“Alone we can do so little;
Together we can do so much.”
— Helen Keller
This powerful statement has and continues to impact the mission, vision, and work of
The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation.
Through the investment of financial resources, time, and talents, The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation strives to make a difference in people’s lives and well-being by nurturing servant leadership and generosity within the family and in the Lancaster community by:
Connecting people to resources, services, opportunity, and networks/communities
Empowering individuals and communities through access to shared knowledge, skills, and resources
Uplifting the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social quality of life by investing in faith development, music, arts, culture, and nature
Who We Are
The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation will generously “give good measure” by building our community to connect, empower, uplift, and make a difference in people’s lives and well-being.
As a family and foundation, we uphold a commitment to “give good measure” – a phrase that was coined by Calvin’s father, Sanford High, founder of High Welding Company (later to become The High Companies). It is a statement of commitment to integrity, quality, and respectfulness in everything we do.
Currently, The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation gives to nonprofit organizations in Lancaster County, Pa, the original home of the family and the community that has contributed to the success of the family business, The High Companies, for more than 90 years.
"I am grateful to The Edible Classroom for providing the opportunity for kids to learn more about how food is produced and for encouraging them to try vegetables and herbs from the garden in inventive and enticing new recipes. It's wonderful to see my son selecting and enjoying healthier foods!" - Parent of a Student, The Edible Classroom
“To have a net, a place like Water Street, to catch people when they’re in need is very important. They were offering me a way to grab on and change my life. I tried to do the best I could with it and I am so grateful to Water Street and all the financial supporters who gave me a place to change.” - Guest, Water Street Mission
“My mom had been praying for a place to call home for a long time. As refugees, we did not qualify for traditional bank loans, but Tenfold’s first-time home buyer program provided an affordable and convenient way for us to purchase our first home in America, creating a sense of belonging and connection to our community.” - Client, Tenfold
We consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside and support nonprofit organizations as they serve the community and deepen their impact.
As a donor-advised fund affiliated with the Everence Foundation, The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation provides gifts to nonprofit organizations focused on serving the Lancaster County community.
*Currently, The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation does not accept gift or grant requests.
Since 2010, The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation has contributed to the Lancaster community in the following areas:
The Calvin and Janet High Family Foundation has supported over 60 organizations since 2010.