Non Profit Partners


Since 1991, the Access Fund has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in ALL forms of climbing: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Bouldering. Ten Percent of proceeds from this blend assist with the Access Fund's efforts in public policy, stewardship & conservation, grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition. For more information please visit

AIDS Alabama devotes its energy and resources to helping people with HIV/AIDS live healthy, independent lives and working to prevent the spread of HIV through advocacy and education. Founded in 1986, AIDS Alabama offers many services to persons living with HIV disease and to those concerned about HIV transmission. Through free presentations to social clubs, organizations, schools, businesses and other groups, AIDS Alabama seeks to educate and enable people to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. They also assist persons living with HIV through housing, financial assistance, rental assistance, and a variety of other supportive services. For more information please visit

As our state's oldest environmental advocacy and education organization, the Alabama Environmental Council has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Alabama's natural habitats for over 40 years. Every time you enjoy the AEC Blend, ten percent of the proceeds assists the Council in protecting Alabama's natural areas, promoting sustainable forestry and resource management, protecting wilderness areas and endangered species, and advocating for clean air and water. For more information please visit

The Alabama Rivers Alliance works to protect and restore state rivers through water advocacy, restoration planning, grassroots organizing, and watershed education. Every cup of Higher Ground's River Roast promotes their goals of clean and healthy ecosystems and communities by donating 10% of the proceeds to the non-profit organization. For more information please visit

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is an 80-year-old, volunteer-based, private, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the 2,175-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Ten percent of all proceeds from the blend support conservation and maintenance along the Trail and ensure that future generations will enjoy the clean air and water, scenic vistas, and wildlife along the Appalachian Trail corridor. For more information please visit

A portion of this coffee's proceeds benefit our local Birmingham Public Library, whose mission is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment.  For more information visit

Black Warrior Riverkeeper is dedicated to improving habitat, recreation, and public health throughout the largest river watershed fully contained within Alabama, America's leading state for freshwater biodiversity. Black Warrior Riverkeeper patrols the river, educates the public, and is a proud member of Waterkeeper Alliance. For more information please visit

The Cahaba River Society works to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life. Every cup of Higher Ground's Cahaba River Blend promotes their goals by donating 10% of the proceeds to the non-profit organization. For more information please visit

The Freshwater Land Trust acquires, conserves, and cares for lands that are critical for the protection of rivers and streams, and preserves open space. The Freshwater Land Trust works to promote the stewardship of land to improve water quality and conserve vital open spaces. For more information please visit

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society promotes respect for life through education and prevention of cruelty to animals and people. They currently receive no city, county, state, or federal tax dollars and depend largely on the generosity of the public and foundations to help them meet the community's needs. For more information please visit

Jones Valley Urban Farm’s mission is to help Birmingham grow organic produce and healthy communities through urban farming and education. Through the renewal of urban areas and outdoor experiential education, Jones Valley is improving community understanding of agriculture and nutrition, as well as the urban landscape of Birmingham. For more information please visit

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. For more information about JDRF, please visit

The Literacy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing illiteracy in central Alabama. The Council's efforts include providing resources and referrals, maintaining a toll-free Literacy Helpline, training literacy tutors and conducting public awareness campaigns designed to keep the crisis of illiteracy in the public eye. Ten percent of the proceeds of this blend assist the Literacy Council's efforts to eradicate illiteracy in Alabama. For more information please visit

The Mercy Corps' efforts help to alleviate poverty and suffering in more than 40 countries around the world. Learn more at

American Hiking Society's first regionally focused program, the Southern Appalachians Initiative is working to build a conservation constituency among trail volunteers, conservation organizations, and agencies, in order to link up a 5,000 mile hiking trail network in the southeast. This effort will impact Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, southern Virginia, and Tennessee. This exciting project has spawned the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition, and proceeds of this blend will work to protect natural hiking corridors and preservation of foot trails. For more information please visit

The Southern Environmental Center (SEC), the largest educational facility of its kind in Alabama, mission is to educate individuals and institutions on how they can protect and improve their local environments. Complex topics like air pollution and water quality are presented in fun and educational, as well as innovative ways for all ages and walks of life. For more information visit

People to People Student Ambassador Programs, whose mission is to bridge cultural and political borders through education and exchange, creating global citizens and making the world a better place for future generations. For more information visit


War on Hunger, the student friends of the World Food Programme or WFP, is the emergency food aid arm of the United Nations and is active in some of the poorest and most at-risk areas on earth. WFP programs can be found in over 82 countries, from school children in Afghanistan to orphans in North Korea. For more information please visit

Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM/WSGN 91.5 FM: Birmingham's NPR news station, home to unparalleled public media programming and award-winning regional journalism. A listener-supported service of UAB. For more information visit