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

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Executive Director Tina Krause of Hospitality House displays the 2020 grant from the High Country Charitable Foundation.

"Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina is grateful to receive this grant from the High Country Charitable Foundation.

Last year, Hospitality House provided 2,739 (out of a total 39,754) nights of shelter services to 35 Avery County individuals for a total cost of $87,658 at an average of $32.00 per day.

As the largest contributor from Avery County, the HCCF grant accounts for 11% of the total needed to house and support Avery County residents.

The continued support of HCCF will allow us to continue safely and stably housing homeless individuals and families in Avery County."

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Todd Carter
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Executive Director Tina Krause of Hospitality House displays the 2020 grant from the High Country Charitable Foundation.

Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina is grateful to receive this grant from the High Country Charitable Foundation. 

Last year, Hospitality House provided 2,739 (out of a total 39,754) nights of shelter services to 35 Avery County individuals for a total cost of $87,658 at an average of $32.00 per day. 

As the largest contributor from Avery County, the HCCF grant accounts for 11% of the total needed to house and support Avery County residents. 

The continued support of HCCF will allow us to continue safely and stably housing homeless individuals and families in Avery County.

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Todd Carter

Sara Crouch of OASIS (left) receives the 2020 High Country Charitable
Foundation grant from Gary Butler.

OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter, Inc.) will use funding from the HCCF to support survivors of intimate partner violence in finding and maintaining safe, independent housing for themselves and their children. These funds will provide security deposits, utility assistance, security equipment, and more for survivors as they work towards
their housing goals. Stable housing is one of the most important factors in a survivor maintaining safety and stability for themselves and their children.
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Sara Crouch of OASIS (left) receives the 2020 High Country Charitable
Foundation grant from Gary Butler.

OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter, Inc.) will use funding from the HCCF to support survivors of intimate partner violence in finding and maintaining safe, independent housing for themselves and their children. These funds will provide security deposits, utility assistance, security equipment, and more for survivors as they work towards
their housing goals. Stable housing is one of the most important factors in a survivor maintaining safety and stability for themselves and their children.

Comment on Facebook Sara Crouch of OASIS...

Love this !! Congratulations !!!!

Mr Butler 😊

Linville Fire Department would like to thank the High Country Charitable Foundation for their generous donation through their 2020 grant. The funds will be used for Full Face Dive Mask for our water rescue and recovery team. This will make Communication and Safety better for our Divers.
Pictured is Roy Dellinger, Rescue Diver and President of Linville Fire Department with Gary Butler of the High Country Charitable Foundation and Member of the Elk River Club.
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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. 2020 marks our SIXTH year serving Avery County! We look forward to many more.

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Grants

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

2020 Grant Applications NOW AVAILABLE.

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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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