Helping those in need in Avery County, N.C.

Mission and Purpose

The idea of the High Country Charitable Foundation was conceived by a small group of local residents who recognize the importance of giving back to the community.

Local Community

The vision of our foundation is to provide for needy Avery County residents and animals by supporting local public charities and other private foundations.

Our goal is to use our efforts to keep expenses as low as possible with the majority of funds raised going to those in need.

We are committed to maintaining our outstanding culture of living by three core values:

1. Community Involvement

We care about raising funds, along with donating time and talent to meet the critical needs of our neighbors and animals in need.

2. Excellence

To operate with integrity and transparency: our goal is to strive to generate the biggest impact for our community.

3. Value

To provide value to our contributors by distributing every dollar we collect to local agencies serving the needy. To provide value to the communities by maximizing our financial and volunteer resources.

Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

Watch our new video about the mission and purpose of the High Country Charitable Foundation.

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Grants

The goal of the Foundation is to support local Avery County charitable services.

2022 GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

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Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser


HCCF holds an annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser each summer at Elk River Club in Banner Elk, NC. 2022 marks our EIGHTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more.

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4 weeks ago
James Nipper

As our Fall Hiking Season comes to an end, we are so very thankful to those friends who have supported us through their prayers, encouragement, and monetary contributions. We are very blessed and thankful to have broad community support for our program from local Avery County charitable organizations such as the The High Country Charitable Foundation, Inc. , the AMY Wellness Foundation , Run For Holland Foundation, Valle Country Fair, Grandfather Community Foundation, together with many private donors and personal friends who have provided generous support and encouragement.
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Bravery. Courage. Commitment To Purpose.
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The Jason Project's "Grandfather Challenge" strives to teach Middle School and High School students to face their struggles head-on, and learn to overcome them. We teach this through mentoring, leadership, adventure, and an organized wilderness challenge. It is impossible to know the impact that this experience has on these kids unless you could be at the awards ceremonies and personally witness the remarks of school principals, teachers, chaperones, hike leaders, and the kids themselves. It is a blessing beyond measure to know that these kids learn priceless lessons of leadership, introspection, self-esteem, and respect for teamwork, all while immersed in a magnificent place of God’s handiwork called Grandfather Mountain.
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During the off-season, we will stay busy organizing, planning, and meeting with schools and other program partners. We are firmly committed to do our very best as we move forward, and we do ask our friends to continue praying that God will lead this effort to where he would have it go, and also please pray for all of the kids who have participated in our program this year.
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“Great leadership is about inviting people to discover themselves while they follow you!!”
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We have hundreds of wonderful pictures of our hikes, but those included in this post are some of our favorites this year !
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(For those who may not know about The Jason Project and “The Grandfather Challenge,” please go to www.tinyurl.com/TheJasonProject2021 for more information. )

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