Donation Options

Our organization is largely funded by our generous donors. ALL donations are greatly appreciated and there are many ways you can donate. Take a look below for the different donation options. If you have any questions please contact us!

2024 Annual Appeal


Do you want to see the Highlands Center and our work sustained for the next generation? Did you know we’re a nonprofit almost entirely sustained by donations? 

Every donation you make during our Annual Appeal between July 8th and August 16th will be matched dollar for dollar by a local community member!

Your contribution today will double your impact tomorrow.

Come into the store, call, mail a check, or give online today!

Thank you for your generosity!

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General Donation

A Single Donation for General Use

The Highlands Center is funded entirely through memberships, donations and grants. Your gift helps the dedicated education staff develop innovative year-round programs designed to introduce people of all ages to the wonder of the Central Highlands of Arizona, and teach them what it takes to be wise caretakers of the land.

Schoolyard Habitat Program

(Tax Credit)

Hands-on environmental education in area schools.

The Schoolyard Habitat Program provides supplemental, standard-based science curriculum for elementary and middle schools throughout the TriCity Area. This three-year partnership program seeks to increase understanding, encourage inquiry, and generate a sense of stewardship in students by allowing structured exploration of an outdoor Habitat space.

Juniper Fund

Educational Giving Program

Juniper Fund contributions are used exclusively for educational scholarships for our children’s programs. We never want to turn a child away from our program because of finances. This fund makes it possible for us to say “yes”!

Memorial, tributes, birthday and anniversary contributions may be made to the Highlands Center’s Juniper Fund. Donations to this fund are a wonderful way to honor a loved one or remember a special day.

Sustaining Donor (Healthy Roots)

Monthly Giving Program

This program allows for a modest monthly gift to become part of a strong foundation that helps us sustain our programs. These “Roots” will feed and sustain our programs, facilities and future growth. These gifts provide a consistent flow of revenue that sustains our operations.

Sustaining Donors make a monthly donation of at least $13.00 that is withdrawn directly from a bank account or charged to credit or debit card.

Large Donations and Estate Planning

Generous donations make it possible able to maintain our beautiful facilities, continue to plan and implement growth, and evolve to meet the educational needs of the members and the community we serve. The following donation options are a wonderful way to keep our programs alive.

Perennial Partners

Perennial Partners is a special designation for donors who make a gift that blooms all year long: it is a gift of at least $500 per year that keeps your dollars here in the community and allows us to stabilize our future.

Legacy Circle

The Legacy Circle is unique group of individuals that have remembered the Highlands Center in their estate plans. Gift planning does not require great wealth nor does it need to be complicated.

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