Grant Eligibility and Guidelines

General Information

Grant Applications may be submitted to Highlands Foundation, Inc. at any time.
1. Only Non-Profit Organizations with a 501(c)(3) status are eligible to receive Highlands Foundation grant funding.
2. No faxed applications will be accepted. Mailed, or emailed applications are preferred.
3. Non-Profit organizations can submit grant requests of up to $5000 for consideration.
4. All questions on the application form should be answered. Supporting documents are required.
5. The grant recipient will be required to provide a detailed report on how the funds were expended.
6. Misuse of funds will result in a ineligibility for future grant support

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations seeking Foundation funding must meet the following criteria:
1. The organizations must provide services within Floyd, Johnson, Martin, or Magoffin Counties to be considered for support.
2. The organization must qualify as a 501(c)(3) non-profit federally tax-exempt organization under the regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service.
3. As a general rule, the Foundation does not support grant requests for:

  • General operating expenses, debt reduction or general or administrative overhead expenses
  • Direct aid to individuals/families
  • Projects of religion-based organizations (unless the project is secular and does not give priority or preferential treatment to the religious organization or its members)
  • Political organizations

Application Packet

Please submit two complete packets of the following information, assembled in the following order, with everything printed two-sided, if possible:

  • Completed and signed application summary form.
  • Detailed project budget showing both revenues and expenses (if grant request is for a multiĀ­ year project, please show the budget for each year).
  • Project timeline, no more than one page (optional).
  • Board of directors list, including contact information, affiliations and description of skills each brings to the organization.
  • Federal tax exemption letter.

Applications will be reviewed and submitted to the Board of Directors as required. Organizations that receive funds may be asked to be available for a check presentation and photo opportunity.)