Highland Park Community Foundation
2019 Grant Recipients


The Highland Park Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following organizations received grants at HPCF’s 2019 Grant Awards Reception.

A Safe Place

Anixter Center

Best Futures

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts

Blessings in a Backpack Highland Park

Cancer Wellness Center

Catholic Charities – Lake County Senior Services

Center for Enriched Living

Center for Independent Futures

College Bound Opportunities

Community – The Anti-Drug Coalition

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

Curt’s Cafe

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 Community Nursery School & Day Care Center

HPHS – Estudiante to Student

HPHS – Homework Club

HPHS – National Hispanic Institute

HPHS – Working Together Programs

Highland Park Historical Society

Highland Park Public Library

Highland Park Strings

Highwood Public Library

Jewish Child & Family Service – Response for Teens

Jewish Council for Youth Services – Lutz Family Center


Kids Rank

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory

Mothers Trust Foundation

Music Institute of Chicago

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Parks Foundation of Highland Park

Pilgrim Chamber Players

Rainbows for All Children

Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation

Southeast Lake County Faith in Action Volunteers

The Art Center Highland Park

The Jordan Michael Filler Foundation

The Josselyn Center

The Stuart I Raskas Friendship Circle of Illinois

Tri-Con Child Care Center

Youth Services

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Grant Awards Reception Speeches

in order of presenter, click name to view

Nancy Mills 

Alyssa Knobel

Sara Sher

Patricia Castro

Alicia De La Cruz

David Reich


Grants Awarded on November 13, 2019


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


Coming soon.


Previously Awarded 2019 Recipients

Arden Yazic, HPCF Personal Achievement Award

Patty Pell, Jack Blane Community Service Award

Patricia Castro, HPCF Golden Apple Award

Funding for Music at Food Truck Thursdays (Jens Jensen Affiliated Fund)