Highland Park Community Foundation
2018 Grant Recipients


The Highland Park Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following organizations received grants at HPCF’s 2018 Grant Awards Reception.

A Safe Place

Anixter Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts

Blessings in a Backpack Highland Park

Catholic Charities – Lake County Senior Services

Center for Enriched Living

Center for Independent Futures

College Bound Opportunities

Community – The Anti-Drug Coalition

East on Central Association

Family Focus Highland Park

Family Service of Lake County – Community Counseling

Family Service of Lake County – Latino Educational Continuum

Focus on the Arts, Inc.


Highland Park Aquatics Club

Highland Park Community Foundation Golden Apple

Highland Park Community Nursery School & Day Care Center

HPHS – Homework Club

HPHS – National Hispanic Institute

HPHS – Working Together Programs

Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic

Highland Park Library

Highland Park Strings

Jewish Child & Family Service – Response

Jewish Council for Youth Services (Lutz Family Center)

Jordan Michael Filler Foundation

Kids Rank

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Mother’s Trust Foundation

Music Institute of Chicago

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Pilgrim Chamber Players

Random Acts of Flowers Chicago

Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volunteers

Stuart I Raskas Friendship Circle of Illinois

The Art Center Highland Park

Tri-Con Child Care Center

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Presentation Speech Videos

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Grants Awarded on October 17, 2018


View the event’s program in a PDF format here.


View the event’s photo album, click here


Previously Awarded 2018 Recipients

Chicano College Bowl

Jason Estrada, HPCF Personal Achievement Award

Alyssa Knobel, Jack Blane Community Service Award

John Mall, HPCF Golden Apple Award

Music at Food Truck Thursdays (Jens Jensen Affiliated Fund)