Support the Highlands Biological Foundation

The Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. (HBF) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HBF supports the Highlands Biological Station through funding for educational programming, scholarships, research, and daily operations. In addition, HBF has separate funds to support the outreach missions of the Nature Center and Botanical Garden.

Individual contributions from the public guarantee that HBF can continue our work stimulating, promoting, and funding research and education into one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world.  See below for how you can make a contribution today.

Your Contribution Makes an Impact through:

Ways to Give:

  • Click the button below to make a one-time contribution online or to setup a recurring donation.

  • Call our office at 828.526.2221 to make a contribution over the phone.

  • Send a check payable to the Highlands Biological Foundation to P.O. Box 580, Highlands, NC 28741

  • Stop by our office at the Highlands Biological Station (265 N. 6th Street) to make an in-person donation.

  • Contribute through a donor-advised fund.

  • Send a stock gift.

  • Introduce your family & friends to the Highlands Nature Center & Botanical Garden!

The Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3), and your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.

HBF Membership:

Members receive early registration access to certain HBF programs including Nature Camp as well as to exclusive, members-only programs. Members also receive HBF e-blasts, newsletters, & program announcements. Your membership is active for 1 year from your donation date. To check on the status of your membership, please call our office at 828.526.2221.

Additional Ways to Make an Impact:

Give the Gift of Membership

If you know someone with a deep connection with nature or a special history with the Highlands Biological Station or Foundation, consider giving them the gift of membership to receive information on the lastest programs and offerings. Click HERE or give us a call at 828.526.2221 to give someone in your life the gift of an HBF membership today.

Give in Honor or Memory of a Loved One

Make an impact for someone in your life as well as HBF. Give in honor or memory of someone in your life, and we will be happy to notify them or their family of your generous contribution. Click HERE or call us at 828.526.2221 to make a contribution in honor of someone in your life.

Leave a Legacy

Inspire present and future generations to preserve and protect the unqiue environment of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau by remembering HBF in your will.

Donate Stock

Stocks, bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Giving the gift of stock has benefits for the giver. If the stock has appreciated in value, the holder can avoid paying the capital gains tax by giving it as a gift. Call us at 828.526.2221 or email to discuss your options today.

Thank you for making an impact!

The work of the Highlands Biological Foundation depends on generous individuals just like you, so we cannot thank you enough for your support!

The Highlands Biological Foundation, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3), and your gift is 100% tax deductible as allowable by law.