A Philanthropic Community Organization
The Issaquah Highlands Community Fund (IHCF) is a newly formed 501(c)3 community foundation created to support and enhance education, environmental, and cultural opportunities consistent with the community building goals of Highlands Council.
A volunteer board of directors comprised of residents and business leaders is responsible for the nonprofit’s overall governance. Officers handle day-to-day administrative and operational functions. Paid staff, including an executive director, may be hired in the future. Funding sources could include contributions from existing Issaquah Highlands community organizations; local, state, and federal grants; donations and endowments from the community; employer matching; and revenue generated from community events.
Christy Garrard is the executive director of Highlands Council and a Dahlia Park resident.
This article is part of a series from the Spring 2021 issue of Connections. Read the full “Rooted in Community” feature story in Spring 2021 Connections >>
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