Exchange Club volunteers serve free hot dogs at the annual LHHS Red White Football Game

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands (ECLH) volunteers have a long history of awarding grants to neighborhood organizations working in the trenches to make our community better. Once again, they are seeking to fund high-impact projects around Lake Highlands, and they’re encouraging group leaders and project organizers to send in their requests.

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ECLH says they want to hear from your group if you:

  • are a local non-profit providing a variety of community services, including child abuse prevention, medical care, and emergency shelter and services for victims of domestic violence,
  • host a project to enrich students’ educational experience by implementing special programs or equipment at local public schools,
  • host a project that promotes patriotism and honors our democratic heritage,
  • host a project that honors and recognizes the U.S. military and local police officers and fire fighters, and/or
  • host a project that benefits and improves the Lake Highlands community at large by promoting a sense of community pride and spirit.

ECLH doesn’t typically fund standard operating expenses for organizations. Instead, they’re seeking to fund up to $25,000 for capital projects such as STEM labs, learning centers or vehicles. In 2018, they donated $10,000 to Box 4 Firebuffs to help replace one of the customized vehicles it uses to support Dallas Fire and Rescue personnel. In 2020, they partnered with the Jordan Spieth Foundation, Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League and Lake Highlands Women’s League to build the All Abilities Playground at Flag Pole Hill.

Exchange Club grants are made in addition to the group’s service projects throughout the community, organization of local events, and awarding of college scholarships for LHHS seniors.

The application is due March 4 and may be found here. Recipients will be notified in April. More information may be found on the ECLH website here.