Giving Opportunities

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for residents, Givens Highland Farms, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC), welcomes financial support for various programs and campus facilities.

If you have a passion for helping seniors in and around Black Mountain, we offer a number of giving opportunities that will directly impact the lives of seniors throughout our greater community and beyond.

Financial Assistance

The Resident Assistance Ministry requires approximately $1 million annually and is supported by residents, staff, Board members, churches, and friends.

There are several ways to contribute toward strengthening this ministry, including a Mother's Day Offering, Christmas "Gift of Care", Tribute Gifts, Joy Fund, and Staff Assistance Ministry.

Endowment Gifts

Givens Highland Farms is richly blessed with people who have established endowment funds to enrich the mission and ministry of our community.

A majority of interest earnings from our endowments are directed to the Resident Assistance Ministry, which helps our residents whose cost of living outweighs their income.

Customized Giving

Customized, or planned giving, supports our residents needing financial assistance.

There are many ways to give to Givens to support our residents needing financial assistance. One of those methods is through customized, or planned giving, which can provide the donor with tax favorable benefits. The benefits can include increased income, tax deductions, and partial or full bypass of potential capital gains on appreciated property.

Givens Highland Farms is familiar with bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, gifts of real and personal property, life estates, life insurance, and for residents, residency agreement refunds. Information is available at regarding Estates and Planned Giving for residents, friends, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, CLUs, trust officers and other gift planning professionals.

Naming Opportunities

Givens Highland Farms invites you to consider Naming Opportunities in recognition of gifts in support of our mission and ministry.

This is a wonderful way to honor loved ones and special friends while leaving a legacy for others well into the future. Capital projects such as our Chapel and recent expansion include various opportunities for making gifts which may recognize a loved one, a donor, or a special friend. Funds may be directed to one project while the Naming Opportunity can be given to another area at Givens Highland Farms.

Matching Gifts

Your donation may be eligible for matching through your employer.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Givens Donation

To learn more about giving or donate online, visit the Givens Communities Giving webpage.