Bridge to Opportunity

The current focus of High Foundation is eliminating poverty by supporting organizations focused on systemic change. The Foundation is interested in playing a role in re-establishing belief in the American dream by providing a bridge from poverty to sustainability and financial stability—a Bridge to Opportunity.

High Foundation contributes capital gifts to nonpolitical nonprofit organizations in categories of education, social services, and cultural enrichment. The Foundation also invests in projects and organizations that improve Lancaster City's aesthetics, culture and art, and in projects that lead to economic vibrancy.


Children Deserve a Chance Foundation 

is a non-profit organization that supports youth from under-represented communities and gives them the resources they need to succeed. The programs support the pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement. Services are free to children with the help of donations from organizations such as High Foundation.

Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster

enables all young people, especially those most in need, to become productive, caring, responsible adults. The Club’s programs and services include education and career classes, arts, health, and life skills and more. High Foundation donated $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Club to renovate its teen area.



The Library System of Lancaster’s Bookmobile

can now take books to more than 50 places in Lancaster County, including senior citizen centers, assisted living centers, after-school programs and more, thanks to High Foundation. The truck offers large-print books, DVDs, and audio books and is handicapped accessible, and stops at more than 50 low- and moderate-income locations throughout Lancaster County.




Lancaster Early Education Center

is a non-profit organization that provides affordable, high-quality care and education to children from low-income families. Formerly known as Lancaster Day Care Center, the center expanded In June of 2017 after seeing a critical need to help more children. The expansion project’s cost was $1.3-$1.6 million with 90 percent being underwritten by local donors, including High Foundation.

Spanish American Civic Association

focuses on the culture, social and economic well-being of Lancaster’s Latino community. SACA offers many human services to those in need and revitalizes Lancaster’s neighborhoods and assists Latinos in the purchasing of homes. SACA’s Tec Centro helps individuals increase their job skills and attain employment in today’s demanding job market.


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

is a two-year accredited technical college in downtown Lancaster. High Foundation supports STEM education programming offered by the college.


High Foundation Scholarship Program

is available to students of High co-workers. Two deserving students are selected each year based on academic performance and extracurricular activities. More than $800,000 has been contributed to students since its inception in 1983.


Girls on the Run - Lancaster

is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has positively impacted more than 11,000 girls aged eight through 14 in Lancaster. High Foundation contributed to a new home to enable them to better serve the girls and their coaches.

Health & Human Services

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center

offers outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy to disabled children. The Lancaster County-based center recently expanded its center to include infants, funded in part by High Foundation.


Lancaster Health Center

offers health and dental care to everyone in the community, regardless of economic or health insurance status. LHS serves more than 22,000 patients with 189 staff members with the mission of providing high-quality healthcare to everyone. High Foundation is one of the many donors for this organization.


Water Street Mission

is a campus located on South Prince Street. It provides homeless individuals with the tools they need to get back on their feet, including housing, meals, and medical, dental, behavior, and spiritual support.


Declaration House

is the first social services center in Denver, Pa. High Foundation contributed $100,000 to its construction as the new home of REAL Life Community Services, a provider of faith-based youth mentoring, intervention, and other services. The facility offers medical, dental, and behavioral health counseling from Welsh Mountain Health Center and 10 affordable apartments funded by Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership.

Historic Preservation

The Fulton Theatre

was recently the recipient of a $50,000 donation from High Foundation for continued improvements to the facade of the historic theatre located along the King Street Corridor. The 165-year-old theatre serves as a community treasure to Lancaster. High Foundation has been a proud sponsor for many years.



Lancaster Central Market

is known as one of the world’s best farmers markets and is an integral part to downtown Lancaster. When Lancaster Central Market Trust announced the building needed a new roof, High Foundation made a significant donation to help raise the $1.5 million needed for the project.



Arts & Culture

The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation

supports the events that take place at Long’s Park, including the Summer Music Series and the Labor Day Art Show. High Foundation continues to support this organization so that residents can enjoy free live music and the art show in a beautiful park setting.


Social Enterprise


is an organization of compassionate individuals promoting entrepreneurship, social change and economic development. Sharing the same philosophies as High Foundation, ASSETS provides training, one-on-one coaching, and financing for those hoping to launch their own business and are interested in improving the community.