As the Highland Lakes community has grown, so have its needs!  The HLSL provides financial support to local 501(c)(3) agencies so they might better meet these needs and make a real difference in the lives of others. Money raised from our fundraisers enable us to do just that.

We are so pleased to announce the 2022 grant recipients!

The Service League has a goal of “contributing to the betterment of the community through volunteerism, providing financial support of non-profit organizations and monetary assistance to individuals and families in need”.

Over the past 5 years HLSL has contributed more than $150,000 to local charitable organizations. Funds are raised through annual events including the Ladies Charity Golf Tournament and Chuck Wagon Chow Down Dinner and Auction. Decisions on grant funding are based on evaluation of application submitted, the amount of funds available and the current needs of the community. Funds requested must be used to serve the needs of Burnet and Llano counties.

This year the HLSL is pleased to award grants valued at $65,000 to 22 Highland Lakes area non- profit organizations who received their grants at the November 9th HLSL luncheon meeting:

November 2022 Grant Recipients

Representatives from each organization were on hand to receive funds that will provide client services in Burnet and Llano counties. Pictured are (seated) Willa Holgate of the Pregnancy and Life Center and Starla McLaurin of Marble Falls Area EMS; (second row) Paula Mays of Open Door Recovery, Beth Cottingham of the Spicewood Community Library, Sally May of Literacy Highland Lakes, Joey Hixson of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, Ingrid Hoffmeister of King’s Garden; (third row) Kevin Naumann of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network, Marco Cruz of Meals on Wheels, Sam Pearce of The Helping Center of Marble Falls, Maryum Mitchell of the Community Resource Center, Karen DelHay of St. Vincent de Paul, Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries, Paul Norman of the Tow Community Center, Bob Quigley of the Marble Falls Senior Activity Center; (back row) Eric Tanner of PetPALS, Brad Zehner of the Friends of the Burnet County Library Systems, Fay Crider of Texas Workforce Network, Kayley Lowe of Camp of the Hills, Lottie McCorkle of Lakes Area Care, and Eddie Arredondo of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Not pictured is a representative of Smart Smiles. Courtesy photo

The following organizations received grants and were recognized for their service to the community during a Nov. 9 luncheon hosted by the Service League.

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Helping Center of Marble Falls
  • Community Resource Center
  • Highland Lakes Crisis Network
  • Weekday Ministries
  • King’s Garden
  • Lake Area Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Sleep In Heavenly Peace
  • Open Door Recovery
  • Marble Falls Senior Activity Center
  • Pregnancy and Life Center
  • Marble Falls Area EMS
  • Texas Mission of Mercy/TDA Smart Smiles
  • Tow Community Center
  • Literacy Highland Lakes
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes
  • Camp of the Hills
  • Friends of the Burnet County Library System
  • Spicewood Community Library
  • Workforce Network
  • PetPALS

Applications for grants are evaluated and awarded based on funds available and the current needs of the community, according to a Highland Lakes Service League media release.

The Annual Community Grant process begins in June with a deadline of August 31st. Funds are presented to selected agencies at our November Meeting. Please contact our Grant Committee via email at: [email protected] if you have further questions.

The 2022 Grant Application is available to download here.