Hill Country Community Foundation strives to support the well-being of students through various partnerships in the community.


The Hill Country Community Foundation continued its legacy of giving in 2018 awarding $322,000 in education scholarships to the 2018 graduating class of Burnet High School. These scholarships are made possible through the generous donations and scholarships created by those in the Burnet community. In addition, two Community Development Scholarships were presented to former HCCF scholarship recipients that will be renewed for up to three years.




Seton Kids Care-a-Van
Mission in Motion to Keep Kids Healthy

Since 2003, the Seton Kids Care-a-Van has been ensuring access to healthcare for children living in the Highland Lakes area.   The pediatric mobile health van is operated by Seton Highland Lakes and provides medical care for uninsured and underserved children from birth through 18 years of age.   The staff, a nurse practitioner and a nurse offer well child checkups, treat minor illnesses and injuries, manage chronic illnesses such as asthma and obesity, and provide immunizations, hearing and vision screenings. The Kids Care-a-Van provides compassionate healthcare to approximately 2,000 children a year traveling to a different school in a different community, five days a week, 52 weeks a year.  Stops include Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Marble Falls, Bertram and Burnet.

In 2018, $15,000 in operational funds were donated to the Seton Kids Care-a-Van.

Thank You Hill Country Community Foundation for your commitment and generosity to support a program like the Seton Kids Care-a-Van so children can stay in school and learn!  Your philanthropic gifts have enabled Seton Highland Lakes to operate this pediatric mobile health van and to fulfill the mission of the Daughters of Charity to serve the sick and most vulnerable.  Your investment has helped the Seton Kids Care-a-Van provide medical care to thousands of underserved and uninsured children, from tiny tots to teenagers!  Your vision for the future and your commitment to our Highland Lakes community is truly inspiring and is making a difference in the lives of so many residents.
— Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital

Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

In 2018, $35,000 in operational funds were donated to the Burnet unit of the Highland Lakes Boys and Girls club.