Highland Community Foundation Makes Donation To #GrowHighland

The #GrowHighland Community Garden project is underway in Downtown Highland, and HCF is proud to be a donor to this project. The Highland Redevelopment Commission approved use, by Highland Main Street, of a lot it owns next to the Central Fire Station to begin a...

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HCF Launches New Website

The Highland Community Foundation has launched its new website this week. Last year, HCF has hired Pepperbrook Design, Inc., of Highland, to extensively update and revamp their old website and add new features, such as a news blog and links to make online...

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HCF Accepting Grant Applications for Art Projects

The Highland Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its next round of Highland Has Art grants to Highland art-related organizations and projects. This is part of the Foundation’s ongoing initiative to promote the arts in Highland. Through funds...

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HCF Elects Officers & Sets 2019 Agenda

At their December 4th Board meeting, the Highland Community Foundation elected officers and set their agenda for 2019. HCF’s 2019 officers include: Lance Ryskamp, President; Judy Vaughn, Vice President; Julie Larson, Secretary; and Abe Rivera, Treasurer. Heading into...

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Festival of the Trail

The Highland Community Foundation participated in Highland’s annual Festival of the Trail, held in Downtown Highland. This year’s festival featured local artists, photographers and authors from Northwest Indiana. HCF Board members were on hand to hand out brochures...

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The Highland Community Foundation recently presented a "Highland Has Art" grant award to Highland artist, Liz Mares. HCF Board President, Lance Ryskamp, and HCF Board Member, Michelle Anderson, presented the check to Mares, in front of the public mural Mares painted...

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Arbor Day Foundation Update

Due to the incredible demand, the 100 trees offered to Highland residents under the Highland Community Canopy Plan have all been ordered. The Arbor Day Foundation projects that all of the trees will be delivered in mid-October.

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Community Canopy Project

Over the last two years, the Highland Community Foundation has been a partner in assisting the Town of Highland in developing an Urban Forestry Program, including a town-wide tree inventory and analysis. The next step in this process is to assist residents in planting...

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Help Improve Our Community

The Highland Community Foundation is working to improve the Quality of Life of our town. Quality of Life is vital to the well being of a community and its residents. Through our work, we are looking to help make Highland the best it can be, so it will remain a wonderful place to live, work, play, visit and do business.