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For more than 30 years, the Highlights Foundation has been fulfilling its mission of improving the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft. Each year, we offer more than 40 workshops covering a wide range of topics and offering encouragement for both beginning and published authors and illustrators. Workshops are led by children’s publishing professionals: editors, authors, art directors, publishers, agents, academics, and others who are there to help you realize your creative goals. 

The Highlights Foundation is a public, not-for profit 501(c)3 organization. We receive support from a number of individuals who believe in our mission, several publishing companies, and writers’ organizations. The majority of our named scholarship funds are endowed. 

Other areas you can help us fulfill our mission include:

Furniture Fund
A writing desk and chair, outdoor furniture for a quiet spot, chairs in the classroom, a bookcase in a cabin–your support of a piece of furniture comes with a personalized certificate and plaque.

Building Fund
Your support helps retire the mortgage and pay for ongoing maintenance. Naming opportunities for the building or a special room still exist.

General Operating Fund
Maintenance, salaries, operational need: we’ll put your donation to good use fulfilling our mission.

Your gift is tax-deductible; the Highlights Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to improving the quality of children’s literature by helping authors and illustrators hone their craft.

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