Community Grants and Giving

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 at our annual event, the  Chuck Wagon Chow-Down Dinner and Auction, enables us to do just that.  During the last five years, over $153,950 has been awarded to charitable organizations.

Decisions on grant funding are based on evaluation of applications submitted, the amount of funds available and the current needs of the community. Final funding decisions are determined by vote of the general membership, based on recommendations by the Grant Committee. Funds requested must be used to serve the needs of Burnet and Llano counties.

Notification of recipients will be in mid-October with funds distributed at the November general meeting.

2023 Grant Cycle and Application

June 15th: Grant application available on the web site
August 31st : Application deadline
September – October: Applications reviewed by Grant Committee
October HLSL Meeting: General membership votes on Committee recommendations
November HLSL Meeting: Grants presented to selected agencies at general meeting


2022 Recipients

In 2022, HLSL awarded grants valued at $64,805 to 21 Highland Lakes area non-profit organizations who received their grants at the November 9th HLSL luncheon meeting.


Other Community Giving

Funding was awarded to the TMOM Community Dental Event and local food banks, Joseph's Food Pantry, St. Frederick's Mission and Cottonwood Shores Food Pantry. Donated 20 sets of bedding to Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

The Highland Lakes Service League applauds these organizations for the services they provide to our community.