More than 3,000 residents of Highland Park and Highwood are living below the poverty level.
Over one-fifth of District 112 students receive financial aid for lunch at school.
Many other residents need financial assistance in order to take part in the wide variety of programs and services our community offers.
The Highland Park Community Foundation is here to help – by enhancing the quality of life of our local residents.
We support organizations and programs that meet the unmet needs of our community and expand opportunities for all Highland Park and Highwood residents.
We envision an inclusive, well-rounded and vibrant community where residents’ lives are enriched through our philanthropic efforts
In 2017, the Highland Park Community Foundation awarded nearly $183,000 in grants and scholarships to 35 local agencies. These funds serve to nurture children, strengthen families, assist older adults in remaining independent, develop leadership skills and academic confidence in teens, enhance artistic experiences, and support innovative programs in our community. Click here to see the list of 2017 Grant Recipients.
“Your efforts in assisting the services that are such a vital part of the community should be applauded by all of Highland Park, as the impact you have on so many is immeasurable.”
Pam Feinberg, Executive Director, Tri-Con Child Care Center
“We are grateful for the Highland Park Community Foundation’s partnership, supporting our efforts at expanding possibilities for individuals with disabilities.”
Gerilyn Miller-Brown, Development Manager of Grants & Foundations, Center for Independent Futures
NEWS & EVENTS
Highland Park, IL – May 9, 2017: The Highland Park Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Highland Park Golden Apple Award recipient for 2018. This year’s deserving honoree is Jon Mall, Northwood... READ MORE
Highland Park Community Foundation Awards HPHS Student Jason Estrada Personal Achievement Award at HP Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Student Honor Dinner The Highland Park Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual dinner to... READ MORE
Highland Park, IL — December 4, 2017: The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) has appointed Nancy Mills to the position of Chairman. Ms. Mills, an 8-year veteran of the Foundation board has served... READ MORE
Highland Park Community Foundation Presents Gather for Good Friday, September 14, 2018 Save the Date Please Join Us for a Festive Fundraiser to Benefit the Communities of Highland Park and Highwood Binny’s Beverage... READ MORE