About Us

Employee Care Fund

The Hignell Companies Foundation has created an Employee Care Fund to provide financial resources for our employees and their families. Grants are available for educational scholarships, medical respite, personal support, and Christian spiritual growth and transformation.   

The purpose of The Hignell Companies Foundation is closely aligned with our corporate mission: Creating Caring Communities that Transform Lives. Our focus clearly states who we are and our core beliefs. We start with our employees and seek to build opportunities within our managed communities and the community at large. 

Along with giving grants, each year the Hignell Companies Foundation will select a Major Initiative to care for families in our area. This year we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Click here for more information.

Our giving reflects our trust in God:
  • To bring transformation within our sphere of influence: our employees, our customers, the cities of Chico and Oroville, and beyond.
  • To make our company a supernatural incubator from which people are launched into their divine destiny.
  • To provide financial resources beyond our wildest expectations: to meet the needs of employees, customers, and community for whom we are called to care. 

Our Employee Care Fund embodies these principles and beliefs. Our hope is that we might reflect God’s love through our own practice of uncommon generosity and truly inspire our employees to live out their divine destiny. 

Examples of areas that are eligible for funding are included in the Guidelines so please click on the link below and review these for further clarification. 

Grant Guidelines Document

Applications will be reviewed by The Employee Care Fund Advisory Team, comprised of outside (non-employee) members who are charged with evaluating applications and recommending awards for the Employee Care Fund.  Questions or comments may be addressed to The Hignell Companies Foundation Liaison, Tina Rosenquist at

To Apply:

There are four different application types based on the Care Fund’s eligibility criteria. The applications have different information and questions so please review the guidelines and then fill out the application that most closely aligns with your request.


Educational Scholarship

Medical Respite

Personal Support/Other

Christian Spiritual Growth & Transformation

Not a Hignell Employee? Click here for the Community Impact Fund.

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