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Mountain Findings Thrift Store
Grants Program

The opportunity to express interest in a 2024 Mountain Findings Grant CLOSED as of January 2, 2024.  Grant awards will be announced in late July.  The 2025 Grant Process will be detailed on this website in August 2024 or after. 

Contact for information.


Mountain Findings’ Grants Program provides funding for projects that strengthen the Highlands-Cashiers, NC community, especially for the economically distressed or disadvantaged, including animals.


We assist organizations that:

  • Serve local populations for which our limited funding will make a significant impact.

  • Seek to improve the lives of others without imposing religious views or persuasion.

  • Lack a well-organized fundraising arm.

  • Provide resources and services free to the disadvantaged within the local community.

  • Rely on the help of volunteers.

  • Duplication of services already funded will be given low priority.


Priority is given to these focus areas:

  • Human welfare

  • Youth enrichment

  • ​Conservation and the Environment

  • Animal welfare

  • Cultural Enrichment

  • Civic engagement

  • Public Safety



Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities.

Organizations serving a regional population may be considered when evidence of the grant’s direct impact on the Highlands Plateau is provided.

Grant funding may not be used for employee travel expenses, contract wages or staff salaries.

In the awarding of grants and scholarships, Mountain Findings, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, sexual orientation or military status.

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