In 2012, the Foundation provided grants totaling $131,700 to 25 programs serving citizens of Highland Park and Highwood. Our goal is to provide funding for special programs and initiatives that otherwise would not have been funded. There were 2 new grant recipients for 2012, as indicated in the next sections.
Our grants apply to organizations in the following categories: Child Care, Social Services, Senior Services, Academic, Creative Arts, Hispanic/Latino and Civic organizations. As noted in the following sections, we have provided grants to several of these organizations for more than 10 years.
Over the past ten years, we’ve experienced a five-fold increase in the amount we have provided in annual grants. We thank our generous donors for allowing us to provide this additional support for the community.