produce Educational Project.
$600

Highland Lions Club Scholarship

To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School. 2010 recipient – Danika Dale
$350

Highland Middle School

Used to purchase three projectors for Language Arts classrooms.
$2,097

Highland Primary School

Used to provide speakers for their annual Friendship Fair.
$1,120

Highland Splash

Used to purchase three lane ropes.
$1,139

Highland Youth Sports Council

Used for Helmet Replacement Project.
$1,720

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

For services provided in the Foundation's service area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$250

Knights of Columbus Council #1580 Charitable Giving Fund

To benefit charitable giving programs of the Highland KC's.
$200

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center.(Recreation Center Operations Funds)
$8,600

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$150

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training & water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$100

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$125

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

Used for their E-Read program (provide downloadable e-books, Audio books, videos, and music).
$2,000

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$150

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology purposes to benefit the library. (Eunice L. and Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$200

Madison County Fair Association

Used to purchase a portable Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
$1,695

Marine Elementary School

Used towards their "Making the Right Connections" Project
$664

New Douglas Mid-Elementary Schools PTO

Used to purchase additional headphone sets and leveled library Books and tests to enhance their Guided Reading Program.
$543

New Douglas Township

Used towards new baseball dugouts.
$606

Bill and Peg Pierce Police Education Fund

Used to provide scholarships and/or educational assistance for second year or above Criminal Justice students or scholarships and/or specialized law enforcement training for existing law enforcement officers.
$150

Pregnancy Care Center

Used towards their Center for Tomorrow Project (Online Text Program and one computer for counseling room)
$969

Pregnancy Care Center

Used to benefit various client programs. (Gloria Loebel Fund)
$150

Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund

Used to provide scholarships for future teachers (K-12) from HCUSD#5, and to provide books and technology to support the curriculum in Grades K-6. 2010 Scholarship Recipient – Andrea Hosto
$550

Dwight and Carol Rogier Fund

Books/Technology to support curriculum Grades K-6
$750

Bill and Joan Sackett Family & Oberbeck Grain Company Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Agriculture/Business Field. 2010 recipient – David Ammann
$150

St. Jacob Elementary School

Used towards library automation and upgrade.
$1,500

St. Jacob Park District

Used to purchase Saf-Top Fence Guard for three baseball fields in Park.
$944

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$900

St. Paul Catholic School

Use to purchase World Geography Curriculum for all grades.
$2,028

Sister Justina Schaefer

Used to purchase supplies for "More & More Tutoring Program.
$400

Special Olympics IL –Southwestern Area 12

Used for Young Athletes Program in Highland School District
$1,058
$51,112

 

2009
$64,925

Alhambra Elementary School

To be used to purchase a LCD Projector & Interactive Whiteboard for their SMART Classrooms Project.
$1,910

Boy Scout Troop 40

To be used for tent and gear upgrade.
$2,600

City of Highland

To be used towards their Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program.
$3,000

Community Link, Inc. - Highland CILA

To be used for accessibility and mobility improvements (an improved ramp and indoor & outdoor recreational therapy).
$2,418

Grantfork Upper Elementary School

To be used to purchase a set of Classroom "Activotes" and a Teacher "Slate" for technology enhancement.
$1,198

Gravius Memorial Library (Marine)

To be used towards storm window replacement.
$1,200

Highland Animal Shelter

To be used to purchase a washer & dryer for the Shelter.
$1,338,

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used to purchase a produce cooler.
$2,000

Highland Arts Council

To be used to host an "Art Affair" to educate and expose the community to art.
$1,000

Highland Booster Club

To be used for installation of hand rails in the HHS stadium and repairs to the Booster Club Hut.
$2,500

Highland Bulldogs Hockey

To be used to purchase goalie equipment.
$1,182

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2009 Recipients - Karen Cranick & Carla Sugg.
$450

Highland Elementary School

To be used towards the purchase of one fully-equipped Technology Cart.
$2,594

Highland Garden Club

To be used to purchase a storage shed for Glik Park Gardens.
$1,500

Highland Garden Club

To be used for maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$250

Highland Home

To be used to purchase twenty 8' tables for the dining and activity areas.
$1,600

Highland Hope Upward Flag Football

To be used to purchase a PA System for their program.
$958

Highland Lions Club Scholarship

To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School. 2009 recipient - Hudson Seegers.
$550

Highland Middle School

To be used to purchase Scholar Bowl equipment.
$569

Highland Primary School

To be used to provide professional presenters for their annual Friendship Fair (2010).
$1,502

Hospice of Southern Illinois

To provide needed services in the Foundation's geographic area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$400

Knights of Columbus Council #1580 Charitable Giving Fund

To benefit charitable giving programs of the Highland KC's.
$350

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center. (Recreation Center Operations Funds)
$21,600

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the recreation center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$350

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$400

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training & water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$300

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used towards the purchase of archival quality supplies to preserve local history.
$1,500

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology to benefit the library. (Eunice L. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$350

Pregnancy Care Center

To be used to purchase a Spanish Curriculum for their "Earn While You Learn" program.
$1,500

Bill and Joan Sackett Family & Oberbeck Grain Company Scholarship Fund

To provide scholarships for graduating seniors in the Agriculture/Business Field. 2009 recipient - Jessica Rinderer
$300

Special Olympics IL, SW Area 12

To enhance the Young Athlete Program in the Center Schools of the Highland School District.
$1,200

St. Jacob Elementary School

To be used to purchase a new vision screener.
$1,500

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,400

St. Paul Catholic School

To be used to purchase SMARTBoard technology for kindergarten classrooms.
$2,556

Wee Care Day Care

To be used to expand their telephone system throughout the Day Care & Preschool area
$700
$64,925

 

2008
$69,675

Alhambra Primary School

To be used to purchase a LCD Projector for the classroom.
$1,741

Business Education Alliance/Very Important Principles

To be used to support the VIP Drama Troupe at the Highland Middle School.
$300

Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois

To be used towards the purchase of early literacy resources to implement quarterly story hours.
$2,250

Gravius Memorial Library, Marine

To be used for a heating and cooling system replacement.
$1,400

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used towards sound system upgrade.
$500

Highland Animal Shelter

To be used to purchase dog kennels.
$597

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used towards the purchase of children's furniture and school supplies for "For  the Children" project.
$1,642

Highland Arts Council

To be used towards the purchase of three tents.
$900

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2008 Recipeints - Karen Cranick, Lindsey Schrumpf & Jody Ann Melosi
$800

Highland Community Food Pantry Garden

To be used for the development of the food pantry garden.
$1,125

Highland Elementary School

To be used to purchase Math Manipulative kits for Grades 3 & 4.
$1,366

Highland Garden Club

To be used towards developing an attractive Entry-Way Garden at Glik Park
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used for materials, equipment, and supplies needed for the maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund).
$700

Highland Home

To be used to purchase a Cub Cadet CT-1050 Tractor for continued enhancement of landscaping.
$1,999

Highland Hope Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

To be used to purchase a defibrillator.
$1,649

Highland Lions Club Scholarship

To provide scholarship grants for graduating seniors of Highland High School. 2008 recipient - Alyssa Lemarr.
$1,000

Highland Middle School

To be used to purchase a 32-inch LCD Screen TV for use in classrooms and for special presentations.
$799

Highland Primary School

To be used to provide professionals to present small group centers of various disabilities during Friendship Fair 2009.
$1,502

Hospice of Southern Illinois

To be used towards their "Journeys" bereavement program.
$500

Hospice of Southern Illinois

To provide needed services in the Foundation's geographic area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$1,300

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center. (Recreation Center Operations Funds)
$27,800

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$400

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sportsprograms administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$475

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training and water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$350

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used towards the purchase of a fire resistant lateral filing cabinet to house local history files.
$1,050

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$650

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology purposes to benefit the library. (Eunice M. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$1,100

Madison County Fair Association

To be used to purchase two laptop computers to better serve both participants and fairgoers.
$1,200

Marine Elementary School

To be used  to purchase storage closets on wheels, math materials, and character education supplies for their Teacher Resource Library.
$1,400

New Douglas Mid-Elementary Center Schools' PTO

To be used to purchase 9 computer lab tables and 12 chairs for their computer lab.
$1,497

Pregnancy Care Center

To be used to purchase two modules of "Earn While You Learn" Module #9 of main curriculum and Parenting Pack Module.
$940

Special Olympics Illinois

To purchase 6 additional kits for the Young Athletes Program in the Highland School District.
$660

St. Jacob Park District

To purchase one Recycling Array for the St. Jacob Park.
$1,127

St. Jacob PTO

To be used towards repairing and expanding their Guided Reading Library.
$1,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$4,400

St. Paul's Catholic School

To be used to purchase a SMARTBoard for the computer lab.
$2,556
$69,675

 

2007
$63,733

Alhambra Elementary School

To be used for a Children's Garden (outdoor classroom) for students to learn about nature.
$1,357

Community Link: Highland CILA

To be used to refurbish Highland CILA as a place of welcome.
$2,400

Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department

To be used towards the purchase of litter receptacles and park benches for the Firemen's Park.
$1,500

Gravius Memorial Library in Marine

To be used to provide a Youth Reading Program to include a Summer Reading Program, Adolescent Book Club, and Weekly Story Hour.
$500

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used for sound upgrades for both Hard Road and HHS theatre productions.
$1,800

Highland Animal Shelter

To be used towards HAS' Microchip Program.
$500

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used to expand their "Movin' On Up" Program which assists individuals in improving their employment skills..
$2,000

Highland Arts Council

To be used towards sponsor banners and/or stands for Art in the Park.
$500

Highland Bulldogs Hockey Club

To be used towards the purchase of warm-up suits  for players.
$1,000

Highland Bulldog Jr. Wrestling Club

To be used towards their mat conditioning project.
$2,500

Highland Chamber of Commerce

To be used towards building restoration.
$500

Highland Garden Club

To be used to put in an asphalt path at Glik Park Gardens.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used for materials, equipment and supplies needed for the maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$425

Highland Home

To be used to purchase additional stackable chairs for residents' recreational activities.
$1,311

Highland Hope Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

To be used to purchase portable basketball goals.
$955

Highland Middle School

To be used to provide a trainer for a new program, "Tribes: A New Way of Learning and Being Together".
$1,073

Highland Primary School

To be used to provide professional presenters for their Friendship Fair.
$1,502

Highland Splash Swim Team

To be used to purchase a lane rope storage reel.
$995

Highland Youth Sports Advisory Commission

To be used to purchase batting helmets with face guards.
$2,000

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To be used for the Bereavement Program.
$250

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To provide needed services in the Foundation's geographic area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$770

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center. (Recreation Center Operations Funds)
$22,350

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Korte Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$335

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports programs administered by the Highland Parks & Recreation Department. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$350

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training, and water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$300

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for their microfilm organization project.
$1,600

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$390

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology to benefit the library. (Eunice L. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$660

Marine Elementary School

To be used for their Teacher Resource Library.
$2,000

New Douglas Mid-Elementary Center Schools PTO

To be used for books and shelves for their library expansion.
$1,000

Pregnancy Care Center

To be used to implement a Donor/Operations Management System.
$3,000

Special Olympics Illinois

To be used to establish a Young Athlete Program in the Highland School District.
$1,500

St. Jacob Elementary PTO

To be used towards the purchase of new playground flooring and equipment.
$2,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$2,560

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2007 Recipients: Sherry Ishum Brown, Gail Holthaus, Debra Johnson, and LeeAnn Landmann.
$850
$63,733

 

2006
$52,050

Alhambra Elementary School

To be used for "A Day with an Author/Illustrator" project to enhance the Reading Initiative for Alhambra Elementary students.
$1,950

Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department

To be used towards the purchase of a drinking fountain for the Firemen's Park in Grantfork.
$1,500

Gravius Memorial Library in Marine

To be used for a Youth Reading Program to include a Summer Reading Program, Adolescent Book Club, and Weekly Story Hour.
$500

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used towards the purchase of lighting upgrades for both Hard Road and HHS theatre productions.
$2,000

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used to purchase a 6,250 Wattage generator to be used when electrical service has been disrupted at HACSM as part of their "Disaster Readiness" program.
$1,000

Highland Arts Council

To be used towards providing increased musical entertainment at Art in the Park 2007.
$1,000

Highland Band Parents Association

To be used towards the purchase of a new trailer (replacing existing one) to transport band equipment and uniforms.
$2,000

Highland Bulldogs Hockey Club

To be used towards the purchase of equipment and training video for players.
$500

Highland Bulldog Jr. Wrestling Club

To be used towards their mat reconditioning project.
$1,800

Highland Chamber of Commerce

To be used towards the purchase of new Christmas decorations for the Square.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used for an irrigation system for Gardens at Glik Park.
$2,500

Highland Garden Club

To be used for materials, equipment and supplies needed for the maintenance & enhancement of Lila's Garden. (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$700

Highland Primary School

To be used to purchase materials & equipment needed for a new K-2 Guided Reading Initiative program.
$2,290

Highland Home

To be used to purchase an Emergency Portable Phone System with related outside antenna.
$540

Highland Hope Upward Basketball & Cheerleading

To be used to purchase two portable basketball goals.
$930

Highland Splash Swim Team

To be used to purchase a new Starting System to replace existing one.
$1,120

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To provide needed services in the Foundation's geographic area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$1,300

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center.
$15,050

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the recreation center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$250

Korte Recreation Center

To be used for recreation center non-sports related programs. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$250

Korte Recreation Center

To be used to provide swim lessons, lifeguard training, and water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$250

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used towards the purchase of Disc Resurfacing Equipment.
$2,000

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$650

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology to benefit the library. (Eunice L. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$600

Marine Elementary School

To be used towards the purchase of materials & equipment to expand the Teacher Resource Library.
$2,000

Pregnancy Care Center

To be used to purchase material and educational resources for their "Earn While You Learn" program.
$1,270

Sister Justina Schaefer "One On One Tutoring"

To be used to purchase materials and books to tutor children to bring them up to their comfort grade level in deficient areas and to re-establish their self esteem and motivation.
$400

St. Jacob Elementary PTO

To be used towards the creation of a Leveled Readers Library to be able to reach students of all ability levels at every grade level.
$1,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$4,300

Highland Civic Woman's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2006 Recipients: Elizabeth Indellicate, Janean Zappia, & LuAnn Peek
$1,400
$52,050

 

2005
$33,920

Grantfork Volunteer Fire Department

To be used for new benches and bleachers for the new ball diamonds at the Firemen's Park in Grantfork.
$500

Gravius Memorial Library, Marine

To be used for repair of windows in library building which is listed as a National Historic Building.
$500

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used for the purchase of head worn microphones for lead characters.
$500

Highland Animal Shelter

To be used to purchase cat isolation cages to help reduce disease transmission at the Shelter.
$500

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To purchase diapers & wipes for children over six months of age.
$1,000

Highland Arts Council

To provide quarterly programs for members & the community.
$500

Highland Garden Club

To purchase mulch for "Lila's Garden", an existing garden located at Olive & Lindenthal, donated by Lila Manville to the City of Highland, and maintained by Highland Garden Club (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund).
$200

Highland High School

To replace and expand current technology to install 20 wireless access points in the high school to allow the school to be completely wireless accessible.
$1,200

Highland Lions Club

To purchase new wood to replace the damaged or worn wood on old benches form the Square and install them in other areas around the city.
$500

Highland Skating Association

To help purchase a grinding ramp for the Highland Skate Park.
$1,000

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To provide needed services in the Foundation's geographic area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$380

Korte Recreation Center

To benefit the operations of the Korte Recreation Center
$18,550

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the Recreation Center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$300

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports related programs. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$250

Korte Recreation Center

To provide water safety training programs and water therapy. (Hamlin Water Safety Fund)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To purchase a large capacity commercial grade printer to be used by patrons as well as staff.
$500

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$200

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology to benefit the library. (Eunice M. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$200

New Douglas Mid-Elementary PTO

To purchase four 100 mega-bit 4 port hubs to allow four computers to be internet accessible, and to purchase materials to build a new backstop on the current baseball field at the school.
$500

Pregnancy Care Center

To provide basic parenting education targeting young parents (17-25 yrs) to increase their knowledge of effective parenting practices.
$500

Sister Justina Schaefer "One On One Tutoring"

To purchase materials and books to tutor children to bring them up to their grade level in deficient areas and to re-establish their self esteem and motivation.
$400

St. Jacob Elementary PTO

To purchase the STAR Early Literacy test to help cover all students in the accelerated reading program.
$500

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To be used towards developing and producing a video to be aired continuously on the internal hospital television channel to educate patients on certain health topics.
$1,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,340

St. Paul's Catholic School

To purchase materials needed to provide each classroom with a wall-mounted TV and DVD/VCR unit to allow students to view DVDs & VCR tapes, and also to serve as a classroom monitor connected to the classroom computer enabling all students to view computer presentations, internet information, etc.
$1,200

T.A.K. PTO Latchkey Program

To be used towards the purchase of tables & chairs for the after school latchkey program based out of Alhambra Elementary School to comply with DCFS standards.
$1,000

Highland Civic Women's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2005 Recipients: Karen Huelsmann & Debra Johnson
$500
$33,920

 

2004
$35,535

Gravius Memorial Library, Marine

To be used towards the purchase & replacement of floor boards and carpet for the library building.
$1,000

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used to purchase an audio equipment rack, microphones, and cables for sound and light equipment.
$1,150

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used for assistance with laundry detergent, dish detergent, shampoo, and other personal cleanliness products--Mr. Clean Project.
$1,000

Highland Band Parents' Association

To help fund the purchase of additional uniforms for the Highland High School Marching Bulldogs.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used in developing the garden at Glik Park (Rita & Bob Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$250

Highland Home

To purchase new armed dining room chairs.
$850

Highland Jaycees

To help fund the purchase of a new sound/PA system for the Square.
$500

Highland Skating Association

To help fund the Highland Skate Park Project at Glik Park.
$2,000

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To provide needed services in the greater Highland area.
$480

Korte Recreation Center

To support the operations of the Korte Recreation Center
$20,500

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the recreation center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$350

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports related programs. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$300

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To purchase a laminating machine to cover book jackets, to protect displays, and for story hour projects.
$500

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund In Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$250

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used for technology to benefit the library. (Eunice M. Koch & Victor H. Koch Technology Fund)
$250

Sister Justina Schaefer Tutoring Program

To purchase materials and additional books to tutor children.
$500

St. Jacob Elementary PTO

To purchase books and tests to update and improve the accelerated reading program.
$500

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To help fund the “Friends Van” transportation service program.
$1,000

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,680

St. Paul's Catholic School

To be used to help fund the after-school homework tutoring and mentoring program.
$1,000

Highland Civic Women's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2004 Recipients: Holli Foster and Patty Landmann
$475
$35,535
2003
$36,410

Grantfork Parents' & Teachers Organization

To be used to purchase playground equipment and improve the soccer and baseball fields.
$1,000

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used to purchase two panel lighting fixtures.
$550

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used for utility assistance to help those on their way to becoming self-supporting citizens.
$570

Highland Arts Council

To be used for advertising for the "Art in the Park" art show in October 2004.
$1,000

Highland Band Parents' Association

To be used to help fund the new Highland High School Marching Bulldogs truck.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club/Garden at Glik Park

To be used to provide a garden at Glik Park. (Bob & Rita Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$250

Highland Skating Association

To be used to help fund the Highland Skate Park Project at Glik Park.
$2,000

Highland Splash Swim Team

To be used to purchase new starting blocks for the Highland Splash Swim Team.
$1,500

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To be used to provide needed services in the greater Highland area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$480

Korte Recreation Center

To be used to support the operations of the Korte Recreation Center.
$23,100

Korte Recreation Center

To provide admission to the recreation center for those less fortunate. (Ron & Kathy Schneider Recreation Center Membership Fund)
$450

Korte Recreation Center

To provide non-sports related programs. (Edgar & Dorris Haller Memorial Fund)
$400

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used to benefit the Library for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$250

Pregnancy Care Center

To be used for calendars and envelopes used for fundraising.
$650

Sr. Justina Schaefer Tutoring Program

To be used to purchase materials and additional books to tutor children.
$450

St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland

To be used to provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpentar Donor Advised Fund)
$1,680

St. Paul's Catholic School

To be used to implement an after-school homework tutoring and mentoring program.
$580

Highland Civic Women's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2003 Recipients: Sonya Barker, Jackie Hug & Michelle Huhn
$500
$36,410
2002
$33,716

Business Education Alliance

To be used in the Very Important Principles/Character Education Program.
$1,400

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used to purchase production equipment.
$500

Highland Area Christian Service Ministry

To be used to provide counseling assistance for victims of domestic violence and for aging clients.
$1,000

Highland Garden Club Youth Program

To be used to provide garden programs for youth. (Bob & Rita Hardy City Beautification Fund)
$275

Highland Historical Society

To be used to build public restrooms at the Louis Latzer Memorial Homestead.
$500

Korte Recreation Center Operations Fund

To be used to provide needed services in the greater Highland area.
$534.60

Korte Recreation Center Operations

To be used to support the operations of the Korte Recreation Center.
$24,525

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used to benefit the Library for general library purposes. (Ruth & Leland Steiner Fund in Memory of Milda & Charles Casper)
$275

St. Joseph's Hospital

To be used to provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$1,895.40

St. Paul's Catholic School

To be used to implement an after-school homework tutoring and mentoring program.
$1,400

Sr. Justina Schaefer Tutoring Program

To be used to purchase materials and additional books to tutor children.
$500

Highland Civic Women's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2002 Recipients: Katherine Pacatte & Yvonne Halleman
$911
$33,716
2001
$27,150

Greater Highland Area Habitat for Humanity

To be used to assist with the building of a low cost home for a qualifying family.
$2,000

Hard Road Theatre Productions

To be used to purchase set materials, costumes, and advertising materials for theatre productions and also to purchase training materials associated with acting workshops.
$1,200

Highland Band Parents Association

To be used to purchase Band Uniforms for the Highland High School Band Marching Bulldogs.
$2,000

Highland Community School District #5

To be used to assist with The Very Important Principles (VIP) Character Education Program.
$2,000

Highland Garden Club

To be used to complete special garden and landscape projects in the Highland area.
$500

Highland Historical Society
Funds returned to Foundation – Project Not Started

To be used to build restrooms for public use at the Louis Latzer Homestead.
$500

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.

To be used to provide needed services in the greater Highland area. (Nan Carpenter Memorial Designated Fund)
$1,000

Korte Recreation Center Operations Fund

To be used to support the operations of the Korte Recreation Center.
$8,000

Louis Latzer Library

To be used to assist in the purchase of a computer and accompanying workstation plus a printer to help meet the community's need for electronic access.
$500

St. Joseph Hospital

To be used to provide needed assistance and medical programs. (Nan Carpenter Donor Advised Fund)
$3,500

Sr. Justina Schaefer Tutoring Program

To be used to provide tutoring to underachieving and underprivileged children.
$500

St. Paul School Parents and Friends

To be used to implement a technology system that will be low-cost, high utility, low maintenance and widely used by students in regular and adult community classes.
$1,500

Senior Citizens Club of Highland

To be used to purchase furnishings to make a comfortable gathering place for Senior Citizens in the Recreation Room at the Weinheimer Building.
$1,300

Highland Civic Women's Club Geralyn M. Rehkemper Memorial Fund

To provide scholarship grants for mothers seeking higher education. 2001 Recipients: Debra Bellm, Hillary Clark, Tracy Esmon, Tracy Gutzler, Jean Korte, JoAnn Vesper & Kim Winter
$2,650
$27,150
2000
$12,500

Highland School District #5 Learning Disabilities Parent Group

To be used to develop educational seminars for administrators, teachers and staff and to offer evening seminars to parents and community members to promote a better understanding of learning disabilities in children.
$5,000

Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

To be used to purchase additional shelves for displaying of books that are available to library patrons.
$4,000

Pregnancy Care Center of Highland

To be used to assist with the initial start up costs related to the Tender Loving Care Maternity Home. Basic household items will be purchased for the needs of clients staying at the home.
$1,500

Small Victories Women & Infant Support Group

To be used to assist in purchasing baby supplies to be provided for mothers who otherwise would not have the means to obtain these necessities for their baby.
$1,500

Greater Highland Regional Improvement Plan

To be used to help purchase proposed banners for the downtown area.
$500
$12,500
1999
$8,000

Highland Band Parents

To be used for lighting of the practice field located on the high school grounds.
$750

Grantfork PTO

To be used to purchase a new playground structure, new basketball poles/nets, soccer nets, and surfacing.
$500

Highland Explorers

To be used to assist Law Enforcement Explorer Post 95 in obtaining new equipment.
$1,500

Highland Masonic Lodge

To be used to renovate restrooms at the Masonic Temple.
$1,000

Highland Historical Society

To be used to construct a pavilion at the Latzer Homestead.
$2,000

Highland Parent Teacher Organization

To be used for renovation of the playground at the Lindenthal campus.
$750

Pierron Improvement Corporation (Pic Park)

To be used to provide a "Playground Program and Special Events" in the community of Pierron during the summer of 2000.
$1,000

Alhambra PTO Latchkey Program

To be used to assist with the inception of the after-school day care for school-age children in the Alhambra area.
$500
$8,000
1998
$7,000

Child Care Resource & Referral Program Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois

To be used to increase the accessibility of child care services in the Highland area.
$2,000

Highland Bulldog's Jr. Wrestling Club

To be used to resurface mats and purchase new singlets.
$2,000

Alhambra PTO

To be used to assist in completing the Playground Project.
$2,000

Highland Area Council of Churches

To be used for the Meals on Wheels program.
$250

Sr. Justina Schaefer

To be used for a tutoring program for local children.
$250

Highland Optimist Club

To be used to study the possibility of having either a roller blade or roller skating rink in Glik Park.
$250

Right to Life Organization

To be used as determined by the organization.
$250
$7,000
1997
$3,500

Highland Area Christian Services Ministry

To be used to provide food, shelter, clothing and emergency financial help to financially disadvantaged families in the community.
$1,000

Highland Animal Shelter

To be used for the purchase of a commercial grade washer and dryer for the new animal shelter.
$1,000

Alhambra Jaycees

To be used to assist with dugout renovation at the Alhambra Park.
$1,000

Highland Rotary Club

To be used to determine the feasibility of organizing a community-wide project to construct a new recreation center in Highland.
$500
$3,500
1996
$1,500

Highland Booster Club

To be used for concreting the entrance area to the football stadium.
$500

Highland Home

To be used for the purchase of a riding lawn mower.
$500

Highland Historical Society

To be used for the cost of a mobile exhibit which includes a model of the Pet Milk processing plant.
$500
$1,500

Grant Policies & Procedures

  1. The Foundation will operate without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex or national origin in considering grant applications and will award grants only to entities which do not discriminate as to age, race, religion, sex or national origin.
  2. Grant awards are limited to not-for-profit organizations, agencies, groups, programs and projects.
  3. Grant funds must be used within the territory of the Highland Community School District Number 5, Marine Township, or St. Jacob Township.
  4. Preference will be given to projects and programs that:
    1. Meet the criteria of charitable purposes as defined in the Internal Revenue Code and which include the following:
      • Relief of the poor, distressed or underprivileged
      • Provide for health and human services
      • Advancement of education, science and the arts
      • Erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments or works
      • Lessening the burdens of government
      • Lessening of neighborhood tensions
      • Community development, including recreational needs
      • Elimination of prejudice and discrimination
      • Defense of human and civil rights
      • Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency
      • Protect the environment and promote conservation
    2. Respond to current and emerging needs or gaps of needed services in the area served by the Highland Area Community Foundation.
    3. Demonstrate an ongoing and/or increasing need in the community.
    4. Provide for the inception of a new program or project that is needed and not replicated in the community.
    5. Strengthen volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community concerns.
  5. The Foundation encourages the participation of others in funding projects and may provide "seed" money in an attempt to stimulate increased response from other sources or to help start new not-for-profit ventures.
  6. The Foundation normally will not award grants from unrestricted income for the following:
    1. Field trips
    2. Operational expenses
    3. Endowments
    4. Underwriting of deficits
    5. Post-event funding
    6. Staff salaries
    7. Political activities
    8. Government agencies
  7. Application procedures and requirements are included on the Grant Application Form.
  8. Applicants will be notified in writing of the status of their application after review action by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
  9. Applicants must spend any granted funds only for the purpose stated in the grant award and the applicants grant the Foundation the right to review the application with advisors of its' choosing. Any unused granted funds within the project completion date will be returned to the Foundation unless the Foundation grants an extension.
  10. Applicants will provide to the Foundation a written report within twelve (12) months of the date of the grant award including photographs if appropriate.
  11. Further information about the Foundation's Grants Programs may be obtained by calling 654-4727, sending an E-mail to info@hacf.org or visiting the Web Site at www.hacf.org.