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Partnering for Impact

Opportunity Grants Portfolio

In response to evolving community needs, High Foundation invests in economic vibrancy, community vitality, and individual and social well-being through an annual grant program designed to support the work of community partners where High companies operate.

Pillars of Investment

Economic Vibrancy
We support organizations that strive to build a vibrant economy through a talented, diverse workforce, leading to equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.

Possible areas for High Foundation funding in this pillar:

Community Vitality
We believe that a community will thrive when individuals have pride in the place where they live, work, volunteer, and play. We support projects that lead to artistic expression, civic engagement, and community connectedness.

Possible areas for High Foundation funding in this pillar:

Individual and Social Well-Being
We partner with organizations that help individuals and families live healthy and fulfilled lives, supporting physical and mental health for people of all ages.

Possible areas for High Foundation funding in this pillar:

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We strive to be catalytic in our approach to funding, seeking to achieve the best possible outcomes for the organizations we work with and support. Our most innovative and sustainable initiatives come to life through the unique partnerships we have built over many years, and the new ones we identify through relationship building and continual exploration and learning.”

— Robin Stauffer, Executive Director, High Foundation

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Core Requirements

  • Organizations must be located in Lancaster City, Lancaster County, or another community in which High companies provide economic investment and employment.
  • Organizational mission must be aligned with High Foundation’s Opportunity Grant Pillars.
  • Organizations must have a belief in and mindset for promoting an environment of equality and helping to advance a diverse and stimulating world for all.
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High Foundation contributes only to non-political, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, focusing the majority of our contributions in the Lancaster County and South-Central Pennsylvania regions. We also consider applications in other regions where High companies are located.


Before applying, please review our Opportunity Grants Guide to determine if your organization or initiative aligns with High Foundation's strategic vision.


Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2024 through September 1, 2024. Contact Chris Snyder with any questions.


Questions? Join our Opportunity Grants Open Zoom Office Hours with Chris Snyder on July 22, 2024, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Click to join.

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Thaddeus Stevens College believes that education is a pathway to prosperity. We are proud to partner with High Foundation to bridge the gap from poverty to sustainability. Our shared commitment to providing equitable access to higher education has transformed the lives of generations of families while supporting the economic growth of industry across the Commonwealth.”

— Pedro Rivera, President, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology